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  1. My recruiter said to me today that if you don't get selected on your second look, then you have to wait a full year before being able to apply again. Is this accurate?
  2. What did you change between your first and second packets? I wasn't selected this time, so I'm working on improving myself for my second look.
  3. So I stayed up last night thinking of ways I can improve my packet for my 2nd look. The next board meets in Jan 2020. I'm going to take a few flight instruction classes. The price for it is a bit steep so I could probably only do 2 or maybe 3 between now and Jan. My question to the guys that have a PPL already is this. I keep reading things about ground instruction and the FAA Knowledge test. What exactly is that and if I were to take and pass the FAA Knowledge Test do I get a certificate? Something like that would be great to include in my improved packet. Also I'm training harder and smarter to take another APFT in Jan right before I submit my packet again.
  4. I don't sorry. I only saw what my recruiter brought up on his computer when we were checking. I hope you get selected.
  5. I saw the selection list, just got back from my recruiter's office. 47 civilian applicants on this board, 20 were selected. AVGs: APFT 265, SIFT 57, GPA 3.3 6 had PPLs 1 had post grad degree 6 B.S. 3 A.S. 12 H.S. diploma (the numbers aren't going to add up to 20 because everyone with a degree beyond H.S. diploma will also be included with those who have a H.S. diploma) I was not selected on first look. My stats are listed below. For those that were selected on 2nd look, what did you guys do to improve your packet? Right off the back I know I need to greatly improve my APFT score. How much do you think GPA factors in selection if you had to speculate. Mine is 2.3 for an A.S. in Engineering, which is one of the two weak point I think my packet has, the other being the low APFT. Age: 29 GT: 131 SIFT: 54 APFT: 233 (in my first post I typed 273 by mistake) Military: None Civilian Ed: A.S. Engineering Flight: Demo ride in R44 Helicopter Physical: Stamped. Waivers: Medical (shoulder surgery) LOR: O8 RADM (ret) who flew F-14s and F-18s O6 Army Colonel (reserves) lawyer O6 Army Colonel (ret)Military intel My U.S. Congressman
  6. Sorry to hear that. Paperwork is the bane of the WOFT process. I almost didn't make this board because my recruiters had not put in the letter that you get at MEPS when you take the SIFT. Luckily they caught it in time.
  7. I remember seeing on a previous board thread that there was someone who could check the list. Just give him/her your last name and last 4 of SSN#
  8. o the date I looked up for this board said it starts today and finishes on the 22nd. How soon after that will decisions be made and people be notified of selection? I am a civilian applicant btw.
  9. I went in for my flight physical in February 2019. Due to medical stuff, it was submitted to Ft. Rucker around Juneish. I was ready to go for the upcoming Nov. board. My packet was submitted for QC. I just got a call today from my recruiter saying that I have to restart the flight physical because it has been so long. I was under the impression that flight physicals were good for 1 year. Will I have to also start the waiver process over for my shoulder in the flight physical portion?
  10. "Alot of green "BR" status' which makes me a little nervous." What does that mean? I'm a civ NPS. Also, I know that not everyone who applies to WOFT uses this forum, but does the few number of post pertaining to people posting their stats mean that this is probably going to be a smaller board? And lastly, since October was the beginning of fiscal year 2020, that would mean the Nov. board is the first WOFT board of fiscal year 2020. Does the Army tend to select more in the beginning year and then lean out as the year goes on?
