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#21 Kur

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 16:57

Welp, I finally got MEPS done after being in med prescreen for almost 2 months. PT test on Saturday, then it's all about if the flight physical can get done in time. Fingers crossed! I've only been working on that packet since February (had LASIK too).



#22 OneTime

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 22:12

Hey all! I've heard conflicting information from people. Are civilian applicants who were FQ-NS at their first board automatically sent to the next board?

If so, does anyone know how a recruiter would need to update a packet with additional documents and letters? My entire recruiting station doesn't believe me that this is the case.



#23 Mitch4600

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 17:49

Hey all! I've heard conflicting information from people. Are civilian applicants who were FQ-NS at their first board automatically sent to the next board?

If so, does anyone know how a recruiter would need to update a packet with additional documents and letters? My entire recruiting station doesn't believe me that this is the case.

Everyone so far has told me that if you are FQ-NS, you are automatically rolled to the next board. If you were DQ-NS, that would mean you are not and they would have told you.

 

I only have my experience to go off of. After I did my battalion board interview, I met an SFC who worked at the recruiting battalion who was responsible for submitting my package to USAREC (as well as all the OCS packages who boarded the same day as me). Fortunately, I remembered his name because I have been contacting him to make sure everything was uploaded okay and to see what changes needed to occur. 

 

It is a little scary that your recruiter would not know who this person is. Especially if you already did your battalion board.



#24 Mitch4600

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 17:52

Welp, I finally got MEPS done after being in med prescreen for almost 2 months. PT test on Saturday, then it's all about if the flight physical can get done in time. Fingers crossed! I've only been working on that packet since February (had LASIK too).

 

Just be patient friend. I got PRK to be able to qualify, and it took me quite a long time for MEPS and my flight physical to get approved. It all depends on how backed up Ft. Rucker is with flight physicals.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:00

 

Just be patient friend. I got PRK to be able to qualify, and it took me quite a long time for MEPS and my flight physical to get approved. It all depends on how backed up Ft. Rucker is with flight physicals.

I guess I'd be stressing less if I wasn't already 31 y/o. That's the only thing worrying me.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 16:55

Oh wait my recruiter didn't show up today. I was supposed to finally get the PT test out of the way. He didn't answer any calls or texts during the whole hour I waited for him.

 

How much of a hassle is it at this point to switch recruiters? Because, quite frankly, he's been unreliable and terrible with communication. On top of it, since he's PCSing in December I have reason to believe he doesn't give a flying F anymore, especially not about my WOFT package and dragging it out on purpose. I'm doing my part, but he's not doing his.

 

Is a switch justified or am I being too dramatic?



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 18:11

Oh wait my recruiter didn't show up today. I was supposed to finally get the PT test out of the way. He didn't answer any calls or texts during the whole hour I waited for him.
 
How much of a hassle is it at this point to switch recruiters? Because, quite frankly, he's been unreliable and terrible with communication. On top of it, since he's PCSing in December I have reason to believe he doesn't give a flying F anymore, especially not about my WOFT package and dragging it out on purpose. I'm doing my part, but he's not doing his.
 
Is a switch justified or am I being too dramatic?


Just go to a completely different station and explain your situation honestly and say your recruiter is being a scumbag. Also let them know that if they dont want to take you seriously youll be happy to go to a different station

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 18:38

Im looking to email in my finished packet on Monday and the site is down right now. I’m aware that each document needs to be in pdf format. Is there a specific way that each document needs to be named? Example( pdf1) (DA61). I remember the website saying something specific about this but I cannot access it for the time being. Also I’m assuming based on the timeline that my packet will not be boarded until the January board is this also correct?
Thank you!

#29 Willhp

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 19:38

Im looking to email in my finished packet on Monday and the site is down right now. Im aware that each document needs to be in pdf format. Is there a specific way that each document needs to be named? Example( pdf1) (DA61). I remember the website saying something specific about this but I cannot access it for the time being. Also Im assuming based on the timeline that my packet will not be boarded until the January board is this also correct?
Thank you!


The instructions on the website states to number all documents in order as they appear on the checklist from top to bottom. If certain things listed on the checklist do not apply to move on to the next item. They will be labeled 1.pdf, 2.pdf, and so on until complete.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 19:53

The instructions on the website states to number all documents in order as they appear on the checklist from top to bottom. If certain things listed on the checklist do not apply to move on to the next item. They will be labeled 1.pdf, 2.pdf, and so on until complete.


Thank you!

#31 rlfoster83

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 11:01

The instructions on the website states to number all documents in order as they appear on the checklist from top to bottom. If certain things listed on the checklist do not apply to move on to the next item. They will be labeled 1.pdf, 2.pdf, and so on until complete.


Do you have any other information on turning the packet in? I cant remember what the email title needs to be. The site is always down when you really need it..

#32 Steve L

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 14:06

E-mail subject line instructions:

 

LAST NAME, FIRST NAME MI - PRIMARY WOMOS - E-MAIL NUMBER OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF E-MAILS being sent.

 

Example:

JOHNSON, STEVEN M. - 153A - 1 OF 2, second e-mail subject line, JOHNSON, STEVEN M. - 153A - 2 OF 2. Also, be sure to title your PDF attachments in the following format: 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf, etc... (packet compiled in the order set in the checklist, then broken up and labeled in the manner shown)

 

E-mail size cannot exceed 5MB.



