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I know many people say to keep this fairly short and to the point. I tried to highlight my career and this is what I have come up with. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

While joining the Air Force at 23 has put me behind the curve in terms of rank, my academic background, personal experience and inherent leadership ability have shaped me into an efficient and effective Airman that is exceedingly qualified not only to become a Solider but for the Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviator program. I have worked and have led small teams around the globe implementing effective work schedules and producing highly motivated work environments. My military career has developed my leadership abilities and has further grown my desire in the aviation career field.

 

After enlisting in the Air Force in February of 2006 I was immediately selected and placed in a leadership role as an element leader. I was responsible for 15 trainees throughout basic training. During security forces technical training I maintained not only my physical fitness with an excellent score but my mental fitness as well by maintaining a 96 percent average. Security Forces technical training culminated with distinguished graduate honors. Getting stationed at Hurlburt Field I was immediately recognized as a leader by my leadership as well as my peers. During my deployment, I was chosen as an element leader and placed in charge of four Airmen and earned a Joint Service Achievement medal. I was then selected to become one of the first Deployed Ground Response Element (DAGRE) members. I demonstrated to my DAGRE teammates that I was dependable and trustworthy and I quickly progressed to become the team medic and weapons specialist. During my time at Airman Leadership School I was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate due to my academic success and my overall ability to work well with/lead others. For my continued motivation and team work I earned Flight level Security Forces Airman of the Year and Major Command (MAJCOM) Security Forces Airman of the Year. All the achievements culminated with recognition of an Air Force Accommodation medal. After Security Forces I cross-trained into the weather career field and hit the ground running. During the 8 month technical training I was again recognized by my instructor and peers for my communication and organizational skills and my ability to keep the class learning at an efficient rate and was chosen as the class leader. During this time I maintained my excellent fitness standard as well as maintaining a 96 percent average throughout the course. Upon entering the weather career field I continued my hard work and stood up the 25th Operational Weather Squadron Self-Aid Buddy Care (SABC) program and brought the squadron to a 99 percent compliance rate. With my consistent motivation and dedication I earned flight NCO of the Quarter twice as well as Air Force Sergeants Association flight NCO of the 2nd Quarter in 2015. During my time as a weather forecaster I have learned about the dynamic aspects of the atmosphere and how the weather phenomenon can affect different aircraft. During my tenure at the 25th Operational Weather Squadron I have supported the mission on duty as well as off duty. I was selected as 2014 Booster Club Vice President and organized several morale and welfare events for my unit members and their families to include the annual holiday party. Additionally, I have volunteered 45 hours off base for the Shyann Kindness Project securing over 2,000 pounds of school supplies which helped enrich over 1,700 medically fragile youth's lives. My volunteer service helped to enable my squadron's recognition by the Tucson Chamber of Congress as the E.D. Jewett Outstanding Unit of the year award in 2014.

 

I want to be an Army aviator because I want to be able to more directly affect our military mission. My brother's father was an Army pilot so I was influenced and intrigued by flight from a young age. His career along with many others inspired me to strive to achieve a level of service and accomplishment similar to their own. Their passion and love for flight has continued to influence my ambition to goals to accomplish the same. My many life experiences have prepared me to effectively and efficiently lead from the front and manage an overall situation with ease. I believe becoming an Army aviator is the most direct path to realizing my goals and ultimately better serving my country and the Armed Forces.

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Your resume will not, I repeat, will not be as formatted above (i.e. you had no format). You can use bullets, you can use bulleted sentences, you can use bulleted SMALL paragraphs. I guarantee you no one will read your resume like it is.

 

You need to make it easy for them to read. Otherwise they won't. They have 90-120 seconds per packet; you've got to make things easier for them.

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If this is meant to be your "Why I want to be an Army Aviator" essay, disregard my post above and let me know and I will critique as such. They are two completely different things.

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If this is meant to be your "Why I want to be an Army Aviator" essay, disregard my post above and let me know and I will critique as such. They are two completely different things.

I am inter-service it is form HQ USAREC Form 3.2 section VII-summary.

 

From my understating its your resume plus why I want to be an Army Aviator all in one. Is that right?

I sent my packet to CW4 for review and he gave me the ok I also sent it to CW3 at recruiting and he gave me the green light but it just seems long so I wanted to make sure. Thanks for your help!!

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Here are my stats to show I am serious about this. It has been a long road to get here and I plan to make it all the way through. Any guidance is greatly appreciated!!!

