Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
WaterRooster

WOCS Complete

Recommended Posts

So I remember comments saying BOLC is 7-8 weeks, but I was just curious what the duration of the other courses are before IERW.

 

WOCS - 7 weeks

BOLC - 7 to 8 weeks

DUNKER - ?

SERE - 28 days right?

AEROMED - ?

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOCS - 7 weeks

BOLC - 7 to 8 weeks

DUNKER - 1 day for swim test 1 day for dunker (unless remedial is required)

SERE - 21 days

AEROMED - 2 weeks

Primary- 8 weeks

Instruments- 8 weeks

BWS- 4 weeks

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was the 10 days of PTDY for the PCS move still available?

 

^This^

 

Also, when would that be? After WOCS? Basically, when could I move my family down and have the Army pay for the move?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. My wife moved down while I was in WOCS, but I had several buddies take it. Bravo is actually pretty decent about ensuring members get their PTDY for house hunting and for maternity leave. If your in an active training class they will let you take it after you finish that phase (for maternity leave). Also, I have seen several guys take leave for many different reasons such as emergencies, stress, marriage issues, etc. they will just take you out of a class, let you take care of family or issue and re-insert you when you are ready. In the case of house hunting/PCS I'm sure they will ask after WOCS during the bravo in-brief and you will just start BOLC after you are complete.

 

I dislike a lot of things about bravo, but they have been doing this for a while and will ensure you have your family and affairs in order prior to training.

 

Hope this helps!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For street to seaters you'll get PTDY, but that is only for local house hunting. You won't get travel time in addition to PTDY to go get your stuff. The trip from BCT to WOCS is considered a PCS move, as is going from WOCS to B Co even though it is just down the road.

 

If you don't take PTDY you can take regular leave to go get your things and move, but that is your vacation time. Also you won't get paid travel time for yourself, but you will for family members. Won't get mileage either, but will get paid for weight moved.

 

For in service candidates, you'll get both PTDY and leave to move your stuff, while getting paid for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well my situation is weird due to Christmas exodus we are now in the hole 2 weeks of leave so how would I move my stuff from Indiana to Rucker as well as my wife and our cars if we have negative leave?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That sucks... you can send movers to get your stuff at the Army's expense as long as someone is there to let them in. With exodus already putting you in the hole I don't know how much further they'll let you go. I've heard of some people taking PTDY and going home anyway to move their stuff, but that's a dangerous game. You'll have to talk to B Co about it when the time comes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bco only allows you to be 10 days in the hole. You are going to have to talk to them when you get here. I'm guard and my PTDY was prior to WOCS and the people I went with were able to use it after only due to exodus. It all just depends on your BOLC date really. If it's right away after you might not get it just due to the time frame. Again, Bco will come to talk to you at WOCS while you are in the field and they can answer almost all your questions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First of all, Happy New Year! I came across something interesting last week. Item 17 of the WOCS Orientation Package says:

Prior to training, upload all documents required to your personal folder in AKO (Senior TAC essay, autobiography, awards, lease, marriage certificate, etc.).
ref: http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/WOCC/wocourses.asp

 

This is the first I have seen or heard about writing the Senior TAC essay and autobiography prior to WOCS. Is this correct?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know about the five week course, but for the seven week we did everything after getting there, including the essay and bio.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 week we had it all done in the online class prior to getting to WOCS

 

x2 on that. I had to do the DL classes and the 2 essays prior to getting there and my unit notified me 9 days prior to the start date that I needed to get that stuff done. My life sucked for those 9 days but i got it done. I was a full time NG technician so I just told my boss about it and he let me get it done during work. One of the plus sides to being full time guard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...