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Everything posted by zaurus

  1. Adjusting the date of rank hasn't been approved as of yet by the legal department. If it is, for those CW2 passed over for CW3, it won't benefit them in being released from active duty up to 2 years earlier from their 10yr ADSO. I bet they eventually adjust the date of rank for two reasons. 1) Closes the loop hole on those who want out of the Army up to 2 years earlier by being passed over on their account. 2) Saves money by forcing delayed promotions. CW2 approx $8k and CW3 approx 6k.
  2. SBuzzkill Let me understand this policy. Let's say I recently graduated from WOFT with a 10yr ADSO as a non prior service S2S. I selected the TSP option upon enlisting. I'm passed over for CW3 the 2nd time after serving approximately 9 years on active duty. I must be released from active duty 7 months later. Just got fired, canned. For you civilians who never served, you are not in any way guaranteed retirement when you enlist. Always exceptions to this policy by the way. My 10yr ADSO would take me to 11.5yrs approximately on active duty. Would I be entitled to a severance package in addition to my TSP account before my 10yr ADSO is completed?
  3. Don't worry too much. Enjoy getting paid to fly different twin turbine engine helicopters in flight school. Besides, everyone graduates as a Copilot. Does anyone know the cost per hour on flying the UH-72A? If you really suck at flying at your gaining unit, you just may be the frig bitch for either 6 or 10 years. 😄
  4. I meant full autos to touch down. That's where you must land just right in not damaging the aircraft. If they bring back solos, hopefully it will be more than just 1 flight. Weren't the students in TH-67A common core prohibited in selecting C-12s. With the aircraft going away, more students have a chance on the few C-12s allotted.
  5. If not, more flight students have a shot at selecting fixed wing C-12. Also, no more solos or autorotations.
  6. Yes, initially the Guard/Reserves is part time employment with the same obligation of 10 years after graduation from WOFT. The Guard works for the state and the federal gov't when dictated while the Reserves are a federal organization. The best part of the Guard/Reserves is that you select your location and aircraft type if approved by that unit.
  7. Submit a packet, you have nothing to loose. Your flight time will not have a bearing on aircraft selection unless going Guard or Reserve if wanting fixed wing. There are times in flight school, the C-12 is not even offered. Personally, I would select one of the helos. A lot more fun and challenging. Are you going active or Guard/Res? 11 to 12 years either way.
  8. The 64K question to ask is this. Do you have a 4 year degree?. If so, try the other services for a pilot slot. The Army should be your last option before applying. Rotary wing experience is not looked upon too favorably in the commercial airline industry. Even though rotary wing is more difficult in mastering initially.
  9. My only recommendation which has been mentioned. Selected another military service. Army aviation should be your last option.Ask any college graduate Army aviator (Commissioned or Warrant) who have the option of flying in any service.
  10. The individual who was informed of his 10 yr ADSO commitment also had in his possession at MEPS the ALARACT 69-2020 msg. It is what it is. He said the 4 additional years doesn't really matter. He wants to do the 20 years. My prayers go out to him. Youth, he's 19.
  11. In another forum , a Sept WOFT Selectee signed his contract on 9/21/20 at MEPS and stated he is under a 10 yr ADSO. It is what it is.
  12. Nil5038 Are you under the 6 or 10 yr ADSO? Have fun being paid in learning how to fly. Bravo Zulu.
  13. For those who were recently selected on the Sept board, congratulations are in order. Were you informed of a 10yr ADSO commitment after completion of flight school vs 6yrs?
  14. You need not complete your WOFT 10 year obligation before submitting an OCS packet. It's done all the time. The IERW ADSO will still be enforce even after OCS as a RLO. Plus, you can only branch aviation in OCS being a former Warrant Officer pilot.
  15. BomberBasic The most difficult part of the IERW (IEFT) program is being selected. In the Army's mindset, by being selected you will be an aviator. The Army has no money to waste in the Army's most expensive training program. In the 1950s a third of the class would washout. Had to solo by a certain hour. Did I say SOLO? Besides, every Army aviator graduates as a COPILOT. Your gaining unit will determine your true worth as an aviator. You proved what it takes in being selected. Go have some fun in being paid to fly.
  16. LIH Don't count the Navy and Air Force out. They prefer STEM degrees but that has never been a requirement. A good GPA/LORs and good test scores will put you in the running. Let them tell you NO. Can't be accepted if you don't apply. All services have helos if that's your desire. You can apply to fly part time in the AF ANG/Res (OTS/SUPT). The plus side is deciding on the location and aircraft, therefore not leaving it to chance. There just may be a F-22A or C-17 in Hawaii in your future. Some AF Lt has to do it. Unable to fly in the Navy/Marines Reserves unless already a rated pilot. Good luck and happy hunting.
  17. That was one of my concerns if you were a French citizen. You must renounce your French citizenship. Time to get back on the right team, USA. Since you have your 4 year degree, have you thought of the other services for flight training? USN max age 32, commitment 8 yrs after winging. USAF max age 32, commitment 10 yrs after winging. US Army max age 32, commitment 10 yrs after winging as you well know. Since you are applying as a non prior US soldier, you aren't required in having a CWO LOR. It can't hurt if you wish to do so. Personally, I think it will be an added plus in being a former FFL regarding selection. But then again, I'm a guy that likes warm beer and a cold toilet seat in the morning.
  18. Needless worry. 4 quick questions. Are you an American citizen? Are you in good health in passing a flight physical? Are you younger than 32? Last question and the most important one, are you willing to Protect and Defend the Constitution of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA against all enemies both foreign and domestic with your life when called upon to do so? Really no need in obtaining a helo ppl unless money is no object. More than a few are selected without flight experience as young as 18. Drop your packet and you shouldn't have a problem. Unless you have piss poor LORs from the FFL. If I was on the selection board, I would be very interested in hearing your experiences in the Legion. I wouldn't be surprised if there were US Army recruiters in Europe, especially Germany. Dependent US children in Europe can enlist in any service. Need not return to the states in doing so. By the way, how many years you must serve in the FFL before eligible for French citizenship? Is it 12 years?
  19. If I'm not mistaken, IERW is now renamed IEFT (Initial Entry Flight Training) as indicated on the USAREC Warrant Officer board. Fixed wing is an option.
  20. Is there a recent change regarding aircraft selection in IEFT? Hearing rumors to that affect.
  21. Sunyforreal Your obligation will be written in your contract obviously. You should ask your recruiter how quickly you can sign your contract. You just may be on the last selection board for the 6 year ADSO. Keep the fingers crossed.
  22. Must fit the age criteria as well. I heard 30 or 32 for active duty AF SUPT. USAF Res/ANG are more flexible regarding age. Your IEFT contract will spell out your obligation. Good luck. Sorry for the late response
  23. Normally Captains reach the Major board by the 10-11th year. They can be passed over and separated after their 2nd attempt. ADSO will not apply. If the Army doesn't want you, adios amigo/a.
  24. If you are a civilian and never served, you aren't required in having a Warrant Officer LOR but it is an added plus. Being a female, you have a good shot in being selected once meeting the requirements. I assume you know the commitment is between 11.5-12 years as of 1 Oct 20. That's a lot of deployments.
  25. Greyrider245 If you transfer to the USAF as a former Warrant Officer, you must attend Officer Training School {OTS) prior to flight school (SUPT). Same requirement in the other services. Your age may be an issue. USAF has no Warrant Officers since 1990.
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