 

Age: 32

GT: 114

SIFT: 62

APFT: 280

Civilian Education: BAS in management 3.0 GPA

Associates degree in Criminal Justice and Meteorology 3.4 GPA

Military Education: security forces (DG) and weather tech school, CLS, SERE, Dunker, open water survival, airmen leadership school (DG), Anti-terror Level II, Raven, mobile force protection, DAGRE

Flight Physical: Complete and stamped (no waiver)

Flight Experience: no flight experience

LOR's: CW4, O5 Battalion Commander, O3 Company Commander

Military Experience: 9 TIS E-5, deployment Iraq, deployment South America. 1 Air Force comm 1 Air Force achievement 1 joint service achievement

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So... That's a resume? I'd suggest you look into how to write a resume.

Like I stated before my friend went to the May board and got selected with a similar style format for his resume.

I know what an actual resume for the civilian world is suppose to look like. Thanks for your feedback.

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As active duty, that is the format I used on the USAREC form 3.2 as well. However I definitely would cut it down, alot. I wouldn't worry too much about listing schools and awards in the body of the summary, again. They are both annotated at other points dedicated to those things in your packet. My thoughts anyway.

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That resume is legal, and you have several skills and experiences that make you competitive but I lost interest about 10 lines into it. Just my opinion...

 

Mike-

 

Yup. Gotta keep it simple! You want bullet points, not a paragraph! And include as much quantifiable data as possible: "responsible for x amount of equipment that cost y amount of dollars" etc... Helps paint a better picture of yourself.

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Yup. Gotta keep it simple! You want bullet points, not a paragraph! And include as much quantifiable data as possible: "responsible for x amount of equipment that cost y amount of dollars" etc... Helps paint a better picture of yourself.

Bullet style goes against the recommendations on the USAREC site.

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Bullet style goes against the recommendations on the USAREC site.

 

I should clarify... I don't mean a one sentence bullet point, but rather a few sentences explaining your duties at each position, as well as accomplishments. I used the 3.2 form, it helped a lot with formatting.

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Here is an update to the Original. I cut a lot of wordy words out and tried to be more concise and to the point. I also bolded some key words but it won't pull that over when I copy and paste.

 

After enlisting in the Air Force in 2006, I was immediately selected as the element leader and was responsible for 15 trainees throughout basic training. Then, during my Security Forces technical training, I excelled above my peers and completed the course with Distinguished Graduate honors.

 

Upon arriving at my first duty station, I was again recognized as a leader. I was then selected to become one of the first Deployed Ground Response Element (DAGRE) members, where I demonstrated that I was dependable and trustworthy. I quickly progressed to become the team medic and weapons specialist. After being hand-picked for deployment, I was chosen as an element leader and earned a Joint Service Achievement medal. I also attended Airman Leadership School at this duty location where I was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate. My continued motivation and teamwork earned me Major Command (MAJCOM) Security Forces Airman of the Year and an Air Force Commendation Medal.

 

At this point in my career, I volunteered to cross-train into the weather career field thus expanding my military skillset. I was again thrust into a leadership role as the class leader. During this intensive eight month course, I maintained a 96 percent average all while ensuring the accountability and success of 15 other trainees.

 

Although my weather experience has known only one assignment, the 25th Operational Weather Squadron, I have had many successes during my four year tenure. I have received multiple quarterly and monthly awards including the Air Force Sergeants Association NCO of the Quarter. I was chosen to be a Ceremonial Guardsman for the Base Honor Guard and conducted 368 hours of official ceremonies. I was also selected above 15 of my peers to become the NCOIC of Alpha Flight and awarded an Air Force Achievement Medal. My peers elected me as 2014 Booster Club Vice President and volunteered more than 120 hours which enabled my Squadron to be recognized by the Tucson Arizona Chamber of Congress as the E.D. Jewett Outstanding Unit of the year for 2014.

 

I am highly qualified for a Warrant Officer position as a Rotary Wing Aviator due to my academic background, personal experience, and inherent leadership ability. I want to be an Army Aviator so that I can directly integrate with front line operations and support Soldiers on the ground. My stepfather, who was an Army Aviator, influenced and intrigued my desire for flight at a young age. He inspired me to strive for and achieve a level of service and accomplishment similar to his own. My many life and military experiences have molded me to become a lead from the front member who is ready for any situation. With my sustained superior performance, leadership, and motivation I have the skillset to become an outstanding Army Aviator. It is clear to me that becoming an Army Aviator is my ultimate goal.

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