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FY18 STA-21 Applicants

Discussion in 'Enlisted Commissioning Programs' started by abigail vytlas, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Zachary Wagoner

    Zachary Wagoner FY-17 Nuclear Selectee

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    I had zero recommendations. A lot of people didn't have any. I think volunteer service is a big deal because many of FY17 selects have volunteer service ribbons. I didn't. Honestly, looking at my package and the variety of other selects we had, it really does seem like a crap shoot so just make yourself look the best you can and then cross your fingers.
     
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  2. abigail vytlas

    abigail vytlas STA-21 NFO/CORE

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    I would say recommendations are helpful depending on the program you are applying for. When only one or two pilots are selected, I'm sure it helps the board decide. But with Nuclear getting more than half of the selections LORs aren't as handy. If you have a lot of volunteer hours, I would try and put yourself in to receive the ribbon. For appraisal sheets, I always sent the officers a few days prior to the board convening the sheet and a copy of my whole package so they can get a gist of who I am prior. Good luck! I'm about done too just need my boards done as well.
     
  3. Rockthetip88

    Rockthetip88 New Member

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    Thank you for the reply and best of luck!
     
  4. Rockthetip88

    Rockthetip88 New Member

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    Thank you for the reply!
     
  5. abigail vytlas

    abigail vytlas STA-21 NFO/CORE

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    I'm going over my whole package and the sta-21 website right now before I meet with my CO and I have a few question to people that have gotten selected. This is my third year, and I'm thinking is less more or is more less? Should I really put in all my exam profile sheets? Every LOA that I've received? Maybe write a list of things you've included. I can't screw anything up this year so any advice helps.
     
  6. cbk412

    cbk412 New Member

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    I suppose it would depend on how good your exam profiles looked. On a side not, I am afraid of going for Pilot since I am 27 right now and I don't think I will be able to commission before I turn 29. Even with my 85+ hours on my record. Do they stick hard to those limits even when you are within your 36 months?
     
  7. DONOSAURU5REX

    DONOSAURU5REX New Member

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    This depends entirely on how much school you need to finish, though your age will probably be taken into consideration with the rest of your package.
     
  8. DANG3R M0US3

    DANG3R M0US3 Member

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    I know they do for SWO/ED. I had to write in my personal statement and have my CO write that I would be able to graduate before I hit the age cutoff. I will have to complete my degree before I turn 35, which gives me 28 not 36 months. I would call the number on the NAVADMIN and ask the individuals processing the applications for the board. They may be able to let you know if it is waiverable and who to contact to get that waiver.
     

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