Hello everyone, I applied for the May 2019 Board and was deemed FQ-NS. Though the news was disappointing, it only shows that I have much room to grow and prove that I meet the standards of the Army Warrant Officer Corps. Like many others that have been passed on their first looks I would like some advice on how to improve my packet and increase my chances of selection. I have listed my stats and essay below, anyone feel free to comment on what could use some improvement. I am determined to be selected this next board and will do anything in my power to make sure it becomes a reality.
Education: B.A in Economics 2.7 GPA
Flight Physical: Stamped
LOR: SCANG CW4, CW2 (Retired), Civilian Boss
Sidenote: Congratulations to all that were selected May 2019. I am sure you will all make amazing pilots.
Why I want to be an Army Aviator
Growing up as a second-generation immigrant, I have always respected the hard work of those that serve our country. The opportunity to prosper as a citizen is only possible through the armed services that keep our nation safe. This is where my passion to serve stems from and providing others the same privileges given to me would be an honor. Being selected into Warrant Officer Flight Training would allow me to unite my love for aviation, with my love for country.
Throughout my time interning with the Columbia Police Department, I have learned much about operating within a structured organization. During my internship, I worked with many investigators ranging from the Violent Crimes Unit to the Special Victims Unit. Gathering information through video surveillance, biometric identification, and field interviews I assisted investigators in building cases to make sure the correct suspect was convicted. Through great mentorship within the department, I have learned that meticulous preparation and attention to detail are both critical components of success. I believe these lessons will translate well into a career in Army Aviation.
Being appointed as the Head Lifeguard at my university was both rewarding and demanding. The transition from simply being a lifeguard to overseeing a staff of over 70 employees brought on many new challenges. One of the biggest obstacles I overcame was improving the work ethic of the staff. By assisting my coworkers when needed while diligently completing my own tasks, I created a much more effective work environment and established myself as a competent leader that others could both emulate and rely on. Learning from my experiences, I plan to continue refining my leadership skills and apply them as a Warrant Officer.
I fully understand being a Warrant Officer and staying a technical expert in your field requires an immense amount of focus and constant adaptation. Being prepared and making the correct decisions under pressure is the essence of being an Army Aviator and I am confident that I match the requirements and aptitude required of both a Warrant Officer and aviator. I am fully prepared to take on the responsibilities of a Warrant Officer, lead by example, and serve my country.