  11. Age: 29 GT: 131 SIFT: 54 APFT: 273 Military: None Civilian Ed: A.S. Engineering Flight: Demo ride in R44 Helicopter Physical: Stamped. Waivers: Medical (shoulder surgery) LOR: O8 RADM (ret) who flew F-14s and F-18s O6 Army Colonel (reserves) lawyer O6 Army Colonel (ret)Military intel My U.S. Congressman
  12. I trimmed it down some and cleaned up some parts. Updated version: I am committed to serving my country and I have a passion for aviation. I would be an excellent candidate for the Warrant Officer Flight Training program. My critical thinking skills, ability to function well under stress, adaptability to change and willingness to work for the greater good of my country and fellow citizens are attributes which will make an effective aviator and strong leader. The science and technical work that goes into making an aircraft fly is fascinating to me. At an early age I had the desire to create and understand how things work. Because of my areas of interest and my parents’ encouragement, I decided to study mechanical engineering. I believe that the skills and knowledge I possess from studying mechanical engineering will help me be an effective aviator. Warrant Officers are Soldiers described as being masters in their field of profession. It is my goal to become a Warrant Officer Aviator. I will be disciplined, focused, and committed to my duty and all areas of preparation to fulfill the role of a Warrant Officer Aviator. I am eager and committed to apply myself 100% and learn to master the air frame. Aviators in the Warrant Officer Corps are Soldiers and leaders first. I believe that a good leader must also be a good follower. One of my attributes is knowing my strengths and the importance of collaborating with others to achieve the set goals and missions. Serving as an Army Warrant Officer Aviator will provide me the opportunity to apply my passion for aviation along with serving my country. I strongly believe in President Kennedy’s words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” It is a great honor for a person to be of service to their country. That service is something that pays reverence to the men and women who did their part before you, and therefore will build a stronger foundation for the men and women who will serve after you. I embrace this duty to serve and will never shirk my share of responsibility to serve my country and to help my country excel. I ask for the opportunity to serve my country as an Army Warrant Officer Aviator. -------------------------------------- The first comment said something about what specific situations I have of high stress things. Another essay I was looking at, the person mentioned their hobby of recreational scuba diving for handling stressful situations. I could mention my hobby of riding motorcycles on trackdays. There is a lot of technical skills involved in dragging your knee while cornering a motorcycle at high speed.
  13. This is my "Will you read over my essay?" thread. There are many like it but this one is mine. I use the word effectively a lot because I was trying to drive home that I would be an effective soldier. Should take out few of my uses of it? Why I would be an Excellent Candidate for Warrant Officer Flight Training I would be an excellent candidate for Army aviation because I have a passion for aviation and want to be of service to my country. My critical thinking skills and ability to operate well under stress would give me the needed abilities to operate an aircraft safely and effectively. Those same skills would also make me an effective and strong leader in the ranks. Aviation is one of mankind’s greatest achievements. The science and technical work that goes into making aircraft fly is fascinating to me. I have a desire of wanting to understand how things work. That desire of curiosity lead me to become interested in engineering at an early age. Engineering is the basis of understanding how the science and practicality of things intersect. I decided to study mechanical engineering because it is the foundation of aerospace engineering, and therefore would give me the foundation of skills that I will need to be an Army aviator. Warrant Officers are soldiers described as being masters of their profession in their field of expertise. As a Warrant Officer aviator I will need to be a master of aviation on my air frame. When I am learning about something new, I put a true dedication into finding out as much information about the subject as I can. I do this so that I can effectively know the process for how it works. I would use this eagerness and ardent curiosity as a Warrant Officer in order to master my air frame. This means going beyond what the minimums are, and putting in extra work to be ahead of the game. Aviators in the Warrant Officer Corps are soldiers and leaders first. I am capable of adapting quickly to new surroundings and scenarios, this would help me in the field to quickly and efficiently solve problems and obstacles should any arise. This would also help me to effectively lead my fellow soldiers and help them with their goals in order that the overall mission is accomplished with great success. Another quality that I have is knowing my strengths and weaknesses. Because of this I know when to pass the lead over to another person who is more qualified. A good leader must also be a good follower. My engineering background makes me a detail oriented person, which is a good quality to have for following directions. Serving in the Army as Warrant Officer aviator would be the best way to combine my passion for aviation with the sense of duty I have for my country. I strongly believe in President Kennedy’s words of “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” I believe that being of service to your country in order to improve it is one of the greatest honors a person can do. It is something that pays reverence to the men and women who did their part before you, and builds a stronger foundation for the men and women who will do their part after you. I embrace this duty and will never shirk my share of responsibility to serve my country and help my country excel. This is why I would be an excellent candidate for Warrant Officer Flight Training.
  14. I got my flight medical waivers approved for a shoulder surgery I had and I was approved for mild asymptomatic pulmonary stenosis in my heart. Most of the time as soon as any defect is mentioned about the heart most people say it is game over. Not in my case. When I went to my first recruiter he said the heart murmur would almost certainly be a no go. I went to another recruiter, made it through MEPS, made it through the flight physical pt1 and 2, and did well on my APFT. Stay the course. The only people that can say whether or not you can get waivers for your stuff are the people in the waiver department. Best of luck to you.
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