I am currently pursuing a PhD in information Systems and i feel like being in the reserve will be my best option.Hey John,
I'm also prior service, BS in Systems Security and Networking, graduate cert in Information Systems Security, CCNA R&S, and three year working as In IT support/Jr sysadmin. We have same chances of making it. You'd better chances going OCS with a score of 59. I were you, I would've gone OCS.
I don't have enough experience in tech. My only background is the education. I am working on certifications, might get one before the deadline. For the AOR, my officer recruiter said it is required.The OAR is not necessary for DCO. You can apply for both OCS and DCO, if you don’t care whether you are active or reserve. They are different applications, though.
As for your chances, you’ll have to give the forum a lot more background info on you, your resume, etc. to get s fuller picture.
Lastly, your chances are zero if you don’t apply.
It might have been a misunderstanding at the beginning when he asked me to take it. All our communication are clear on DCO. I the reason why i'am applying for DCO is that i am pursuing a PhD. I won't be able to complete it while on active duty. I am 35 now. I spent 5 years on active duty and 5 years as a reservist. I am an E-6 now. As a reservist, i was a Math supplement instructor for 2 years, an internship with the Defense Information Systems Agency for 3 month, a year and half as a power plant operator and 2 years on active canrec orders.Again, OAR is only required if you are going active duty for OCS designator 1820.
If you are going reserve for a direct commission to designator 1825, no OAR is included in the packet.
Figure out what you want and let your recruiter know. If you get selected for OCS and turn it down, thinking you wanted to be a reservist, you may have to justify that to the IWC DCO selection board.
How old are you? What is your family picture? What is your resume? Are you cemented into one location for some reason? These things will affect the advice you get on this forum.
Thank you very much.Roger. If reserve is what you want, here is your Program Authorization of what’s required:
You might as well apply now for 1825. Worst case scenario, you get told no, and you reapply again in a year with an added year of cyber experience. With your prior service, you can commission well into your 40s with no age waiver. TIS may become a factor (negatively) if you keep re-enlisting, though.
Ghost FleetWhat's a good book you will recommend to an IP officer?