I'm an applicant as well. Interesting timing for this board. When do you reckon results will be out? Past boards were roughly a month out, but that falls right in the middle of the holidays for this one...
I was told by my recruiter to expect the results in January. Good luck to all of you!I’m thinking early to mid January.
Are they still being super selective for intel? I have no business getting accepted with my OAR but my GPA is perfect.
No one cares about the OAR unless you need a waiver, then it draws negative attention to your application.Why not take the OAR again until you get a score you're happy with?
High GPA is the constant, over time the GPA average of those selected is about 3.5, the degree can be a factor as well but for Intel you do see more people picked up with non tech than you would for say IP and CW. The OAR isn't really a factor at all.@exNavyOffRec what generally makes a packet competitive for Intel?
Looking at previous selections on the forum and elsewhere, it seems like GPAs, majors, OAR scores, age, etc varied widely on those selected. My recruiter also didn't say what the quota was for Intel. It sounds like SWO is what the Navy is in dire need of and recommended I apply there as a back up.
It sounds like SWO is what the Navy is in dire need of and recommended I apply there as a back up.
It is always good for people to hear "don't apply for something you don't want" no matter what the designator is, I think often it is more seen in aviation where people are taking SNFO when they prefer SNA.I was selected with a below-average GPA (3.2 for undergrad) in a non-tech field, but I also had a master's with a 4.0. When they averaged them out I believe it ended up being around a 3.33 GPA for the board which was still pretty below average. I scored in the high-60s on my OAR though which I feel did a lot to compensate for my GPA. This was almost two years ago.
They are always looking for SWOs. While some people really love the SWO life, it's a very demanding designator that is known to eat their young. As a result, they tend to have trouble recruiting and retaining SWOs.
I WOULD NOT recommend putting it down as a backup unless you are 100% willing to go SWO over intel. There isn't any benefit to you in doing this and you very well could just wind up stuck with SWO.