I'm not so sure. After all, you DO want to stand out as being better than anyone else so you GET THE NOMINATION.And if they ask "Why didn't you come in uniform?" Then you say because I didn't want to stand out as being better than anyone else. I am sure they would have more respect.
Actually, the impression I would get is more along the lines of, "I have nothing else more impressive than this uniform to offer."So then if you don't have qualifications and you do wear the uniform...what are you saying then? "I am better than you because I am in JROTC/ROTC!"
I can't speak for ROTC, but the Services allow you to where it anywhere so long as it is the correct uniform for the occaision, it is worn properly and with honor, and the event is not one that could put the military in an embarassing light or otherwise politicize it.Question: Is there a protocol for ROTC candidates and when to wear/not wear the uniform beyond their class days?