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#1 mdeneso

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 08:14

I haven't seen a July board thread yet so I thought I would kick it off:

Age: 29
Degree: 48 hours 4.0 GPA, Aviation Maintenance Certificate 4.0
GT: 129
SIFT: 52
APFT: 274
Flight Phys: Stamped no waivers
Flight time: None
Military: 10 years, E6 aviation maintainer
LORs: MAJ AH64 pilot
LTC 47 pilot
CW5 47 ME

I was a two time non select in Sept and November 2015, hoping third time around will be better.
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#2 Zac

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 09:01

Age: 22
Degree: 27 hours; 3.3 GPA, 
GT: 116
SIFT: 56
APFT: 283
Flight Phys: Stamped no waivers

Waivers:  Moral Waiver for an arrest (misdemeanor) when I was 16.

Flight time: None
Military: 4 years, E-5(p) 11b (currently at ALC should pick up SSG on 01AUG17)
LORs: 

 

CW4(p) UH-60 pilot

COL  Fixed Wing pilot

LTC (BC IN)

CPT (CO IN)

 

First time applying. Hopefully they select on potential. 



#3 stearmann4

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 10:04

Zac,

Ditch the LOR from the COL. Doesn't conform to the requirements for in-service applicants and clutters up your application.

USAREC specifies only LORs from your CCO, BCO, and a WO aviator.

Mike-

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 10:14

Mike, 

 

Yes sir, thank you for the tip.  I will remove it once updates are available.   

 

Any and all other suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. 



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:44

Both of you have solid statistics- NCOER's, schools, PME distinguished honor grad, etc.?

I concur about the additional LOR's- not needed; stick to the checklist.

They're short on AD Warrant Officer aviators right now, so as long as there's not major discriminators in your packet I personally would say everything looks good. Good luck to you both.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 12:22

Solid statistics.  The weakest part of my packet, from what I can tell is that I've only been in the military for 4.5 years.  I've promoted quickly and done well, but at the end of the day I only have 3 NCOERs. 

 

It will be removed. 

 

I've looked at the last 3 MILPER messages and the selection rates was like 58%-88%

 

Thanks! If I'm not selected I have 16 more years to convince them!



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 12:48

Solid statistics.  The weakest part of my packet, from what I can tell is that I've only been in the military for 4.5 years.  I've promoted quickly and done well, but at the end of the day I only have 3 NCOERs. 

 

It will be removed. 

 

I've looked at the last 3 MILPER messages and the selection rates was like 58%-88%

 

Thanks! If I'm not selected I have 16 more years to convince them!

 

As far as time in service goes, my buddy got picked up in jan with less than 3 years, and I was just selected in May with just over 3 years. I made E-5 the month before so I had no NCOERs. As long as the NCOERs you have are all good then I would look at that as an advantage. 



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 14:07

Both of you have solid statistics- NCOER's, schools, PME distinguished honor grad, etc.?

I concur about the additional LOR's- not needed; stick to the checklist.

They're short on AD Warrant Officer aviators right now, so as long as there's not major discriminators in your packet I personally would say everything looks good. Good luck to you both.


I have most of the common military schools BLC, ALC, CLS, recruiter, armorer, master gunner. My biggest discriminator is my 3 years as a detailed recruiter (was not the type of work I am good at).

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 15:52

Hard to say, gents. I will say this, though: I was a 4-time pass over. I made SSG in 6 years, all 1/1 NCOER's, Distinguished Honor Graduate in ALC, AA Degree with a 3.4 GPA, 120 GT, 55 SIFT, 290 APFT, deployed as a crew chief on Blackhawks, 2 Air medals/CAB etc. Still got passed over.

I finished #2 overall against Active Warrants in my Primary flight school class. I now have my first flight in a Blackhawk from the controls tomorrow morning. If you don't make it, keep submitting. If you really want it, keep submitting- no matter what. When you finally get selected, it will be that much more gratifying and make you appreciate it that much more.
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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:32

 

As far as time in service goes, my buddy got picked up in jan with less than 3 years, and I was just selected in May with just over 3 years. I made E-5 the month before so I had no NCOERs. As long as the NCOERs you have are all good then I would look at that as an advantage. 

