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SWO to Intel

SH4D0W

Member
Hey guys/gals. I was wondering if anyone could comment on the odds of a lat transfer from SWO to Intel? I would think it would behoove you to get your SW qualification first and then speak with your CO about your future interests in a different field. Obviously, it depends on the needs of Intel at that time, but realistically, what would my odds be if I did at least 8 years of active service?
 

BigRed389

Registered User
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Hey guys/gals. I was wondering if anyone could comment on the odds of a lat transfer from SWO to Intel? I would think it would behoove you to get your SW qualification first and then speak with your CO about your future interests in a different field. Obviously, it depends on the needs of Intel at that time, but realistically, what would my odds be if I did at least 8 years of active service?
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by the needs of the Navy.

Depends on how many applicants there are to get out of SWO (generally...a lot), how many want to go to Intel (also...a lot), and how many spots are open for your year group (variable, and usually gets worse with age).
 

BackOrdered

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Hey guys/gals. I was wondering if anyone could comment on the odds of a lat transfer from SWO to Intel? I would think it would behoove you to get your SW qualification first and then speak with your CO about your future interests in a different field. Obviously, it depends on the needs of Intel at that time, but realistically, what would my odds be if I did at least 8 years of active service?
You are better off applying straight to Intel, but best of luck with that. At 8 years, you would have done maybe two DH rides as a senior SWO LT, I highly doubt a latxfer at that point would benefit you or the Navy. And it not only "behooves" you to get your SWO pin, it is a requirement.
 

Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
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You are better off applying straight to Intel, but best of luck with that. At 8 years, you would have done maybe two DH rides as a senior SWO LT, I highly doubt a latxfer at that point would benefit you or the Navy. And it not only "behooves" you to get your SWO pin, it is a requirement.
Unless things have changed significantly I think that is the only main requirement. As for transferring at 8 years I have seen folks do it that late or even later, all that operational experience is invaluable for intel folks when they are trying to make sure their intel is relevant and in the right language for the current operational folks. Simply put, the folks with previous expereince outside intel often 'get it' a lot better than someone who has been intel all along. Not always the case but I have seen it more often than not.
 

BackOrdered

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Unless things have changed significantly I think that is the only main requirement. As for transferring at 8 years I have seen folks do it that late or even later, all that operational experience is invaluable for intel folks when they are trying to make sure their intel is relevant and in the right language for the current operational folks. Simply put, the folks with previous expereince outside intel often 'get it' a lot better than someone who has been intel all along. Not always the case but I have seen it more often than not.
Unfortunately, the recent messages regarding latxfer selects doesn't tell me what year group the SWO to Intel guys are in (unless I'm blind). But out of the dozen or so a year, how many would you say are guys with 8 years in? I don't deny that there is a need for older SWOs because the announcement message for the board lists how far out the board wants to look and from where (the November 2012 board listed YGs 11 to 06 for an intel latxfer hopeful from YGs 10+ for SWO and other designators).
 

SH4D0W

Member
Thanks for the fast feedback everyone!
Perhaps I worded my statement wrong, but what I meant was, I would look into a latxfer after my SW pin; so basically I would look into a possible xfer anywhere between 3 years in to x years in. I wrote 8 years simply because I can't logically see an Intel Board picking up a SWO to go Intel if he/she only wants to commit to their 4-year contract. I would think they would want someone willing to stay on for at least another 4 years so said individual would be worth their time.

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Cheers,

Sh4d0w
 

BigRed389

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Unfortunately, the recent messages regarding latxfer selects doesn't tell me what year group the SWO to Intel guys are in (unless I'm blind). But out of the dozen or so a year, how many would you say are guys with 8 years in? I don't deny that there is a need for older SWOs because the announcement message for the board lists how far out the board wants to look and from where (the November 2012 board listed YGs 11 to 06 for an intel latxfer hopeful from YGs 10+ for SWO and other designators).
That late in the game, you could probably count the openings on one hand if they even exist...but the pool of applicants also shrinks.

On the other hand, the stakes of not getting picked up are much higher...getting sacrificed on DH FITREPs because you tried to lat xfer could be a showstopper if you don't get selected.

Also may not even be possible at that point...I'm pretty sure the last couple of IDC boards have specified no applicants that are in-zone for O-4 looks...


Thanks for the fast feedback everyone!
Perhaps I worded my statement wrong, but what I meant was, I would look into a latxfer after my SW pin; so basically I would look into a possible xfer anywhere between 3 years in to x years in. I wrote 8 years simply because I can't logically see an Intel Board picking up a SWO to go Intel if he/she only wants to commit to their 4-year contract. I would think they would want someone willing to stay on for at least another 4 years so said individual would be worth their time.

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Cheers,

Sh4d0w

Good guess. Generally, you commit to 3 extra years to any community that picks you up from a latxfer.
 

BackOrdered

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That late in the game, you could probably count the openings on one hand if they even exist...but the pool of applicants also shrinks.

On the other hand, the stakes of not getting picked up are much higher...getting sacrificed on DH FITREPs because you tried to lat xfer could be a showstopper if you don't get selected.

Also may not even be possible at that point...I'm pretty sure the last couple of IDC boards have specified no applicants that are in-zone for O-4 looks...





Good guess. Generally, you commit to 3 extra years to any community that picks you up from a latxfer.
That's what I thought.
 
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