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#21 yakfishr19

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 18:25

I thought USAREC is who we went through with our WOFT packets and they don't have another board until January 2013, if this is the case how could there be civilian boards every month?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 18:27

Hell, that is how I thought they did it back when I got boarded. If I am wrong, then ignore me. I know that at least my recruiter told me that I didnt get picked up on the December board but I did on the January one. That was 2009/2010 though.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 18:49

Anyone know when the new APFT will be required? This article says October..

http://www.armytimes...october-031812/

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 18:59

Anyone know when the new APFT will be required? This article says October..

http://www.armytimes...october-031812/


I read it was canned, but I can't remember where I read that. Something along the lines of it getting way too complicated and they just said "nevermind."

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 20:56

haven't heard anything about that at all. interesting
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 22:03

Man the US Army is getting a complete makeover

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 22:05

Hell, that is how I thought they did it back when I got boarded. If I am wrong, then ignore me. I know that at least my recruiter told me that I didnt get picked up on the December board but I did on the January one. That was 2009/2010 though.


Maybe you never got denied for December because they never had one. As far as I have heard it is every other month and December isn't one of them, it goes Nov then straight to Jan. Maybe you were good to go all along and your recruiter thought it was month to month.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:30

Maybe you never got denied for December because they never had one. As far as I have heard it is every other month and December isn't one of them, it goes Nov then straight to Jan. Maybe you were good to go all along and your recruiter thought it was month to month.


sounds like a recruiter to me!!! lol
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:32

For what it is worth, i got some feedback from my recruiter this morning. I sent him the text from the announcement and asked if this change would impact the timing of my targeted board date.

He said that it wouldnt and that i my board will be before that goes into effect. I was a little surprised because i was expecting to be shooting for a November board. I am going in to fill out a bunch of the paperwork on monday and i was going to ask my recruiter when he expects my board to be. Maybe they are doing it monthly for civilians. The Warrant Officer recruiting site seems heavily geared towards current military and less towards civilians. Just my opinion.

I will share more if i find anything else out. I go for my AFAST on tuesday.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:34

keep us posted

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:21

Found this article from Army times outlining all the changes going on. Looks like a general slashing of benefits, and change we can believe in. :ph34r:

http://www.armytimes...in-2012-010212/

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:57

I'm don't think that civilians board every month, but my recruiter's station commander seems to be still shooting to get me boarded ASAP. At first I told my recruiter that I was pretty positive there was no way I was going to be boarded until January, but he talked to the station commander and he's trying to get me in for AFAST and the flight physical ASAP. I trust the station commander more than my recruiter. My recruiter has never done a WOFT packet and only has 2 months on the job, but he station commander has 5 years experience and has done WOFT packets before.

I'll let you all know how it pans out.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 13:40

How are you all still expecting to get in on the next (Sept.) board if your packet has not been submitted yet? The USAREC site says that today is the packet cutoff. If your packet is not sent out by COB today isn't it too late to be considered for the Sept board?
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 19:44

WOFTApp, i think there is a general sense of uncertainty about the timing and everything from going the civilian route. I agree, based on the WO recruiting site today was the cutoff for the september board but i am getting a similar story from my recruiter that 01CelicaGTS is getting. I wonder if the info on the WO recruiting site is for active duty folks that are applying to the WO program and the process is slightly different for civilians. Who knows for sure, but i am hoping to get some more details from my recruiter on monday.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 23:01

I wonder when they will release the minimum/maximum scores for the SIFT.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:07

av8rnic,
I saw an email someone posted here sent to the address listed on the SIFT change notice. I took it that there is only one board for both civ and AD applicants. Also, look at the board selection results on the usarec website. Again, it gives the impression of a single combined board.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:07

We need to just call USAREC and ask. I have been trying to get ahold of someone there and I can't so any help from you guys would help. Civilian board vs Active Duty board is pretty important so I think we need to get an answer.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 22:14

Seriously..im about ready to go in on an option 40 contract with all this waiting and uncertainty

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:31

The civilian and active duty boards are different and the wo usarec site only discusses the AD boards. I don't know what the civilian schedule is.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 14:07

i got the same response from my recruiter just now too. no issues with getting the packet done and submitted before 1st oct. sift change.

as long as you get local boarded before oct 1 and pass then rucker will accept the afast score. if you get local boarded after oct 1st it has to be a sift score. -per phoenix meps through my recruiter's office 1st sgt.

this is for the civilian to seat route.
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