I think the official offer by Cadet Command comes after they have seen that you are academically, physically and medically qualified. You are academically qualified, so that isn't a problem. You have to pass an "official" PFT if you haven't done that already. Sometimes kids are given a PFT by the battalion during the interview and it might not be "official".
Of course, Dodmerb has to clear you or Cadet Command must issue a medical waiver if needed.
Bottom line is - you are mostly likely in the clear - unless you have outstanding DoDMERB issues.
This is not an official offer by Cadet Command, so if I sign this letter saying that I "intend to accept" the official offer, could I go ahead and possibly accept another official offer that comes in this round?
I don't think so. It is hazy and not explained real well. Last year my daughter didn't pursue any other schools and ignored those who pursued her once she got her offer in Oct. She was happy with her school, had a great interview and was all set.
I honestly don't really remember her receiving anything else after she signed her intent letter. I can't remember.
I am pretty sure that once you sign your intent then that is the school you pick for that round. I think if you are offered by another school in another round then you can forfeit the first school.
If you are really in a quandry then give Cadet Command a call. Also, I don't know if you have visited this school and had an interview with the Battalion officers or not. I highly recommend that you do so before you sign your letter of intent if at all possible.
Congratulations! It is a great feeling to be offered a scholarship early in the year! I know my daughter was relieved to have a great back plan available.