I had someones dad mention that to me but the oldest PA I could find was from before 2007 and that still had 3.5 even when I showed him the requirements in black and white he still thought it was wrong.
I would have your recruiter talk to his or her processor so they can get answers from NRC, my May 2012 graduates already have set OCS dates, so maybe that date isn't a hold date.Hey guys,
I've been in BDCP since January 2010 and I am graduating in May 2012. I was just wondering when I would typically know my permanent ship date for OCS as the one I have now is in January 2013? My recruiter said that it would most likely be pushed up till summer sometime. What would be a good guess for when I would ship off to OCS? Also I'm NFO designated and was wondering typically right now how long it would be between commission and flight school?
I would have your recruiter talk to his or her processor so they can get answers from NRC, my May 2012 graduates already have set OCS dates, so maybe that date isn't a hold date.
Are you BDCP? MEPS will not do physicals on those who are active duty, our BDCP collegiates have had to get their physicals done at the local military treatment facility, and hope no issues have come up since you came in the program.
By the book a physical must not expire (go past 2 years) prior to the end of OCS, it wasn't really enforced until last year.I am currently in BDCP. What issues are you referring to? I am not worried about having another physical but never realized the MEPS physical would expire before I went to OCS. My recruiter said all collegiates would have to go back to MEPS if two years had passed since originally going to MEPS. Just the first I have heard of this.
By the book a physical must not expire (go past 2 years) prior to the end of OCS, it wasn't really enforced until last year.
If there are no bases near you then there may be an exception for you to go back to MEPS, by no issues I mean no injuries, illneses, etc....
This is BDCP, so if you DOR while at OCS you do give up rank and go back to E-3 as a non-designated striker for two years [Sec. 1d in our contracts]. If you are medically discharged or otherwise separated (honorably, administratively...don't know about dishonorable) you would still be an E-5 rank, but it could vary on what you would receive (if any) from that point on. But because we're BDCP it stipulates in our contract [Sec. 2h] that we go to OCPO2 (E-5) after graduation regardless of previous rank, whereas non-prior DA guys are no rank until OCS and only go to E-5 at that time.
As far as prior service, I'm not for sure but have heard that they have to give up their enlisted rank while in BDCP and be E-3/4/5 until OCS, but at that time depending on time in service and rank they can get slightly higher pay than E-5 as well as O-1E (four years or more prior) after commissioning.
I'm certain that others have already received their promotion and pay increases (just about everyone in yesterday's class and the previous class said so) so I'm just trying to find out why my recruiters would withhold it from me. I've met the requirements listed in the service agreement, which is the exact document they recite back to me and hold me accountable to, so I don't see how or why they would prevent me from doing so. I'm hoping someone who may have gone through a similar situation has some gouge on what to do to get it fixed.