Discussion in 'ROTC' started by bcom, Jul 21, 2010.
What is the purpose of ISR?
I know the navy has it. Does the Army and Airforce?
Military ISR definitions
Installation Status Report
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Institute of Surgical Research
Initial Service Release
Identification Safety Range
Imagery Support Requirement
Implemented Status Report
Independent Sufficiency Review
Individual Soldier Radio
Individual Soldier's Report
Individual Subcontracting Reports
Industrial Security Regulation
Information Source Repository
Installation Situation Report
Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissan…
Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaiss…
Inter-Agency Source Registry
Interference to Signal Ratio
You're going to have to define what you mean by ISR.
Sorry I was not clear. My limited understanding is based of a call my son got yesterday from a navy recruiter. Somehow he knew my son had a high GPA and test scores. He said based on a formula of the scores and activitys he may qualify to get a 4 year NROTC scholarship without it being submitted to a board. It sounded like the decision could happen quickly and at the local level.
I wanted to find out more about the pros and cons of the ISR and if the army and air force also offer it.
Recruiters are very plugged into the schools. Our DS's sr yr we got phone calls every week from recruiters, except for the AF (probably because they knew he was already going down this route).
The AF does not have that system. Actually the AFROTC scholarship system is unique when you compare it to the sister branches. You apply for a scholarship and can take it to any school on their list, basically almost every university in the nation. For NROTC and AROTC, you apply and on the application you give them the list of schools you wish to attend, I believe it is limited to 5 schools. They then come back and give you the scholarship and the schools you were approved for. This becomes difficult if the schools on their scholarship list give you the thin envelop, but the ones that admit you weren't on their list. DON'T FRET over that because many times they will approve for the switch.
This question was asked just recently, so here is the link. I hope it helps
Your ability to attend "almost every university in the nation" depends significantly on WHICH type of AFROTC scholarship you receive. While the AROTC and NROTC may limit your choices to a few from your "wish" list of colleges that you submitted, they do pay complete tuition costs at those schools. Only Type 1 AFROTC pay complete tuition at "almost every university in the nation" and only about 5% of the total AFROTC scholarships awarded are of this type. There are pros and cons to each of the ROTC program's scholarships.
This would be why I said "almost". I elect to give broad overviews because if you are new to these things, it becomes muddled up really fast.
Start adding in types of scholarships, % given, what they cover and a new poster or lurker will be running for their bottle of tylenol because their head is spinning.
Every ROTC program has their pro's and con's, but one thing is constant when you accept that scholarship, YOU WILL BE SERVING IN THAT BRANCH. Remember you will be 26-27 when you get the chance to say Buh-by, and that is if you don't get your Masters on their dime or move after 3 yrs.
Don't accept or apply for a scholarship because it is free money. It may be free, but it comes with a big payback. If you hate boats, than you will be miserable for the 5 yrs after your life. If being in a tank or jumping out of perfectly good airplanes doesn't appeal to you, than the same may be true. If you want to fly helos and not fixed wing, the AF is not the best route. Not every branch is interchangeable.
There are careers that can easily overlap in every branch, Intel, Finance, Nurses, etc., but make sure you choose the branch that you want to serve in.
There are alot of hurdles the class of 15 will be going through, some will be deciding which branch, some will be deciding what to do in the military and some will be how to get a waiver for Dodmerb. Applying for a scholarship is a rollercoaster ride and it can be a lot of time sitting on your hands waiting for an answer. Yes, this early indicator is something to be excited about, you are a head of the game. The fact that you are researching this is even better, but just remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. The scholarship is only one aspect. For some that are very competitive, they may also turn down the ROTC scholarship because they get enough merit from the school. Our DS got the full ride, but at the same time he also got merit from other schools that were full ride, there are many on this board who have had to weigh the options out with their kids on the path that fits them the best.
Best of luck.
My children have heard this from me so many times during the last year that almost every time colleges/academies/ROTC is mentioned in my home....there is a chorus of "just remember this is a marathon, not a sprint".
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