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Commissioned Army Officer to Aviation Warrant Officer

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#201 Creep0321

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 16:28

I am active duty currently a 13A out of Fort Riley, thanks for the info! How many additional letters of recommendation would you recommend?

3 are required and thats all that I, or others would probably recommend, due to the limited time the board has with each packet.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:35

Unless one of those 3 isnt the greatest, I would stick to 3

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 18:38

How long does one of these applications usually take like from start to finish

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 19:29

How long does one of these applications usually take like from start to finish

average 6 months. My first one took 9 months due to being medically disqualified for my eyes. 1 year wait for non select. While waiting I revamped it. Selected 1 year 4 months after NC-NS so total time for me was 2 years + but some are luckier than others, more high speed than others.

#205 BravoWhiskey23

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:24

average 6 months. My first one took 9 months due to being medically disqualified for my eyes. 1 year wait for non select. While waiting I revamped it. Selected 1 year 4 months after NC-NS so total time for me was 2 years + but some are luckier than others, more high speed than others.



What was wrong with your eyes and what is NC-NS?

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:39

Left eye had astigmatism. 1.75 diopters limit is 1.5 diopters. Had to do corrective surgery. Non competitive non select. The status everyone gets after their second non select in a row.
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#207 BravoWhiskey23

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 18:47

Left eye had astigmatism. 1.75 diopters limit is 1.5 diopters. Had to do corrective surgery. Non competitive non select. The status everyone gets after their second non select in a row.



So do they only do it once a year now or is it every two months?

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 23:21

So do they only do it once a year now or is it every two months?

I'm pretty sure officers only do January board. Everyone else has the every two month boards

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 14:21

Does anyone have an example MFR for a conditional release?

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 14:56

Does anyone have an example MFR for a conditional release?

 

Send me your email, I'll get you an example.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:02

PLEASE HELP.Greetings all, this is all so much input, I love it. I heard luofynerd took 2+ years, I know where your coming from!! Long story short, 2 years ago, optometrist at my 1st Class 1A gives me DQ (keratoconus,"KC"), then, I get cleared from a COL Army Ophthalmologist, 3 cornea specialists, 2 FS AND I still have heard nothing from Rucker. I was 31 when I started and 33 in March. Who do I need to call? I implore any advice. Thank you for your time. 209.470.1819.
P.s. all of them said I did not have KC

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:45

PLEASE HELP.Greetings all, this is all so much input, I love it. I heard luofynerd took 2+ years, I know where your coming from!! Long story short, 2 years ago, optometrist at my 1st Class 1A gives me DQ (keratoconus,"KC"), then, I get cleared from a COL Army Ophthalmologist, 3 cornea specialists, 2 FS AND I still have heard nothing from Rucker. I was 31 when I started and 33 in March. Who do I need to call? I implore any advice. Thank you for your time. 209.470.1819.
P.s. all of them said I did not have KC

 

Did your flight surgeon resubmit the physical ? 


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 11:43

Can only Warrant Officers apply for Night Stalker Training? or can commsioned Officers appy to? I am in Army ROTCI am a freshmen is there anyway for me to get a guranteed Aviation slot? If I cant get a guranteed Avition Slot how good do you think the chances of me getting an Aviation slot are? Thanks

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:53

My flight physical was resubmitted, but WITHOUT the COL findings. I need help submitting them via AERO.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 13:32

My flight physical was resubmitted, but WITHOUT the COL findings. I need help submitting them via AERO.


Only someone with full AERO access can submit documents, more often then not its not the flight surgeon but one of the nurses that do it. I would go to the clinic in person and try to straighten it out.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 15:37

Can only Warrant Officers apply for Night Stalker Training? or can commsioned Officers appy to? I am in Army ROTCI am a freshmen is there anyway for me to get a guranteed Aviation slot? If I cant get a guranteed Avition Slot how good do you think the chances of me getting an Aviation slot are?Thanks


Not with that spelling and inattention to detail.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:22

Not with that spelling and inattention to detail.

Shindig 3.0?


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:46

Shindig 3.0?


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:55

Hey guys!

 

Great thread. Currently an 11A O-2 with three years in service (OCS commission). Have some schools, good OERs,  and two deployments (Afghanistan, Iraq/Kuwait). On one right now slated to return in September of 2018.

 

Very, very interested in going Warrant so I can fly. I always wanted to, but OCS gets the bottom of the barrel when it comes to branches and it is hard enough to get a recruiter to do an OCS packet, yet alone help with an aviation packet.

 

Where my plan gets a little unconventional is my end goal. My commitment ends in May of 2018, so I can walk at anytime after that. I would like to move back to my home state in the Midwest and pursue a career that I always wanted. My wife is a doctor and just finishing up her residency, and is ready for kids, so she wants to get back close to family as well. But, I'm not quite ready to completely hang up my boots.

 

Does anyone have any insight into resigning a commission to go warrant to go National Guard? If I can avoid totally having to REFRAD and trying to have to fight my way back into the Army, that would be ideal. I just didn't know if there was a way that I can secure an NG WOFT slot while still Active Duty?

 

If anyone has any sort of lead at all on with whom I should be contacting about this, that would be much appreciated.

 

Hope all is well with everyone on this thread!



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 15:17

This is definitely possible and there are a couple routes you can go. I dont understand everything on how the guard does there aviation spots, but that route was my backup plan if I couldnt get the active duty Conditional Release stuff to work. The way it was going to work for me, I had met a COL in the Delaware Guard (was stationed in Maryland at the time) who was in command somewhere with their aviation unit. He gave me the opportunity to come and interview with them, and come check out how they do operations there. The way I understood it, when my contract was up, I would join the Delaware guard as a warrant and they would send me to flight school. Lol. It sounded a bit too good to be true, but the way they do assessions is totally different then the active side. It appears its based on slots available in that specific unit, and its up to them to send who they want.

If I were you, I would figure out which guard unit closest to where you want to end up, has aviation units. Contact them and talk to whoever is in charge about their aviation program and fill them in on what you want to do. I was in flight school with someone who started at their guard unit as an LT, but came to rucker as a WO1 because they only had a warrant officer aviation slot available. So I know it happens.





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