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Age: 22

ASVAB/GT: 96/131

SIFT: 76

PT: 238

Flight Physical: Passed no waivers (Except I'm too tall to fly the Kiowa (RIP))

Military: None

Civilian Education: 84 Credits, Associates in General Studies, 3.5 GPA (Had some leadership classes in there as well)

LOR: President of the Christian College I graduated from, Current boss, Retired CW3, and an active duty CW5 Aviation Command Chief Warrant Officer.

Flight hours: None

Battalion Board: Passed with a high recommendation (Don't know the score)

 

Selected March 2017 1st attempt.

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AGE: 28 years

ASVAB: 128 GT

SIFT: 68

AFOQT: Pilot 94 Nav 87

APFT: 78-pushups, 68 sit-ups, And I ran the 2 mile, in 12:16 seconds.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human services, with a minor in Mathematics. (GPA - 3.6)

FLIGHT: Private Pilot License- Fixed-wing Single-engine aircraft- 64 flight hours

 

Battalion board: 06/15/16. My recruiter told me that one of the officers on board did not like one of my answers. I passed the board, but I never actually saw any score. I do know that it was a vote of 2-1 though.

 

LORS:

-USAF f-100 pilot who was a POW for 5 years in vietnam.

-4 Star USAF General(Retired).

-A Navy f-4 pilot, lieutenant colonel(retired).

-An f-15 Lieutenant Colonel with the ANG.

-My flight instructor from my PPL.

-A current Congressman

OTHER INFO: No prior military experience; No waivers needed.

Selection Boards: July 18-22nd, 2016 // Selected: Found out the 20th.

 

***I understand its going to be an insane amount of work but I couldn't be more excited to have been selected. I'm ready to work and can't wait to fulfill my dream of becoming a military aviator.

 

Looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future. Go Army!!

Congrats on your selection! There are no LtCOL's in the Navy though.

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153A Rotary Wing Pilot 2017 ACTIVE DUTY Selection Results

January = 61/97 - 62%

March = 50/83 - 60%

May = 68/78 - 87%

July = 90/95 - 94%

September = 82/112 - 73%

November = 66/101 - 65%

 

417 Selected

566 Applied

73% Selection Rate

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Percentages going down. Im prior service and my board went well. Hopefully get approved at Rucker in January.

 

Are these percentages of fully qualified at Battalion board level and then not selected at Rucker, or how does that work?

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These percentages only reflect the AD boards. The WOFT board, which is strictly the civilian route, has percentages ranging from 90-100% consistently. Though these boards are technically for the same program, they are still two separate sets of parameters when it comes to selection.

 

 

As much as I really can't stand the way the Army does this, one thing is quite certain regarding the WO Aviation programs : Active duty applicants have a harder time during selection than civilians do. There are reasons such as end strength goals, level of importance of current MOS and other career issues that face AD Soldiers during application.

 

Even with this in mind, a 73% selection rate still means for every 10 soldiers applying, more than 7 out of 10 get in. Keep filling out those packets, the odds are in your favor!

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These percentages only reflect the AD boards. The WOFT board, which is strictly the civilian route, has percentages ranging from 90-100% consistently. Though these boards are technically for the same program, they are still two separate sets of parameters when it comes to selection.

 

 

As much as I really can't stand the way the Army does this, one thing is quite certain regarding the WO Aviation programs : Active duty applicants have a harder time during selection than civilians do. There are reasons such as end strength goals, level of importance of current MOS and other career issues that face AD Soldiers during application.

 

Even with this in mind, a 73% selection rate still means for every 10 soldiers applying, more than 7 out of 10 get in. Keep filling out those packets, the odds are in your favor!

 

What's the difference between AD board and the Civilian board? I was under the impression that they were both WOFT but that they kept civilians and in-service members separate during the selection process.

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What's the difference between AD board and the Civilian board? I was under the impression that they were both WOFT but that they kept civilians and in-service members separate during the selection process.

