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#1 06butters

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 15:16

I've seen a few posts with info on interservice transfers and going from CO to WO in the Army, however not a lot about doing a CO to WO transition as an interservice transfer, so I wanted to create a thread for this niche.

 

I'm trying to make the jump from USMC commissioned officer (ground, no wings) to Army aviation WO. I've dug through the Army's recruiting website, talked to a WO recruiter, and talked to a few members of this forum.  Just wondering if there are any lurkers who have successfully undertaken this feat who have good AARs.

 

Also if anyone knows what the selection rate is for this kind of thing, I'd love to know.  I was looking at the MILPER for this past January's board, but that doesn't give a sense of application to selection rates.



#2 z0na

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 16:17

The selection rate for Os who applied for this program in Jan of 19 was right around 10/50.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 11:24

The selection rate for Os who applied for this program in Jan of 19 was right around 10/50.

 

So you're saying there's hope.



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 16:44

There certainly is hope. I hope you have strong OERs and a solid packet. They only do the board for Officers once per year.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 12:03

Any suggestions for beefing up a packet? I assume good essay, LORs...

 

 

Any idea if a board might look at a Marine more/less favorably compared to other branches (tougher initial training/we're all crayon eaters?)



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Posted 17 June 2019 - 14:50

They are evaluating your potential to become an Army Aviator. The essay is an opportunity to talk to the board about anything not necessarily said in your packet. Take a good DA photo. They look at the DA photo first thing. Utilize quantitative credentials. Also, good LoRs really help. Your CO CDR and BN CDR LoRs matter more than the aviator LoR. However, it would be ideal to get solid LoRs across the board. Get a solid PT score and solid SIFT score. Since youre an Officer, theyre going to expect more of you when they evaluate your packet than say an E-4 in the Army.





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