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Working my way to become a NAVY Officer

briansoto

New Member
Hello my name is Brian and currently I'm doing all the tasks to become a NAVY Officer, especially a Electrical Engineer in NAVY Civil Engineer Corps. Currently I'm studying for the AOR exam, I have all the other requirements (Graduated in Electrical Engineering Bachelor, 3.25 GPA, good health, 29 Years Old, etc...) Still I need to study for the AOR and prepare for basic training. I currently go daily to the GYM but I not know how numbers I need to meet (Push ups count, minutes per mile, etc..) there is some place to know the physical requirements? BTW AOR exam is only 3 parts right? Math, Mechanical and Reading?

Thanks,
Brian Soto
 
Yes the OAR is only 3 sections: Math, Reading, and Mechanical (Classical Physics). For what it's worth, I used the Dummies book for Officer Candidate Tests. It covered a lot more than what the OAR covers, but I got a pretty decent score. There are also other forum entries specific to OAR prep (you don't have to worry about the ASTB portions). Hopefully that helps and you do well. Have you gotten a chance to meet and talk with a Navy officer recruiter yet? He/She will help get you set up for interviews, medical, OAR exam date, and all of the other good stuff. Not sure if you have had the chance to see this either: https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/communitymanagers/active/StaffCorps/Documents/CEC_Offiicer_Prog_Info_Sheet_NonCollegiate_rev_26Feb14.pdf
 

Meyerkord

VT-27 (Primary)
Yes, OAR I'm currently doing this practice problems: https://www.triviumtestprep.com/oar-practice-test/ I hope they can help me. Also that standards looks like is better cardio and losing weight more than strength training.
Yes, the Navy favors cardio and calisthenics over strength training. There's also a dedicated thread in the ASTB section of this site dedicated to ASTB/OAR questions and advice that you should check out.
 

Notanaviator

Well-Known Member
I bet there's some awesome turf war going on in Moscow right now, where Mad Max is complaining to his superiors how some FNG in the GRU is coming in and blowing up the place asking about physical fitness requirements after all this time he's spent trying to build up goodwill.
 

AllAmerican75

Back to School!
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Hello my name is Brian and currently I'm doing all the tasks to become a NAVY Officer, especially a Electrical Engineer in NAVY Civil Engineer Corps.
Have you reached out to talk to anybody in the CEC community? Small communities like CEC can be very selective and typically like to get to know the people their bringing into the fold. They will often require a Letter of Recommendation from someone in the community. I'd highly recommend you go take a look at their accessions website: https://www.navfac.navy.mil/jobs/students_and_grads/CEC_Collegiate_Program.html
 

briansoto

New Member
Have you reached out to talk to anybody in the CEC community? Small communities like CEC can be very selective and typically like to get to know the people their bringing into the fold. They will often require a Letter of Recommendation from someone in the community. I'd highly recommend you go take a look at their accessions website: https://www.navfac.navy.mil/jobs/students_and_grads/CEC_Collegiate_Program.html
Thanks. Well I'm pretty new to this, I check all the Military branches in a way to work as Electrical Engineer (What I study and graduated last year) and have a dynamic job with excellent benefits. Here in Puerto Rico where I live is difficult to get the job I want right now, a lot of economical issues in the island right now (Long story). There are a few places to work but not as electrical engineer, mostly are pharmaceuticals looking for quality engineer, probably a boring job. Anyway I felt that I'm wasting my time and I used the chat way in the Air Force, also in the coast guard and in the NAVY. I already have a few relatives in the ARMY and they told me the offers. The Air Force and Coast Guard are full right now so I can enter in 2020 in the official school and the recruiters not seems interested. With the NAVY it was straightforward and the same day they call me. 2 days after that they send to me a email that I may be eligible to serve as an officer in the NAVY Civil Engineer Corps. So I went to the nearest NAVY recruiting center were I have a talk with the recruiter and offers me good benefits and pay compared to the benefits in other jobs in the island. He tell to me that I have a list of documents to bring to him to start the submission process. In all this process he told me that I have to study for the OAR and look in the internet the practice test, videos, info... and take it in his office, also I have to be ready for the basic training if all is going right I will start it in April. I already go to the GYM and have a year and half going but now as all of you says I need to focus on cardio, endurance, loss some weight and do more repetitions.
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Have you reached out to talk to anybody in the CEC community? Small communities like CEC can be very selective and typically like to get to know the people their bringing into the fold. They will often require a Letter of Recommendation from someone in the community. I'd highly recommend you go take a look at their accessions website: https://www.navfac.navy.mil/jobs/students_and_grads/CEC_Collegiate_Program.html
The OR will arrange this, CEC applicants will have an interview with a CEC accessions officer before going to a board.

The will ask many questions about why the person wants to be a USN officer, and will take into account things like the persons presence and how clear they speak.
 

AllAmerican75

Back to School!
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The OR will arrange this, CEC applicants will have an interview with a CEC accessions officer before going to a board. The will ask many questions about why the person wants to be a USN officer, and will take into account things like the persons presence and how clear they speak.
Good to know that the recruiters are spun up on this and have it worked into the recruiting process. The CEC dudes I went through OCS with back in 2011 and 2012 pretty much all had to do it on their own. I guess it's not a terrible thing to make them do it on their own because it helps separate the wheat from the chaff, but it still seemed inefficient.

Words or whatever.
Sooooo, you're not really seriously into becoming a Navy CEC officer or what?
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Good to know that the recruiters are spun up on this and have it worked into the recruiting process. The CEC dudes I went through OCS with back in 2011 and 2012 pretty much all had to do it on their own. I guess it's not a terrible thing to make them do it on their own because it helps separate the wheat from the chaff, but it still seemed inefficient.



Sooooo, you're not really seriously into becoming a Navy CEC officer or what?
It has been that way since at least 2009, they can get interviews outside the CEC accessions officers but they still need to have one from the accessions officers, they are also part of the board so it gives them a chance to make an impression with someone that can fight for you at the board, the NRD will inform the CEC accessions officer who they have in the process to start the ball rolling. It is possible that there were told to arrange an interview with the CEC AO and given their contact info, I have seen that before.
 
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