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#1 Schroedb87

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:40

Good Afternoon,

I didn't see a forum started for the May 2017 board so here goes:

Age: 29
Degree: 90 credit hours towards Auronautics Degree with Embry-Riddle. Associates in applied science/information systems complete.
GT: 118
SIFT: 64
AFPT: 258
Flight Physical: Stamped and good to go
Flight Time: None really, 3 hours in Apache Sim
Military: 10 years USAF
LORs:
Capt - Active duty B-52 Navigator/Flight Commander
Chief Warrant Officer 5 - Active Duty (Unsure background at time of writing)
Lt Col - Active duty F-15 Pilot/Prior F-117 Pilot/Squadron Commander
Col - Pavelow Pilot/Unit Commander at the Pentagon.

About Me:

I'm a TACP in the Air Force and have been a JTAC/JTAC-Instructor for 7 years. Four deployments to both OIF/OEF, another on the way. Air Assault, EMT-B, SERE, Arctic Survival, Jungle School qualified.

Good look to everyone applying to this board. May the odds be forever in your favor.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 15:59

Hello everyone,

 

I have been putting this off for some time but here goes:

Age: 25
Degree: B.S. Criminal Justice - 3.55 GPA
GT: 125
SIFT: 66
AFPT: 294
Flight Physical: Go/ No-waivers

Flight Time: None
Military: 5 years - E6
LORs:
CW5 - Aviator/ Brigade Safety Officer

LTC - Current BN CDR

LTC - Former BN CDR

CW3 - Aviator/ Mentor - Maintenance test pilot UH 60

CW3 - Company/ Detachment Commander

CW2 - Team Chief (Really personal letter, and happens to be a warrant - why not.)
 

Selected as Battalion, Brigade, and Major Command Level 2016 NCO of the Year/ Best Warrior.

Moral waiver: Stole something when I was 16. Hope this gets approved.

 

Good luck everyone!



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Posted 23 February 2017 - 16:56

I'm hoping to have my packet done in time to make this board, my SIFT is scheduled for next week.

#4 Schroedb87

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:14

All I'm waiting on is approval from AFPC for my voluntary separation. Not sure if my DD368 has to be signed by them before being included in my packet, or if my commanders approval will suffice since I am a sister service.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 16:02

All I'm waiting on is approval from AFPC for my voluntary separation. Not sure if my DD368 has to be signed by them before being included in my packet, or if my commanders approval will suffice since I am a sister service.

I waited for the official notice from AFPC, but I don't think they actually need to see that as it's not a packet requirement.  AFPC does not touch the actual 368, it's just uploaded with your request.  I attached the official notice from them anyways, but the real thing the recruitment team cares about is a signed 368 with a "release is valid until" date no less than two months after the board you are attempting to make convenes.  My packet was accepted like that.

 

Also, the AFPC approval does not take long for these.  Since it is an officer accession program, I believe the workflow route skips your functional chain (which is a good thing for most AFSCs) and goes directly to AFPC.  It took them less than a week to officially respond to both my original request and an amended request I made.


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 20:19

Hey brother,
 
Good luck on the board!

Just turned my packet into HRC for the May board. Stats are:

Age: 25
Degree: B.S. Criminal Justice - 3.55 GPA
GT: 125
SIFT: 66
AFPT: 294
Flight Physical: 1W - Done
Flight Time: None
Military: 5 years - E6 U.S. Army
LORs:
CW5 - Aviator/ Brigade Safety Officer
LTC - Current BN CDR
LTC - Former BN CDR
CW3 - Aviator/ Mentor - Maintenance test pilot UH 60
CW3 - Company/ Detachment Commander
CW2 - Team Chief (Really personal letter, and happens to be a warrant - why not.)

About Me:

3 years Infantry - Once deployed out of 170th Infantry in Baumholder. Then at the Old Guard - 670+ Funeral Missions as a Team leader.
 
2 years as a CID Agent - only one year in E5 and E6, so two NCOERs, latest most qualified. Awards for investigations to include preventing the sexual assault of a child.
 
Won Battalion, Brigade, and Major Command Level 2016 NCO of the Year/ Best Warrior Competition.

Down side- Moral waiver needed for when I was 16 years old and stole something -_-. But I am confident with the law enforcement experience and having recovered over a half million dollars for the Government in the last year, that we can look past it.
 
Good luck everyone!



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 20:22

Wow, that's a lot of LORs. Your money makers are the BGE Safety officer, BN CDR, and Detachment Commander. The rest may be a liability by eating up the reviewers allotted time to rank your application.

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:58

Mike,

 

Wish I would have known that prior -_-. It kind of came down to picking and choosing who would write one, wherein by former BC and team chief approached me to write one. Talked with a couple recruiters who said, the more the merrier. I read/ heard somewhere that three supplemental LORs is kind of the cap for what the max is for the packet. I think we were also trying to compensate for the moral waiver, just to put the best foot forward. Does anyone have any experience with those?

 

Also, some warrants I have spoken to, are under the impression that the packet might be boarded in march rather than May because of the shortage of pilots, despite missing that application deadline. I scoff at the idea of the moral waiver being pushed through the pipe and someone making this happen, but it affects my family. Anyone have that happen to them? My wife is finishing up school right around the time the May board is supposed to meet. Any thoughts?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

-Alex



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:35

I waited for the official notice from AFPC, but I don't think they actually need to see that as it's not a packet requirement.  


