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  1. Hey, everyone...good evening. Havent found a room/board that deals primarily with discussions surrounding street to seat, specifically high school seniors. My son graduates high school in May and has completed his WOFT packet in time to be submitted for this May’s WOFT board. Anyone, parent or high school candidate, out there in the same situation?
  2. Hello, I have been searching the boards but didn’t find any solid information on this. I am enlisted and building a packet for WOFT. I am wondering if those of you in my position had to write an essay AND the summary, or if the summary IS the essay? are they two separate things? I have already written my summary, do I need to also write a separate essay? Thank you for any info!
  3. I'm looking for some feedback on my WOFT essay that I wrote. Its only the first draft but I need brutal honesty. If its complete garbage or not what the board is looking for I need to know. I'm pretty new to the army and am a pfc in the infantry at the moment. I've completed a year training cycle with my unit and have been to JROTC. Ill be going to air assault soon to be more competitive with my woft packet. Most of my experience is outside the army. I'm 30 years old with a lot of experience with other jobs. Why I want to be a Warrant Officer Stagnation is my greatest fear. It is because of this fear that I have decided to join the Army and pursue my goal of being A Warrant Officer. The way that I stave off my fear of stagnation is though constantly bettering myself and those around me both professionally and personally. Earning my Eagle Scout and serving an honorable two-year service Mission for my church coincide with my professional goal of being an Army Aviator. I am confident that my strong work ethic, leadership skills, moral character, and determined spirit will motivate others around me to be the best version of themselves. In my career as an Aerospace Hydraulic Systems Tester, I was an expert on technically-complex machinery that left no room for error. On a normal day, we worked on millions of dollars worth of equipment. Because of this, tight deadlines and constant demand, we were under a lot of pressure. My decisions and attention to detail directly impacted mission outcomes. To date, I have maintained a 100% zero-incidence safety and completion record. Through my dedication and drive, I was consistently the top employee for four years who trained and managed over 20 others. I am ready to take on the challenge of becoming a leader and aviator without reservation. If selected for this opportunity, I will build upon my leadership skills, continue to refine my adaptability, and turn into an excellent asset for the Army. I will serve alongside my fellow soldiers with integrity, respect and honor. I will lead by example and bring my work-ethic and dedication. My passion for aviation and service will continue to motivate me to push myself. Lastly, the sacrifices I will make will be worth protecting the freedoms that I, and others in this country enjoy.
  4. Looking to get a little bit of feedback on a WOFT essay. First draft looking for some feedback to help get it into shape. I did research before posting so hopefully it isn't totally garbage. Why I want to be an Army WOFT Aviator The primary reason for me wanting to be an Army Aviator lies in the fact that I have a strong desire to serve my country in what I believe is a higher capacity than what I have done so far. I had a great deal of fulfillment from being an Avionics technician in the Navy working on the H-60 helicopter for 7 years. Seeing the versatility in the mission set of helicopters is an amazing feat to witness. From Medevacs, SAR, Submarine hunting, the list goes on. I see this versatility with one helicopter and the possibilities in the Army are even greater. Personally, I want to fly and support the men and women on the ground who rely on competence in the air to assist them, whether this be in the form of combat support, medevacs, reconnaissance etc. The responsibility to be the person in the sky that troops rely on is a task I embrace with open arms. This, coupled with my history of being a highly successful and sought out avionics technician on a rotary platform, can provide me the necessary tools to be a highly successful flying Warrant Officer for the Army. My strong background in aviation will assist me in being a vital asset to the Army, but with that my determination as well. Upon separation from the Navy I enrolled in a University in pursuit of an Aviation and Aerospace Science degree. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA balancing full time school, full time work, and maintaining high physical fitness has been a challenge but also an attestation to the motivation I possess to achieve goals. In addition to the admiration for rotary wing versatility and a desire to support the boots on the ground, I also have a great respect for the Army Flight Warrant Officer community being the subject matter experts in rotary wing aviation. While it is understood that being a subject matter expert does not mean knowing everything, I do believe it is a badge of honor to be sought out by all ranks high and low for inquiries regarding helicopter aviation. It in these reasons that I hope to convey to the board that I do indeed have the background, motives, and sheer determination required to be an asset to the Army Flight Warrant Officer ranks if selected. My background, high evaluations while in the service, high GPA while in school accompanying a busy schedule are all evidence of the traits I possess that I believe drive a successful candidate.
  5. I have written out a few rough drafts and revisions to my essay and had some peers give me advice. This is what I have so far. If you have the time please give it a read and give some insight or advice on what I should change, add, remove, etc. Some background on me before the essay. I am a 68W, PFC with a year and a half of service. I was a holdover at airborne school (injury before I even started) for 8 months. I just got to my unit a couple weeks ago, and my leadership is all for sending me to do greater things. I have not taken the SIFT yet, but I have a study guide and I am studying every day. I also need to get the flight physical done first but I am not in the best shape right this moment and don't meet height/weight. I am working on that every day and will be good to go by the time it's actually time to get the physical done. This is something I've always wanted to do, and unfortunately I didn't know about the street to seat program before I enlisted. I aspire not only to be an Army Aviator, but to be seen as a leader as a warrant officer. Just seeing and hearing helicopters roar overhead turns my head in awe, knowing I will be the one flying one day. I will be an excellent Army Aviator, and an exemplary leader as a warrant officer. After playing soccer for 5 years, I learned the value of being a team player. Decision making and leadership skills were developed as I was team captain for 3 of those years. During trade school I volunteered as class leader, excelling for all 4 years. Having this role further enhanced my leadership ability and team orientation. Attending a technical high school also greatly contributed to a strong technical ability. At Fort Benning I volunteered to help at the Martin Army Community Hospital, increasing screening efficiency and expediting the process to admit patients in need of help. I also volunteered at the Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic. During AIT I volunteered for a squad leader position, in charge of over 30 soldiers daily. While serving in this position I was appointed the tactical leader for the entire platoon during a 14 day FTX at Camp Bullis. I was chosen because my peers acknowledged my capability of operating under high stress, and as a leader. I have always dreamt of being an aviator, and I am fully ready and capable to turn those dreams into reality. Due to my past experiences in leadership roles, ability to operate under stress, technical ability, team orientation, and greatest of all the will to fly, I will become an aviator and I will be an outstanding leader as a warrant officer.
