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  1. Joe099

    OCS Application Issues. Insight Welcome!

    Hello, I started my OCS adventure August 2016. I knew I was interested in the Navy officer program but I was 250lbs so I took a year to get healthy. August 2017, I took the OAR with a 56 on the first try so the recruiter told me not to retake it. (I forgot a good deal of my math education and...
  2. E

    Concerned About GPA Hinderance

    Hello all, I'm currently a student of Mechanical Engineering with aspirations of becoming a Naval Aviator once college is over. I'm seeking to compete for a Navy OCS flight contract, but there's a problem. I got back my midterm grades from my first semester at my four-year university, and they...
  3. Z

    OCS Navy Intel Chances

    Hello everyone! I was wondering what are my chances of being picked up for Intel. My stats are as follows: 24 year old male 3.66 GPA for bachelors degree (UVA & a CC) Major: Government 52 OAR score LOR: 1) A U.S. Congressman 2) My former boss Leadership experience: Was promoted to deputy...
  4. R

    OCC 230

    Looks like a lot of people are hearing back from their OSO's on their selection from the board. Still waiting to hear from mine myself. Who got selected/who didn't and post your stats.
  5. socalsomeday

    SWO Board FEB19

    Hello all! I am starting a thread for those who are applying to the 11FEB19 SWO board because I did not find one already made. Please be sure to add yourself to the googledoc below so we can track who is selected. Good luck everyone...
  6. socalsomeday

    05FEB19 SNA Board

    Hello all! I am starting a thread for all who are applying to the 05FEB19 SNA board because I did not find one already made. Please be sure to add yourself to the googledoc below so we can track who is selected. Good luck everyone...
  7. C

    04 NOV 2018 OCS Class-up

    I was informed I am currently penciled in for this class-up date (04Nov-08Feb18). If anyone else has heard the same drop a line. I looked at the information online the plan is currently for 66 people including 30 Pilots, 6 NFO,15 SWO. looking forwards to seeing who will be there.
  8. M

    Pilot/NFO Board FY 19- Oct. 2, 2018

    Hello all, I am starting this thread for the Pilot/NFO board that will be taking place Oct. 2, 2018. This will be the first board for FY-19. I will post my stats below and welcome others to do the same, maybe we can get someone to start an excel sheet. Anyways, feel free to post questions...
  9. D


    ALCON, Below is a link to the Navy Recruiting Command's portal site; CAC Card required. Please make sure you select your "DOD EMAIL" certificate to gain access. https://mpte.navy.deps.mil/sites/nrc/n3/n31/SitePages/Home.aspx It is updated weekly and will help you stay up to date on any...
  10. D


    ALCON, Per Mr. Ted Williams, attached is the latest and greatest checklist. Apparently they have been submitting updates to NPC for the past 2 years but their inputs/requests have fallen on def ears. V/r, YNX(AW)
  11. derek.bane

    Podcasts or Audiobooks for OCS

    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on podcasts or audiobooks that are strictly educational and aimed towards completing OCS and also the Naval Pilot Program. I saw there were a lot of suggestions about overall improvement (money plant, art of manliness, joe rogan experience, how I...
  12. Chippewa19

    Transfer Credits & GPA

    I searched and couldn't really find a good answer to this; I attended a large state university for two years and left for personal and financial reasons, transferring to a small regional university for a semester and then local community college for the past year. I have recently transferred to...
  13. PilotEngineer

    Aviation Officer Candidate School Program

    I am a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in mechanical engineering. I plan to graduate with at least a 3.2 GPA then I will continue to do my one year's masters in Aerospace Engineering also at Cornell before applying for OCS. I've already started taking flight lessons and I am projected...
  14. jnaylor

    Chances of getting accepted?

    Hey everyone, first time posting here. I’m looking to join the Navy or Marines as a pilot. I just took the ASTB. Scored 66 for OAR and 7’s for the other 3 components. I obviously know that it’s a whole package kind of deal, but how competitive are those scores? I’m in for the Navy board meeting...
  15. C

    At OCS, got NPQ'd

    Hello all, I was part of class 10-18, (Feb 4, 2018) and went through a few days before I had a meeting with the flight surgeon. Pretty much I was NPQ'd for having 1.75 astigmatism, when 1.00 was the max standard. I remember I asked the eye doc at MEPS if my astigastigm was within standards and...
  16. E

    Color Vision/MEPS Issue

    Air Warriors, I have been reading this forum for the past two or so years for information along my journey to pursue a commission and flight contract. Today I ran into what could be a show stopper and am looking for answers/advice (apologies for the novel of a description, trying to be thorough...
  17. T

    Where to find IWC selection board info/statistics?

