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FY20 STA-21 Message/Application

Goodfou

Active Member
In four years? Absolutely not. I've been working on my degree for over 8 years and I'm just now approaching 77% complete. Sometimes I wish I could be at a command where the operational tempo is low enough that I could complete it faster. I'm at the point now that the remaining classes I cannot do online and I physically have to attend at times that are just not compatible with the ships schedule.
Been there, done that; which is why I went SELRES in October 2013 as a 10 1/2 year First Class to finish my degree before I aged out of all options. Stay at home wife and two kids at the time and still managed to live comfortably while finishing a Finance degree in just a 2 1/2 years (thanks to GI Bill, pell grants and SELRES drills). Now I’m an O-2 FTS AMDO.

What are you willing to do to be selected for a commission? Base on your timeline, you have been working on your degree since before I left Active Duty to finish mine.

FACTS: STA-21 is a pipe dream for everyone except Nukes. Just enough non-nuke selects to keep the program named “STA-21” and not “Nuke-21.”

Get over it and figure out how to get that piece of paper as fast as you can with a degree you can live with.
 

RadarFC

New Member
Results are out... great job everyone who made it. I am reapplying next year. If any applicants or reapplicants would like to share the personal statement please let me know!
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Results are out... great job everyone who made it. I am reapplying next year. If any applicants or reapplicants would like to share the personal statement please let me know!
If you’re a non nuke I’d consider other programs to include getting your degree / OCS route.
 

Airbro

Member
Selected for Pilot. I was an alternate for CORE last year, this was my second time applying. I just wanted to post and say thank you to those that have posted in this forum. Over the last few years I used many of the ASTB guides and read how to improve my chances of being selected. I'm willing to share my personal statement or any advice I can, just send me a message.
 

Goodfou

Active Member
Selected for Pilot. I was an alternate for CORE last year, this was my second time applying. I just wanted to post and say thank you to those that have posted in this forum. Over the last few years I used many of the ASTB guides and read how to improve my chances of being selected. I'm willing to share my personal statement or any advice I can, just send me a message.
Congrats on your selection. Please post up all your stats so all the non-selects and those considering applying next year know what they need to be truly competitive.
 

Airbro

Member
Congrats on your selection. Please post up all your stats so all the non-selects and those considering applying next year know what they need to be truly competitive.


RATE/QUALS- AC2 (AW)
AGE-25
TARGET PROGRAM- Pilot, Core (I applied for both both years I applied.)
PERFORMANCE EVAULATIONS (Last 5, New to old)- NOB, EP, EP, EP, EP
JST- ACA1 Air Traffic Control "A" School, Carrier Air Traffic Control School (CATCC)
COLLEGE- Associate's of Science, Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2018) (Calc 1, Phys 1 completed.) 98/120 Credits for BS In Aeronautics Completed.
HIGH SCHOOL- 3.7 GPA
LEADERSHIP- Shift supervisor roles, OJT Instructor, Assistant LPO
AWARDS- 1 NAM, 2 FLOC, 2 LOC, 5 LOAS, 1 MOVSM
VOLUNTEERING- Hundreds of hours over 5 years.
TIS- Just >5 years.
SAT: 600 math, 620 reading
PRT- Excellent Medium, Waived, Excellent Low
ASTB: 7/7/7
Internal Board: CDR, CDR, LT
External Board: CDR, CDR, LCDR, LT
LOR: CAPT, CDR, CDR, MAJ, LT
MISC: 45 civilian flight hours, 8 hours Pilot-in-Command from April 2019-Present.

Additional two cents: I was an alternate last year, that helped me a lot and I listened to my mentors who advised me to apply again. I also continued my education and submitted my civilian flight training from this year as part of my package. A lot of people helped me get to this point, can't thank them enough.
 
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Goodfou

Active Member
RATE/QUALS- AC2 (AW)
AGE-25
TARGET PROGRAM- Pilot, Core (I applied for both both years I applied.)
PERFORMANCE EVAULATIONS (Last 5, New to old)- NOB, EP, EP, EP, EP
JST- ACA1 Air Traffic Control "A" School, Carrier Air Traffic Control School (CATCC)
COLLEGE- Associate's of Science, Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2018) (Calc 1, Phys 1 completed.) 98/120 Credits for BS In Aeronautics Completed.
HIGH SCHOOL- 3.7 GPA
LEADERSHIP- Shift supervisor roles, OJT Instructor, Assistant LPO
AWARDS- 1 NAM, 2 FLOC, 2 LOC, 5 LOAS, 1 MOVSM
VOLUNTEERING- Hundreds of hours over 5 years.
TIS- Just >5 years.
SAT: 600 math, 620 reading
PRT- Excellent Medium, Waived, Excellent Low
ASTB: 7/7/7
Internal Board: CDR, CDR, LT
External Board: CDR, CDR, LCDR, LT
LOR: CAPT, CDR, CDR, MAJ, LT
MISC: 45 civilian flight hours, 8 hours Pilot-in-Command from April 2019-Present.

Additional two cents: I was an alternate last year, that helped me a lot and I listened to my mentors who advised me to apply again. I also continued my education and submitted my civilian flight training from this year as part of my package. A lot of people helped me get to this point, can't thank them enough.
Thanks for sharing. What is your college GPA?
 

Airbro

Member
Thanks for sharing. What is your college GPA?
3.9, I'm still enrolled and taking classes now but I won't take anymore after this term ends to get ready for NSI. I chose to continue with Embry-Riddle for my BS in Aeronautics while participating in STA-21.
 

Goodfou

Active Member
3.9, I'm still enrolled and taking classes now but I won't take anymore after this term ends to get ready for NSI. I chose to continue with Embry-Riddle for my BS in Aeronautics while participating in STA-21.
And I think that info tells the story. Already almost done with the bachelor degree with Calc 1 and Physics with a 3.9 GPA in addition to all the other standard Sailor bs (good evals, soy/q, LORs, etc.). I really think the college success was the difference maker. Academic and leadership potential are the main factors considered as per the website.
 

Gaduunka

New Member
RATE/QUALS- GM2
AGE-26
TARGET PROGRAM- SWO
PERFORMANCE EVAULATIONS (Last 5, New to old)- EP, P, MP, EP, EP
COLLEGE- Associate’s of Arts (66/120 for BA)
HIGH SCHOOL- 3.8 GPA
LEADERSHIP- CFL, RSO, Team Leader, QA/SO
Awards: 2 NAMs
TIS- 7 years
ACT: 26 (24 English, 23 Math)
PRT- Excellent Medium, Waived, Excellent Low
Internal Board: LT, LT, LT
External Board: CAPT, CAPT, LT
LOR: None

Here are my stats and I was selected this year. Ask away and I’ll answer questions about my statement and interviews.
 
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