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Feb CEC Board

#16
Haha good question. I'm not too sure. I think it's kinda like college admissions - it all depends on who else applied and what they're looking for that time around. I know in general, boards want a "well rounded" person. I got turned down the first time I applied for a BDCP, but this time, I picked up a few extra officer positions in the clubs I'm in at school, got an internship relevant to my field (Civil Engineer Corps), volunteered a bit with Habitat for Humanity, and applied just for OCS, which ultimately saves the Navy money since they don't have to pay me til I report now - not sure how much that weighed in but I imagine it did. GPA stayed about the same, so I think it's showing a variety of interests and taking leadership roles in those interests. Also, if you can get additional recommendations and/or interviews (required for CEC), I think it shows that you are truly motivated, rather than just another job you're applying to.
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
#17
Haha good question. I'm not too sure. I think it's kinda like college admissions - it all depends on who else applied and what they're looking for that time around. I know in general, boards want a "well rounded" person. I got turned down the first time I applied for a BDCP, but this time, I picked up a few extra officer positions in the clubs I'm in at school, got an internship relevant to my field (Civil Engineer Corps), volunteered a bit with Habitat for Humanity, and applied just for OCS, which ultimately saves the Navy money since they don't have to pay me til I report now - not sure how much that weighed in but I imagine it did. GPA stayed about the same, so I think it's showing a variety of interests and taking leadership roles in those interests. Also, if you can get additional recommendations and/or interviews (required for CEC), I think it shows that you are truly motivated, rather than just another job you're applying to.
You might check with your OR to make sure nothing has changed but CEC have started to get paid effective the day they swore in, this was something the CEC started several years ago.
 
#18
You might check with your OR to make sure nothing has changed but CEC have started to get paid effective the day they swore in, this was something the CEC started several years ago.
Checked earlier today, and that's accurate. I only applied for just for CEC to go straight to OCS (51000) and was selected for BDCP (51001) even though I graduate in a couple days. Not a bad deal.
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
#19
Checked earlier today, and that's accurate. I only applied for just for CEC to go straight to OCS (51000) and was selected for BDCP (51001) even though I graduate in a couple days. Not a bad deal.
Something happened several years ago and after that everyone that applied for CEC started getting paid upon enlistment to "lock them in" we never new how long that would last.
 

SHoward

ENS, CEC, USN
#21
I didn't turn in any direct deposit forms until I got to OCS. My first paycheck was deposited about a month later. It included the uniform allowance and a partial month salary, so I think it included backpay before I got to OCS but it was hard to tell. Everyone got different amounts, so we had nothing to compare to.
 
#22
I didn't turn in any direct deposit forms until I got to OCS. My first paycheck was deposited about a month later. It included the uniform allowance and a partial month salary, so I think it included backpay before I got to OCS but it was hard to tell. Everyone got different amounts, so we had nothing to compare to.
Ahh interesting. I'll just ask around, thanks for your reply.