DD785 and NROTC

jesus_is_savior

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How does getting a 3 on the DD785 coming out of USNA affect entry into NROTC? WIll a waiver be required?
 

Capt MJ

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How does getting a 3 on the DD785 coming out of USNA affect entry into NROTC? WIll a waiver be required?
You received some good advice on action steps to take with NROTC unit officers, in your two earlier threads on this issue. You even received a reply from the PNS of GWU NROTC, who is surely an O-6.
A primary official source will be able to tell you about any processes related to a 3 on your DD-785 from USNA.

If you are still in the Annapolis area, the nearest NROTC units are at UMD in College Park and GWU in DC. Their websites list cadre and contact information.

You can also go to the main NROTC website and ask your questions of the contacts listed for help with application. In fact, that is the primary source where I recommend you start. I looked it up for you. Now you have a retired O-6 doing your admin. It’s your turn now. If you want this, go chase it down.

An anonymous Internet forum, while often a good place to get informal advice, cannot replace you doing the legwork to identify official sources for information and contacting them with a well-written professional email, DD-785 attached, asking your specific questions.
 
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A 3 might be an uphill battle. "Should Not Be Considered Without Weighing the "Needs of the Service", really translates to unless there is a need in personnel, then this candidate should not be considered.

I will say however, it depends on the unit you apply to, the PMS, and how you left. You will be asked why you left and why you want to do NROTC instead of USNA.

I left from Army ROTC to Marine PLC. When I submitted my 785, I had a 4. I do not recall a waiver process. They will review your 785 and make a decision on whether to admit you or not.

When communicating with the unit's PMS, be respectful, honest, and express your desire to want to serve in the Navy. I knew someone who left USMA to go to USMC OCC. He had a three as well. It was an uphill battle but he was honest and expressed his desire to be In the Corps. He ultimately was admitted.
 

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@jesus_is_savior how many different threads do you have open asking the same thing? Like I commented on in the other post, please just take the appropriate actions yourself at this point to directly confirm your options with an OCS and ROTC recruiter. Please stop asking others to provide these details on a platter to you - you're an adult - TCOB (take care of business). Good luck - own it, confirm it, resolve your information needs directly.
 

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I left from Army ROTC to Marine PLC. When I submitted my 785, I had a 4. I do not recall a waiver process. They will review your 785 and make a decision on whether to admit you or not.
MCRCO 1100.2A requires a recruiting district-level waiver for disenrollment from ROTC only if you had a contractual obligation. Even if you did have an obligation, per the instruction, the OSO completes the waiver request form--may have been filled out and routed without your knowledge.

Same instruction requires a waiver for all service academy drops regardless of time at the academy--the standard is not the same.

Waivers can happen behind the scenes, and instructions are tricky.
 
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MCRCO 1100.2A requires a recruiting district-level waiver for disenrollment from ROTC only if you had a contractual obligation. Even if you did have an obligation, per the instruction, the OSO completes the waiver request form--may have been filled out and routed without your knowledge.

Same instruction requires a waiver for all service academy drops regardless of time at the academy--the standard is not the same.

Waivers can happen behind the scenes, and instructions are tricky.
Or this, I recall when filling out the PLC Application, there was a section that asked, "Have you ever been enrolled in any other Officer Training Programs,". If you selected yes, your OSO would request your 785. I believe the OSO also had me write a statement on why I left ROTC in the first place. So a waiver process could have very well happened. I wouldn't stress too much about it though. If you left on good terms, your 785 doesn't s*** on you, and you express your desire to serve, then you should get another shot.
 
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