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#1 gogostopgo

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:27

So I have a question, I'm not sure how strong my packet will be.

 

Age: 22

GT: 111

SIFT: Pending

LOR: CPT, LTC, CW5 (all nightstalkers)

Flight time: 15 hours simulator time

Schooling: no degree; 39 hours (2.5 gpa) :/

Military: SGT, three years in as 42A (S1), Three deployments. Highest mil ed is BLC

Physical: Pending

 

I am waiting to get approved on my eyes because its a slow process over here. That is why I'm aiming for May board.

 

What do you think my chances are? Anyone think I should try to get my GT score up? Not sure if it looks bad barley meeting that min.

 

Thanks in advance!


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 16:39

GoGo, what BN are you at?

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 16:52

GoGo, what BN are you at?

Mike-

Training Battalion now. Spent some time in 1st.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 20:15

So I have a question, I'm not sure how strong my packet will be.

 

Age: 22

GT: 111

SIFT: Pending

LOR: CPT, LTC, CW5 (all nightstalkers)

Flight time: 15 hours simulator time

Schooling: no degree; 39 hours (2.5 gpa) :/

Military: SGT, three years in as 42A (S1), Three deployments. Highest mil ed is BLC

Physical: Pending

 

I am waiting to get approved on my eyes because its a slow process over here. That is why I'm aiming for May board.

 

What do you think my chances are? Anyone think I should try to get my GT score up? Not sure if it looks bad barley meeting that min.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

If you have a 110 gt or higher I don't think you can attempt to raise it.  The same thing will apply to  the sift, if you score a 40 you are stuck with it.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:29

 

 

If you have a 110 gt or higher I don't think you can attempt to raise it.  The same thing will apply to  the sift, if you score a 40 you are stuck with it.

From what the education center told me here, I am able to. I just think it would look a little better instead of meeting that min.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:22

I've been lurking on this forum for a few months while getting everything ready. I wanna say thanks to everyone, as there's a lot of useful information on here. I plan on dropping my package in a couple of weeks and going to the May Board. I'm waiting on one more LOR that I've already interviewed for, and I need to take an official APFT.

 

Age: 29

GT: 137

SIFT: 68

LOR: CW5 Aviation (AD), CW3 Aviation (Retired), A retired non-aviation Army O5 (my college professor) and my CO in my Navy Reserve Unit: an O5, non-aviation

Flight time: nil (one hour of instruction when I was 10 years old but I'm not counting that)

Schooling: AA in English with High Honors 4.0 GPA. BA in "Government and Public Service" Magna Cum Laude 3.89 GPA

Military: Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5) in US Navy Reserves. 3 1/2 years in; all of my time has been in the Reserves, although I did volunteer for 3 months overseas. I've already got an approved DD368 in hand.

APFT: I haven't done the test with my recruiter but I've upped my personal PT intensity and I'm averaging ~250-260 when I do a mock test myself. 



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 13:42

I've been lurking on this forum for a few months while getting everything ready. I wanna say thanks to everyone, as there's a lot of useful information on here. I plan on dropping my package in a couple of weeks and going to the May Board. I'm waiting on one more LOR that I've already interviewed for, and I need to take an official APFT.

 

Age: 29

GT: 137

SIFT: 68

LOR: CW5 Aviation (AD), CW3 Aviation (Retired), A retired non-aviation Army O5 (my college professor) and my CO in my Navy Reserve Unit: an O5, non-aviation

Flight time: nil (one hour of instruction when I was 10 years old but I'm not counting that)

Schooling: AA in English with High Honors 4.0 GPA. BA in "Government and Public Service" Magna Cum Laude 3.89 GPA

Military: Petty Officer 2nd Class (E5) in US Navy Reserves. 3 1/2 years in; all of my time has been in the Reserves, although I did volunteer for 3 months overseas. I've already got an approved DD368 in hand.

APFT: I haven't done the test with my recruiter but I've upped my personal PT intensity and I'm averaging ~250-260 when I do a mock test myself. 

That's pretty solid. I'd consider going with your three strongest LOR's though.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 14:12

Thanks. Would it be advisable to submit only the three strongest LORs or supplement those three with some additional ones that may not be "strong" but good? It says minimum three and maximum six. This is my recruiter's first WOFT packet so he's not sure how to answer that one.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 15:00

Thanks. Would it be advisable to submit only the three strongest LORs or supplement those three with some additional ones that may not be "strong" but good? It says minimum three and maximum six. This is my recruiter's first WOFT packet so he's not sure how to answer that

 

From what ive read on here they prefer three. Because they only read one or two and if they happen to pick up that "not as strong" one then that would suck, ya know?



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 15:01

Any feed

 

Thanks. Would it be advisable to submit only the three strongest LORs or supplement those three with some additional ones that may not be "strong" but good? It says minimum three and maximum six. This is my recruiter's first WOFT packet so he's not sure how to answer that one.

 Any feed back or thoughts on mine?



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 15:29

From what ive read on here they prefer three. Because they only read one or two and if they happen to pick up that "not as strong" one then that would suck, ya know?

 

That makes sense. Thanks for advice!

 

 

 Any feed back or thoughts on mine?

 

So, I'm in the same boat as you, probably with even less knowledge. Your scores look good and having LORs all from NightStalkers can't hurt right? I have no idea if you can get your GT score raised or how to go about that. If you can, then awesome!

