The FY22 Accessions Timeline has been released for Cadets that will be commissioning in the Fall 2021 and the Spring 2022 Semesters. Cadets in this accessions window will be the second cohort of Cadets to receive their branches through the Army’s new talent based branching process.
Upcoming Key Dates:
- 20 April – 29 August – HireVue Interview Period
- 20 April – 29 August – Update interim branch preferences in the TBB website
- 01 September – If AV “candidate” – Class 1A Flight Physicals completed
- 01 Sept. – 05 Oct. – Branches review files and conduct follow up interviews
- 6-7 October – Educational Delay Board
- 8 October – If AV “candidate” – Class 1A Flight Physicals Completed
- 16 September – Component Selection results released
- 18 October – Branch Ratings released to Cadets via TBB Website
- 25 October – Cadet Final Branch Preferences Due in TBB website
- 01 – 06 November – USACC Branching Board
- 09 November – Release Branch Results for Dec./Jan. Graduates
- 01 December – Release of Spring 21 Branching Assignments
From 20 April-29 August, Cadets branching in FY22 need to be conducting their interviews with the branches they are interested in over the HireVue app. Any Cadet that has not received an email from HireVue needs to immediately contact their HRA. The branches will view the HireVue interviews and then contact Cadets for follow up interviews. These interviews are extremely important in the branching process and Cadets need to take them seriously. Make sure you either wear your uniform or dress formally for the interview. Ensure you shave, get a haircut, and groom yourself appropriately. You only have one chance to make a good first impression!
By October 25, 2021 all Cadets will need to submit into the Talent Based Branching website what their final component choice is. By component this means whether you want to go on Active Duty or be part of the National Guard or Army Reserves. Cadets that are on a Guaranteed Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarship must access into either the National Guard or Army Reserves as specified in the scholarship contract. On September 16, 2021 is when accessing Cadets will learn will component they accessed into. The below chart provides details on how the component selection process works.
Form April 20th – August 29th is when Cadets must have their interim branch preferences updated on the Talent Based Branching (TBB) website as well. Cadets must also specify on the TBB website whether they want to submit a Branch Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) for the branches they are interested in. Cadets can now submit as many Branch ADSO’s as they want. What the ADSO does is move the Cadet to the top of the bin that the branch has rated the cadet. Each branch gives Cadets either a “Least Preferred”, “Preferred”, or “Most Preferred” rating. The ADSO does not allow Cadets to jump bins, it just puts the Cadet at the top of their rated bin.
Cadets also volunteer for branch detail assignments through the TBB website as well. A branch detail means you serve in one branch for your lieutenant years before transitioning into another branch when promoted to Captain. Volunteering for a branch detail can increase your odds of receiving a high demand branch.
On October 18, 2021 all accessing Cadets will receive their branch ratings through the TBB website. Cadets can then use these preferences to inform their final branching decision. For example if a Cadet has Infantry initially ranked #1 and Armor #2, but Infantry gave the Cadet a “preferred” rating and Armor gave a “most preferred” rating; the Cadet has the opportunity to change Armor to #1 to ensure they branch armor. Any changes to Cadet branch preferences based off of the interim branch preferences need to be made by October 25, 2021. For Cadets who are commissioning in the Fall 2021 term they will receive their final branching assignment on November 09, 2021 and Cadets commissioning in the Spring 2021 term will receive their branch assignment on December 01, 2021.
Good luck to all the FY21 Cadets going through the new branching process. If anyone has any questions regardless of which ROTC program they belong to, feel free to leave a comment and we will get back to you with a response.
Go ROTC! Go Fighting Eags!
Is there an appeal process if Cadets disagree with their branch assignment?
Moody, Linda says
If there is a reason that you feel you absolutely cannot serve in that branch you could talk to your Cadre and see what their stance is but it is not something that typically changes.
Best of luck,
Do you know if cc form 597-B is still a thing for ROTC to get active duty?
597-B is an “ROTC BRANCH FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION (ADSO) CONTRACT
U.S. Army Cadet Command Supplemental Service Agreement
Career Satisfaction Program (CSP) – Branch for ADSO”
Can I use that to get active duty or what other means can a cadet use to request for active duty?
Van Meter, Benjamin says
There are a lot of potential factors involved when it comes to active duty versus NG/USAR. Recommend you speak with your program’s cadre/faculty (particularly the Recruiting Operations Officer/Enrollment Officer) to determine the type of scholarship/contract that you have (or in line for), your current OML standing, etc. Make it clear to them what your goal is (specific branch, active duty or not, etc) so that they can help you understand your options and best courses of action moving forward.
Savannah Mower says
Do these dates also apply to end of camp commissioners?
Van Meter, Benjamin says
Savannah – No and there are no end-of-camp commissioning ceremonies any longer. Cadets that are due to commission after camp will do so at their respective campuses when they complete Advanced Camp successfully. The accessions process usually takes up to 30-60 days after camp to identify component and branch for those individuals.
Can we assume that the next year’s process will use this general timeline?
Van Meter, Benjamin says
Yes. We are posting the FY24 timeline today so that everyone can see the specific dates.