  6. Hey everyone, I just finished a first draft of my essay. I really didn't know what to write, so I just wrote my reasons for wanting to be a flying warrant. Any critiques would be really helpful Why I want to be an Army Warrant Officer I can’t say I have had some lifelong urge to fly, I can’t say I worked my whole life for this opportunity, I didn’t take college level courses in aeronautics or aeronautical engineering, I didn’t start flying as a kid or have any family members who are pilots. What I can tell you is that while serving as a us navy corpsman in Afghanistan, that the courage and professionalism I saw day in and day out from the army aviation assets that I worked with peaked my interest in the branch. But that’s where it stopped, for years it simply sat in the back of my mind, what if. I finished college and had a lot of opportunities in front of me, but I kept turning them down one after another, nothing felt right. I finally said to myself I should keep being a medic and if I’m going to be a medic then I should be the best I can be, I’m going to become a flight paramedic. And so that’s what happened I studied and worked and finally got my dream job. But life is not perfect and bad things happen. One late rainy foggy night in September the unthinkable happened and a helicopter carrying two of my friends and two patients crashed, killing three out of the four onboard. I had no idea how this could happen but I had to understand it, I had to coup with it. So I found comfort in the old adage when you fall off a horse the only thing left to do is get up and get back on. So I found a helicopter flight school, I called one after another asking, do you have any past army aviators as instructors, only one said they did. So that’s the one I choose, I knew from Afghanistan the best pilots in the world are army aviators and if I was going to come to terms and understand my friends death I needed to know I would be flying with an instructor I can trust. This is when I meet Dave, a short man, a quite professional, a retired apache pilot. At first I never asked him about his time in the military I figured like me he’d been on deployments and probably didn’t want to talk about it. But as the hours towards my private pilot’s license clicked away we became friends. We talked to each other. The challenges of overcoming deployments, the transition to civilian life, and most importantly what being a warrant officer was like. He talked about being the subject matter expert, the man the command counts on to get the job done. The one who holds the institutional knowledge of the organization and is responsible for passing that down to the junior generation. The warrant officer corps is not one that requires the tough hard line that a Coronal may need to lead their troops, but it’s one who can lead by example and can provide that layer of knowledge on how to complete the task, and the why it needs to be done. While I have overcome the death of my friends and learned to absolutely love flying, it’s not that which drives me to apply for the WOFT program, it’s the stories of my instructor, the memories of the warrant officers I meet flying in Afghanistan, and the retired Army warrants I work with now as a flight medic; it’s the drive to return to something bigger than myself and far more meaningful than a fancy car or big house. It’s the drive to lead soldiers and to complete the toughest of missions, to be the one my commanders count on. This is what drives me to be a U.S. Army Warrant Officer.
  7. All, I am a civilian with no prior military experience currently working on my WOFT packet. Can someone tell me if I am on the right track with my WOFT essay? I wrote this early on so I can revise it over time and am checking to see if this is on the right track to a solid essay. Trying to keep it down to 3 concise paragraphs per some of the helpful information found throughout this great forum. Its in very rough form so I am hoping to continue working on it. Thanks in advance for your evaluation. "Why I Want to be an Army Aviator" As a Warrant Officer and Army Aviator, my leadership, communication, and technical abilities paired with a passion for education and strong values will serve the Army in all missions in which I am involved. I want to be an Army Aviator because the Army’s core values resonate deeply with my own and I believe this position will enable me to flourish as a leader, soldier, and a technical expert. Not to mention, piloting an aircraft for the U.S. Army is highly exciting to me and will fulfill my childhood dream of operating in the sky. Throughout the process of becoming a black belt in Taekwondo I founded my own core values. Loyalty and respect for my instructors as well as honor for the culture of my art form came first. Eventually, I founded the Junior instructor program of the American Taekwondo Association in my town and became a leader and a role model. Providing my peers a direct path to leadership gave me a valuable sense of honor, pride and great personal fulfillment. As a Warrant Officer I will be loyal to the United States Army, implement my leadership ability, and find great honor and pride in putting my life on the line to serve my country. Multi-tasking under high stress and making impactful decisions with limited information energizes me. While earning my degree in Information Technology with a 3.98 GPA, I focused on a career to develop my technical skill and ability to multitask in high stress environments. As a technical analyst, I became an expert in my field and learned how to effectively communicate in various formats with emergency services as I regularly spearheaded prioritized efforts to restore infrastructure in response to emergency situations. I strive to become an expert in any field in which I am involved. As an Army Aviator I will apply my drive to succeed, passion for education, effective communication skills and technical aptitude to master my aircraft.
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