 

As far as the SIFT goes, I read the FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook (free pdf here: https://www.faa.gov/...a-h-8083-21.pdf ), bought the AEGIS Group SIFT study guide from Amazon, and did the practice SIFT test and AFAST from the Peterson's DOD MWR library (google DOD library and its the first one). I studied for about a month, at least 1/2 hour each day.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 15:56

 

That makes sense. Thanks for advice!

 

 

 

So, I'm in the same boat as you, probably with even less knowledge. Your scores look good and having LORs all from NightStalkers can't hurt right? I have no idea if you can get your GT score raised or how to go about that. If you can, then awesome!

 

As far as the SIFT goes, I read the FAA Rotorcraft Flying Handbook (free pdf here: https://www.faa.gov/...a-h-8083-21.pdf ), bought the AEGIS Group SIFT study guide from Amazon, and did the practice SIFT test and AFAST from the Peterson's DOD MWR library (google DOD library and its the first one). I studied for about a month, at least 1/2 hour each day.

Yeah I have been using the FAA and study guide, ill probably go to that time per day because that 68 you have looks great.

Appreciate the feedback. 



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 17:52

The SIFT's section on Aviation Knowledge isn't too bad but it does stray into helicopter specific questions on top of basic fundamentals of flight.

 

I'd study more on picking the shapes out of the collage section. Also, there is some rudimentary algebra in the last area. I'd for sure brush up on some basic  algebra, fractions, percentages etc. before taking the test.

 

You may study pretty hard for the aviation knowledge section, then go "oh F**K" when you hit the math portion as you probably haven't seen that type of math in a while....Even a college grad whom took Calculus recently might of forgot some of the basics like I did lol.

 

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:50

I have just recently started my WOFT Application packet. Ive been wondering if It will be competitive with what other packets you guys have seen.

Age: Turned 20 Jan 28th

ASVAB: 92 Overall 126 GT

3.9 GPA High school

39 College Credits with a 2.9 GPA (Dual Enrollment)

I take the SIFT next Tuesday

LORs: CW5, LT General, Two Lt Colonels

APFT: 235 (Working on it every day)

No prior military enlistment

I have very litte job experience and my resume is mostly sports, volunteer hours, and academics.

Just trying to get an Idea if my packet is within competitive margins. I am still young and I still have time to complete more college if that is something that Is necessary for acceptance.

Thanks Everyone

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:55

I have just recently started my WOFT Application packet. Ive been wondering if It will be competitive with what other packets you guys have seen.

Age: Turned 20 Jan 28th

ASVAB: 92 Overall 126 GT

3.9 GPA High school

39 College Credits with a 2.9 GPA (Dual Enrollment)

I take the SIFT next Tuesday

LORs: CW5, LT General, Two Lt Colonels

APFT: 235 (Working on it every day)

No prior military enlistment

I have very litte job experience and my resume is mostly sports, volunteer hours, and academics.

Just trying to get an Idea if my packet is within competitive margins. I am still young and I still have time to complete more college if that is something that Is necessary for acceptance.

Thanks Everyone

Good stats form what I see just do good on that SIFT. Only thing I hear that can hurt you (and me) is the age because were 20 and 22 compared to the more mature people that usually submit so id say get some good things about maturity in those LOR's



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 13:49

Good stats form what I see just do good on that SIFT. Only thing I hear that can hurt you (and me) is the age because were 20 and 22 compared to the more mature people that usually submit so id say get some good things about maturity in those LOR's

Yeah, my recruiter told me it might be a setback, which actually surprised me some. Wouldn't the army want younger applicants? That way they would have more overhead and potential to stay in the army longer? 



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 14:56

Yeah, my recruiter told me it might be a setback, which actually surprised me some. Wouldn't the army want younger applicants? That way they would have more overhead and potential to stay in the army longer? 


They do, they want a mix. In you they see longevity.

Swift, Silent, Deadly.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 16:07

Yeah, my recruiter told me it might be a setback, which actually surprised me some. Wouldn't the army want younger applicants? That way they would have more overhead and potential to stay in the army longer? 

Yeah same I was surprised. But he has a point^ they get more years out of you the younger you are. You aiming for the May board as well?



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:32

Yeah same I was surprised. But he has a point^ they get more years out of you the younger you are. You aiming for the May board as well?

Yeah Im trying for the May board. Hoping I can get everything polished up in my packet by then.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 14:49

So I have a question, I'm not sure how strong my packet will be.

 

Age: 22

GT: 111

SIFT: Pending

LOR: CPT, LTC, CW5 (all nightstalkers)

Flight time: 15 hours simulator time

Schooling: no degree; 39 hours (2.5 gpa) :/

Military: SGT, three years in as 42A (S1), Three deployments. Highest mil ed is BLC

Physical: Pending

 

I am waiting to get approved on my eyes because its a slow process over here. That is why I'm aiming for May board.

 

What do you think my chances are? Anyone think I should try to get my GT score up? Not sure if it looks bad barley meeting that min.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

If you have a 110 gt or higher I don't think you can attempt to raise it.  The same thing will apply to  the sift, if you score a 40 you are stuck with it.

 

You are allowed to retake the ASVAB to get a better score.  Although, it isn't called the ASVAB once you retake it.  It is called the AFCT.  Your first retest can be taken whenever.  If you want a second, you have to wait at least a month after your first.  If you want to take a third or so on, you have to wait 6 months from the last test date.  Not exactly sure how many times the AFCT can be taken but I know for sure 3.  You can go about doing this at any education center at any base.  This is for AD members for sure.  Not sure about the civilian side of the house.







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