Not sure if I quoted correctly, guess we will find out...

Just wanted to make sure I understood correctly, on the checklist about half way down, it says DD Form 368 on there. Maybe it's new?

Also, you are correct about it being quick, just got notified about it being approved by my base authority and was pushed to AFPC. So I'll give it a few days than get a hold of them. I'm deployed though so I need to track down a good DSN for them. Anyone have one by chance?

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:20

Not sure if I quoted correctly, guess we will find out...

Just wanted to make sure I understood correctly, on the checklist about half way down, it says DD Form 368 on there. Maybe it's new?

Also, you are correct about it being quick, just got notified about it being approved by my base authority and was pushed to AFPC. So I'll give it a few days than get a hold of them. I'm deployed though so I need to track down a good DSN for them. Anyone have one by chance?

No, you're right,  I meant the official notice letter from AFPC notifying you that you have an approved separation date.  The recruitment team only cares about the actual 368 with the signatures and a release date that's valid no less than two months after the date the board convenes.

 

Also, I forgot to mention AFPC will not give you a conditional release more than six months out, so you need to factor that as well.  They will give extensions to the date though, so don't sweat it too much.  And be sure you're not using the Nov '94 version of the 368.  I had to re-accomplish mine and use the updated Aug '11 one after I submitted my packet.

 

*The DSN for separations is 665-0102



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:29

Mike,

 

Wish I would have known that prior -_-. It kind of came down to picking and choosing who would write one, wherein by former BC and team chief approached me to write one. Talked with a couple recruiters who said, the more the merrier. I read/ heard somewhere that three supplemental LORs is kind of the cap for what the max is for the packet. I think we were also trying to compensate for the moral waiver, just to put the best foot forward. Does anyone have any experience with those?

 

Also, some warrants I have spoken to, are under the impression that the packet might be boarded in march rather than May because of the shortage of pilots, despite missing that application deadline. I scoff at the idea of the moral waiver being pushed through the pipe and someone making this happen, but it affects my family. Anyone have that happen to them? My wife is finishing up school right around the time the May board is supposed to meet. Any thoughts?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

-Alex

Is there really a shortage of warrant officer pilots atm? I am just getting my process started but didnt plan on submitting my packet for 2-3 months. Thanks!



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 13:26

Is there really a shortage of warrant officer pilots atm? I am just getting my process started but didnt plan on submitting my packet for 2-3 months. Thanks!

This is what I am being told among who I have spoken to. I wouldn't delay any. You can always update stuff later. I have 90 days before the board meets and I am already impatient :D



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:08

Hoping that I also get picked up on this board.  Already rated in the UH-60 A/L and M-Model. Switching to Warrant.  Good luck to everyone!



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:09

Currently, Army Aviation is under staffed by about 730 pilots, +\-.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:10

Currently, Army Aviation is under staffed by about 730 pilots, +\-.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 10:48

Good morning,

 

I am currently in the process of putting my packet together for flight. I have one worry and that is sleep apnea. I was diagnosed a couple of months ago. Is that something that is normally waived. I go Monday for the 2nd phase of my physical. I meet all other requirements. I am stressing this apnea deal. I sleep with a CPAP. My diagnosis was mild sleep apnea. Any experience with this? Also I am active duty already.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 18:13

No, you're right,  I meant the official notice letter from AFPC notifying you that you have an approved separation date.  The recruitment team only cares about the actual 368 with the signatures and a release date that's valid no less than two months after the date the board convenes.
 
Also, I forgot to mention AFPC will not give you a conditional release more than six months out, so you need to factor that as well.  They will give extensions to the date though, so don't sweat it too much.  And be sure you're not using the Nov '94 version of the 368.  I had to re-accomplish mine and use the updated Aug '11 one after I submitted my packet.
 
*The DSN for separations is 665-0102


AFPC dissaproved my CR yesterday, due to manning in maintenance. I'm trying to go through my local MPF now. Wish me luck.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 21:29

Sorry to hear that. Did you select Officer Accession program when you uploaded the 368 and letter of interest into vmpf? What is the local mpf going to do?

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 22:56

Sorry to hear J4C, I would ask the same as GSD if you selected officer accession program. AFPC approved mine a few days ago and I think TACP is also on the min manning list, but I could be wrong. I think mine went straight from my base to AFPC based on the auto emails I received.

On another note, I just put in my packet a few hours ago, so now it's wait time. Was anyone else's packet 85 pages? I'm a sister service so a good chunk of it was EPR's and certificates since those don't get reflected the way the Army does it with their ERB.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:08

On another note, I just put in my packet a few hours ago, so now it's wait time. Was anyone else's packet 85 pages? I'm a sister service so a good chunk of it was EPR's and certificates since those don't get reflected the way the Army does it with their ERB.


What kind of certs did you include? If you don't mind me asking.

And luckily my CC is willing to help me fight the bean counters at AFPC. So I'm not giving this up yet. I have worked too dang hard and studied too much to stop.





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