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What NRC considers competitive

26 years old

Civilian

Bachelors: BS City and Regional Planning - Cumulative: 3.72

OAR: 44 (1st attempt) 49 (2nd attempt)

Applying for: SWO

I was an education volunteer teacher in the Peace Corps for six months and returned a couple months ago.

I just started my packet yesterday May 1st. I wanted to start my package back at the end of February, but my recruiter said to retake. I retook it on May 1st and got a 49. Do you think I have a chance at completing my pack and submitting it by this upcoming SWO Proboard for July/August 2020 SWO Proboard? And based on my stats, am I somewhat competitive for SWO?

Thank you for any feedback!
 

xeroseal87

Active Member
26 years old

Civilian

Bachelors: BS City and Regional Planning - Cumulative: 3.72

OAR: 44 (1st attempt) 49 (2nd attempt)

Applying for: SWO

I was an education volunteer teacher in the Peace Corps for six months and returned a couple months ago.

I just started my packet yesterday May 1st. I wanted to start my package back at the end of February, but my recruiter said to retake. I retook it on May 1st and got a 49. Do you think I have a chance at completing my pack and submitting it by this upcoming SWO Proboard for July/August 2020 SWO Proboard? And based on my stats, am I somewhat competitive for SWO?

Thank you for any feedback!
I can't speak to how competitive you are, but completing your package on time is doable. they generally take 1-6 months to get done and it is really dependent on how proactive you are about getting it done.
 

PilotEngineer

New Member
Major: Mechanical Engineering (concentration: Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics, Aerospace Propulsion)
GPA: 3.25
School: Ivy League

Awards: $200,000+ Scholarships, Jack Kent foundation, Dr. Pepper, and others.
Leadership: Board of directors for a college, team lead for Cornell Robotics, and former NJROTC Batallion XO.
Volunteering: Presidential Volunteer Service Award Silver & Bronze (800+ hrs)
Flight Time: Approx 3 hrs and passed FAA Exams.
Simulator Time: 2000 hrs+ (DCS, XPLANE, FSX)
Recommendations: Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), Col. AF (Ret.), and Engineering Professor - Ph.D. from Oxford University.

Assuming I get a fairly competitive OAR and ASTB, what are my chances for selection?
 
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Ricosroughnecks7

Active Member
Major: Mechanical Engineering (concentration: Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics, Aerospace Propulsion)
GPA: 3.25
School: Cornell University (Ivy League)

Awards: $120,000 Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship, $20,000 Dr.Pepper Scholarship, Marine Corps Scholastic Award, All-USA Scholar.
Leadership: Elected board of directors for a college and team lead for Cornell Robotics managing 60 students, and NJROTC Batallion XO.
Volunteering: Presidential Volunteer Service Award Silver & Bronze, STEM Robotics volunteering at elementary schools.
Flight Time: Approx 3 hrs and passed FAA Exams.
Simulator Time: 2000 hrs+ (DCS, XPLANE, FSX)
Recommendations: Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), Col. AF (Ret.), and Engineering Professor - Ph.D. from Oxford University.

Also, I'm African American, not sure if that matters but it seems that the military has minority aviation recruitment problems.

I plan on taking the OAR at the end of the summer, with some studying, and my background, I think I should easily hit a 60+.

Assuming I get a fairly competitive OAR 55+, what do you guys think of my stats?
Respectfully, take the test and then post the results.
 

exNavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Major: Mechanical Engineering (concentration: Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics, Aerospace Propulsion)
GPA: 3.25
School: Ivy League

Awards: $200,000+ Scholarships, Jack Kent foundation, Dr. Pepper, and others.
Leadership: Board of directors for a college, team lead for Cornell Robotics, and former NJROTC Batallion XO.
Volunteering: Presidential Volunteer Service Award Silver & Bronze (800+ hrs)
Flight Time: Approx 3 hrs and passed FAA Exams.
Simulator Time: 2000 hrs+ (DCS, XPLANE, FSX)
Recommendations: Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), Col. AF (Ret.), and Engineering Professor - Ph.D. from Oxford University.

Also, I'm African American, not sure if that matters but it seems that the military has minority aviation recruitment problems.

I plan on taking the OAR at the end of the summer, with some studying, and my background, I think I should easily hit a 60+.

Assuming I get a fairly competitive OAR 55+, what do you guys think of my stats?
To be blunt most everything you posted is irrelevant in getting selected for SNA, pretty much the only thing that will matter is the ASTB, not the OAR.
 

bunzoomie

New Member
Posted my stats for the SWO board in April 2020 but that got pushed to a later date, so adding my info here just for feedback while waiting:

Applying: SWO
Age: 22
GPA: 3.75 Communications Studies from University of San Francisco
OAR: 48 (2nd attempt)
LORs: Two prior bosses (one in the reserves for the Marines, other is from a tech pr firm), one professor from university
Extracurriculars: Volunteer work at food bank, was an RA in college for two academic years and a summer

Also, does recent work experience matter? I've primarily been working part-time jobs after I graduated spring 2019 to focus on PT, but I had to quit due to Covid-19 (not worth the risk because my job didn't cover health insurance) and I'm worried my spotty jobs after graduation may hinder my application.

Thanks in advance!
 

hooyahnavy

New Member
Applying: Naval Aviator
GPA: 3.177 Computer Science
ASTB: 6/6/6
FY21

Currently a NROTC MIDN, trying to figure out how I stand for service assignment. I recently submitted by designator preference for Spring 2021 service assignment. I also haven't been given much information from OI's regarding service assignment and what's considered competitive for aviation service assignment. Thanks!
 

exNavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Applying: Naval Aviator
GPA: 3.177 Computer Science
ASTB: 6/6/6
FY21

Currently a NROTC MIDN, trying to figure out how I stand for service assignment. I recently submitted by designator preference for Spring 2021 service assignment. I also haven't been given much information from OI's regarding service assignment and what's considered competitive for aviation service assignment. Thanks!
Service assignment for NROTC and OCS are different, what I can tell you is that 6's are the minimums for aviation.
 
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