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  1. Navy2007

    Time from a start to finish

    I love the ole “hurry up and wait” adage. I began this process in January 2017. If at first you don’t succeed keep trying right? I have been on only two boards since then. But I am hopeful that the SWO board I am on for 08 APR 2019 is it! How long have you been applying, waiting on MEPS...
  2. AwsumAwstun

    Waiver for vision?

    Hey guys. Long time reader, first post. I am completely done with my packet for SWO (56 OAR, 3.35 GPA, Marketing degree, 5+years in management). I'm only waiting for a consultation regarding my eyesight. In 2011 I attempted to enlist and was told by my recruiter, "They're not letting you in...
  3. SickEmergency

    Forced To Choose Early

    I’m assuming someone else out there has had this happen to them or knows what to do in my situation. My second choice SWO approved me and gave me a leave date for April 14th. My first choice INTEL won’t be posting results until the end of April. Obviously there’s a timing issues here. Do I...
  4. J

    OCS Interviews

    Good Morning All, I am submitting my package this July for SWO. However, where I am stationed at, there aren’t any SWO’s, at all, not even close by. What is the best way to go about getting a SWO interview? After all, I only need 1 of the 3 to be SWO. Thanks for your help. Dean
  5. P

    Impacting my future chance?

    I recently applied for SWO and SNA. I was picked up for SNA, but not SWO. While I understand this selection is an incredible opportunity, I have to consider all of the options. I applied to grad school and was recently accepted into my dream Masters program. I am wondering if it would harm my...
  6. socalsomeday

    SWO Board FEB19

    Hello all! I am starting a thread for those who are applying to the 11FEB19 SWO board because I did not find one already made. Please be sure to add yourself to the googledoc below so we can track who is selected. Good luck everyone...
  7. D


    ALCON, Below is a link to the Navy Recruiting Command's portal site; CAC Card required. Please make sure you select your "DOD EMAIL" certificate to gain access. https://mpte.navy.deps.mil/sites/nrc/n3/n31/SitePages/Home.aspx It is updated weekly and will help you stay up to date on any...
  8. D


    ALCON, Per Mr. Ted Williams, attached is the latest and greatest checklist. Apparently they have been submitting updates to NPC for the past 2 years but their inputs/requests have fallen on def ears. V/r, YNX(AW)
  9. S

    6 AUG 18 /SWO board

    Thought I would make this board.
  10. ndea

    SWO lifestyle

    It seems like people have a lot of negative things to say about SWO, why is that? Is the quality of life just sucky? is it overmanned and people are annoyingly competitive ? What's so wrong with SWOs? also how hard/easy is it to get accepted by an OCS board
  11. abctotheabc

    14 MAY 18 SWO BOARD

    Since we're about three months out, I thought I'd start this board. Checking in for this. Packets are due April 6th.
  12. Ronin88

    OCS Survival Guide

    I recently graduated from OCS and received endless amounts of questions about it. To help I started creating a video series on YouTube. If you would like to check it out the link is below. Hopefully they help you on your OCS journey.
  13. K

    5 MAR 18 SWO Board

    A little early to start this, but just submitted everything. Packets are due 26 JAN 18. Good luck everyone.
  14. androgino

    Service Assignment 2017

    So my XO says that service assignments should be coming out earlier this year. Last year they came out on October 12th, and that was supposedly "late". Does anyone have an update? I'm so anxious.
  15. N

    23 OCT 2017 SWO Board

    This thread is for those of us who are applying to the 23 OCT 17 SWO Board. Recommended NRD due date: 22 SEP 17 NRC due date: 25 SEP 17 Board convenes: 23 OCT 17 Good luck to all who are applying.
  16. NHJK

    NROTC vs. OCS for a low GPA college senior?

    Currently heading into my 1/C year at the only State Maritime Academy that does not have an NROTC Battalion or cross-town option. Having opted out of the SSMP (Formerly "MMR") program due to their shortage of Active Component billets, I will graduate in June 2018 with a B.S. in Marine...
  17. F

    SWO-IDC options?

