zVo Posted May 12, 2010 Report Share Posted May 12, 2010 (edited) Hi everyone,I'm an applicant for the U.S. Army warrant officer fight training program. I had my battalion board interview this past Friday and was recommended, so my packet was scanned in at BN and submitted to Fort Knox for this month's aviator selections. Here are my stats -- 20-year old male, non-prior service42 college credits, 3.4 GPA89 ASVAB119 GT127 AFAST294 AFPTPRK eye surgery (waivered)105 hours flight experience, PPL (fixed-wing w/ rotary-wing experience)6 Letters of Recommendation[incl. an Air Force Brig. Gen and Army CW4 & CW3 aviators] It's been a long road with the packet process. I applied last year and got all the way through the BN interview - only to have my packet rejected because my flight physical was kicked back from Fort Rucker Aeromedical (cycloplegic refraction was off from the Army's standards & had to get PRK done). I'm awaiting feedback on the results; supposedly the April selection board results have still not been posted, so if it is any indication as to when I'll find out, it may not be until the beginning of June. I realize I don't have the best stats (highest AFAST & GT score, GPA, etc.), but I really question how much weight they carry in the big picture. Obviously college, AFAST, etc. are all ways of narrowing down candidates, but to me it seems like it's all about the character references of the candidate. I was talking to a woman who was at my WOFT board who got rejected six months ago, and she had a 147 AFAST, 3.8 GPA -- something I would think would be a definite selection. She also mentioned she had only 3 LORs, and by the sound of it, they weren't reputable letters. In the meantime, she said a high school graduate with a 3pt.-something GPA and some flight experience (I don't know if he/she had a certificate) got selected over her. I'm going off on a bit of a tangent, but with all that said, I think that indicates that there is more to the selection process than just "good stats;" I have a feeling LORs carry the most weight. Anyway, I thought I'd share some resources I've come across over the past year that may help or encourage some of you who are interested in applying. - FY2011 Budget Includes Funding For New Pilots, Flight Crews- Army WOFT Selection Rate Going From 60% In-Army, 40% Civilian Selection to 50/50 And here's an article explaining the state of flight training @ Rucker, which *MAY* negatively affect selection rates for FY2010 (including my board).- Ft. Rucker Flight Training "Bubble" Due To IP Shortages Finally, attached is a PowerPoint that is intended for civilian and prior-service applicants looking to apply to WOFT; it's fairly thorough in explaining everything that is needed for a 100%, BN-ready packet. EDIT: I guess the forum attachments don't work! Sorry. Anyway, good luck to all of you that have applied, are applying, or are thinking about applying... and hopefully I get picked up within the next two selection boards! Edited May 25, 2010 by zVo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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