#33 Charlien24

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:10

Hey everyone, hopefully this board goes well for all applicants. I was lurking on the September board and decided to compile all of the statistics for all applicants last month. I only took stats from this website and of course not all applicants made their stats public so definitely take these averages with a grain of salt. For civilians the acceptance rate around 49%, with Active Duty being about 60% these numbers are in reference to the posts by Brickle and Awest.

 

Active Duty Averages

Age: 25.22

GT Score: 122.11 

SIFT Score: 55

APFT Score: 286.375

GPA: 3.4

Education:

- High School or Non Specified: 4

- Associates Degree: 1

- Bachelors or In Process of Bachelors: 4

- Graduates Degree: 0

 

 

Civilian Averages

Amanzi90 managed to get the actual averages of the entire civilian application pool so I will post that instead, as it is a better representation of the population who applied.

 

GT: 126

GPA (With Degrees): 3.4
SIFT: 55
APFT: 262
- High School: 27
- Associate Degree: 4
- Bachelor Degree: 16

- Graduate Degree: 4 

 

Anyways I hope this was helpful and you can see how you compare to the average applicant. Good luck to everyone on this board!


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#34 Seminole

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 14:57

Charlien,

Was that truly the entire applicant pool or the averaged from those who were FQ-S?

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 15:09

Seminole,

 

I would ask Amanzi90 to be 100% sure since I basically just copied and pasted his post, but the applicant education history adds up to the total number of applicants so I'm assuming the averages are a reflection of the entire pool.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 15:16

Fair enough, thank you.

In your opinion, was the low selection rate of 49% due to the end of the fiscal year?

I worry I missed the gettin while it was good and that selection rates will drop off this year.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 16:18

Fair enough, thank you.

In your opinion, was the low selection rate of 49% due to the end of the fiscal year?

I worry I missed the gettin while it was good and that selection rates will drop off this year.

 

Hard to really say. They didn't have a lower selection due to fewer slots though because they didn't even have enough slots for the people that were selected (at least not right away).

 

It could be just because the end of the year meant they had to select a lot fewer people due to budget constraints, but it is really hard to say.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 17:15

Like XIIGage said there really isn't a way of telling if the end of the fiscal year really impacts the selection rate, but I did look up the stats of the September and November boards of last year. The September board last year ended up being a 73% selection rate with November being around 78%. So there was not really much of a change from the end to beginning of the fiscal year. I don't really want to focus too much on rates though, I am just trying to make my packet as competitive as possible so I hopefully don't have to worry about low selection rates.

 

But to put our minds at ease I did come across this article in the Military Times talking about the $717 billion dollar defense budget. "The spending authority includes $40.8 billion to “overcome the crisis in military aviation” by purchasing more equipment, $17.7 billion to rehabilitate worn-out Army equipment, and $23.5 billion to upgrade and repair “crumbling military buildings and other infrastructure.” So hopefully this may lead to higher selection rates, although I am not sure how much of that authorized spending relates to Army aviation specifically.



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:42

FQ/NS for September board, so here I am... Good luck to all!

 

Age: 24
GT: 120
SIFT: 63

APFT: 260

LoRs: O8(ret), O7(ret, former IP at Rucker, CEO of Army Aviation Heritage Foundation), CW5(ret, 180A, former commandant of SF Warrant Officer Institute), O5(ret, Delta Commander)

School: 32 Credit Hours, poor GPA

Military: None

Flight: None

Physical: Stamped and Qualified



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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:03

So I applied back in NOV '15, FQ/NS-NS/NC, so a lot of the stats I already had done. Well applying again and on the NOV Board. I know the stats do not mean a ton but they are what they are (minus everything from JAN '18 because they do not list Non-Select data). This is what I've found:

 

 

Milper   Month   Year   Q/S   Q/NS   NS/NC   % Q/S

18-320   Sept      2018   65

18-247   July       2018   64

18-164   May      2018   66

18-106   March  2018   65

18-061   Jan        2018   78

17-371   Nov       2017   68        18        17        66.01%

17-305   Sept      2017   82        26        4          73.20%

17-227   July       2017   85          3         2         94.44%

17-169   May      2017   68           6         4         87.17%

17-111   March  2017   50         19       14        60.24%

17-039   Jan        2017   61         22       14        62.88%

16-345   Nov       2016   57         21       36        50.00%

16-278   Sept      2016   45         51       27        36.58%

16-210   July       2016    47        33       22        46.07%

16-145   May      2016    47        25       4          61.84%

16-086   March  2016    47        5         14        71.21%

16-023   Jan        2016    48        20       14        58.53%

15-381   Nov       2015    45        33       67        31.03%

15-283   Sept      2015    49         82      56        26.20%

15-151   May      2015    50         63      87        25.00%

               Jan       2015    55         108    53        25.46%

               July      2014    54         35      31        45.00%

               May     2014    57         75      19        37.74%

               Jan       2014    57         21      22        57.00%

               Nov     2013    61         30      8          61.61%

               Sept    2013    74         10      5          83.14%

               July      2013   74          17      30       61.15%

               May     2013   71          58      53       39.01%







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