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FY 19 IWC DCO BOARD

Sculpin

Active Member
#3
found myself a new recruiter and already getting my interviews scheduled.
Wow that's fast! Is it possible to get a new OR when you already have one? I don't know if she's extremely busy or what, but things are moving at a very slow pace with my OR and everything's due by mid May for the EDO board. I still need access to the SF86, format/details for letters of recommendation, and interviews scheduled.
 
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USNAVY

Active Member
#4
Wow that's fast! Is it possible to get a new OR when you already have one? I don't know if she's extremely busy or what, but things are moving at a very slow pace with my OR and everything's due by mid May for the EDO board. I still need access to the SF86, format/details for letters of recommendation, and interviews scheduled.
I decided to find myself a new recruiter i was with this one for almost 3 years
 
#5
I'll most likely be heading back to the E side for a couple years, finish some stuff I didn't get to do previously, and reapply in FY20/21 when I have more management experience and certifications such as CISSP. Very interested in keeping up with everyone's progress though!
 

USNAVY

Active Member
#7
And how is a new recruiter going to help your application?
I've already explained that my recruiter was below average. This new recruiter has a relationship with the OIC I interviewed with before. So I would say it's helping tremendously and I'm off to a fresh start
 

bubblehead

Registered Member
Contributor
#8
I've already explained that my recruiter was below average. This new recruiter has a relationship with the OIC I interviewed with before. So I would say it's helping tremendously and I'm off to a fresh start
Good luck with that. The OIC's rating of you is not going to change unless your package changes.
 

Sculpin

Active Member
#10
My package has changed, new reference, new job duties, new cert, and I will complete my masters this summer
How important are references/LORs considered for DCO boards? I've heard everything from "It's to prove you work where you say you work" to it being the make-or-break for an application, and I have no idea what's accurate.
 

bubblehead

Registered Member
Contributor
#11
How important are references/LORs considered for DCO boards? I've heard everything from "It's to prove you work where you say you work" to it being the make-or-break for an application, and I have no idea what's accurate.
It depends. The boards have gotten smart on the cases where people submit the token recommendation from the "CEO" or "Senator" with whom they have never worked directly.

IMHO, the letters that carry weight are the ones from people who directly observed your performance.
 

Sculpin

Active Member
#12
It depends. The boards have gotten smart on the cases where people submit the token recommendation from the "CEO" or "Senator" with whom they have never worked directly.

IMHO, the letters that carry weight are the ones from people who directly observed your performance.
Thanks sir for your helpfulness. I can get good LORs from my current supervisor and a couple old managers (among a couple other LORs) I realize it's a weird question, but three people who could write great LORs for me (including a 2 past professors I did research for) are not in a position to do so, and I was getting a little bit worried.
 
#13
Hey all, been lurking for a while, and wanted to say thanks for all of the good scoop that's been posted. Started to put together a package for 1835 for the FY18 board, but had an issue that delayed completion of my submittal. That's since been cleared, but that board has come and gone. I'm very glad they've decided to convene a board in September, so that I won't need to wait all the way to January to get another crack at this. Looking forward to applying, and wish everyone good luck.
 
#14
Hey all, been lurking for a while, and wanted to say thanks for all of the good scoop that's been posted. Started to put together a package for 1835 for the FY18 board, but had an issue that delayed completion of my submittal. That's since been cleared, but that board has come and gone. I'm very glad they've decided to convene a board in September, so that I won't need to wait all the way to January to get another crack at this. Looking forward to applying, and wish everyone good luck.
Welcome aboard. Tell us a bit about yourself.

S/F
 
#15
Thanks, and S/F. Prior AD enlisted USMC. Went to state university on G.I. Bill and continued on with USMCR while in college. Worked as a management consultant and then telecommunications project management. Moved into leadership and started climbing the ladder. Currently director level at a Fortune Global 500 telecommunications company. Along the way, went to law school at night, also at a state university. Graduated cum laude and admitted to practice (which I do, part-time). No illusions about my chances, as I realize that this is a hyper-competitive endeavor. Working to develop my candidacy so that I can put my best foot forward before the board.
 
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