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Getting your commission: The condensed version

avhopeful

New Member
The minimum for an officer program (bdcp, ect...) is a 3.0.
so go ahead and apply once you get your gpa above that. that being said, if you want a pilot slot you want it even higher than that to be competitive.
so one shouldn't even bother to apply for OCS if the GPA is below 3.0? (I'm a college grad with a 2.77...)
 

Spekkio

He bowls overhand.
The minimum requirement for most officer programs is in the 2.5 range. A competitive GPA is typically above the 3.0 mark, but that fluctuates depending on how many people are applying at the time and how many/few officers the Navy needs at the time. The Navy uses the "whole person" concept, so there's no harm in trying with a 2.77 if you have other outstanding achievements to compensate for it.
 

CUPike11

Still avoiding work as much as possible....
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Contributor
so one shouldn't even bother to apply for OCS if the GPA is below 3.0? (I'm a college grad with a 2.77...)

Just an fyi, I had a 2.65 undergrad gpa but I also had leadership experience and half my Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering w/ a 3.8 to make up for it. So Spekkio is right, you can apply, but make sure you have some other stuff to compensate for it.
 

RussD

New Member
Wow wish that I had found this discussion forum a couple of weeks ago. I was having issues getting ahold of my local officer recruiter so I stopped in at a local enlisted office. They took all my info supposedly contacted an officer recruiter and and I was told that my degree from Devry with a 3.5 gpa would be a tough sell for an officer packet walking in off the street. I was told that once enlisted I shouldn't have any problem submitting my packet for OCS and getting selected, so I enlisted. Kinda fell like a sucker after reading this forum. Is anything they told me true? Is there a way for me to fix my mistake at this point, would getting to the local officer recruiter be a good idea?
 

JoeHello

New Member
Wow wish that I had found this discussion forum a couple of weeks ago. I was having issues getting ahold of my local officer recruiter so I stopped in at a local enlisted office. They took all my info supposedly contacted an officer recruiter and and I was told that my degree from Devry with a 3.5 gpa would be a tough sell for an officer packet walking in off the street. I was told that once enlisted I shouldn't have any problem submitting my packet for OCS and getting selected, so I enlisted. Kinda fell like a sucker after reading this forum. Is anything they told me true? Is there a way for me to fix my mistake at this point, would getting to the local officer recruiter be a good idea?
You can "fix" this sort of. While you are in DEP and before you have left for basic you can still back out. Regardless of whether you have sworn in or not you can still change your mind. However, I have no idea if in your officer package later on if they will see if you enlisted and backed out. They may ask you about it in interviews. Maybe someone else will know.

I am currently active duty working on an OCS package and will tell you that if you continue with your enlistment you will NOT be submitting an OCS package while enlisted until you are at your first permanent duty station and have an eval under your belt. Depending on your A school this could be 2 years or more.

Just something to keep in mind. You are in a tricky situation. You absolutely can back out of your enlistment but I don't know the repercussions it will have on future packs. I also know if you go enlisted it is absolutely still honorable and satisfying, but you wont be an officer any time soon.
 

Hair Warrior

New Member
According to the link you gave me, one cannot DIRCOM into the URL. I was specifically dealing with URL options.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you can DIRCOM as a SEAL Ensign (which is of course a URL designator)... as long as you are already an enlisted SEAL.

But I am not in the mil so take anything I say with a brick of salt.
 

Spekkio

He bowls overhand.
Prior enlisted SEALs go through OCS, they don't repeat BUD/s.

Wow wish that I had found this discussion forum a couple of weeks ago. I was having issues getting ahold of my local officer recruiter so I stopped in at a local enlisted office. They took all my info supposedly contacted an officer recruiter and and I was told that my degree from Devry with a 3.5 gpa would be a tough sell for an officer packet walking in off the street. I was told that once enlisted I shouldn't have any problem submitting my packet for OCS and getting selected, so I enlisted. Kinda fell like a sucker after reading this forum. Is anything they told me true? Is there a way for me to fix my mistake at this point, would getting to the local officer recruiter be a good idea?
PM NavyOffRecruiter or RUFiO181 and ask them how backing out of DEP would affect your application to commission.

If you enlist, you'll have to spend significant time as an enlisted Sailor to build up top evals and get a good CO's endorsement, which will be weighted heavily in the selection process.
 

mad dog

is friends with the world famous poopy eared owl
pilot
Contributor
Prior enlisted SEALs go through OCS, they don't repeat BUD/s.
That makes sense.

Can you imagine what that would be like if you were required to repeat BUD/s?

Holy smokes!

:eek:
 

TC2014

New Member
Hello everyone,

not sure if this is the right thread to ask this in, but seemed like the most appropriate I could find. I've been looking into OCS for aviation (taking the ASTB soon). But I was rereading requirements and one of them is commissioning by age 27. Does this mean graduating OCS or winging by 27? I assumed it meant graduating OCS, but now I'm second guessing myself. If it is in fact winging, I might miss that age deadline by half a year, so I'm all worked up now. Can anybody shed a little light? Thanks all
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Hello everyone,

not sure if this is the right thread to ask this in, but seemed like the most appropriate I could find. I've been looking into OCS for aviation (taking the ASTB soon). But I was rereading requirements and one of them is commissioning by age 27. Does this mean graduating OCS or winging by 27? I assumed it meant graduating OCS, but now I'm second guessing myself. If it is in fact winging, I might miss that age deadline by half a year, so I'm all worked up now. Can anybody shed a little light? Thanks all
What did your recruiter say when you asked that question?
 

TC2014

New Member
What did your recruiter say when you asked that question?
Literally this just hit me and the Officer recruiter over here was just switched, so the new one's been busy and generally takes a little while to respond via email. I was freaking out so I came here since response time is basically immediate.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Literally this just hit me and the Officer recruiter over here was just switched, so the new one's been busy and generally takes a little while to respond via email. I was freaking out so I came here since response time is basically immediate.
As a potential Naval Officer, you are expected to take initiative and either look for the information yourself (which by the way this question has been answered COUNTLESS times) and/or use your chain of command. Your OR is your direct point of contact and should be used as such.
 
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