SEP board over - good luck to those getting ready for March!
Sounds pretty nice. What is their OPTEMPO like from a drilling and deployment perspective?The Army has a Direct Commission program hidden away for Medical IT; 70D. Requires a masters in an IT related field 47-year-old age requirement (not 42) with a waiver. They had 9 applicants in October all of them were picked up and 54 remaining slots they are having a hard time filling up and it's not a well-known program. I got lucky and found out about when talking to a medical officer; they don't advertise very well and the recruitment for the program is a completely different office then Regular army channels. If you want the POC, pm me I'll give you the two contacts I have. I was basically told if you have the masters in an IT related field and can pass meps, you'll get a direct commission (reserve only).
Best of luck to everyone in the next board
Congrats on the new recruit (baby)!Howdy folks, just wanted to introduce myself and pass along my stats along for comparison. I have a packet going to the March '19 DCO board for CW and IP (in that order).
39/M. Non prior service. First time DCO applicant. I'm in Northern Virginia.
BS in IT, 3.6 GPA
2 classes into my Masters in IT at Virginia Tech, 4.0 (so far)
Lots of certs: Network+, Security+, Server+, Linux+, Cloud+, CySA+, CASP, CISSP, CEH, GSLC, ITILv3, ISO9001
18 years experience in IT, mostly on fed gov contracts
Very fit (CrossFit junkie)
Small amount of leadership / team lead / line manager experience, but not tons.
I didn't happen across this site until recently - I sure wish I had found this place sooner, such a wealth of information. Don't bother wishing me luck, there's no way I'm getting selected, not this round anyhow. I had an unfortunate case of bad timing: My OIC and panel interview were back to back on the same day - and it just so happened to be mere days after my son was born, and it was a long and difficult labor/delivery. I was like a zombie, on day 4 of zero sleep, and did not interview well at all.
Good luck to everyone else!
Thanks for the words of encouragement, I will definitely give it another go! I interviewed with an O-6 CW, and she said my credentials were a closer fit to IP than CW. So I may go for IP first choice next time around.Congrats on the new recruit (baby)!
Your creds read pretty legit, heck, you just might get picked up the first go 'round. I don't know your situation but in the meantime, start saving money for the big 20-week training cycle and if you don't get picked up, keep applying!
I was 39 yrs old when selected in the FY18 boardThanks for the words of encouragement, I will definitely give it another go! I interviewed with an O-6 CW, and she said my credentials were a closer fit to IP than CW. So I may go for IP first choice next time around.
The only part that gives me pause, is in the paperwork, it explicitly states that they prefer candidates who are closer to 35 years old. Are there any folks in here who got selected at age 39+? Would be interesting to see the age distribution of prior year selectees.