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  1. Second time look. FQ-NS March 2021 board. AGE: 30 RANK: E-5 - Medic TIS: 3 years Active Duty GT: 123 SIFT: 48 APFT: 275 EDUCATION: Associate Degree - 2.95 GPA / BS Aeronautics - (6 Credits + 27 transferred) 4.0 GPA. PHYSICAL: Stamped qualified. LORs: O-3, O-5, CW4 DEPLOYMENT: N/A WAIVERS: N/A
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  2. You say you’ve “wanted to fly your whole life.” Understand; one joins the military to be a solider and then they let you fly. Same holds true for LE, ala, one joins a PD to become a Police Officer and somewhere down the road, they let you fly…… Both career paths require a monumental amount of commitment with no guarantees. Specifically, if your reasons to join the military or a PD is “free” flight training, you better think again….
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  3. 2nd year 1st look AGE : 29 RANK : E-6 - 13B TIS: 9 years Active Duty GT : 127 SIFT : 47 APFT : 300 EDUCATION : 62 Credits, 3.8 GPA PHYSICAL : Stamped LOR : O-4, O-5, CW3, CW4(P) DEPLOYMENT: 2 NCOERs: 1: MQ, 4: HQ WAIVERS : AFS, Moral (Approved)
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  4. Bumping this — just finished the Hawk course. Has been quite the journey.
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  5. The Army is the only one that has a WOFT program. In other services pilot training is competitive depending upon your commissioning source. For example, you can apply to USAF Officer Training School as a pilot candidate and if you don't get selected, you don't go to OTS and you don't serve. But if you go through AFROTC and don't get selected for pilot training, then you still owe four years of active duty. OTS/OCS is one of the most competitive (i.e. hardest) ways get a pilot training slot by the way...it's very variable each year as to how many slots are available and prior enlisted ap
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  6. I had very very similar stats on my board just different MOS, also fq-ns first go but select on second. I redid my bio to really sell my years of experience more and took another da photo as well as an additional LOR.
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  7. You’re welcome. Good luck to your son with this upcoming board. No matter what happens keep pushing for it!
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  8. I am S2S. When I went to MEPS and signed my contract they gave me my dates and location for basic training and WOCS date.
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  9. If you are really wanting to get selected my biggest piece of advice would be to get some flight experience under your belt. Think of it as an investment. A few flight hours is better than none. I was a FQ-NS on my first look. I went and got 25 flight hours and was selected the next time I applied. Even if you only get 5 hours, that's better than 0 hours. If getting flight hours isn't in your budget, consider taking the civilian private pilot license exam as an extra test score to throw in your packet. It's something else to set yourself apart from your competitors.
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  10. Gotcha. Thank you. I am s2s and I go to BCT in June and report to WOCS late August.
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  11. Street to Seat first look AGE: 27 ASVAB: 94 GT: 129 SIFT: 56 OPAT: Heavy EDUCATION: Auburn University, Communication/Leadership 3.67 GPA FLIGHT: 25.3 hours Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL) BOARD: May 2021 LORS: Aviation O-3, Aviation CW4, Aviation CW4, Aviation O-6 (retired) OTHER INFO: 300 hours of volunteer service between two separate organizations PHYSICAL: Class 1A Physical awaiting approval from Rucker
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  12. Packet with USAREC...3 1/2 weeks to wait. 🇺🇸🇺🇸
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  13. It's still a guaranteed pension after 20 years. The percentage dropped (2.5% per year to 2% per year) but you now have the opportunity to received 5% base pay matching investments into what is essentially a 401k. You can choose to put nothing into the TSP/401k and retire at 20 years with a 40% pension and decent medical care for the rest of your life.
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  14. Anybody get class dates yet? It’s been 2 weeks since results came out.
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  15. AGE : 26 RANK : O2 TIS: 3.5 years GT : N/A SIFT : 63 APFT : 280 EDUCATION : B.S. Finance 3.42 PHYSICAL : Stamped LOR : 2 x O3, 2 x O5, 2 x CCWO CW5, 1 retired Aviation O5 DEPLOYMENT: 0 OERs: 2 - HQ WAIVERS : N/A
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  16. Nobody has a crystal ball. The next decade may see Army Aviation as the place to be. Or it might be a turd. Every service is going to have a level of unpredictability with it. Look at the 174th Fighter Wing in New York, who traded their F16s for UAVs. That had to be a tough pill to swallow. Why do you want to do this? What is attracting you to it? How do you picture yourself in the job? These questions may help narrow down where you’ll fit in.
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  17. I just recently finished my Flight Physical for my WOFT packet. First I had to do MEPS which was just a regular physical. I then had to go to a base that had a flight surgeon so I could do my flight physical. The closest base to me was 10 hours away and I had to go on 2 separate occasions. For me there was a flight physical part 1 and part 2. Those were spaced about a month apart because they wouldn't schedule the second part until results were back from part 1. If you want a full walkthrough of everything I have had to do feel free to send me a private message. I will
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  18. Yea you can guarantee pilot in every other branch.
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  19. You have a degree, might as well try for one of the other service flight programs also. If you're not set on rotary wing then there isn't a compelling reason to choose the Army. Promotion rates as a warrant officer are pretty much 100% though, not sure where you got that from.
