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This thread is for those who are on the Commissioned Officer side of the Army looking to apply to WOFT... There are scattered answers on various threads for the commissioned side looking to revert, but I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a thread specific to it. I know there are several of us on the forum who can help answer questions. For the most part, the process for applying is the same as everyone else, but there are some extra steps you have to take to make things happen. Army computer systems and what not have a panic attack when we try and do this, so we have to jump though some hoops to make it happen. So, post your questions here and I (and others) will do my best to answer them. If I can't, there are several reverts hanging around B Co that I can talk to to find the answers. Good luck to everyone applying! I know it's tedious but if you want it bad enough, you can make it happen.
Hey there, I'm new to this forum and was very happy to find a boatload of information from the stickies and other posts. I'm a Freshman at UIC, and I hope to put in my packet in 2019. I worry about my viability as a competitive candidate for a number of reasons. Of course the first being my age; I have heard wonderful stories of 18/19/20 year old who have successfully made it in, and it seems that their backgrounds are inlaid with excellent community service, extra curriculars, great LORs...etc. I have been an average student throughout high school and didn't really do much outside of class. Discovering WOFT has been amazing for me personally, in the sense that it has uncovered a drive within me, and I will do everything within in my ability to ace my classes this year. I've also joined ROTC for the army experience and to potentially foster some leadership and discipline skills. Outside of that, I'm not really sure how to market myself and become a competitive candidate in the early 2019 boards. Should I talk to a recruiter now? What board should I be preparing for(as in should I wait until second semester grades are full in, or maybe first semester). Any recommendations/help would be great. Thanks.
Hello! I am a relatively new member to this forum (you can probably see I just created my account today), but I've been reading religiously through the forums for almost 3 weeks now. As the question states, I am currently a contracted MS3 cadet in ROTC, but I've been thinking more and more about trying to go the WOFT route to aviation. I want to fly, no matter what, and with ROTC I don't like the idea of ending up in another branch. I've spoken with my ROTC cadre and they seem to be on board with the idea. I know I'd most likely have to pay back my scholarship, but if it means being an Army Aviator I'd do it in a heartbeat. Now, my primary question comes from my appointment I had with my recruiter today. He didn't seem very knowledgeable about the process to begin with, which started throwing up some red flags. And it seemed to me, as I've been reading through the forums, that there shouldn't any reason why I couldn't submit a packet to the civilian WOFT board while still enrolled in ROTC. There's not contractual obligation if I don't get selected, correct? My recruiter insisted that I must first dis-enroll from ROTC in order to submit a packet for the board, but my ROTC program cadre seem to think otherwise. I was just hoping someone had dealt with the situation before, because I cannot find anything in the forums. Many thanks in advance!