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DCO Supply Chances and Selections

Mustang18

New Member
It says RE-3M (Marriage??)
KCC (Early Separation - other)
Narrative reason: Reduction in Force

do y’all think it might be a better path to try and enlist first, and submit a package from within?
 
Hello everyone! long time lurker here. Just thought I'd drop in to introduce myself. I'm quite a ways off from applying for a DCO slot but I'm sure hanging around here for a while will help when the day comes. I'm a current master's of accounting student whose been recruited by a big 4 firm. I graduated from my bachelor's with a liberal arts degree but I've since taken all the business courses needed as prerequisites for my masters. Back before college I applied for NROTC but wasn't selected, after learning about the DCO program and the fact that I've turned my area of study from history to accounting I'd like to become more competitive and shoot my shot. I think my academic/civilian career is going smoothly so far but I'm curious to learn how those here selected stood out for their applications! I obviously have a lot of time on my hands, but I think that time is valuable for making myself a well rounded candidate. If anyone has any advice for someone in the thick of grad school I'm all ears!
 

sig747

New Member
Hi all. Does anyone know if this years DCO Supply O board will be canceled or delayed? I know we have some time until June, but know that our current condition is more important to under control. Thx
 

LT Rich Santos

Navy Reserve Officer Recruiter, NRD Jacksonville
Hi all. Does anyone know if this years DCO Supply O board will be canceled or delayed? I know we have some time until June, but know that our current condition is more important to under control. Thx
May 18 is the updated board convene date. Your recruiter will give you specific guidance on what he/she needs and when, but it will be well advance of the board date. Most of your stuff should be done by now.
 

LT Rich Santos

Navy Reserve Officer Recruiter, NRD Jacksonville
May 18 is the updated board convene date.
Hello everyone! long time lurker here. Just thought I'd drop in to introduce myself. I'm quite a ways off from applying for a DCO slot but I'm sure hanging around here for a while will help when the day comes. I'm a current master's of accounting student whose been recruited by a big 4 firm. I graduated from my bachelor's with a liberal arts degree but I've since taken all the business courses needed as prerequisites for my masters. Back before college I applied for NROTC but wasn't selected, after learning about the DCO program and the fact that I've turned my area of study from history to accounting I'd like to become more competitive and shoot my shot. I think my academic/civilian career is going smoothly so far but I'm curious to learn how those here selected stood out for their applications! I obviously have a lot of time on my hands, but I think that time is valuable for making myself a well rounded candidate. If anyone has any advice for someone in the thick of grad school I'm all ears!
One of the main factors impacting your likelihood of selection is the need to have significant experience. It is difficult for a recent graduate without significant relevant work experience to get picked. Not impossible, but difficult.
 

D3admeat

New Member
Not sure how accurate that is. I was selected at last year's board and there were 15 of us out of approx. 176.

Good luck to all who applied. I know the process is long, and the wait longer. If you do not get selected, go through the process again. It's worth it, even if it takes a couple of boards.
Did you get a first time go? how many times did you apply?
 

D3admeat

New Member
Hi Everyone!

I was just contacted by my recruiter and told that I was selected for the DCO Supply Corps., so the results are out! I would contact your recruiter if you haven't heard anything yet. Thanks and good luck!
Were you a first time go? what were your qualifications?
 

D3admeat

New Member
Greetings. So I have completed all the steps for the Supply DCO application. I am willing to re-apply (since it seems there are hardly any first time go selectees). I am unsure as to how to improve my packet if it gets declined (other than continue working on the APSR). Here is a bit about me:

-35yo

PS:
-9 yrs Active USAF (two AF Deployments) as a Material Manager (Supply). E-5 (held NCOIC position in my last duty station)
- DD214 was Honorable with a RE code of 1J. (Eligible to reenlist, separated for entry onto another branch)
-Going on 6 yrs in the Army Reserves as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. E-5 (has always held Squad Leader and Assistant Platoon Sergeant positions)
-MBA with a 3.8 (dropped out of my second MBA because of life change, overall gpa is at 3.2)
-BMS with a 3.3 (Bachelors Multidisciplinary Studies [General Business, Social Science, Military Science]).
-Associates in Logistics from my Active Duty time (CCAF)
-Have been selected for E-6 (will put that on my next package if this one is rejected)

Civilian:
  • 6 years as a Operations Assistant Mgr (for a Japanese automotive distributor) [did logistics and import/export] have handled customs entries and CBP paperworks for Air/Ocean shipments, warehouse management, distribution/fulfillment, invoicing, PO setup, etc .
  • Currently in my second job as a Logistics/Distribution Manager for a Start-up company who was featured in Shark Tank and other media outlets. Handle the same type of job for this company as well. Have experience in setup contract agreement for product with NEXCOM/AAFES.
Notes:
Received all 10s on my interview. (one Capt, two CDRs)...done by phone and virtual meet because of COVID-19. All medical is GO w/o any VA disability.

Would anyone know how many days after the board convenes this time that I hear any results? Also, does anyone here also think that I have a good chance at eventually get selected or am I just another PS whose packet mirrors the rest. I can share more details if DM'd.

Thanks for replying.
 

subreservist

Well-Known Member
Supply DCO is one of the most challenging to select just due to numbers. Did you see the stat of 15 selectees out of 176 applications? Even assuming the stat is not completely accurate, for the most part there has been anywhere from 15-25 selectees out of at least 100-200 (maybe even more applicants) for the last several boards and the boards have been once per year.

