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  1. Howdy everyone, Current applicant, student pilot and college student looking for a little gauge or recommendations per the community. I'll just jump right into details: Age: 22 Major: Bachelors, mechanical engineering (2.7 GPA) Minor: Applied Mathematics AFOQT (T/2): 96 Pilot 83 Navigator 83 Academic Aptitude 90 Verbal 68 Quantitative PCSM: 82 @ 21 hours (C172s, a shock to many), 98 @ 201+ LORs: Retired UPT Instructor Retired Army O-6 AD Air Force O-2/Close Friend I got some excellent feedback speaking with a Guard fighter unit some months back, and the general consensus there was "more hours, increase your PCSM". Essentially was told fighter units would look at my app if I had a 90 or higher. That's attainable, events notwithstanding. I'm currently on the waitlist for finishing my PPL with a local instructor per Part 61. With that, I'm not getting too many callbacks from Guard units. I'm currently in the process with an AD recruiter going up for the upcoming OTS boards, so I just wanted to gauge my chances or room for improvement. I fully understand my GPA is the standout concern and there's not a lot I can do about it at this stage, unfortunately. In fact, I learned a while back one squadron threw out my app due to it and not having much other information on me. If anyone else is in a situation like mine, I'd advice you to get out in front of it, own it and show your other strengths. The world we live in certainly is competitive and they're looking for anything less than desirable to cull the pile of papers on their desk. Honest opinions, thoughts, recs, shoot. Feel free to ask any questions or state concerns if I'm not painting a good picture. Thanks all.
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