Discussion in 'Navy OCS' started by Grumman10, Apr 11, 2009.
thanks spool! awesome words. and yes sir one step at a time for sure. i dont want to get ahead of myself at all but i like having a plan and something to work for.
i'm sure i'll have some questions if/when i get down to pcola and beyond so i'll try not and bug you too much. ocs first... actually i gotta memorize a bunch of stuff first and get in some serious pt shape... here we gooooooo!
I went through MEPS yesterday. There was some kind of issue with my paperwork so I had to wait 6 hours before taking the physical. The only thing I failed was the depth perception test but I'm going SWO so apparently it is not a big deal. Now I'm waiting for the national board to review/finalize the results, not sure how that step works.
Your recruiter will get a letter or notification that you are a "Physically Qualified" and if you are not you will know what is necessary to get qualified (ie waiver, or consultation).
Seeing some of you guys swearing in already is making me even more anxious for my final select letter. I just hope I'm not one of the unlucky ones that has to wait months...
Just keep on your OR about what the status is. Whenever I sent papers to my OR I would end the email with something along the lines of "What are we waiting on next?"
And if my OR didn't respond back to the email (which was rare, my OR rocks!), I would wait a week, and send a follow up email to make sure my OR received the documents I attached (with no hidden agenda to re-ask my what is next question of course )
Spoke to my recruiter and apparently I'm missing some medical record that I don't know anything about. Grrrrrr. Once that is in (whatever the hell it is), my final select is ready!
all sworn in!
pretty low key yesterday. read and signed a bunch of forms and turned my life and social security # into the hands of my Commander in Chief. took care of all that and raised my right hand and repeated after my OR. shook his hand and called him sir and became a sailor in the united states navy. pretty awesome day and worth everything. the train ride down the hudson from albany was pretty cool and i love the fact that i got in right before the 4th of july. couldnt have thought of a better way to script it.
call usaa next week and get my accounts all transfered and set up. then i should be ready to roll and just train and memorize till jan 24.
Congrats, you'll be getting there just as I am finishing up OCS.
How long does the final medical approval take? I did MEPS on Tuesday and heard that some national board needs to review my file first.
nice makk looking forward to it! dont yell at me too much when i cant figure out how to tie my shoes... mind if i hit you up once 2010 rolls around and ask about what to pack and stuff?
happy 4th everybody!
I'm sworn in now and I signed my contract today. I'm all set to go for the Sept. 27 class. Hopefully you guys waiting still get word soon. Its really starting to feel real now that I have a date and the paperwork is done.
Sure, PM when the time gets close and I'll give you all the up to date gouge I can, assuming I have computer access by that time at OCS.
Just got the news today, my final select came in and my date is set for Oct. 18th. Waiting for the actual letter to be able to swear in. Finally!
Congrats to all the FS folks!
Did you choose to have a later date or is that what they gave you?
It looks like we will be going to OCS together! Congrats!
I also started a Facebook group if you just search "navy ocs oct 09" you should find it.
hey guys - quick question - did your PRT have to be done for your Final Select Letter to come through? thats the last thing that I think needs to be done ... ive been to meps, have a secret clearance .... my recruiter says we're not waiting on the PRT for the final select letter. she isn't holding a PRT until august so will that push my ocs date a month later?
oh - read some previous posts ... but anyone get final select without having done the PRT?
I got MEPS and PRT done in early May, then they made me get a spirometry test in June to make sure I don't have asthma. Passed that, so I'm pretty sure that I'm just waiting on my clearance to go through because my friends have been telling me when they get calls from USDPM folk lately.
There is a paper that needs to be submitted prior to your final select that tells your PRT scores.
This is what they gave me. Pro recéd in May for SWO, and considering that for some people is has taken forever for them to get a final select, I feel pretty happy with October! Of course, I also didnt have any medical waivers, problems with paperwork, ect. to deal with either.
I was Pro-Rec'd SNA back in May (couldn't be more excited!). I've finished up with MEPS and I've also done PRT. For one reason or another my background check was canceled. My OR had me go to his office yesterday and sign all the paperwork again to open up another background check. He sent everything Fedex to get it there ASAP. My question is, am I too late to get in the September or October OCS classes? The reason I ask is because the job I am in is a seasonal position and I may want to start looking for something that will take me through the fall. I know there is no definite answer but if my chances of getting into a class this fall are slim, like I said, I may need to find something other than what I'm doing now.
I would plan on being around well into the fall. It seems most guys getting their FS now are going in October, so another month I would plan on November and so on depending on how long your process is drawn out. No one can tell you for sure, but this is the trend I have seen, and it doesn't hurt to plan ahead just in case.
I am in a slightly similar position as you, Bell. I accepted a job offer for a management program at a Fortune 250 company that starts September 16th. My security file was pending for a long time but I heard this week that it was either acknowledged or received so I am hoping the FS comes through soon. If I were you I would keep an open mind and your ear to the ground when it comes to jobs just in case something happens along the way... it's best to call the company before you start and tell them you are reporting for duty than to be broke for months going into OCS.
Anyone have an idea of how long it's been taking from the security file being received to FS? I saw a few guys go as fast as 5 days...
Any INTEL FS's here yet?
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