This is correct. E-mailed my recruiter and he confirmed it is cancelled. Works in my benefit seeing as I fractured my elbow right before my package is being submitted..Yeah the one at OCS is still there, it's my understanding the within 30-day of your Pro Rec with your Recruiter is the one that is suspended.
I can absolutely assure you that THIS will happen. But please don't be that guy or girl, I personally think it ridiculous and sad that people show up to MILITARY TRAINING and can't even muster out a the minimum pushups/situps or pass the run. There were people there who couldn't even do 2 pushups when they arrived and thats no exaggeration.Sounds good to me. Maybe some poor souls in worse shape than me will slip into OCS and deflect some attention from me.
I would imagine this happens often as it did in bootcamp as well which seemed like constantly! The other problem was that it is more than just one person that shows up in this shape.There were people there who couldn't even do 2 pushups when they arrived and thats no exaggeration.
My recruiter tells me that they didn't axe the pre-ship PRT. Rather, they stopped doing the PRT for final select, because non-military types doing a PRT under Navy supervision turned into a liability problem after someone had some... problems.I think getting rid of the Pre-OCS PRT is a bad idea, but hey what do I know.....just don't let that make you get complacent. You do NOT want to show up the first week not able to pass the minimums. Like I said I saw it happen multiple times and that person did not have an easy time from that point forward.
I disagree. If the pre-OCS PT tests were so valuable, people wouldn't be showing up to OCS and failing. If you can pass prior to OCS there's absolutely no excuse for people being unable to pass once there. So with that being the case, it seems to me that currently they are a waste of the recruiter's time.Stinks as it's useful to do a PRT or two before going to OCS, as your OR can critique your technique in the pushups and situps and you'll find where you need to work on before you go, although you'll never be ready for all the fun and joy the gunnies will have waiting for you.
Better to send more out of shape candidates to OCS so they can waste the DI's time instead I suppose? Pre OCS PT, if nothing else, screens out many who don't stand a chance at OCS. Some may get by but i'm willing to bet OCS will now see an influx of people needing remedial workouts.I disagree. If the pre-OCS PT tests were so valuable, people wouldn't be showing up to OCS and failing. If you can pass prior to OCS there's absolutely no excuse for people being unable to pass once there. So with that being the case, it seems to me that currently they are a waste of the recruiter's time.