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Enlisted to OCS ???

Daniel Parker

New Member
Hi all!

A little about myself, I am 25 years old, active duty Navy enlisted. I am a Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd class and have been in now for almost 7 years (will be 7 in June). I have had the privilege of working on F/A-18E's in my first command VFA-105 and ever since then I have wanted to become a Pilot or NFO. I have been working non-stop towards completing this goal, and I am finally close to being done with college!!!

I have a few questions in regards to what my chances are of making OCS from my current enlisted record. I read over the 1420.1B and it stated that you need your last 3 PRT scores to be at least a GOOD LOW. Two of my PRT scores were above this GOOD MEDIUM's, but then they adjusted the PRT measurement scale to just SAT, GOOD, EXCELLENT, and OUTSTANDING with no in betweens for my latest PRT and I got a SAT. The instruction doesn't take this new scale into account so does anyone know if I am eligible with my SAT score?

Enlisted evaluations are my next question. If your currently active duty and know anything about enlisted ranks then you will probably know they adjusted the E-5 rankings to match E-6's as such that there are a limit of how many Must Promotes they can give as well as Early Promotes. At my current command there is only one EP slot and it was filled before I got there so I can't get the EP until he either screws up or leaves, which really blows, but that is how enlisted evals work. So, will having nothing but MP's for my last three evals be competitive for my OCS package? My write ups are very strong and I have been filling a leadership position for three years now!

So besides PRT and EVALs I have done really good at somethings that I think the board should consider, but I would like someone to clarify how much impact this will have. I will be graduating with my bachelor's in electronics engineering technology from a regionally accredited school this October. I have already completed my Associates with a 3.9 GPA SUMMA CUM LAUDE and I still have that GPA currently with my bachelor's. I have LOR's from several different pilots, chiefs, and master chiefs, from both my last and current commands.

Extra-curricular activities I know I am lacking. I am a father of three, AD enlisted Navy, and a full time college student so fitting anything else in my schedule is really tough, but I guess I will need to find time. Any pointers one some good volunteer work that will make my package competitive?

I really appreciate anyone who takes there time to try and answer any of my questions. I found that this is an area while enlisted that not to many people in my chain of command know a lot about surprisingly.

Daniel
 

Tomodachi

Member
pilot
Hi all!

A little about myself, I am 25 years old, active duty Navy enlisted. I am a Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd class and have been in now for almost 7 years (will be 7 in June). I have had the privilege of working on F/A-18E's in my first command VFA-105 and ever since then I have wanted to become a Pilot or NFO. I have been working non-stop towards completing this goal, and I am finally close to being done with college!!!

I have a few questions in regards to what my chances are of making OCS from my current enlisted record. I read over the 1420.1B and it stated that you need your last 3 PRT scores to be at least a GOOD LOW. Two of my PRT scores were above this GOOD MEDIUM's, but then they adjusted the PRT measurement scale to just SAT, GOOD, EXCELLENT, and OUTSTANDING with no in betweens for my latest PRT and I got a SAT. The instruction doesn't take this new scale into account so does anyone know if I am eligible with my SAT score?

Enlisted evaluations are my next question. If your currently active duty and know anything about enlisted ranks then you will probably know they adjusted the E-5 rankings to match E-6's as such that there are a limit of how many Must Promotes they can give as well as Early Promotes. At my current command there is only one EP slot and it was filled before I got there so I can't get the EP until he either screws up or leaves, which really blows, but that is how enlisted evals work. So, will having nothing but MP's for my last three evals be competitive for my OCS package? My write ups are very strong and I have been filling a leadership position for three years now!

So besides PRT and EVALs I have done really good at somethings that I think the board should consider, but I would like someone to clarify how much impact this will have. I will be graduating with my bachelor's in electronics engineering technology from a regionally accredited school this October. I have already completed my Associates with a 3.9 GPA SUMMA CUM LAUDE and I still have that GPA currently with my bachelor's. I have LOR's from several different pilots, chiefs, and master chiefs, from both my last and current commands.

Extra-curricular activities I know I am lacking. I am a father of three, AD enlisted Navy, and a full time college student so fitting anything else in my schedule is really tough, but I guess I will need to find time. Any pointers one some good volunteer work that will make my package competitive?

I really appreciate anyone who takes there time to try and answer any of my questions. I found that this is an area while enlisted that not to many people in my chain of command know a lot about surprisingly.

Daniel
Your chance of selection is 42%.

Obviously the 1420.1B is slowly getting outdated with the changes to the PRT and so on. As long as you are not a PRT failure I wouldn't worry about it. Try to improve you scores but seems like you are fine as long as you don't fail. Apparently PT is the main reason why active duty candidates attrite from OCS so you should work on improving your scores.

Obviously an EP is going to help you out but they look at a lot of other stuff. When you research more on this site you will see that the board looks at the whole person concept and make a decision based on all aspects.

Don't forget you need to take the ASTB, which is another factor in your selection. Keep plugging away at your degree and seems like your GPA is doing great.

You are on track just keep doing your best, finish your degree, knock out the ASTB, and apply. Don't sweat the small stuff. If you need advice or help on your application let me know.

MA2
 

wlawr005

Well-Known Member
pilot
Contributor
I don't know about OCS, but a little advice about evals. If you are not given an EP due to seniority, annotate that on the top line of the eval. It could read something like **EP sailor but receiving an MP due to quotas** Talk to your LPO/LCPO for more guidance on this. If you truly are an EP performer, they should have no problem with this.
 

exNavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
You can be the best sailor in the world, best GPA, etc, but if your PFAR sucks the only flying you will be doing is on MS flight simulator, keep doing what you are doing take the ASTB and get back to us.
 
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