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Pork Chop
You make a very good point. I know the competition is ridiculous that's why I was beating the pavement so hard on the enlisted side. I had some challenges with the bachelor's with an institutional 2.7, but went back for my masters (M.Ed) and received 4.0.

On the civilian side, I also received good referrals from both Chiefs in my Department as a contractor for the Air Force. I have some credibility, but I do acknowledge that the competition is ridiculous.

You're right. I really was trying to answer my Captain's question initially, but I appreciate all feedback. I'm also beginning to settle on the fact that there probably isn't a direct answer to my question as it would have been answered already. I'll rest on the idea that the clock resets upon commission for 8 years considering attrition and tenure rules don't force my retirement.
Also, just to set expectations, they are selecting 15 candidates/year. That's coming from an O6 who was in Millington prior to being in my last unit.


Registered Member
Ya'll need to go read the community health slides, and not some random, unreferenced anecdote.

Hair Warrior

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@bubblehead Latest OP Monthly (Dec2018) for Supply:

3165 (In training)O-205
Lol. “Hey Ensign. Yeah you, the butter bar. You are not authorized to be in a training status. Finish that training pronto and be mob-eligible by COB tomorrow. Am I clear?”