That eases a lot of worry.  Thanks for the insight.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:35

Hard to say, gents. I will say this, though: I was a 4-time pass over. I made SSG in 6 years, all 1/1 NCOER's, Distinguished Honor Graduate in ALC, AA Degree with a 3.4 GPA, 120 GT, 55 SIFT, 290 APFT, deployed as a crew chief on Blackhawks, 2 Air medals/CAB etc. Still got passed over.

I finished #2 overall against Active Warrants in my Primary flight school class. I now have my first flight in a Blackhawk from the controls tomorrow morning. If you don't make it, keep submitting. If you really want it, keep submitting- no matter what. When you finally get selected, it will be that much more gratifying and make you appreciate it that much more.

Congratulations on your class rank.   What were the options when you chose your helicopter?

 

I'm hoping for the best and planning for the worst.  If I don't get selected I'll keep submitting until I do or ETS; which ever comes first.  



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Posted 03 June 2017 - 17:04

Hey all,

I've been reading all these forums for a while and figured it's time I post something. After plenty of waiting I'll finally be making this July board. My stats are as follows

Age: 23
Degree: bachelors of science in natural resources-forestry 3.3 GPA
GT: 128
SIFT: 73
APFT: 287
Flight physical: stamped no waivers
Waivers: moral waiver for misdemeanor when I was 18
Flight time: 45 hours fixed wing, no license yet
Military: none
LORS: Brigadier General
CW5 aviator
CW5 (ret) aviator
CW3 (ret) aviator

It's my first time applying

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 14:31

Taylor, 

 

I like your odds.  The last street to seat board had a 100% selection rate. 



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 14:57

Hey Y'all,

I've been working my packet for a while now. Trying to go from AD AF to army is more of a pain than I imagined it would be. Almost done with my packet though.

Age: 29
Degree: AS in aerospace maintenance(ccaf)
GT : 129
SIFT: 74
Flight Physical: stamped no waivers
Mil Experience : 9 years USAF,currently E-6 aircraft maintainer
LORs: MOO, Captain - Sq/CC, Lt Col. Waiting on APFT for final LOR.

No waivers.

Also, if any current Army Aviators would be willing to proof read my resume summary I would appreciate it.
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 19:48

Also, if any current Army Aviators would be willing to proof read my resume summary I would appreciate it.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 14:05

Putting my packet together now as a civilian:

 

Age: 30
Degree: 2.5 GPA BS in Mechanical Engineering
GT : 135
SIFT: 68

APFT: 260 (on practice evals, not yet completed)
Flight Physical: scheduled
Mil Experience : none

Flight Experience: 320 Hours fixed wing commercial license
LORs: Retired Lt Col (aviation), company test pilot, AF 2Lt (former coworker), working on more

 

Will update as I get things wrapped up.



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 23:18

Taylor, 
 
I like your odds.  The last street to seat board had a 100% selection rate.


Wow 100%! That's awesome, definitely boosts my confidence. I'm hoping for the best!
Thanks

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 00:30

Age: 27
Degree: 40 hours 3.7 GPA, Biochem major
GT: 138
AFQT: 98
SIFT: 61
APFT: 271
Flight Phys: Stamped no waivers
Flight time: None
Military: Army 4.5 years 92y, 3/75 ranger, honorable discharge
LORs: MAJ Prior company CO
MAJ prior company CO
CPT prior Company XO

First time submitting my packet. Hopefully it doesn't hurt my packet by not having a WO LOR, but my former chain of command gave me very strong letters that should set my packet apart. We shall see. Good luck to everyone!

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 20:52

Age 29
AA in aviation Operations as well as aviation Maintenance...13 classes left for my B.A.
GT- 110
SIFT 57
AFPT 258
All requisites met
All LORs complete to include a CW5 and CW4 rotary wing pilot
1500 hours as an AF flight engineer on rotary wing aircraft--- AD E-6
I do need a moral waiver for being dumb when I was 16...

I've submitted my packet for the first time, hoping to make this board but I may be behind. Has anyone seen how long it takes to upload and get 'board ready' based off of an error free packet? I'm sure it varies based on the number of applicants at any given time.
Thanks

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:23

As of now I'm on orders to 2CR in Vilseck, Germany with a report date of 10AUG2017.  From the looks of it we will get the selection results on 26JUL2017.

If accepted will I report to Germany and PCS to Rucker from there or will HRC delete my orders and I'll stay at my current unit until my school date?

 

Cutting it a little close. 






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