Is this helping

Just a quick post to try to get some feedback about this blog. I’ve been writing the blog for almost two years now and I’d like to hear from you about the usefulness of the information I have compiled. What would you like to see more of? What info is helpful? What information is not? Let me know. Leave a comment below.


  1. I am probably not your typical reader- Mom of an ROTC scholarship applicant. He is not even applying to Clarkson, but I find your blog a very informative window into ROTC. There has been a lot for this non-military family to learn and your blog has been really helpful-please keep up the good work!

  2. Since thinking of going to Potsdam over the summer and doing ROTC I have found this blog to be most informative. There are many Army and Military sites/forums, but they can lack detail or correct information. This blog has a lot of helpful information, along with the ability to leave comments or email you if any questions still exist.
    I like the updates about Clarkson/Potsdam ROTC and its members. It gives insight into what goes on in daily cadet life, other blog posts discussing how Army ROTC works, how to join and how to perform best are all very helpful as well. In your posts having links, videos and your comments really help answer questions.

  3. I am the mother of an Army ROTC cadet just starting in faraway NY. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and comments on other forums since this process began. Thank you for all your help.

  4. Great blog with a lot of information. As a mom of a freshman cadet, I enjoy reading about what my son is doing in the Golden Knight Battalion.

  5. Your comments on this site and the service academy site are the only ones I trust to be accurate. I have a question. I did not receive a 4 year scholarship last year. I am taking community college classes part time right now. Can I reapply for the 4 year scholarship this year?

    1. You can, but if you didn’t get one last year it’s not going to get any easier. I would encourage you to consider enrolling in ROTC and competing for a campus based scholarship, and considering the SMP program. It’s not going to get easier to get a scholarship. Another option for you is to earn your associates at the CC and then talking to an ROTC Battalion about LTC and competing for a 2 year scholarship out of LTC.

  6. Your blog is OUTSTANDING, not just for its useful perspectives but also for its ability to demystify ROTC with both clarity and a refreshing wit. (This praise is coming from a professional writer, so it should count double!)

    I read your blog as the parent of a scholarship applicant, and find it really fills a void on the topic. While my son is applying elsewhere, your blog is also a great source of exposure for Clarkson ROTC: In other forums on the topic and in our own house, Clarkson has become a familiar name to countless people who would not otherwise hear of it. Many thanks, sir.

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