My son got a call right before Christmas. There is no hard and fast rule on how one is notified. It varies from district to district. A very general rule: Good news usually comes with a call or personal contact.Thank you for the quick reply. For the first board (November) when do they normally notify recipients?
Here's a little secret about the board dates.....A marine recruiter called my parents yesterday, asking if I was interested in enlisting. While they informed him that I was planning on doing NROTC, they asked if I was going to the board that was this weekend. Leads me to believe there is a marine option review board this weekend? I assume there are different boards for the Navy option though.
That would make sense (about coming in 3rd). My DS talked to his recruiter and he said that the OSO told him (the recruiter) that my DS is competitive for the 2nd board. Does the recruiter need to do anything on his end or does my DS's file sit where it is at until spring board to be looked at again?DaGrubs: if your DS wasn't told he's done, finished, consider PLC or the like, then its fair to assume he will roll over to the next board. If I was to guess, the OSO got two scholarships in his candidate pool out of the first board and your DS was #3. He is "alive" in this process until told he isn't.
That is what we are telling him, that he just needs to keep doing what he is doing and try and have a fun senior year. Of course, knowing that as an adult is easier than being told that as a 17 year old Do you know in the 2nd board if the OSO candidate pool numbers (let's assume two this time) are the same or do they offer more the 2nd board? I am very greatful to this site and all of you members that are so helpful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.I don't know all the intricacies behind the curtain but essentially their is nothing for your DS or his recruiter to do. It will roll over to the next board. Please note that this process can stretch all the way out to May. Your DS has to hang in there and focus on the things he can control (not those he can't).
My DS heard back from his recruiter and he told him that he will have to redo the PFT for 2nd MO board. Is that normal?I don't know all the intricacies behind the curtain but essentially their is nothing for your DS or his recruiter to do. It will roll over to the next board. Please note that this process can stretch all the way out to May. Your DS has to hang in there and focus on the things he can control (not those he can't).
I've routinely seen Marine option applicants re run the PFT for the spring board. Not uncommon. If anything, it's just an opportunity to improve your score.