 

 

The Term "WOFT", "Warrant Officer Flight Training" is a civilian 'only' program. Civilian can include separated prior service. As far as the difference, refer to the thread you just quoted me on.

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The Term "WOFT", "Warrant Officer Flight Training" is a civilian 'only' program. Civilian can include separated prior service. As far as the difference, refer to the thread you just quoted me on.

 

I'm currently enlisted putting in a WOFT packet so I'm kind of confused on what you mean.

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I'm currently enlisted putting in a WOFT packet so I'm kind of confused on what you mean.

 

With all do respect, maybe you haven't done your research, thus should wait on putting in a packet.

 

http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/prerequ/woft.shtml

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With all do respect, maybe you haven't done your research, thus should wait on putting in a packet.

 

http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/prerequ/woft.shtml

 

I guess I was just confused on the whole process. I was putting in a WOFT packet before I enlisted and now I'm doing a packet as enlisted and it all just seemed to be the same. I'm clearly wrong I just wish someone would have corrected me on my "PFC to WOFT" thread because now I feel pretty dumb.

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I guess I was just confused on the whole process. I was putting in a WOFT packet before I enlisted and now I'm doing a packet as enlisted and it all just seemed to be the same. I'm clearly wrong I just wish someone would have corrected me on my "PFC to WOFT" thread because now I feel pretty dumb.

Really its all interchangable terms. Everyone refers to it as WOFT when dropping a warrant flight packet.

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Really its all interchangable terms. Everyone refers to it as WOFT when dropping a warrant flight packet.

 

 

That is quite true unless we are referring to the selection rates & different requirements between the civilian WOFT program and the AD 153A program. Then program terms matter.

 

Just because "everyone" incorrectly refers to something, doesn't mean everyone is correct. Confusing the terms for newcomers is a short sighted case. These terms are classified in Regulations, that in turn have specific rules & requirements attached to them.

 

Forgive me if I am pencil pushing here but if the WOFT program has once set of requirements to fulfill and the AD 153A has another unique and different set to fulfill, why umbrella them under the same term?

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That is quite true unless we are referring to the selection rates & different requirements between the civilian WOFT program and the AD 153A program. Then program terms matter.

 

Just because "everyone" incorrectly refers to something, doesn't mean everyone is correct. Confusing the terms for newcomers is a short sighted case. These terms are classified in Regulations, that in turn have specific rules & requirements attached to them.

 

Forgive me if I am pencil pushing here but if the WOFT program has once set of requirements to fulfill and the AD 153A has another unique and different set to fulfill, why umbrella them under the same term?

You think telling a qualified newcomer that he isnt ready, isnt short sighted all because he used the term WOFT? Cmon now...

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Selected-November Board

Best luck to everyone.

- Age: 28
- GT: 116
- SIFT: 67
- APFT: 280(+)
- Military: 8 ½ years AD Army Aviation (SSG, honorable discharge)

- Civilian: One year Defense Contractor for Army Aviation.
- Civilian Ed: Undergraduate Certificate Aviation Maintenance Technology Part 65 3.5GPA

Working towards BS Aeronautics 4.0 GPA/78 Credit Hours.

Working towards BS Aviation Maintenance 3.2 GPA/60 Credit Hours.

- Civilian Cert/License: A&P, FCC GROL, NCATT AET
- Flight: None

- LORS: O-7(aviator), O-5(aviator), CW4(aviator), CW4(aviator), CW4R(aviator).

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Hey everyone, I'm really happy to have found this site. It's provided a lot of what I hope is good insight into the process.

I've seen some post allude that having a physical waiver is a pretty big deal. Anybody know anything more specific? I have an approved waiver for my elbow and my ankle. The ankle has a non-removable pin and the elbow had a scope done after a sports injury. Currently waiting on my flight physical from Fort Rucker. I took the second part on November 17th.

Thanks for any information.

