Discussion in 'Navy OCS' started by Ray-Ban, May 2, 2012.
Isn't what dfred did something your recruiter won't let you do?
Did you ever end up having that appointment with the Dr to retest your depth perception?
Just got a call from my recruiter (before I got my FS letter). They asked me if I can report on July 8th!
Talk about a fast turn-around. Congrats!
so you already got the final select letter?
Congrats! Spend a night celebrating and then better get started on that memorization!
Thanks! Tell me about it, though. I feel like I don't even have time to breathe.
Not yet. I think it's coming through now though.
Luckily, since I was in DEP...I already know a lot of the gouge.
Just do what they tell you and do it quickly. You should be fine...
Talk about an ironic twist! Glad that it worked out for you so well. Maybe a few others of us will get in with you. Hope you've been running!
It's not that my recruiter won't let me, it's just that he said a letter from an optometrist would probably not help. I don't quite understand that considering the cases of dfred and others.
The earliest appointment time I could get is this Friday, so I'll be getting my depth perception retested. Which test did you take the second time?
My recruiter left a message today (we couldn't get a hold of each other) saying that he wants to verify that I would be interested in going to OCS under a Pilot billet with the condition that if I do not pass my flight physical, that I would continue as a NFO. I should be happy but I'm a little skeptical since no one has heard of this, and NavyOffRec has said one must be PQ in order to go to OCS under a Pilot billet. Although I'd be happy to be an NFO if I'm not PQ for SNA, I'm afraid that, with the above arrangement, I'd be more likely to become an NFO and I'd have less leverage in fighting to keep an SNA slot. As crazy as it may be, do you understand my point of view? I think I'd prefer to just see an optometrist, pass the depth perception, and go to OCS under a Pilot billet without any conditions—the way people (like dfred) have done/will do it.
I took the Randot test with the Optometrist which I know is one of the approved test.
From the experience that I just went through I would think that you could go to you Optometrist to get tested, if you do infact pass, submit the letter from the Optometrist to NRC. I was able to get my letter stating that I was PQ'd for SNA without any underlying conditions and I don't see why you couldn't either.
I could be wrong but I believe you have to be PQ for Pilot to attend OCS under a SNA slot.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that that condition applies to everyone going in as SNA. If you don't pass DP at OCS you have to redes to NFO. I'm in the same boat, I got Pass - C at MEPS and just had an eye doc appointment on Monday. Took the randot and stereo fly and passed both. As soon as I get the paperwork back, I'll be sending it up. I'll be waiting a little bit longer for my PQ as they want to do a consult on my back next week at MEPS for a surgery I had in high school.
My feeling is that this is your career and the next several years of your life we're talking about. If you want SNA, do everything you can to get it. I would be absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to be trained as a NFO but you can be sure I'm going to exhaust every option I have as far as getting SNA. I don't want to wonder "What if I had emailed x or asked y?"
Yeah, you're right. I just got off the phone with my recruiter, and it sounds like what he said earlier is not going to happen. He's telling me to wait and see which community I'll get a FS letter for, which he and I know will be NFO, not SNA. Do people get FS letters from all communities they are pro rec'd and PQ'ed for? Getting a FS letter doesn't mean I accepted that community, right?
I'm glad to hear another person in the same boat. I'm going to do everything I can to get SNA; I wish my recruiter would do the same.
If a person was paid (BDCP), you have to redesignate, if you were not paid prior to OCS and you go as a Pilot but for some reason are deemed not PQ for Pilot you are under no obligation to redesignate to NFO, if even given that choice. Once you are found by the USN not PQ they are breaking the contract with you, you then have to agree to enter into a new contract.
They cannot place any conditions on you, the contracts are standard, no where does it say you will agree to redesignate as a direct accession.
I am guessing you are at one of the districts under the spotlight, several have had more than the average drop for various reasons, but a drop is a drop, and a drop results in a call from CNRC (1 star) to Region (Capt) to NRD (CDR) to OR. It doesn't matter what the drop was for, this still happens, the more drops an NRD gets the more heat they get, so I am guessing your NRD is getting heat.
DON'T FEEL PRESSURED, this is your life not theirs.
I got this email from OCS processor:"
You are medically qualified for OCS Accessions purposes. I am sending your PQ results to the PM today along with a Select letter (with no date of OCS). Remember, they will fill out the date and send the signed Select letter back to me for forwarding to your CO".
So, has anyone here been through this process? How long does this usually take? Being stuck on deployment, thinking about this is killing me. Thanks for any input guys.
How long it takes depends on what is currently filled, hard to judge, could be sooner could be later, but you have a date on the way.
He was the one who emailed me and let me know about program manager. It does seem that we are in the same situation.
no it isn't, as of a week ago 8 July half full, end of july is full, and august is over half full.
could be both, just depends where in routing everything is.
I have no clue when I will leave
Officer Recruiter basically said just don't expect to be around in the Fall.
Fall would be perfect for me. Those August and September dates would be great, but as I'm sure it is with all of you, I'll go whenever the Navy will take me.
as of last week August has 20 spots left, early Sept and late Sept each have about 40 spots.
Do active duty candidates get an earlier date for OCS? Or do these dates apply to Civi's too? An August or September date would be amazing news right now. Waiting for news on PQ but I talked to my recruiter and every person along the way in MEPS and they said everything looked great.
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