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  1. 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
  2. Hey ya'll. I know its still pretty early but I was just wondering if anyone was able to submit a 153A packet for the upcoming September 2020 board. A lot of the people I've been talking to who are getting packets together are being held up by their flight physical due to COVID. Understandably, it seems flight physicals are pretty low on the TMC's priorities right now.
  3. Hello all, I’m new to the forum (obviously), but I’ve been lurking for a while. I’m an active duty Marine (E-4) with an FY22 EAS. I originally intended to join the military to become an Officer and fly helicopters, but at 17 years old I decided that it was imperative that I gain experience as an enlisted man first before pursuing a commission. I don’t regret my decision to enlist, but now’s the time to start thinking about the next chapter of my life. After much thought and discussion with my wife, I decided that pursuing a greater leadership role and an aviation career is more
  4. Hello, I have been talking to my local recruiter about becoming a Warrant Officer. Luckily, there was another person there who was waiting on approval for his packet. He suggested I check out VR and ask as many questions, and research as much as I could. He then gave me some papers to study. I understand there is quite a bit to learn, so I want to get started on studying and learning about aviation. To whomever is reading this, what study materials (Books, websites, et c.) would you recommend? Thanks!
  5. While reading about aviation today (a pretty common occurrence since starting my WOFT packet) I came across some articles about the Future Vertical Lift (FVT) program. I was just curious to hear what current Aviators out there think about it as well as the proposed V-280 Valor and SB-1 Defiant airframes that are competing for a spot to supply the military. Any thoughts on how this would change the world of Army aviation? Pros/Cons and Likes/Dislikes? What this means for applicants just beginning to enter the WOFT pipeline?
  6. Hi all, I am currently finishing my last semester of undergrad in Louisiana. My recruiter told me one of my LOR absolutely has to come from a pilot. I have no pilot contacts. How should I got about getting this LOR. Can I show up on a base and start asking around? Can I call someone? Thank you for the help, AH
  7. Hi everyone, I am going to be attending college next year. I want to serve as a Warrant Officer and fly helos after I graduate. A recruiter told me that I should enlist as a 15t (Blackhawk maintainer) first and then go to college on the GI Bill and, after I graduate, put in my WOFT packet, and this will look really good on my application. I am hesitant to do this because then I would finish college at 26-28 years old, which I would rather not do. Also, I am using my dad’s GI Bill so I don’t need my own. On the other hand, I don’t want to wait 5 years before I can serve. Would it be worth it to
  8. Good morning! Currently working toward completing my packet for either a June (unlikely) or July board submission. Ive gone through MEPS, taken my ASVAB and SIFT exams and am now awaiting my flight physical. The thing Im hung up on are my letters of recommendations. I have some solid letters from previous or current employers but none of the ones that truly elevate my packet. That would be those from CW3+ and O3+. Thats where I hope to luck out and either receive a little guidance toward acquiring those or linking up and meeting with any said person (a member here) who can assist me. I have
  9. I'm new to this forum and have a pretty bazaar question I'm hoping to get some insight to: I'm planning a trip to visit my grandparents in Russia whom I haven't seen in something like 14 years. I came across a warning that traveling to Russia is a red flag for anyone working for the government--which would include the military. I'm super interested in submitting a packet for WOFT and I'm wondering if international travel would have any effect on getting into WOFT or acquiring proper security clearances or anything along those lines. Any info that could give me some insight on this would be
  10. Hello all, I am currently a SPC in the NG as a 15p. I have a 69 SIFT and a 350 APFT, and I'm a Private Pilot working on my next fixed wing ratings. I am on the last step for NG applicants in which I undergo a final interview with the CCWO and a SAO. My 350 APFT was not taken for record, and before I took another one for the board, I sustained a foot injury in marathon training in which I have been unable to run for 5 months. Does anyone know, is an alternate event (such as the 6.2 mi bike), authorized for submitting a WOFT app? Or, any thoughts on WOFT or college first? (I am a college
  11. Hello to everybody reading, First off, this website is awesome, there is plethora of info on here. A bit of background of why I am posting this. I am currently a 2LT in Texas Army NG. I am branch qualified as an Infantry Officer. I have been flying fixed wing on the civ side(trying to get my PPL) for about a year now. I never exercised the thought of becoming an Aviator in the Army until a couple of months ago, since I thought to myself it was too late make the switch. A couple of months ago I met a the aviation recruiter for Texas, I just decided to ask him a couple of questions to s
  12. Hey All, I'm currently a Junior in high school getting a head start on learning what is required to become an army aviator, particularly following the warrant officer route. I am motivated to do whatever it takes to accomplish this lifelong dream of mine. Recently I have been talking to a VT Army Guard recruiter about enlisting into an aviation-related MOS when I turn 17 in April, in order to build time in grade, build relationships within the relatively small unit, and allow me to go to college at the same time, after high school. I've been told all this would look great to the board a
  13. I am currently applying for the Army WOFT. I have been scouring the web and my own networking connections for an active duty Army, Senior WO Aviator (W-3 to W-5) that would be willing to potentially sponsor my package. As some info about myself, I am currently serving in the US Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class (E-5) and have been in the naval aviation field for roughly four and a half years specializing in egress and environmental control systems / safety equipment. I started my package back in June, and have been pushing hard to make the January and March 2018 board deadlines. The on
