ROTC Basic Camp Bonus

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by sheriff3, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    looks like the Army is using another tatic to get some folks interested in ROTC. Earn cash for signing up for ROTC and complete basic camp and get $5k. Check out goarmy.com/rotc
     
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  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Sounds like a good way to recruit new non scholarship cadets.
     
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  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    They should give a recruiting bonus to existing cadets who persuade someone to enter this program.

    No website can recruit as well as a enthusiastic contracted cadet!
     
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  4. brob

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    Considering my DD just talked a friend into trying ROTC this semester, I agree!
     
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  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    They had a bonus program, a while ago, like the one you just mentioned for the National Guard, current Guard members received a pretty healthy bonus for every recruit they brought in that enlisted. It was a sweet deal but as often happens it became a very abused program. There were some enlisted recruiters as well as Brass that lost their job over this program, the program was ended.

    Note: This was a different program then the one that was in the News about the California Guard Bonus scandal.

    A fellow cadet of my older son, an SMP cadet, bought a new 4x4 Dodge Truck with the bonus money he received over about an 8 month period. Rumor had it he would hang around the recruiting offices and get guys to allow him to refer them for enlistment. I was surprised he wasn't swept up in the investigation, then again knowing his family I wasn't that surprised.

    As nice as a bonus like that would be, I can see why they probably won't touch that one with a 10 foot pole.
     
  6. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Hmm...perhaps a $5 Starbucks card?
     
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  7. Skipper07

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    Considering you would need 2-3 of those for one drink, that may be abused as well.
     
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