I have talked to many a candidate at OCS who was never given a PFA, and others who were given a PFA where the recruiter didn't give a shit about form. Some still make it through the in-PFA, but many roll since they have no idea how to do a proper pushup.No people fail the in PRT because they turn into fat bodies between their last PRT and OCS.
I was a former NUPOC applicant before I went aviation. I did get to go on the VIP trip though to Seattle. The trip itself is pretty sweet. You and some others from your district will all go w/ your recruiter and you'll get to meet others who are applying from other cities, as well as other Officers who are in the program (mostly O-3s if i remember correctly). You'll have dinner the first night and it'll kind of be an intro to everyone and the plan of the day for the next few days as well.Hello everyone and my apologies for resurrecting this thread (found it in a forum search), but this is still highly relevant to me. It's been 3 years since the last post in this thread; has the process changed much since then?
I'm a little confused from what I've been reading on the forums (elsewhere). What exactly is involved in the VIP trip? My initial impression was that we would tour ships/subs on the east coast and get to interact with officers of the surface warfare/nuke community to get a feel for what the job is like.
Now I'm reading that the VIP trip includes the technical interview and PRT? I'm a little worried now...
I've been studying/exercising semi-regularly, but more of my anxieties are related to the technical interview. I've seen the study guide and studied some of it but I don't have everything down cold (i.e. wake up in the middle of the night and spontaneously solve a study guide question).
What I'm basically asking is, what exactly does the VIP trip entail? Does this include the tech interview/PRT or are those separate events? Where does OCS fit in? (I'm assuming it occurs once all of the other mentioned stuff is cleared...)
I'm going to receive orders to fly out on October 18-20 so the narrow time period from now until then (for preparation) is what's getting me. I already know that I'm at a "technical disadvantage" because I was actually a biology major in college and not a math/engineering/physics/chem major. Honestly, I want to do this regardless because I want to serve and my recruiter said that I "qualify" (having finished the calc and physics sequence during my undergrad).
Besides, I haven't finalized/submitted all my NUPOC paperwork to the recruiter so I'm thinking I can't even get interviewed without those taken care of first.
Any help in clearing out my confusions is highly appreciated! Also, I found the info in this thread highly useful. Thank you.!
H??? What is that?Um, are you normally physically active with anything? If not, you're going to be spending quite a bit of time in H.
Are they called up voluntarily or involuntarily?You'll see a bunch of the guys nerd out during this point and jizz in their pants when they get called up to do a problem in front of everyone.
I was planning to pack a couple of short-sleeve plaid shirts and office slacks/khakis. I'm worried about the leather shoes though since they aren't anti-slip and I'm sure we'll be spending lots of time on the deck.dress the part while there....not saying wear a suit, but if you want to stand out. Look nice during the walking around and tours and such. Be comfortable but not overdressed.
Will do, and thank you. Thank you to vxc961 as well.If you want specifics with what i learned and why I didnt go that route, PM me.
I don't know if I'm placing an "irrational burden" on myself, but I realize that actual government money is being spent on me so I can attend this trip in the first place (which I am grateful for). I plan to work hard and not let my recruiter down.If you're being invited to go on that trip, that means, you've already cleared a few hurdles. They don't invite every potential NUPOC candidate on those trips. If you're going, it means they think you might have a chance with the Admiral and now want to see if you are worth the time.