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#1 Spred-90

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 16:44

I was wanting to know if anyone has submitted a packet prior to the initial deadline knowing that it was wrong just to get it in the door? I know it isnt technically correct but I have a few signatures that are holding up my packet for the May 17, 2019 time frame.

#2 Adriek64

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 17:02

My stick buddy submitted a little prior of the deadline for the 2017 September board and ended up being boarded and selected in the July board since his packet was complete and free of errors. I would personally submit after the deadline and risk not making it to the desired board than submit and incomplete and half-assed packet. Just my opinion though... Deadlines are to "guarantee" that you'll make it to that board, if you submit after the deadline it's not guaranteed but there is still a chance you'll make it...
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#3 Jlopez13

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 17:12

You can submit it but battalion isn't supposed to forward to fort knox until it's correct. That's why it's a quality checkout just I'm case they do, there's a correction period where it'll get kicked back. So it's smart to submit it asap and work on improving it before the deadline is over.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 17:57

I was wanting to know if anyone has submitted a packet prior to the initial deadline knowing that it was wrong just to get it in the door? I know it isnt technically correct but I have a few signatures that are holding up my packet for the May 17, 2019 time frame.


I submitted my packet 3 weeks ago for the May board and I had a age and afs waiver. Both waivers approved and packet is board ready. Will be boarded next week
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Posted 10 May 2019 - 13:32

I submitted my packet 3 weeks ago for the May board and I had a age and afs waiver. Both waivers approved and packet is board ready. Will be boarded next week

Saw your awesome stats! Pretty high speed record. Good luck! I know you will get it. Also, your packet was processed fast!



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 14:13

Saw your awesome stats! Pretty high speed record. Good luck! I know you will get it. Also, your packet was processed fast!


Yea everything went super fast. It was sent back for one minor correction and then it flew through proponent and Army G-1(for waivers). Same thing happened for my physical waivers. Waiver was approved and physical stamped in less than 2 weeks
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:26

Just submitted my packet for the July board after almost a year of getting everything done! Hoping to see where I stand with my stats.

Good luck to anyone on the May board this week!

Age: 28F
APFT: 286
SIFT: 57
ASVAB: 98
GT: 138
Education: B.S. (3.4gpa)
3 LOR: O-3 Trp CO Pilot, O-5 SCO, CW4
4 yrs AFS
No Waivers

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:02

Found out my package didn't make the May board so I'll be on this one for sure. Took me a solid 5 months to get it submitted. Getting LORs, essay, resume done before going to the recruiter made that submission part shorter.

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Age 23F (will be 24 for this board)

GT 114

APFT 280

SIFT 45

6 LORs: 0-6 Marine Huey Pilot, 0-4 Marine ATC Officer, CWO 4 Chinook Instructor, DOD ATC Supervisor 40 yrs exp, DOD ATC Supervisor 40 yrs exp, DOD ATC Supervisor 20 yrs exp.

Experience: 5 yrs AD Marine ATC

College: 25 credits

Good luck to everyone !

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:04

Found out my package didn't make the May board so I'll be on this one for sure. Took me a solid 5 months to get it submitted. Getting LORs, essay, resume done before going to the recruiter made that submission part shorter.

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Age 23F (will be 24 for this board)

GT 114

APFT 280

SIFT 45

6 LORs: 0-6 Marine Huey Pilot, 0-4 Marine ATC Officer, CWO 4 Chinook Instructor, DOD ATC Supervisor 40 yrs exp, DOD ATC Supervisor 40 yrs exp, DOD ATC Supervisor 20 yrs exp.

Experience: 5 yrs AD Marine ATC

College: 25 credits

Good luck to everyone !

6 LORs?  



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:24

6 LORs?  

 

 

Agreed here. Narrow those down to the 3 best ones. The board will not have time to look at 6 and you are just making it more likely the weakest one gets read instead of the strongest one.



#11 Jlopez13

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:01

 
 
Agreed here. Narrow those down to the 3 best ones. The board will not have time to look at 6 and you are just making it more likely the weakest one gets read instead of the strongest one.

I would normally agree but having 6 LORs was given to me as a suggestion by the guy who prepares the packages for the board and submits them. Thanks for the tips though!

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:38

I would normally agree but having 6 LORs was given to me as a suggestion by the guy who prepares the packages for the board and submits them. Thanks for the tips though!