    I would like to find the info on professional recommendations to OCS. The facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Pers472/) seems to only have the info for March 2016 and December 2015. But I've seen people referencing more up to date stuff. Where can I find this info.
  18. abctotheabc

    14 MAY 18 SWO BOARD

    Since we're about three months out, I thought I'd start this board. Checking in for this. Packets are due April 6th.
  19. NVRDNK

    OCS with forearm tattoo?

    So I've found a couple threads about this already but most of them were during the old tattoo regulations and one guy had previous active duty experience, so I thought I'd ask for myself. I have three tattoos and they are all about the size of my hand, two of them are hidden by a T-shirt but one...
  20. Ronin88

    OCS Survival Guide

    I recently graduated from OCS and received endless amounts of questions about it. To help I started creating a video series on YouTube. If you would like to check it out the link is below. Hopefully they help you on your OCS journey.
  21. micaherin07

    OCS 2018 OCS Schedule

    I’m trying to determine if I have enough time to submit my OCS application in April and Commission, assuming I am selected, before I reach the age limit. Anybody have a full schedule for 2018?
  22. J

    OCS OPNAV 1420-1 Questions (Input of anyone who's served on a selection board would be appreciated!)

    Hey everyone, new to posting on the site. I didn't see a specific thread for this when looking so forgive me if I missed it. I'm currently an E-3 Under Instruction at TSC Great Lakes. It's been a rough battle with just about everyone here to be able to submit my package for OCS , but thankfully...
  23. L

    6 NOV 17 SUPPLY Board

    This thread is for all who applied to the NOV '17 Supply board Good luck to everyone!
  24. D

    OCS Acceptance Rate?

    Hello Everyone, Just asking out of curiosity, what is the acceptance rate looking like for OCS? I know each candidate is different and many factors go into being accepted or not. Just asking for some insight into what the chances are of getting in. Thanks DJ
  25. P

    What can I do to boost my resume?

    Hi everybody, I know there’s the “use the google search bar” crowd, but I haven’t really found a clear answer. I’m a junior at LSU. I want to apply to OCS. I have a cumulative 3.1, but that’s coming off of a 1.6 my freshman year (I’ve had a 3.6-3.9 every semester since then), and I’m probably...
  26. E

    Not so good GPA. Do I still have a shot at going in as an officer?

    Hey, My GPA right now in college is not so great. I think it is at a 2.8 or so. Do I have to have a certain GPA before I can even be considered to go in as an officer? Or do you think if I can do well enough on the OAR/ASTB they will overlook my GPA? My other thought was this... If I don't...
  27. ichneumonidae

    OCS The Average OCS Supply Applicant

    Hi Everyone, I hope this is alright to post this. Mods, feel to remove if not. In my spare time I compiled this spreadsheet that outlines all of the application statistics from AirWarriors Supply OCS applicants (both non-prior and active duty) who have posted on the forum since 2014. I hope...
  28. N

    23 OCT 2017 SWO Board

    This thread is for those of us who are applying to the 23 OCT 17 SWO Board. Recommended NRD due date: 22 SEP 17 NRC due date: 25 SEP 17 Board convenes: 23 OCT 17 Good luck to all who are applying.
  29. Khaanh

    GOUGE Big 'ol Gouge Folder

    Hi all, this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3H2TOw-sb8WeVVNZVpHaHZFeU0 leads to a Google Drive folder containing gouge that I've found helpful, if not necessary--the folder will be continuously updated, and the included files are listed below. Please let me know of any outdated...
  30. Yram Y.

    OCS I'm Worried that SNA/pilot is overmanned?

    I'll try to keep it short: I'm a college Junior; Chemistry major, Mathematics minor. I want to go to OCS after I graduate and become a Naval Aviator. I have not spoken to a recruiter, yet. My granddad was a Naval fighter pilot. I'm a NCAA D-2 athlete, athletic awards, scholar awards, >100...
  31. Brock Eppler

    100 Word Essay feedback

    Good morning fellow Marines, I am seeking a no-holds-barred review of my Officer application essay. As stated in my profile, I welcome the tough critiques. When I present this to my OSO, I want the quality and precision that only Marines can deliver. My essay is written as follows: "I want to...
  32. A

    OCS Preparation

    Hey all! I am expecting to ship out to OCS (Navy) within the next few weeks and I want to know what knowledge I need to know prior to getting there. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!
  33. NHJK

    NROTC vs. OCS for a low GPA college senior?

