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#1 rrhoads17

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 20:02

What is the general timeline from the day you are selected, BCT, WOCS and Flight School? Ive heard conflicting answers. Also, how long is the normal wait to go to BCT once the contract is signed?
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Posted 21 January 2016 - 20:41

BCT is 10 weeks, WOCS is 6 weeks in Ft. Rucker and they are back to back. Then flight school is about 2 years, I believe. How long it takes to go to BCT varies a lot depending on slots. Was that your question?



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 21:07

Yes, thank you. When do you encounter the biggest waiting period between phases? I have heard there is usually a long wait between WOCS and Flight School.

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 21:24

I am also curious about something. I will be coming from the Navy and have to go to BCT. Anyone know how quickly that could happen or has happened recently?

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 22:22

Can you move to Fort Rucker after completing BCT, or do you have to wait until you finish WOCS?
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Posted 21 January 2016 - 22:49

I remember reading that if you were going through flight school you would PCS to Rucker before WOCS. I think it was on the USAREC website.
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Posted 21 January 2016 - 23:50

I went to WOCS in 2013. I was picked up as Active Duty so it may vary. I believe I had the option to move my wife before or after WOCS, I decided after just so she could spend more time with her family before I drag her away from them.

As far as bubbles and waiting periods. I graduated WOCS right before Christmas Break and started BOLC in te beginning of January. I really didn't hit any bubbles. I think my longest one might have only been acouple weeks. I already had SERE completed from my last job, thank goodness, so pretty much went straight from WOCS to BOLC to Primary, with maybe acouple week bubbles at the most. I think I waited like a month for my advance course. It really just depends on how lucky you are. I've heard of people having months between phases.
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Posted 22 January 2016 - 03:00

The whole process varies from year to year, month to month but generally it's 1.5-2 years for everything with the least amount of time between BCT and WOCS and the biggest bubbles seeming to be from WOCS to IERW or IERW to FSXXI.  But it all boils down to timing.  Being flexible and realizing that you have minimal control over your timelines/locations is important, especially over the next decade.  Stability is a luxury!  Good luck.


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 06:29

I am at B Co now on hold for primary. I finished WOCS in october, rolled right into WOBC, and dunker. Finished those back in mid November. I am also a SERE bypass, but I won't start primary till Feb 22, so 3 month wait there, which is on the shorter side. Advanced track hold guys seem to be waiting anywhere from 2 to 6 months right now.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 07:37

I was selected January 2015, didn't report to Rucker until September, finished SERE in Novenber, and start IERW today. Holds and timeline are different for everybody.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 08:12

I was selected January 2015, didn't report to Rucker until September, finished SERE in Novenber, and start IERW today. Holds and timeline are different for everybody.


Were you already in the Army or another service?

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 10:26

I was already in the army. Prior commission so I didn't have to attend BCT, WOCS, or WOBC. Still didn't speed up my timeline at all. They do Common Core (IERW) start dates based off in processing date into B Co. They definitely don't fast track any active duty through.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 10:47

I remember reading that if you were going through flight school you would PCS to Rucker before WOCS. I think it was on the USAREC website.

 

You are correct, I just read that under the Q&A section on USAREC


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:02

They do Common Core (IERW) start dates based off in processing date into B Co.


I beg to differ lol.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 10:42

I beg to differ lol.


Unless your Heppner, then you can brown nose your way into starting before anyone else... Lol. When did you I process into B Co??

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:28

If you're active duty, be aware that national guard gets priority on IERW slots, and count on sitting in B co longer than some of you peers.  We had guard guys go straight to primary right out of SERE, while we waited almost a month to start.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 14:26

B Co sounds awesome. What does that entail? Standing watch and busy work? Doesn't sound that bad to me.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 17:18

It's not bad... studying and pt.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 21:05

Sounds like an easy way to earn a paycheck. And I'm sure as much study time as possible is appreciated.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 00:32

 
You are correct, I just read that under the Q&A section on USAREC


That is only if you are prior service army if you are street to seat you won't be able to move your family to rucker until after wocs, at least not on the army's dime.




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