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Hi, I am a new member and I was wondering what the aceptance rate to warrent was. I took my AFAST this morning and scored a 110. My physical is complete and verrified. I should have my packet in NLT the end of this month. I am getting my letters from my BN commander, a Full Bird, and a Major. What do you all think. I think I have a great chance and I am almost not worried about getting accepted.

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Hi, I am a new member and I was wondering what the aceptance rate to warrent was. I took my AFAST this morning and scored a 110. My physical is complete and verrified. I should have my packet in NLT the end of this month. I am getting my letters from my BN commander, a Full Bird, and a Major. What do you all think. I think I have a great chance and I am almost not worried about getting accepted.

 

 

I just looked at the results from the last few boards, added up how many were accepted and denied, comes up to about 20% are accepted.

 

I would be worried about it, I am.

 

I hope to have my packet in for the next board, finishing up my fight physical tuesday. I have some college, great ASVAB, 11 years service, 110 AFAST, and nothing is certain. I think I have a pretty good chance also, but I'll bet that the other 200 people applying this go around think the exact same thing.

 

I"m making sure that my packet is the best it can possibly be and hope that it's enough to get accepted. Everything I can find suggests this is a very competitive field, nearly every single applicant is probably very qualified and would make a great pilot.

 

Don't get over confident and skimp on a single facet, it might just be the one that causes you to be passed over.

 

Good luck! If it works out maybe we'll run into each other at Rucker.

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I am going to try to get my General to write me a letter of recomendation. I work with him from time to time and I figure if they turn me down with a GENERAL recomending me then something is very very wrong on the board. I have alot of things going for me, I work in the S-3 shop for a school for LT's and CPT's, I have had 2 deployments to Iraq, Various Awards, and my last NCOER was golden. Put that together with the CG's letter and I think I am good to go.

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20% ? And that's just off 1 board or the last few?

 

I wouldn't be too worried about it, you should see some of the cupcakes that they accept here at Rucker. Sometimes you just have to sit back and say WOW...

 

 

Either way... if you don't put your packet in, your answer is NO. Put the packet in, and your chances immediately look better. Don't live in the "what if I had put my packet in" world... You'll kick yourself for it.

 

 

my 2 cents, CHAD

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I am going to try to get my General to write me a letter of recomendation. I work with him from time to time and I figure if they turn me down with a GENERAL recomending me then something is very very wrong on the board. I have alot of things going for me, I work in the S-3 shop for a school for LT's and CPT's, I have had 2 deployments to Iraq, Various Awards, and my last NCOER was golden. Put that together with the CG's letter and I think I am good to go.

red_jonny,

Not sure how things have gone for you, as this thread is a couple months old, but I thought I'd throw in my $0.02. I had a conversation with my state's Aviation Officer (a full-bird), and he told stories of people coming into the board with the most stellar packets, scores and references one could possibly hope for. They weren't selected because they went in with an "Of course you're going to select me" attitude. The packet gets you in the door; it's what they see when you walk through it that gets you selected.

 

FWIW,

z

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red_jonny,

Not sure how things have gone for you, as this thread is a couple months old, but I thought I'd throw in my $0.02. I had a conversation with my state's Aviation Officer (a full-bird), and he told stories of people coming into the board with the most stellar packets, scores and references one could possibly hope for. They weren't selected because they went in with an "Of course you're going to select me" attitude. The packet gets you in the door; it's what they see when you walk through it that gets you selected.

 

FWIW,

z

 

 

The board meets this week and I'm going out of my mind waiting to hear back.

 

I maxed the points for the local interveiw board somehow. I walked away feeling like crap, guess its their job to beat you up, these guys were pretty good at it.

 

Heh, hope I can get some sleep the next day or 2......here's to hoping..

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The board meets this week and I'm going out of my mind waiting to hear back.

 

I maxed the points for the local interveiw board somehow. I walked away feeling like crap, guess its their job to beat you up, these guys were pretty good at it.

 

Heh, hope I can get some sleep the next day or 2......here's to hoping..

Hope all goes well for you Mymm. Sounds like you're off to a good start. Keep us posted.

 

z

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Hope all goes well for you Mymm. Sounds like you're off to a good start. Keep us posted.

 

z

 

 

Non select for my first board.

 

I guess I'm considered a civlian and go up against those guys because I'm guard.

 

It looks like my recruiter may have gotten some stuff screwed up with my packet, they didn't have my RIP or my Resume. I'm going to get it cleaned up and try again. The contact there for civilian applicants seems like a very sharp guy and I wish I had known to talk with him earlier.

 

If they say no again, I'll get my pilots license civilian and try again, course that will take 2 years..hehe. I'm pretty determined and have a few years yet till I'm 33.

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Red,

I have to agree with Zcat. You packet will get you in the door. However, your interview will most likely make or break your chances. I've had the opportunity to sit on aviation selection boards for the National Guard and we would receive letters of recommendation from Senators, CEOs, Generals and the most impressive thing to us was always the interview. Treat it like a job interview and you'll be just fine. Also, if you don't get selected the first time around don't take that as a definite no. Keep trying. Good Luck and let the rest of us know how it went.

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So how did you do, red? The board results are out now- let's hear it!

 

As for me, I should be seeing an RFO in about 90 days! Goodbye Marine Corps, hello Army! :lol:

 

Nick

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20% ? And that's just off 1 board or the last few?

 

I wouldn't be too worried about it, you should see some of the cupcakes that they accept here at Rucker. Sometimes you just have to sit back and say WOW...

Either way... if you don't put your packet in, your answer is NO. Put the packet in, and your chances immediately look better. Don't live in the "what if I had put my packet in" world... You'll kick yourself for it.

my 2 cents, CHAD

 

 

Yeah, that's about what the going rate has been, at least for the last three boards. This one, there were a total of 198 applicants and 46 got selected. It's actually closer to 25% but still- pretty tough.

 

Are you still at Rucker? 'Cause I'm looking to buy a house in the area, and my wife is looking for Army wives to hook up with. Drop me a line sometime if you could help me out.

 

-Nick

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I didn't see anywhere where red_johnny said he was applying for the Guard. If he is applying for AD, there is no interview for AD soldiers (sailors, airmen, marines) and there are only three authorized letters; BN Commander, Company Commander, and a Senior Army Aviator in the ranks of CW3-CW5, MAJ or above.

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I didn't see anywhere where red_johnny said he was applying for the Guard. If he is applying for AD, there is no interview for AD soldiers (sailors, airmen, marines) and there are only three authorized letters; BN Commander, Company Commander, and a Senior Army Aviator in the ranks of CW3-CW5, MAJ or above.

 

 

 

WOO! Board results came back and I made it.

 

Orders soon to follow!

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