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Civilian here, working on my WOFT packet for the reserves. I got a meeting with the company commander of a local unit that I'd like to fly for. I'm not sure if it's an interview or an informational meeting, but I'm guessing by how this came about that it might be a little bit of both. Originally, I got in touch with the unit administrator asking what I needed to do in order to be considered for a slot with the unit. She asked me some basic questions and then followed-up later asking for my resume, saying she'd pass it along to the company commander to see if he's interested. After that, the unit operations officer got in touch asked if I could come meet with himself and the company commander next week. Any advice on what I should or should not do/say, etiquette, attire, etc? I've done corporate interviews, but never military and want to make sure I present myself in the appropriate way.
I am currently stationed at Fort Jackson and am wondering how to schedule an interview. Is this just a simple matter of finding the nearest CAB and getting a human being on the phone? I would search global, but for example, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade out of Hunter Army Airfield does not list personnel other than the colonel, and I'm not sure e-mailing the colonel as my first option is a wise choice.
Admittedly, as I progressed through the whole process as a sister service applicant I thought the entire time there would be a face to face interview with a "board" of people. I thought that I submitted my packet, once board ready I would receive an interview date, and then after the interview the results of that interview would be attached to my packet and sent for final review where it would be found Q-S, Q-NS, NS. Imagine my embarrassment when I emailed the Warrant Officer Recruiting team to inquire when I would receive my interview date. They seemed confused by my question but told me that everything is electronic and "once the packet is board ready no further action is required on part of the member." It was then that I learned that the interview is only for civilian applicants. I just always assumed there would be an interview for active duty applicants as well!!! Thought I'd share because I never saw ANYTHING to suggest otherwise and apparently I'm not a smart enough cookie to have figured it out myself before hand. So there ya go! Anybody else? haha
So, found out that the meps security interview was a no go. I had a bad debt (<$3000) about 14 years ago that I settled and the bank close the account. I told the interviewer this and I was apparently disqualified because of this. My recruiter thinks my only recourse is to get congress to override it. Am I insane in thinking everyone involved in this process has lost there ever loving minds? Does everybody in the military really never have a single bad debt? WTF? I was in college and stupidly signed up with a 'credit counselling' company and they settled it. I thought this sh*t was behind me. But apparently if you are honest at the interview, you will get rejected. I'm so pissed off right now. My credentials are as competitive as anyone and I'm getting thrown to the side for this kind of BS?! Really pissed. Anyone have any ideas as to how to fix this? Or am I SOL? My recruiter is clueless and completely unhelpful.