Just dropping a line, as I've been a long-time lurker on this forum.
Headed for the January 16 board, and would love to hear from anyone selected about the conversion process and whether or not attendance at WOBC etc. is handled. I've heard its skipped making the transition from "Commissioned" to Warrant. If so, how does the orders process work out? What is the first course one attends? Dunker/Sere, etc.
Also, for those who have already made the successful transition, what was your average timeline from selection to PCS to Rucker? (not to put the cart before the horse as I'm still hoping to get that happy-gram in January, but rather for potential planning purposes with uprooting family, etc.)
Thanks for all the good info guys and gals.
Congrats on getting your packet done! Where are you stationed? Be prepared for a decent headache when going through the conversion process... Most duty stations are not familiar with the process of converting from CO to WO, making the process tedious. You will pretty much have to coach them through everything to make sure everything gets done in the right order. You will get to know the peeps in your MILPO office quite well by the end of it.
Once you get selected, a WOBC date will appear in ATRRS (end of Feb, March ish). The date will more than likely be Aug-Sep timeframe... Once you get this date you can start the resignation process because it can take some time to get all the way to Battalion, then to your local HRC, back to your S1, then out to HRC. When the date gets closer, you will be able to finish your resignation (DD214) do a new DA71, and finish up your PCS stuff. Then you will head on down to Mother Rucker.
Once here you should take PTDY (get approved by your leaving command if possible), then in process at B Co, take your APFT, and then show up at your first day of WOBC. Here you will sign a piece of paper saying you already attended a BOLC, and you will leave. Next will be a flight physical and gear draw. Your first training gig will be Dunker (probably that same week), then you will go on SERE hold. If you have no hold ups (security clearance, etc) you will go to SERE in the next available class.
I was accepted 16Jan2015 and PCS'd to Rucker 18Sep2015.
Sorry if this is confusing. You kind of have to take it one step at a time, ask lots of questions, and have a positive attitude (because you will want to kill certain people involved in your transition). Good luck in Jan!