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Whats_my_MOS

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I know that all scholarships are handled by a board at NSTC, headed by Admiral Bernacchi, but how are contracts (commissions without the tuition) handled? I've heard some say that the same board decides those as well, or that the board sees the number of applicants each year and issues the appropriate number of contracts to each NROTC unit. How does the process work?
 

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It's another national board that awards advanced standing between sophomore and junior years. I think it's a separate board but I'm not certain of that. In any case the process would be similar. They have a goal of the number of officers they need from that class year and issue the appropriate number of contracts to meet that goal. The number applying is not a factor in this process.
 

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It's another national board that awards advanced standing between sophomore and junior years. I think it's a separate board but I'm not certain of that. In any case the process would be similar. They have a goal of the number of officers they need from that class year and issue the appropriate number of contracts to meet that goal. The number applying is not a factor in this process.

How do they distribute the advanced standing contacts among the schools? Or do they just rank all the applicants nationally and go from top down?
 

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The competition is national. Slots are not allocated to schools. It's top down.

EDIT: Keep in mind this is NROTC I'm discussing. I have no idea how Army or Air Force work.
 

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Follow-up question:

For the borards, do applicants get selected to receive a scholarship/Advanced Standing and then get a DoDMERB date or is an application not considered 'complete' and ready for review until DoDMERB examination has been completed? Or is there a third option that I missed?
 

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Depends. For high schoolers the scholarship is normally awarded before DoDMERB is scheduled. For people already participating in ROTC I believe it's normal for folks to have already been through DoDMERB prior to the scholarship or advanced standing being awarded. I'm sure there are exceptions to every rule.
 
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