    Hi everyone! I noticed in the most recent board schedule posted there is "SWO-IDC options" included in the Intel board. So I was trying to find more information on this because when I asked my recruiter, he had never heard of it and didn't think it was a thing. From what I have found just...
  18. Law_Student_Yawning

    OAR/ASTB for OCS

    So, I'm taking the OAR/ASTB exams in less than two weeks. Is that enough time to prepare? Let me give you a little bit of background. I'm 25. I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a 3.45 GPA. I am in my last year of law school, and I do plan on getting barred. I've...
  19. C

    USN Looking for insight on my current situation

    Hello, I'm currently in active pursuit for a career in the Navy and am looking for insight on my current situation. I recently was denied by the two boards I applied for (Supply Corps and Aviation-NFO). I took the ASTB-E and received a 47, 4/4/5 and I realize my scores were not too impressive...
  20. Intel101

    OCS PCS after OCS with family

    Good evening, What is the processs for AD prior enlisted after graduating OCS specifically for SWO officers with dependents. I have three children and wife and they will of course stay in San diego while I am in OCS. I look through some threads and it looks like ships are picked halfway through...
  21. CK#4

    Ship Type/Station

    Just curious, what are the common ship types that a new SWO is usually stationed on fresh out of OCS/ whatever additional schooling may be required? Also, can a new SWO end up being station with a Marine unit? Besides Japan, are there any other stations usually open for a new SWO outside of the...
  22. CK#4

    24 Oct SWO Board

    NRD-LA Processor informed me of a 24 Oct SWO Board. Since the page only posted for August, which isnt open to everyone, and December, which is very far away, here you go!
  23. S

    LASIK, Naval Vision requirements, MEPS, and Eligibility

    I had a conversation recently with my recruiter. He decided to look into vision requirements for unrestricted line officers after I informed him that I was open to seeking a commission as a SWO. I already took the ASTB-E (and have fairly competitive scores with my GPA), plan on going to MEPS, am...
  24. zack13usa

    OCS Poll- March '16 IDC Board Applicants

    Hi all, Now that we're almost a week away, here's an extended version for the upcoming IDC board thread ( posted for 03/07/2016 date) Which designators are you applying for? and what is your background?
  25. Prima TRT

    OCS/ JAG Questions

    Hi I'm Rebecca 33 year old, this is my first post. It has been my dream since I was 7 to be a commissioned officer in Navy. So far I have talked to an Army OR he states I have a very good chance of getting into OCS. I'm looking to apply AF,Navy and Army. I have BS in Business Management/...
  26. N

    Can you apply to multiple programs at one time?

    Can you apply to multiple programs at once? In my situation, I would like to apply to CEC and SWO. Is that frowned upon by the individual boards or is it no problem? Thanks
  27. E

    Stupid mistake - Will it deeply affect my chance of getting into the Navy?

    Hi! I am a college student and two years ago I made the dumbest mistake I could have ever done. I got charged for petty theft. I did get a diversion and never did anything like that ever since. Now I am completing my NASIS and see that it is asking if I had ever been fired from a job before...
  28. N

    Lateral Transfer from SWO to Intelligence

    Hello all, I am currently in the process of applying to be a Navy intelligence officer. My recruiter was straight up with me and warned me that my chances of getting intel are fairly low, given the nature of intelligence and the fact that I have no prior military experience. I have a B.A. in...
  29. cottrouble

    OCS A whole lot of questions about OCS from a non-prior

    Quickly, here’s my background: Political science undergraduate (BS) from a well-known state school (think UCLA, Ohio State), worked my way through school, 3.1 GPA Went to work for Fortune 500 company, ranked 9th most promising co. in America by Forbes. Started as a consultant, moved up into two...
  30. R

    SWO description, career paths, and other basic questions

    Fresh out of college with an engineering degree, currently working in civilian desk job cube farm, bored as hell. Interested in the Navy as something more challenging and exciting. Looking for some more information about: -what exactly a SWO does -how is day to day life as a SWO while at sea...