I know that just about every WOFT applicant has posted their essay on here. I decided against that before my first board, because every one of my recommends said it looked fine. Since I have been FQ-NS, I am trying to look at every part of my packet and improve it.
I do have a resume, but I opted not to include it in my packet because my experience is somewhat limited. I think I'll probably try to include my volunteer service hours, civilian automotive work experience, and other resume items in the essay. If any of you would like to look at my resume and figure out a way to include certain things, please send me a message.
If any Army Aviators or selected applicants would like to offer input, I would greatly appreciate it.
Why I want to be an Army Aviator
I am pursuing a career in Army Aviation for several reasons, including: to take the opportunity to utilize and grow my leadership potential, to attain a career in which I can apply my technical capabilities, and to fulfill a moral obligation of service.
I understand that as a U.S. Army Warrant Officer, my main role will be as a leader. I am aware that as a leader, I will be required to swiftly make difficult decisions. Most importantly I intend to be attentive to my team, rather than make decisions alone. As an Aviator, I will look to experienced crew members to assist me when a difficult task arises. However, I am prepared to assume the responsibility and make the final decision, no matter how strenuous the circumstances.
Following leadership, I recognize that a Warrant Officer’s responsibility is as a technical expert. I am prepared to be a professional that others can seek for guidance. I’m certain that I possess the necessary competency to learn and apply technical skills. While attending college for physics, I have been able to employ and expand my mechanical comprehension in theory and hands-on applications. Finally, I have no doubt that my mechanical background will aid in becoming an Army Aviator.
Every man in my ancestry going back several generations has served the country. I am cognizant of the sacrifices that allow me to live a free life. I am also directly impacted by sacrifice. As a result of my father’s service-related injuries, I have been given V.A. educational benefits to attend college. Because of those benefits, I believe it is my duty to give back to my community and to those who have served before me.
In conclusion, I am fully confident that as a Warrant Officer and an Aviator in the U.S. Army, I will display and conduct myself as a competent leader and expert of my field.
(Edit: Disregard formatting errors.)