Which means you need to be truly top notch!

You have good stuff in your package, but you NEED to read the PA (if you haven't done so) and you need some genuine Supply Chain Management certifications. You have the experience, you have the degrees, but so do most of the applicants. You need Supply certs to standout.

Results can take 4-8 weeks to release, depending...no set release schedule.
 

sig747

New Member
Supply DCO is one of the most challenging to select just due to numbers. Did you see the stat of 15 selectees out of 176 applications? Even assuming the stat is not completely accurate, for the most part there has been anywhere from 15-25 selectees out of at least 100-200 (maybe even more applicants) for the last several boards and the boards have been once per year.

Which means you need to be truly top notch!

You have good stuff in your package, but you NEED to read the PA (if you haven't done so) and you need some genuine Supply Chain Management certifications. You have the experience, you have the degrees, but so do most of the applicants. You need Supply certs to standout.

Results can take 4-8 weeks to release, depending...no set release schedule.
 

ABMD

Bullets don't fly without Supply
Greetings. So I have completed all the steps for the Supply DCO application. I am willing to re-apply (since it seems there are hardly any first time go selectees). I am unsure as to how to improve my packet if it gets declined (other than continue working on the APSR). Here is a bit about me:

-35yo

PS:
-9 yrs Active USAF (two AF Deployments) as a Material Manager (Supply). E-5 (held NCOIC position in my last duty station)
- DD214 was Honorable with a RE code of 1J. (Eligible to reenlist, separated for entry onto another branch)
-Going on 6 yrs in the Army Reserves as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. E-5 (has always held Squad Leader and Assistant Platoon Sergeant positions)
-MBA with a 3.8 (dropped out of my second MBA because of life change, overall gpa is at 3.2)
-BMS with a 3.3 (Bachelors Multidisciplinary Studies [General Business, Social Science, Military Science]).
-Associates in Logistics from my Active Duty time (CCAF)
-Have been selected for E-6 (will put that on my next package if this one is rejected)

Civilian:
  • 6 years as a Operations Assistant Mgr (for a Japanese automotive distributor) [did logistics and import/export] have handled customs entries and CBP paperworks for Air/Ocean shipments, warehouse management, distribution/fulfillment, invoicing, PO setup, etc .
  • Currently in my second job as a Logistics/Distribution Manager for a Start-up company who was featured in Shark Tank and other media outlets. Handle the same type of job for this company as well. Have experience in setup contract agreement for product with NEXCOM/AAFES.
Notes:
Received all 10s on my interview. (one Capt, two CDRs)...done by phone and virtual meet because of COVID-19. All medical is GO w/o any VA disability.

Would anyone know how many days after the board convenes this time that I hear any results? Also, does anyone here also think that I have a good chance at eventually get selected or am I just another PS whose packet mirrors the rest. I can share more details if DM'd.

Thanks for replying.
What @subreservist said is accurate. I was selected my second time around, both boards the selection rate was below 9%. You have to understand that EVERYONE applying is overqualified. It also depends on what the board is looking for. The year I was selected the board was targeting people with an acquisition background and there were a lot of public sector acquisition professionals (1102s) selected (I am not an 1102).

Is it worth it to apply again? I mean, that is up for you to decide. As far as making your package more attractive, there are several things you can do. You can quantify everything in your resume (# of people managed, how large of a budget have you managed, size of projects, etc.). You mentioned you did interviews with a CAPT and two CDRs. Where they SELRES SUPPOs or FTS? Make sure whoever is doing your interview is SELRES SUPPOs, the higher the better so target O6s. Chances are the board members may know who those CAPTs are and their opinion carries weight.

Expected 4-8 weeks before your OR has the results. Only the OR will have the results, they will not be posted online. The result will either be a Yes or a No, no feedback provided. Keep pushing.
 

exNavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
What @subreservist said is accurate. I was selected my second time around, both boards the selection rate was below 9%. You have to understand that EVERYONE applying is overqualified. It also depends on what the board is looking for. The year I was selected the board was targeting people with an acquisition background and there were a lot of public sector acquisition professionals (1102s) selected (I am not an 1102).

Is it worth it to apply again? I mean, that is up for you to decide. As far as making your package more attractive, there are several things you can do. You can quantify everything in your resume (# of people managed, how large of a budget have you managed, size of projects, etc.). You mentioned you did interviews with a CAPT and two CDRs. Where they SELRES SUPPOs or FTS? Make sure whoever is doing your interview is SELRES SUPPOs, the higher the better so target O6s. Chances are the board members may know who those CAPTs are and their opinion carries weight.

Expected 4-8 weeks before your OR has the results. Only the OR will have the results, they will not be posted online. The result will either be a Yes or a No, no feedback provided. Keep pushing.
One of the craziest things I EVER saw in regards to DCO Supply is when the boards had something like a 5% selection rate and this kid out of my NRD picked up a pro Y, he was 1 year out of college, no real experience, no leadership, nothing, just a college graduate with a 4 year degree in business, and I never saw something like that again.
 

sig747

New Member
For OR's,

My OR was been given a goal of 1 DCO for the current FY. Does that mean they will have 1 selected in there district? For instance, last yr., my OR wasn't given a goal and no one was selected in his district.
Thanks
 
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