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What NRC considers competitive

jlee199

New Member
Hi, only my second time using this forum and apologies in advance if I am doing anything wrong. it’s a little tricky to navigate especially on mobile but I submitted my package for the 10 FEB 20 SWO board and I was wondering what you guys think in regards to my chances on being selected as the “am I competitive chart” on the first page is from 7 years ago

Age:21

GPA: BS in Criminology 3.35-3.45 (fluctuating because I graduate I’m may)

ASTB/OAR: 5/5/6 53

letters of rec:
State governor
Former O-6 topgun instructor
Former SWCC

I’ll have to admit my personal statement essay was a bit sloppy and I can’t remember if there was somewhere In my packet where I mentioned that I had managerial experience at a cafe and actively participated in athletic sports For all of high school and part of college.
 

darkmatter

New Member
Hello,
I am submitting for the March Supply board, just wanted to see what you all thought my chances were. A little nervous about my low undergraduate GPA, hopefully I made up for that with my master’s.
Age: 28
No prior military.
OAR: 54
Undergraduate: Finance
Undergraduate GPA: 3.12
Master’s: MBA
Master GPA: 3.88
LORs: 3 from different supervisors, and 1 from a co-worker who is a retired Army Colonel.

6 years of management experience. I feel like my motivational statement was really strong, I had many people read over it including a current major.
 

BroskiOCS

Well-Known Member
Hi, only my second time using this forum and apologies in advance if I am doing anything wrong. it’s a little tricky to navigate especially on mobile but I submitted my package for the 10 FEB 20 SWO board and I was wondering what you guys think in regards to my chances on being selected as the “am I competitive chart” on the first page is from 7 years ago

Age:21

GPA: BS in Criminology 3.35-3.45 (fluctuating because I graduate I’m may)

ASTB/OAR: 5/5/6 53

letters of rec:
State governor
Former O-6 topgun instructor
Former SWCC

I’ll have to admit my personal statement essay was a bit sloppy and I can’t remember if there was somewhere In my packet where I mentioned that I had managerial experience at a cafe and actively participated in athletic sports For all of high school and part of college.
You have a solid shot. As many of the admins will tell you, you have a 0% chance if you don't apply. I also had a degree in Criminal Justice (3.8 GPA) and a 50 OAR. For SWO I don't see anything in your package that needs obvious improvement. I was selected on the June 2019 board and just graduated OCS in December. Good luck to you!
 

kyleworden19

New Member
Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the site and am looking to see what my chances are for the board as a Pilot/NFO/Intel. I’ll post everything down here, let me know how I’m looking when you get a chance.

Background: I worked as a video coordinator for a football team. I led student workers in providing film for our coaching staff. I interned for two years pulling 100 hour work weeks, and worked my way to a full time position, if that helps.
Age: 27
Degrees: B.A. History (2.67 GPA) M.A. Sports Coaching (3.77 GPA)
OAR: 54
AQR/PFAR/FOFAR: 6/6/6
Choices: Pilot/NFO/Intel
LOR: 1 co-worker, 1 manager, 2 former coaches
Leadership: Had a leadership position as a coordinator for a Division I Football program for two years. NRHA member for 1 year at my college.

I was told by my recruiter that my Masters GPA supersedes my Bachelors GPA for the Intel slot.

Let me know how I’m lookin’. Thanks in advance.
 

Ventus

New Member
Good Afternoon,

Been trying to become a pilot for the past 10 years.

Background: Prior service enlisted. Active duty Marine Corps Meteorologist. Multiple awards, one deployment. Familiar with Navy/Marine Corps aviation operations. Briefed command staff of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Africa on a daily basis for 7 months.
Age: 28
Degree: B.A. Psychology (2.57 GPA) Earned degree before enlisting.
OAR: 54
AQR/PFAR/FOFAR: 6/7/6
Position: Pilot only
LORs: 3 Marine Corps Aviators. One O-6, Two O-5's
Leadership: Marine NCO, small unit/shift leader, adviser to command staff on deployment.