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  20. I would post this in the military forum as well. Lyn
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  21. Seniority is important but so is timing. There are guys way above me on the seniority list that have a worse quality of life because their timing sucks. Also, I disagree about rotary experience and the airlines. Military rotary is still a good thing to have on a resume, it just won’t hook you up with the “bros” like some of the other military options. I have been incredibly satisfied with my snail’s pace career. Enjoy the road you’re on.
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  22. That means I might be cutting mine close. Thanks 🤙🏽
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  23. I submitted mine in January for the March board and I got it back last week. I think they're more behind than normal.
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  24. How long did your AFS take? Still waiting on mine. Been exactly one months now.
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  25. AGE : 30 RANK : E-7 - 89B TIS: 9.5 years Active Duty GT : 121 SIFT : 46 APFT : 292 EDUCATION : 45 Credits, 2.8 GPA PHYSICAL : Stamped LOR : O-4, O-5, CW4, CW5 CCWO DEPLOYMENT: 4 NCOERs: 1: MQ, 5: HQ, 1: 2-2 WAIVERS : AFS, Moral (Approved)
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  26. First look this board! AGE : 28 RANK : E-5 - 35F, 15T TIS: 7.5 years Active Duty GT : 121 SIFT : 74 APFT : 273 EDUCATION : 94 Credits, 4.0 GPA PHYSICAL : Stamped LOR : O-3, O-5, CW5 CCWO DEPLOYMENT: 1 NCOERs: 1 - MQ, 2 - HQ, 1 Q WAIVERS : N/A
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  27. Street to seat First Look AGE: 23 ASVAB: 99 GT: 141 SIFT: 71 OPAT: Heavy Education: B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Animal Bioscience Flight: 28 hours student time with 3 solo flights Board: May 2021 LORs: O-8, O-6 Retired, O-5 retired aviation, CG O-2 rescue pilot, Flight instructor Physical: Awaiting approval
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  28. AGE : 25 SERVICE : AD, MOS-19K, SSG- 6 years TIS. GT: 115 SIFT: 43 Flight: None APFT: 244 EDUCATION : 55 credits toward A.S. in General Studies, 3.7 GPA LOR : CPT, LTC, CW3, CW5 AWARDS : ARCOM x2, AAM x4 WAIVERS : None selected 2nd look March 2021 I post this to show that anyone stressing over low scores can truly overcome that in other areas.
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  29. I was selected on the second look. I added a CWO4 and a Congressman LOR. That CWO4 also reviewed my packet for errors, and he found some. Attention to detail is key. I also changed my essay. Put lots of numbers in it. And bam, here I am about to start WOBC
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  30. AxeSteel, your reaction to the selection results does not suggest a level of maturity that people look for in putting someone in charge of the lives of others, not to mention aircraft worth millions of dollars. An appropriate response would be to ask how you can better yourself to be selected next board or in the future. Complaining about the process/suggesting others do not make an effort on a public forum does not indicate professionalism. leadership, or any other quality that is indicative of future success as an officer or an aviator. This, like the posts of many of the previous folks who
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  31. If you can get authorization to move your dependents from MEPS you can save yourself the ass pain of getting amended orders after WOCS. I knew several people in my WOCS class who had their family moved in prior to the course starting. Pro tip: if your family lives on or near post, you can see them at church every Sunday.
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  32. Having been enlisted, commissioned, warrant, commissioned (yes, that order), I will not write an epic, but I will say that there is more to quality of life than simply the paycheck. Pay helps lessen the BS threshold, but it sure doesn't make the end all, be all for quality of life. Prestige as a commissioned guy / gal? I suppose it does a bit WHILE IN COMMAND (company commander, battalion, brigade commander--that last one is an extremely rare opportunity WAY down the road). That is 1.5 to 4 years for 95% of the commissioned officer population...over 20 years. Prestige as a commissioned staff
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  33. As an Officer trying to go Warrant, I share the same sentiment as shared above about the relationship between and LT and a WO/CWO. If there is ever an LT who genuinely makes a Warrant feel outranked, that LT is a douche nozzle. As an Officer, you heavily rely and lean on Warrants for expert opinion. In doing so, you respect the hell out of them. In my experience (which includes working at a Corps HQ), a Warrant is in a whole different class than an LT/Junior Captain. But if you can't swallow your pride enough to render a salute and respond with a "sir" or "ma'am" to an LT, then I don't think
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  34. If you get selected and make it through training you’ll realize a lot of what you’re talking about doesn’t matter. No one cares that a 2LT/1LT technically outranks them, it simply isn’t a factor, especially in aviation. There’s plenty of room to “go up the ladder” as a warrant officer. There is no special prestige to being a RLO and the extra money is in no way worth it.
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  35. It sounds like you already have your decision made. I would tell you that some of the finest leaders I have met were Warrant Officers. However, I dont think being a leader is why you want to be commission. I hope that if you do go commission, you put pride aside long enough to care for your soldiers.
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  36. Just by your write-up, you sound like a commissioned officer. I insist you withdraw your application and/or rescind your acceptance- assuming you get selected, right? I have only met one person who went from Aviation Warrant to Commisioned, and that was to be a Physicians Assistant. It sounds like money and prestige are huge motivators for you. I can almost guarantee you: IF you go commissioned, and IF you are able to get into Aviation based off order or merit and grades competing against your peers, your life as a line company platoon leader with not be more prestigious than that of a Warra
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  37. I heard if you score an 80, they hand you your wings at the testing center. Of course you still have to prove your score to Insights_STG.
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  38. I hope they just look at your photo. Cause boy I'm one sexy mf.
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