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About Bob_the_grunt

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  1. Monty, I could be mistaken. But I believe you will receive an email stating that you were selected. If not, its not uncommon for people to post the MILPER message on FB or via DM to you if you ask around (at least, that's how the E-7 board results go).
  2. After several issues with my Physical (namely the Flight Doc forgetting to send in ALL the forms), I got my stamp back - approved. Now I'm sitting in Afghanistan... just submitted my packet for the May board. Yup, I'm old... but I'll never know if I don't try. Wish me luck for the May board! =D
  3. I just pushed my packet forward for the May board as well. Age: 37 SIFT: 60 LOR: 3x CW5 (2 CCWO aviators, 1 SF Group CCWO), CW4 C-12 pilot, O-6 Group Commander, O-4 Supervisor Flight: 22hrs APFT: 286 ASVAB/GT: 99/128 Education: BA, 3.5 gpa Waivers: Age/AFS Best of luck to all this go-round!
  4. Thanks for the feedback! As much as I hate facing steep odds, I dont plan on giving up at all. It sucks trying to make such a drastic career change so "late" in my military career, but win lose or draw I'm gonna keep pushing forward! I would gladly stay in the army for the next 10+ years if I'm able to fly
  5. Follow-up / additional thoughts: - Private Pilots License (SEL) nearly complete. - 2 classes from getting my BA. - 285+ PT scores (yes, I know I can improve that) - 60 SIFT score. Those darn hidden figures...
  6. Greetings Aviators and fellow hopefuls, I've been reading through this forum for a little while now and wanted to break the ice... I'm an Active Duty Public Affairs/Combat Documentation NCO, stationed at Ft Carson. I have been passionate about flying for many years, but never got off my butt and did anything about it... until now. I completed my W1 Flight Physical at Carson and submitted to Rucker back in September. My Warrant accessions packet is 90% complete (awaiting the thumbs up on my physical). I check the vfso.rucker link Every Day (the waiting game is killing me), but still nothing. The Group Surgeon/Flight Doc called to Rucker directly and asked for it to be expedited on account of upcoming deployment(s), but still nothing. I feel like I have a solid shot at becoming an Army Aviator, but my concern is my Age/AFS. I have exceptional LoRs (USASOC CCWO, 10th SFG(A) CCWO & O-6/Commander, O-4/supervisor, and a fixed-wing CW4 aviator), my resume is on point; its just getting my Age/AFS waivers approved that concerns me. Every aviator I have spoken with have stressed the Army's severe lack of qualified pilots, and have told me that it would be crazy for the board to NS my packet. But, I still have my concerns. I'm 37 and just hit 12 years Active Duty. I'm in the best shape of my life, thanks to running around working and training with Green Berets every day. One aviator, who seemed a little salty, told me "there's a snowballs chance in hell that you'll get your waivers approved. we need young pilots, and pilots who will stay in past their initial ADSO." To which I told him that 18-year olds have just as bad of a track record of getting out after their first ADSO and chasing commercial $$, so I didn't see the point of that argument. Thoughts? If you made it through my wall of text, thanks for reading. I'd appreciate any feedback you're willing to give. Personal experience is always welcome!!
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