Thanks in advance. Been trying to get in the cockpit for a decade.

I was in Air Force ROTC in college, applied for Marine Corps OCS after ROTC gave away all of the spots to engineering majors, and didnt get selected 3 times. After I enlisted, I got 3 interservice transfers approved, but the Air Force recruiter dropped the ball on my submission and EAS'd. Would have applied again but I had to go on a deployment. Navy recruiter helped me out and completed a package but I was injured and needed to recover. EAS'd.. Recently turned down Active Duty Air Force selection because they required me to list a second choice (Combat Systems Officer) and that's what they picked me for. I wanted pilot.
 

Acsantosus

Well-Known Member
Good Afternoon,

Been trying to become a pilot for the past 10 years.

Background: Prior service enlisted. Active duty Marine Corps Meteorologist. Multiple awards, one deployment. Familiar with Navy/Marine Corps aviation operations. Briefed command staff of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Africa on a daily basis for 7 months.
Age: 28
Degree: B.A. Psychology (2.57 GPA) Earned degree before enlisting.
OAR: 54
AQR/PFAR/FOFAR: 6/7/6
Position: Pilot only
LORs: 3 Marine Corps Aviators. One O-6, Two O-5's
Leadership: Marine NCO, small unit/shift leader, adviser to command staff on deployment.

Thanks in advance. Been trying to get in the cockpit for a decade.

I was in Air Force ROTC in college, applied for Marine Corps OCS after ROTC gave away all of the spots to engineering majors, and didnt get selected 3 times. After I enlisted, I got 3 interservice transfers approved, but the Air Force recruiter dropped the ball on my submission and EAS'd. Would have applied again but I had to go on a deployment. Navy recruiter helped me out and completed a package but I was injured and needed to recover. EAS'd.. Recently turned down Active Duty Air Force selection because they required me to list a second choice (Combat Systems Officer) and that's what they picked me for. I wanted pilot.
Hey brother, it sounds like you’ve had one hell of a ride in the military. In some ways it seems you’ve had a toe in almost every branch, that give you an out look that most don’t have (positive) but it may also give the perspective that you’re not 100% committed to anyone thing. I will admit thT I was not the most competitive candidate for my board but I was Selected. I think (speculation) my package was not focused on a job/ community. I was focused on leadership and leading Sailors, at the end of the day regardless of what community belongs to (a fact that should not matter) your number one priority should be mentorship, leadership, and how your going to make the Navy better by your selection as an Officer. (again speculation/ opinion) but I wish you the best on the board!
 

jhaselti

Member
Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the site and am looking to see what my chances are for the board as a Pilot/NFO/Intel. I’ll post everything down here, let me know how I’m looking when you get a chance.

Background: I worked as a video coordinator for a football team. I led student workers in providing film for our coaching staff. I interned for two years pulling 100 hour work weeks, and worked my way to a full time position, if that helps.
Age: 27
Degrees: B.A. History (2.67 GPA) M.A. Sports Coaching (3.77 GPA)
OAR: 54
AQR/PFAR/FOFAR: 6/6/6
Choices: Pilot/NFO/Intel
LOR: 1 co-worker, 1 manager, 2 former coaches
Leadership: Had a leadership position as a coordinator for a Division I Football program for two years. NRHA member for 1 year at my college.

I was told by my recruiter that my Masters GPA supersedes my Bachelors GPA for the Intel slot.

Let me know how I’m lookin’. Thanks in advance.
The supersedes just means that it will meet the requirement of being above a certain GPA. The cumulative GPA is what makes you competitive. Based on your current id say its around a 2.8-2.9 which is far from competitive for intel, not to mention the degree is not ideal. But you never really know who they would select from board to board and you have 0% if you dont try. From what ive read the PFAR and FOFAR are slightly low, i think they look for 7s, ive seen mix of 6 and 7s make it. I would add in SWO instead of intel if you arent picked up for your boards and you apply again.
 
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