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  1. @Desk Jobs Suck has quite the mouth on him for someone who hasn't even been hired by a unit. I'm sure he'd be a real pleasure to fly with. Probably why no one has given him a slot, considering the only requirement is to fog a mirror.
  2. This entire post could have been accomplished with one word: understood.
  3. The only way to get an FC1 without any commitments is to go into the guard. What everyone else is saying is true. Let me distill it down for you plainly: 1) If you go the active duty route, once you swear in, they're going to have you doing something. Even if you flunk the FC1, you're most likely going to incur a 4 year commitment doing some other officer job. 2) Once you decline an AD commissioning offer for which you applied, you will no longer be considered for future boards on the AD side. 3) If you are working through the process on the AD side, they will control your paperwork. So if you're pursuing both paths, AD will have to fully release all of your info before the guard can "take control" of your file. Which means lengthy waits, depending on how much you pissed off your recruiter. 4) Rush guard and reserve units. They will swear you in as an enlisted bro (E-3 typically) to get you on orders and moved through the process. Make sure your contract says "enlisting for the purpose of commissioning as a pilot with [insert squadron here]." That way if you flunk out anywhere in the process, you receive an Entry Level Separation and off you go back to whatever desk you were flying before. Bottom line, forget AD. Go guard or reserve. And respect the older bros on here (and everywhere, for that matter). Calling people 'boss' and being passive aggressive won't yield good results for you if you plan to have any success in your 12 years of military service.
  4. Explain away your GPA by being a stand-up guy and you'll go anywhere you want, my dude. Best of luck. P.S. Did I mention not being a douche?
  5. STEM degrees are what's most competitive, and your GPA is low. So you don't have much going for you there. Good news is that's not the end of the world. But those are the only stats you've given, so you had better work hard to stand out in other areas. 1. No one gives a shit about your student loans. They might come up when you get your clearance, but it won't be a big deal if you don't owe exorbitant amounts of money. 2. Get your PPL ASAP. You want to fly F-22s but you have 0 flight hours? I'm seeing a pretty big disconnect here. And no, I wouldn't consider a 2.8 GPA in information systems competitive for a fighter guard unit. But again, GPA isn't the end all be all. If you're a good bro with a well rounded application in other areas, you can still be competitive. 3. Build flight hours, study/take your PPL written, study for AFOQT/TBAS, and then take AFOQT/TBAS. Then come back and ask to be rated and you'll get a better answer.
  6. Don't sweat the awards man (over-rated anyway). It's all about being well rounded. You've clearly made up for it in other categories. Stellar numbers.
  7. Thanks for your input. Very valuable.
  8. I'd say retake if your goal is ENJJPT and you are confident you can do better. If you do decide to retake, double down on your timed studying.
  9. Look at heavy units. I got picked up at 28.
  10. GDAL

    Bogi Dope

    I'll review your packet for free.
  11. I can't help with your specific question, but I recommend getting your AFOQT/TBAS done and start applying to units. Let them decide at the flight physical.
  12. It was my understanding that there is no depth perception requirement for RPA, but you still need a waiver to get through school if you do not meet the standard. Could be wrong, but something to do with the limited amount of flying you do with the UPT studs?
  13. So now all those poor bastards only have to get through line B on the OVT?
  14. I must have removed the sentence stating it would be more difficult to transfer components after swearing it. For reference, how long did it take for all your paperwork to transfer over? My case happened relatively quickly (3 weeks), but I had not sworn in.
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