Ok. Thank you
Don't disagree, the percentage is low, but still not zero.In the grand scheme of things, your chances of this are probably less than getting the herps.
<- Has flown with some peeps who should have the herps and not wings.
I guess I don't understand the terminology. The board voted to keep but he attrited anyway (presumably later)? It's still a failure to perform. Or do you mean something else?<- Has sat on wing TRBs that SNA has attrited (despite board findings).
The board doesn't make the decision to attrite or retain. The board looks through the SNA's ATJ and ensures that the SNA received a fair shake, (so to speak). Were warm ups, ETs, etc. awarded? Was SMS used? Etc. The writeup that the senior board member makes is that the squadron did or did not follow procedure. Every board that I've been on (maybe 7 in the last two years), the squadron did follow procedure. However, there were some instances on a couple where, for instance, the SNA who was previously having problems, sat 13 days on his pre-check, could have been awarded an optional (1 day away from a mandatory), but passed, went on to his checkride, and didn't do so well. In those cases, the squadron may not have set the SNA up for success...that's what it looks like from a board perspective anyway. I know we all understand though that sometimes it's time to sink or swim. Either way, the board will note anything like that and send it up to the commodore. It's on him to make the decision.I guess I don't understand the terminology. The board voted to keep but he attrited anyway (presumably later)? It's still a failure to perform. Or do you mean something else?
Agreed, though I've seen a few SNAs ride it out the whole way and attrite, most that don't finish the program DOR.My point is that most (which I'm sure you're aware) is that most people who leave flight school without Wings do so on their own and not due to a failure to perform...even when some should have been kicked out. There are just so many opportunities and second chances, that it's not something a SNA should worry about and should instead just study and show up prepared.