I agree, I applied for all 3 this board, mainly because it is my last chance for DCO due to HYT and I wanted to cover all my bases. My OR told me that the board will select you for they feel you are best fit for, regardless of what your preferences are. So if you prefer to be IP and they think CW or intel is a better fit they go with the better fit. I just hope my packet shines this time. This is my first board after getting my MS in Cybersecurity last year, hoping that pushes me over the line.Good luck to you kids applying to IP. Too many applicants only select Intel or Intel/CW who would otherwise have strong qualifications for IP. Keep your options open; I initially wanted to go CW years ago, but I am much happier I ended up IP.
Some of the feedback from previous boards was that applicants' personal statements did not reflect their first designator choice. Keep that in mind. If you want to be an IP and your personal statement suggests Intel then you may want to rethink your selection order.My OR told me that the board will select you for they feel you are best fit for, regardless of what your preferences are.