 

I would HIGHLY reconsider. I've been told the same by multiple Warrant Officers, including my recommending WO who has sat on the board before. The board only has 3-4 minutes per packet and it comes down to: ERB (resume if civilian), Essay, 3 LORs (if you have more than 3, they will randomly pick and discard the others, no matter who wrote them), your DA photo, and Senior Rater comments on your NCOERs.

 

So this advice is tried and true. Better to have 3 solid LORs that will get looked at rather than taking a chance they randomly choose a slightly weaker LOR.

 

Just my advice.

 

-Richie



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 12:55

 
I would HIGHLY reconsider. I've been told the same by multiple Warrant Officers, including my recommending WO who has sat on the board before. The board only has 3-4 minutes per packet and it comes down to: ERB (resume if civilian), Essay, 3 LORs (if you have more than 3, they will randomly pick and discard the others, no matter who wrote them), your DA photo, and Senior Rater comments on your NCOERs.
 
So this advice is tried and true. Better to have 3 solid LORs that will get looked at rather than taking a chance they randomly choose a slightly weaker LOR.
 
Just my advice.
 
-Richie


Thanks for that. Appreciate it!

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 16:35

You can submit it but battalion isn't supposed to forward to fort knox until it's correct. That's why it's a quality checkout just I'm case they do, there's a correction period where it'll get kicked back. So it's smart to submit it asap and work on improving it before the deadline is over.

I've been lurking around your progress and am frustrated for you that your package didn't make it to the May board. I wish you the best of luck for this one!

(Side note: I had 6 LoRs too.)



#15 Jlopez13

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 16:47

I've been lurking around your progress and am frustrated for you that your package didn't make it to the May board. I wish you the best of luck for this one!
(Side note: I had 6 LoRs too.)


Don't get me started! Haha I was supposed to be in the March board but something always came up. Congrats on that March selection. When is your WOCS date?

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 16:51

Don't get me started! Haha I was supposed to be in the March board but something always came up. Congrats on that March selection. When is your WOCS date?

I know and at some point YOU were helping ME! That sort of math does not check out...

And thank you. BCT starting August and WOCS in October.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 16:52

I know and at some point YOU were helping ME! That sort of math does not check out...
And thank you. BCT starting August and WOCS in October.

I'll get there soon. DM me. I'm already in Fort Rucker, so we can meet up when you get here.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 19:29

AD Navy Applicant

I have been attempting at applying for over 3 years. Finally had the time and support from big Navy to allow me the conditional release and operational commitment.

 

Board Ready for the May board (1st) but not sure how that has panned out yet.

Preparing myself for a FQ-NS and July Board.

 

Age: 31

GT: 111

APFT: 246

SIFT: 46

LOR: O-4 H-60 Pilot, O-5 H-60 Pilot, & CW5 H-60 pilot and Command CWO

Experience: 10 years, H-60 Airframe & Hydraulic Mechanic, E-6 (HH60H,SH60B/F/R, MH60S)

College: 72 credits towards BS, 51 towards AS (Aeronautics)

 

Not the hottest stats by any means but a lot of leadership experience and outstanding Eval's(NCOERS) that I hope will benefit me.

 

Good Luck to all.

 


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 22:52

Thanks for that. Appreciate it!

Ive heard both sides to this issue as well and I would say more power to you! I submitted 5 LORs (up from 3 in the March board) and I can see both sides of the coin. I was so undecided on this point that I asked my SWO interviewer (who wrote me one of those other 2 LORs for the May board) about it. And he made a good point: the board is going to look at what they want to look at so why start youself off at a deficit? Yes, they only have a little bit of time to look at each packet but it doesnt take a long time to read an LOR. And whats to say that they will only pick three random ones to read? He suggested: when all the board has to judge you by is paperwork, you might as well stack that paperwork to be the most beneficial that you can. This applied to me deciding on whether or not to add a resume too. I didnt want to just add fluff to my packet but he said if itll help the board get a better grasp at who I am as a person and leader (whole person concept) to go for it. Another thing to consider, too, is that the board isnt going to just go through our packets robotically. Their goal is to try to understand who you are and whether youd be a good fit in the army and within the Aviaton WO Cohort. So they will pick and choose and read whatever they need within your packet to get to a point to make that go/no-go decision. Each WO will have a different flavor in how they do things but theyre all trying to accomplish the same mission: choosing their potential co-pilots.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 23:32

I was specifically told by one of the secretaries of the board that if you have 6, include them all.  The way they explained it,  whether you submit 3 or 6, they will probably not read too much into them, but they will at least glance at each one.  


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