Lol! He used a vibration alarm on his watch. He also had a private BR after his freshman year. (Apartment with 4 private BR's and 2 shared bathrooms plus a common living room and kitchen).But... did he ever have a roommate who hated his alarm going off at 0500? That's my fear.....
I can only note my observations of my own DS who roomed with three non-ROTC roommates.Do you think it’s better to room with regular college students or guys from the Battalion?
Off campus can be an adventure in Bezerkley too.He definitely preferred living off campus and I don't blame him. I personally dealt with the housing administration after an incident his freshman year and the head lady was a militant feminist who disliked men and the military.
I've personally been at Bezerkley with law enforcement mutual aid and I would absolutely want an ROTC roommate at that school. It may be your only chance at living a "normal" existence. There are more whack-jobs on that campus that I've ever dealt with anywhere else.
Berkeley's dorms look like closets with a bunk bed or two.....I also want to note that your gear that you get issued will take up a good amount of space (especially if you room with other rotc students). I dont go to berkeley but I've been to the freshman dorms and they are not that big. I'm not sure what type of gear NROTC or AFROTC will issue u but for AROTC we get a ruck sack (filled with more gear), boots, multiple uniforms, FLCs, etc. Imagine multiplying that by 3 or 4.
I'm sure the unit has a dry cleaner they would recommend. DS's NROTC unit all used the dry cleaner who was initially responsible for cleaning the dress blues before issue.Not roommate related, but Berkeley specific. Did your students use a dry cleaner to get ROTC uniforms cleaned? Closest one I saw on google maps was several blocks off campus. Any tips on how to keep uniforms clean and pressed appropriately? Do most wash and press their own gear? Just curious how all that works and what supplies (iron? steamer?) if any, we should buy.