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SEPTEMBER SELECTION BOARD

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Wow, just checked out the enlisted board results, 99 out of 150 selected. Over double the selection rate of July's board and the highest I remember seeing it since like 2005. I wonder if the cancellation of the November board had something to do with that? Further proof that timing can be more important than the quality of an application. Not referring to you nightmare, I'm sure you were good either way. :) But if anyone's holding off on putting in their WOFT application (I'm looking at you, Lindsey <_<), take note. This is how it works. That 69% selection rate from last year won't last forever. It looks like it's already dropped into the 50s with the September board. If you want to fly for the Army, now's the time.

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Roger that--out the door to go on a run!

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Nightmare, do you have WLC done?

 

Yes, so after I complete the prerequisites I should be able to attend the 4 week WOCS rather than the 6 week one.

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Yes, so after I complete the prerequisites I should be able to attend the 4 week WOCS rather than the 6 week one.

 

Nice, shoot me a PM and let me know your class date when you get it. I'm a November guy

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Nice, shoot me a PM and let me know your class date when you get it. I'm a November guy

 

Are you enlisted as well or civilian? Not sure when I'm going to get my orders cut, says it can take up to 90 days.

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Are you enlisted as well or civilian? Not sure when I'm going to get my orders cut, says it can take up to 90 days.

 

I'm Enlisted NG, so I already have my class date

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Nightmare, after I was selected I called the accessions branch (502-613-5917) to speed up the process of getting orders. I started WOCS just over a month after the board results came out. I had an excuse, my unit was deploying within a few months and insisted on taking me with them unless I had orders in hand stating otherwise, but you might be able to do something similar or at least get the info you want from that number.

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Nightmare, after I was selected I called the accessions branch (502-613-5917) to speed up the process of getting orders. I started WOCS just over a month after the board results came out. I had an excuse, my unit was deploying within a few months and insisted on taking me with them unless I had orders in hand stating otherwise, but you might be able to do something similar or at least get the info you want from that number.

 

I might have to do that. My problem is that my unit is going to NTC in about a month and will be there until the latter part of November. I have to pack my bags into a connex next week and would hate to get orders for a November school date and not be able to clear out of here since my gear will be on a train to California lol...

 

I doubt I'll be on rear D since we are so short handed right now in my unit. I really don't mind going to NTC with them because I honestly know they need me, but what I don't want to do is get my gear shipped away then get a WOCS report date while Im scheduled to be at NTC.

 

Ill call that number on Monday and talk to my unit. This is going to turn into an interesting situation.

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Well I called that number and it appears to only be for AGR guys. I've been looking for the number for the active duty personnel but I can't find it. I guess I'll just call a recruiter tomorrow and see what they can do to help me.

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So how has everyone been prepping for basic? It's been quiet around here.

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This place is going to be dead in November.

 

Not if I have anything to do with it.

 

On a personal note, things are slowly coming together on my end. SF-86 has been completed minus a few addresses I need to hunt down from people, resume completely updated, transcripts on order, and overnight I was pointed in the direction of all the LoRs I need. My run is slowly (though continuously) improving, and I am about to hit the deck for some more push ups. I've also got the Flight Aptitude test prep (thanks WOFTapp) and ASVAB study guides, and will be ready to knock those out when I find a new recruiter. December, here I come.

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Just ran a timed 2-mile at the track and went 36 seconds faster than the last timed one I ran a couple weeks ago. Still have a ways to go, but improvement still feels great, doesn't it?

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Knocking off 18 seconds off per week! Flippin amazing! Keep doing what you're doing and you'll be there in no time. Good job.

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Just started reading through this thread and had several picked as selected... Was right lol. Congrats to those headed this way, be grateful it is cooling down :)

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This got posted over on the "Ask a Soldier" GORARMY forum.

 

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Nice work to everyone who got selected! As I have spent the last couple of months at Rucker for the Instructor Pilot Course (and passed, as of last night), a few overarching themes have come to light here since I went through.

1. Be prepared for a whirlwind when you get to Rucker. It is going to be fast and furious. The bubbles of the past are largely gone thanks in large part to accessions being cut, and folks getting cut in the process. Therefore, have your affairs in order before showing up. Your time will be limited and you need to take it upon yourself as future officers and leaders to plan ahead to get the mission done with little or no interference.

2: Professional development. For those of you following the promotion trends this last board, it was a blood-bath. This was expected, but the magnitude was something out of this world. Promotions after CW2 are going to be hard to come by. Dothe absolute best you can every day and strive to make a difference. Make sure that difference reflects in your OER's once you leave Rucker.

3: Do not expect any special treatment. You are not special. Poor performance during any part of the course is grounds for elimination. Either tow the line, or find someplace else to be a slug. I hear the Navy needs ballast.

I apologize for not getting together with the folks from thos board while I was at Rucker. The course took up more time than I thought. You all had studying to do, anyway.

Keep posting the stats, and let's keep helping out those who come here looking for advice and assistance.

E. West

CW2, AV

 

What a ridiculous overreaction by CW2 West. The only people I saw got passed over were basically incompetent.

 

These are the negative Nancy's of the Army, there are plenty of them, and you would be wise to avoid them like the plague they are.

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Speaking of which, i was a little surprised not to be going to Jackson with (what seems like) everyone else here. Any reason why that would be an issue?

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Anyone going to jackson in january with me?

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