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#1 Coanda29

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:59

Yo Everyone,

This forum has been an excellent resource as I have been busting out this packet, it's been a beast, and I appreciate everyones help as my recruiter is a WOFT packet rookie. My interview with the Battalion board is on Wednesday, Aug 4, and I thought I would check if anyone here had any solid advice for me as I prepare.........

THANKS!

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 15:24

Yo Everyone,

This forum has been an excellent resource as I have been busting out this packet, it's been a beast, and I appreciate everyones help as my recruiter is a WOFT packet rookie. My interview with the Battalion board is on Wednesday, Aug 4, and I thought I would check if anyone here had any solid advice for me as I prepare.........

THANKS!


Just be yourself, and answer everything honestly. Stay calm and relaxed and make the members of the board know that you are the right person for the job.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:04

Like he said, stay calm and relax, these officers are people too.

Get a fresh haircut, remember to shave, and dress professionally. There was an OCS candidate that went after me that got chewed up one side and down the other because the three candidates before him all had fresh haircuts but he didn't.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:56

Like he said, stay calm and relax, these officers are people too.

Get a fresh haircut, remember to shave, and dress professionally. There was an OCS candidate that went after me that got chewed up one side and down the other because the three candidates before him all had fresh haircuts but he didn't.



They mustn't of been Aviation officers then.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:24

Good to know. Thanks.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 18:29

sh*t. Interview pushed back due to large number of applicants.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 19:13

sh*t. Interview pushed back due to large number of applicants.


Good luck! When's the new date?

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 22:13

sh*t. Interview pushed back due to large number of applicants.


How big is the battalion your interviewing at? I was the only applicant at my board...

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 22:43

How big is the battalion your interviewing at? I was the only applicant at my board...


I Was the only WOFT at my board too. There must be allot of people going for it at your station.

Don't stammer, if your nervous just say so. And be totally honest. . Tell them exactly why you are joining, I said I wanted to kill terrorists. And make sure what ever you said in your why I wanna letter matches up with whatever you tell them, they do read that letter before you walk in the room. I got max points on my board and I thought I did horrible. Now I've got 61 days and this morning til I leave to start my life in the Army as a Aviator.

Good Luck, Be honest.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 23:00

sh*t. Interview pushed back due to large number of applicants.


Disregard that. They called me up in the morning and decided that they wanted me in today. Interview complete. Now I get to play the waiting game...

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:43

Disregard that. They called me up in the morning and decided that they wanted me in today. Interview complete. Now I get to play the waiting game...


So I take it the interview went well?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 16:37

Yeah, it went pretty well. The interviewing officers were really laid back guys, which isn't really what I was expecting, so that made things easier.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 19:23

Yeah, it went pretty well. The interviewing officers were really laid back guys, which isn't really what I was expecting, so that made things easier.


Yeah, that struck me by surprise at mine as well. Very laid back group of people, in fact we spent more time BSing than we did with the actual interview.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 20:25

Interviews can go either way. It can be relaxed or they could be playing mind games the whole time. I had tow relaxed guys and one who was very abrasive and direct, but it all worked out and here I am at B co.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 19:09

Well, I've been recycled. Ouch.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 19:12

Well, I've been recycled. Ouch.


Recycled? As in, non-select? You get another shot next month!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 20:09

Yep. Sept board last resort. More of the wait and see routine...

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 20:53

Yep. Sept board last resort. More of the wait and see routine...


Good luck!! Rooting for you!

Out of curiosity, do you have a back-up plan?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 21:52

Should I not be selected again, I believe it's another six months or a year to reapply, and I'm not sure whether to go that route(and consequently go broke)or to try for OCS, although my heart is with the choppers, and i'm pretty sure it would eat at me everyday as an officer watching them fly over. So, as far as a back-up plan goes...i'm torn.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 17:43

Stick it out a bit longer.




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