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FY 18 IWC DCO BOARD

WAMI

New Member
BLUF: How bad do you want it?

Your BCA *can* be corrected in a month's time. It's just gonna be challenging on your part.

Cut all dessert out of your diet
Cut all soft drinks and kool-aid/similar.
Cut out mayo/ketchup/salad dressing. Use flavorful spices instead; oil/vinegar on salads,
Actually read the food package labels for recommended portion sized, and eat *one* portion per meal period.
Moderate cardio with light/medium weight twice a week; Intense cardio once a week. Ideally something like M-W-F.

This will totally be the worst, but not worse than having your package stall because you couldn't make weight.
Thank you for the feedback! With motivation, it was corrected and then some. I lost 45lbs in less than 60days! I’m back to PT at our campus gym every morning for a run and weights, and then in the pool after work. Fortunately the office offers gym time on the clock. I’m now able to do an easy 3000 meter swim in 60min with sheer boredom and 2.5 mile run every other day under 30min.

I was a competitive swimmer in high school and college - so swimming was always a strength.

Now I have an issue with an upper bone spur that’s tearing apart my Achilles tendon. I at least still have the pool s – until I’m healed.

The process was very simple and far easier than I thought: I removed every grain and carb from my diet, zero alcohol, lots of Chicken and turkey, nothing processed and massive amounts of raw vegetables. Increased my water intake (only drinking green tea, black coffee and water), also altered my eating schedule. Eating 2 hardboiled eggs for breakfast as soon as I’m done working out at 7am, salad with 1 table spoon of olive oil and 1 table spoon of balsamic vinegar, dinner before 6pm. My intake was no more than 900cal a day.
 
Thank you for the feedback! With motivation, it was corrected and then some. I lost 45lbs in less than 60days!
Congratulations!!

I don't normally advocate crash diets, but carefully used in moderation, they work. If you maintain this progress, you won't have to go through this kind of pain again.
 
DCOIC is a joke, the uniform "inspections" are a joke, and knowledge memorization is a joke. You don't need to know the 11 general orders, you don't need to learn anything before you go, you can literally show up with no uniforms and the uniform "inspections" are not exactly the same standards employed in traditional Navy boot camp or at OCS. As long as your pants are hemmed and your fly isn't open, you pass the uniform inspection. For crying out loud, there are literally people who can wear their rank backwards and the Chief will show you how to wear it correctly and then you pass the "inspection." This is not OCS and it is every bit of a gentleman's course as you can get.

It is not about being an O1, O2, or Oanything, nor does anyone really care about the pay. For most of these highly qualified people i've met whom are also my fellow 1835s (in the last ca. 5 years) they fall into two categories. They've made it in life and want to serve the military either for their own personal self interests or truly for noble reasons. Either way, they don't want to take much, if any, time away from their civilian lives and they don't want to put up with bullshit. Most of the guys serving with me never even wanted to join the Navy, but they did want to be a reserve commissioned officer without the bullshit of 20+ weeks of OCS, another several months on active duty for schooling, etc. and when you look at all the reserve commissioning programs, you quickly narrow it down to the Navy's beautiful 1835 program where you can get the most for giving the least. If you are a highly competitive candidate, the 1835 program is also the easiest commissioning program with the least amount of bullshit involved to become a commissioned officer.
Could you messaged me directly please I'd like to ask you questions about DCOIC.
 
IMHO, with a retention rate of DCO assendees as bad as they are, a hard look at the board process would be fiscally wise. A lot of money invested in training goes out the door when you have uber motivated individuals fall flat on qualification milestones.
Sorry that I am just now responding to this... What are the retention rates? Do we know how may DCO selectees fall short after their selection and leave after the minimum years?!
 

Sculpin

Active Member
Sorry that I am just now responding to this... What are the retention rates? Do we know how may DCO selectees fall short after their selection and leave after the minimum years?!
I'm curious about the same. And what's the minimum number of years you're thinking of? 8? That's still a long time.

If we're talking about retention, keep in mind the Navy is stock full of active duty officers in their early-mid 20s who only joined because college is expensive and get out after 4 years (or maybe a bit more to figure out their post-military life) hating every step of it along the way. That includes even if they got to tour 10+ countries for free and had lots of great life experiences they never would have had otherwise in their lives and certainly not in any other service. What's losing a few reserve JOs in their 40s by comparison?
 
Since I was already a SELRES E5 my process went quick I feel. I commissioned three weeks ago and I start drill this weekend as an O1E at the same drill location I have been attending the last year. DCOIC is scheduled for early April I am on the class roster.
 

bubblehead

Registered Member
Contributor
Since I was already a SELRES E5 my process went quick I feel. I commissioned three weeks ago and I start drill this weekend as an O1E at the same drill location I have been attending the last year. DCOIC is scheduled for early April I am on the class roster.
I hope that you are not in the same unit. You are supposed to be moved to a different unit after you commission.
 
my guess is it may not matter much during INDOC phase and when Navyjames is in Training status. After DCOIC or RNIOBC there should definitely be a move. If that is the only drilling location in a large area... maybe that is all that is available?!
 

USNAVY

Active Member
my guess is it may not matter much during INDOC phase and when Navyjames is in Training status. After DCOIC or RNIOBC there should definitely be a move. If that is the only drilling location in a large area... maybe that is all that is available?!
Do 1835s attend the active duty NIOBC or RNIOBC?
 
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