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You think telling a qualified newcomer that he isnt ready, isnt short sighted all because he used the term WOFT? Cmon now...

 

If the qualified new comer is compiling their packet according to the WOFT program procedures instead of the AD to 153A procedures then no, I don't think its out of line to get the terms straight. It just seems people end up getting confused, twisted and turned around on requirements and steps because they are looking at the wrong info.

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This thread isnt a discussion thread, its a stats-only thread. Take the discussion stuff elsewhere.

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Selected-January (Postponed to February) 2018 Board

Best luck to everyone.

- Age: 20
- GT: 126
- SIFT: 67
- APFT: 278

- Civilian: Manager of Aerospace Company
- Civilian Ed: HS Diploma

-Civilian Experience: 8 Years of CAP, made C/Capt and commanded an encampment, PJOC graduate

- Flight: 65 Hours Fixed Wing

- LORS: O-4(aviator), Capt. (Aviator), Ret. AF CMSgt., Colonel, CAP, Former CAP Commander

Best of luck to everyone applying, see you all at Rucker!

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Selected January (Postponed February) 2018

 

-Age: 23

-ASVAB/GT: 99/143

-SIFT: 78

-APFT: 217

-Education: B.S. Music Ed.

-Flight: 1.5 hours rotary

-LORS: Professor, Professor, previous employer, Army Transportation O-3

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Selected January 2018 (Postponed to February)

 

Age: 34

GT: 114

SIFT: 46

APFT: 277

Military: AD Army E-6(P), 7 years TIS

Military Experience: BLC, ALC, Airborne, SERE LVL C, 2 Afghanistan deployments, 2 South America deployments

Civilian Ed: 60 credits towards BS in Biology

Flight: None

Physical: Complete and stamped

Waivers: Age and Moral (approved)

LOR: CC(O-4), BC(O-5), CW4(UH-60 IP)

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Selected on 2nd look for January 2018 Board

 

Age - 29
GT - 121
SIFT - 72
APFT - 282
Military - 8 Years Active Duty (5 USMC, 3 USMCR as AR) , E-5 Sgt
CIV ED HS Diploma
Flight Hours 339 (CH-53E Crew Chief)
Flight Physical Qualified
Leadership Schools: Sergeants Residence Course (ALC Equivalent)
LOR - CO(MAJ [Aviator]), BC(LTC [Aviator]), Capt (one of my old OICs)

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Selected 1st look. January (postponed Febuary) board.

 

Age: 24
GT: 129
SIFT: 64
APFT: 242
Military: AD Army E-4(P), 7 years TIS
Military Experience: BLC, EOD, Airborne, 1 Afghanistan deployment.
Civilian Ed: 60 credits (the Joint Service Transcript stuff mostly)
Flight: None
Physical: Stamped good
Waivers: None
LOR: CC(O-3), BC(O-5), CW4

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Selected January (Furlough Feb).

 

Age: 29

GT: NA

SIFT: 67

APFT: 286

Military: AD Army 7 yrs TIS, 11A: Currently a Rifle Company Commander, Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, Captain's Career Course. No UCMJ or any other derogatory actions.

Flight hours: 0

Med: Complete

Civilian ed: Bachelor of Science. 2.7 GPA. University Studies (Yeah, probably had too much fun in college).

LORs: BN CDR, BDE CDR, Senior Warrant (CW5)

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Selected January (Furlough Feb).

 

Age: 29

GT: NA

SIFT: 67

APFT: 286

Military: AD Army 7 yrs TIS, 11A: Currently a Rifle Company Commander, Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, Captain's Career Course. No UCMJ or any other derogatory actions.

Flight hours: 0

Med: Complete

Civilian ed: Bachelor of Science. 2.7 GPA. University Studies (Yeah, probably had too much fun in college).

LORs: BN CDR, BDE CDR, Senior Warrant (CW5)

Congrats. Make sure you forget everything you knew as an officer.

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