Lessons Learned from Application Year 2021-2022

May 31st, 2022

LTC Kirkland talks about the lessons he learned from guiding ROTC scholarship candidates through their applications over the past year (2021-2022).

The Citadel Tuition and Room and Board Scholarships

Texas A&M Room and Board Scholarships

The Air Force ROTC Cadre Member and Air Liaison Officer (ALO)

January 10th, 2022

In this episode, the hosts interview an Air Force ROTC cadre member and an Air Liaison Officer (ALO).   She gives insights into both roles and provides helpful advice to Air Force ROTC scholarship and well as Air Force Academy applicants.


U.S. Space Force and ROTC

November 2nd, 2021

The United States Space Force is a separate and distinct branch of the armed services, organized under the Department of the Air Force in a manner very similar to how the Marine Corps is organized under the Department of the Navy.  In this episode, the hosts talk to an Air Force Academy graduate and current lieutenant in the U.S. Space Force.   We cover his current duties in Space Force and accession into Space Force from ROTC and the Service Academies.


Interview Preparation Services

October 8th, 2021

The interview preparation services provided by ROTC Scholarship Consulting can make the difference in winning a scholarship.  LTC Kirkland in this short episode talks about the importance of the interview and provides an overview of these services.

Late in the Year? It‘s not too late to apply for an ROTC scholarship!

October 8th, 2021

High school students and their parents often believe that if they don't start an ROTC application by October that the chances of a scholarship are low.   However, that is the furthest thing from the truth.  Most ROTC scholarships are awarded after the first of the year and applying later in November and December can actually be an advantage!   In this episode, LTC Kirkland explains why.


ROTC Program Visits

September 16th, 2021

In this podcast episode, LTC Kirkland gives tips and advice on why ROTC program visits are important before a candidate's ROTC scholarship interview.   He also gives advice on how to prepare and put your best foot forward during these visits.

Questions to Ask and Not to Ask at an ROTC Interview

Premium Podcast Episode Announcement

July 2nd, 2021

We are excited to announce our new premium podcast episodes.  We have taken the best bits from our previous podcasts and consolidated them--adding additional material that we am sure will be of interest to you.

The areas we cover on our premium podcast episodes include interview preparation, the DODMERB physical, insights into ROTC scholarship boards, the DODMERB physical and how to ace the physical fitness test.  

Premium Podcast Episodes

Air Force ROTC Update June 2021

June 12th, 2021

2020-2021 was not a good year for Air Force ROTC--either with their scholarship process or their management of AS200 (second year) cadets.  This episode looks at what happened and the impact it had on both these groups and the subsequent erosion of confidence in Air Force ROTC processes.

Washington Post Article "'We cut too deep': Air Force reinstates hundreds of ROTC cadets after dismissals spark backlash."


The Military Officer Ethos

May 29th, 2021

Many people know what the words Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor and Integrity mean. But how often do you see someone actually live up to them? Military officers must embody these values in order to succeed and be the best leaders for their subordinates. 

Those who read your essays or interview you for an Academy appointment or ROTC scholarship have this values mindset.  Understanding the military officer ethos and showing how you embody these characteristics is the cornerstone of successfully preparing for and succeeding in your application essays and interviews. 


ROTC to Special Operations & ROTC and participation in Intercollegiate Athletics

May 12th, 2021

In this episode, we will tackle two topics:

1.  The likelihood of having a Special Operations assignment after ROTC and the whether such a goal should be mentioned in your ROTC interview.

2.  ROTC and participation in Intercollegiate athletics.  Whether this is an obtainable objective or not.


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