    Currently heading into my 1/C year at the only State Maritime Academy that does not have an NROTC Battalion or cross-town option. Having opted out of the SSMP (Formerly "MMR") program due to their shortage of Active Component billets, I will graduate in June 2018 with a B.S. in Marine...
  34. Derringer

    NFO process and qualifications

    Hi everyone, I have read several threads here over the last year or so. I just today set up an account to ask for some input from you all. It would be really great to hear from those with particularly recent experience with becoming a USMC NFO. Of course, any advice and info would help...
  35. ichneumonidae

    21 Aug 17 Supply Board

    Hello all- I am applying here as my number 1 and so figured I would create a thread for this board for all of us that are applying. Good luck to everyone!! :)
  36. Ligerfoxzoid

    OCS Reconsideration timeframe

    How long do i have from my not selected result to submit a reconsideration package?
  37. C

    Seeking Intel Officer for interview

    Working on my OCS application and my recruiter is having a hard time finding an Intel officer to conduct my interview. He suggested I try this forum to try and reach out. I live in Northwest, GA about an hour and a half from Atlanta but travel is not a problem. Any suggestions would be greatly...
  38. BlackManta

    OCS Chances for INTEL/SWO/SNA/SNFO with Past History

    Hello. I'm exploring options in other military branches as an Officer, and had a specific question regarding the Navy. I unfortunately was dropped from Coast Guard OCS due to failure to complete the initial swim assessment. I had tried to up my proficiency prior to heading off to the Academy...
  39. xcinman

    OCS What can I do to better set myself up for the application process?

    What can I do to personally set myself up for a better chance to gain acceptance into OCS based on what I have done with myself thus far in my life. My interest is in Aviation, or potentially Intel. I am not dead set on a branch, so any advice there would be nice! While I know that there are...
  40. Wiz


    HI, I am in a process of applying for the OCS, My recruiter told me to take the OAR with a minimum score of 50, however in other websites the basic qualifying score is 35 and 48 being competitive. I have been studying for the test, but don't have correct info about length, time limits, scoring...
  41. K

    Withdrew OCS nomination

    Last year I was accepted to OCS as a SNA and given a start date. This came after lengthy waiver processes for my eyes and depth perception (after failing at MEPS). Flying was my dream, so I went to a handful of doctors to get their opinions on my eyes and almost all of them said I wouldn't have...
  42. Law_Student_Yawning

    OAR/ASTB for OCS

    So, I'm taking the OAR/ASTB exams in less than two weeks. Is that enough time to prepare? Let me give you a little bit of background. I'm 25. I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a 3.45 GPA. I am in my last year of law school, and I do plan on getting barred. I've...
  43. J

    SNA Vision Requirements

    So I've recently been accepted to OCS under the designation of SNA, and I just wanted to clear something up real quick. I'm aware that for applicants you need 20/40 uncorrected and correctable to 20/20. However my vision is 20/100 uncorrected, and 20/20 corrected. (All numbers based off page 4...
  44. Ventus

    More Delays - Story time, board frustration.

    Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, It's been awhile since I've posted here. Unfortunately I'm still chasing that flight spot, but I've come a long way. Some background: Was in AFROTC in college. The year I was supposed to go to Field Training, my Det said they were only sending Language and...
  45. Eonami

    OCS PCS Family from Hawaii before/after OCS

    Hi all, I am active duty currently stationed with my family in Hawaii. I just got my prorec-Y for Intel off of the December IWC board, and ineed some advice on how to handle the upcoming PCS. I understand that OCS itself is a TAD and the NIOBC school in VA Beach is a 5-month PCS. We have a...
  46. Justin Dowd

    23 JAN 17 Pilot/NFO Board

    Hey Guys! Well the time has come. I have been on here for 2 years and now I finally get to apply for OCS. This board is the one I am going to apply for and if I cannot make it then I am going for the April board. My degree doesn't confer until Dec 31st. I was hoping to get to know some people...
  47. Justin Dowd

    10 March 2017 Pilot/NFO Board

    Hey Guys! Well the time has come. I have been on here for 2 years and now I finally get to apply for OCS. The 10 March 2017 board is the one I am going to apply for and was hoping to get to know some people that are applying for this board. I applied for STA- 21 in 2015 and I am sure I have met...
  48. W

    Information About Selection

    I've been getting a lot of mixed feed back about timelines for selection notification for fleet applicants; some say two weeks, others have said up to three months from the convening date of the board. My board convened Nov 7th (Supply Corps) and it's been more than two weeks with no...
  49. C

    Recruiter said only 3 month wait after LASIK?

    Hey all, So I just took the ASTB today and am scheduled to get LASIK next Friday, and when speaking with my officer recruiter he said that there is now just a 3 month wait after getting LASIK to go through MEPS / apply to OCS so long as you have reports from your surgeon every 30 days, and said...
  50. onlycraigdarlin

    Dental work prior to OCS?

    After searching for the topic I couldn't find a suitable past thread. My question is just a general one for OCS. Im heading to OCS in 4 weeks and I have a filling that is cracking. I'm in no pain or discomfort but I'm wondering if I should have this, or any other potential dental problems...