  14. Hello everyone! I am currently in the Army Reserves and completed my flight physical at Ft. Knox back in May. I was too honest during the physical questionnaire and noted that I had a very minor concussion over a year ago, saw a doctor about it and he was not concerned about it. My physical was stamped not qualified - incomplete as Ft. Rucker would like neurological testing done in accordance with the APL associated with concussions. I paid out of pocket to have an MRI done, neuropsychological consultation, and a neurological consultation which is required per the APL. I submitted all
  15. First off thanks to anyone that took the time to read this. I'm an USAF E-4 in the medical corps and I've been working on my packet for about 4 months now. Studying the FAA handbook as well as Fundamenals of Flight (Army FM 3-04,203) for the SIFT for about 30 mins a day command won't let me test for the SIFT until after I have cleared the flight physical. I got a flight physical sometime this month (helps that I work in an hospital). PT has never been an issue. I'm OCONUS and I'm PCSing to CONUS in January. Headed to Florida not to mention I sew on E-5 in June so extra leadership courses are
  16. Hello, I am currently going making my way through creating my packet for WOFT. I think I have a pretty good chance, but would love some help on the Why I Want to Be an Army Aviator essay. If anyone who has gone through and been accepted could give me some pointers or recommended revisions on my essay that would be great. Here's the link to the google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V-RT2QtqeAyJFRM7D6N9QWrpsZPJfYzTK7fxdmi8rOQ/edit?usp=sharing Thank You
  17. First post. I am still in high school and I found the woft program. It seems to fit my needs perfectly. Except the slight problems like sight.. but that will be handled with Lasik when the time comes. Pt, I'm working on it. But my question is about hearing. The last hearing test I had with local physicians turned out to be just a hair under average, and said to be careful not to damage my hearing anymore for the army and stuff. The question is, are the hearing restrictions strict? What are they anyway? How is hearing tested in the army and in flight physicals? If you score too low is it possib
  18. This is the dilemma. I am active duty Navy and I have recently been selected into active duty WOFT. While I was putting In my package I was advised to interview for the national guard as well. Turns out I was selected into both. My conditional release states that if I am selected for Army Warrant then I am good to leave the Navy. National guard says as soon as I swear into meps, I am part of the Guard. They simply call the Navy and have them change my EOS and they'll send me a DD214. Seems off. Anyone have any insight to this. I've searched high and low, and nobody seems to have gone from acti
  19. Hey everyone, I'm a KC-10 Flight Engineer. I'm looking at making the switch to Army Helicopter pilot. I'm curious if any other pilots on here were prior FE's and may have some experience on what the transition is like, what FE knowledge came in handy for WOFT, etc. I guess this would also be a good question for prior fixed wing people as well. As a KC-10 FE, I'm proficient in not only aircraft systems/engineering, but also in IFR, TOLD computations/chart reading, *some* VFR (not a lot of VFR in the KC-10 world, lol), and reading Jeppesen Departure and Landing plates (which ties in with IFR, I
  20. Hello All, As my first post on this website, I have a somewhat tricky question that I have been unable to find a relatively clear answer to; and figured I would entertain you all with my question here, before I started raising eyebrows at my unit. Can a National Guard 1LT aviator switch to regular army aviation, and how does that process work? I am a recent IERW graduate (April 2016) and since returning to my home state, I have been deeply dissatisfied with my CAB. To be clear, I am not having any personal issues, but from a professional standpoint, this organization is rotting from the in
  21. The only thing I have left to receive is my flight physical. I had a few things I had to get cleared for and now it's waiting on the flight surgeon at my duty station to do whatever he does before sending it to Rucker. My question is are there any recent applicants that had their flight physical submitted and was told 2-3 month turn around rate? That seems kind of ridiculous. I'm seeing people on here receiving them within 48-72 hours of submission. This is the only thing determining which board I turn my packet in for.
  22. I am looking for advice. Currently I am looking at around 1 year total time of putting my Warrant Officer Packet together. Due to field training, extra appointments to be cleared for my flight status and LOR set-backs. Currently the only thing I am waiting on is my flight physical to be sent to Rucker and returned. Rucker is saying it will take 2-3 months to get the physical back. Is there any possible way I or someone else can do to speed this up. Due to OPSEC reasons, I can't give out information, but I am going to training soon and a deployment. I would really like to get this physical back
  23. Hello all, I am putting together my packet and being straight out of college, I am lacking in experience to put on my resume. I only have two jobs to list (currently still employed) that I've worked for almost a year now, one for FedEx and the other for a union in Washington D.C. I also started an e-commerce business last year but am hesitant to list it as the company doesnt make any money and am not sure if it would come off as me trying to be a big shot. Apart of me thinks that I should include anything I can while another part of me thinks its not a good idea. Any thoughts are welcome
  24. All input is welcome here but the way I was explained this when asking this question to a former Army aviator was "due to other leadership roles, a regular commissioned officer in the Army who is a pilot fly's less (on average) than a warrant officer pilot in the Army. Commissioned officers who are pilots are leaders first, pilots second and while warrant officers are leaders they are more so considered to be technical experts in their field." I mention this because one of the questions that I envision coming up at my boards interview is " Why do you want to be a Warrant Officer as opp
  25. Long time lurker here It seems based off these forums (and now unfortunately through my own experience) local recruiters are notoriously unable to process WOFT applicants. From what I've read it's "more work for the recruiter and they don't get paid anymore to do it". Her response when I said I was interested in the Warrant Officer Program and that I'd like to put together a packet was.. "Well the WOFT program works like this: you have to be a current helicopter pilot OR you come in a regular job (mos) and we will try to put you in the aviation unit and then you go from there."
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