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FY 21 IWC DCO Reserve Board

bubblehead

Registered Member
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Finally got selected - 1825 / O-2
Submitted RRA, waiting on oath of office docs. OR said it will be about 1-3 months.
Congrats!! As a new 1825, I highly recommend you get yourself assigned to a NIOC unit even if you have to travel. You'll thank me later after you pass your IP Basic and IDWO boards on your first try with flying colors.

The NIOCs do an outstanding job in training our IP's.
 
Congrats!! As a new 1825, I highly recommend you get yourself assigned to a NIOC unit even if you have to travel. You'll thank me later after you pass your IP Basic and IDWO boards on your first try with flying colors.

The NIOCs do an outstanding job in training our IP's.
Thanks!
I'll initially be assigned to NIFR Region Washington DC and plan to attend ODS around June (my NWC course ends in May)
What are the benefits of a NIOC unit? as opposed to other units? I do want my first mobilization/deployment to be on a ship or overseas.
 

bubblehead

Registered Member
Contributor
Thanks!
I'll initially be assigned to NIFR Region Washington DC and plan to attend ODS around June (my NWC course ends in May)
What are the benefits of a NIOC unit? as opposed to other units? I do want my first mobilization/deployment to be on a ship or overseas.
NIOC units support the active duty NIOCs and the Active Duty folks signing your PQS will hold you to the same standards as an Active Duty IP, which is a blessing, IMHO. I am involved in the NAVIFOR qual surges and the IP's coming from NIOC Reserve units are sh*t hot.

As a prior enlisted submariner, I am biased towards a harsh qualification process and standard. It took me > 6 - 8 months to complete my qual card (working on it full time) and my actual board was 6 hours and I had multiple look-ups. I sucked badly.
 

devilbones

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Thanks!
I'll initially be assigned to NIFR Region Washington DC and plan to attend ODS around June (my NWC course ends in May)
What are the benefits of a NIOC unit? as opposed to other units? I do want my first mobilization/deployment to be on a ship or overseas.
You should also be looking to get into the IWIREP program. There is a post on here somewhere with info on how to join, you can start working on your IWO quals at the same time.
NIOC units support the active duty NIOCs and the Active Duty folks signing your PQS will hold you to the same standards as an Active Duty IP, which is a blessing, IMHO. I am involved in the NAVIFOR qual surges and the IP's coming from NIOC Reserve units are sh*t hot.

As a prior enlisted submariner, I am biased towards a harsh qualification process and standard. It took me > 6 - 8 months to complete my qual card (working on it full time) and my actual board was 6 hours and I had multiple look-ups. I sucked badly.
Can he be assigned to a NIOC as an IP? I don't think we had any IP officers at NRNIOC HI before.
 

jdjohn5

Member
They are signature for you warfare pin which you will start working on once you get assigned to a unit. You can't work on them before swearing in and likely won't be working on them until you have a clearance etc.
 

jdjohn5

Member
They are signature for you warfare pin which you will start working on once you get assigned to a unit. You can't work on them before swearing in and likely won't be working on them until you have a clearance etc.
Actually sorry PQS is different from warfare pin, but same things come into play. Have to wait until sworn in etc.
 
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