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On 3/21/2018 at 1:03 PM, ackc said:

I’m a prior Army Officer (non rated) 28.5 yrs 

interview/hire - April 2017

packet forwarded for approval - May 2017

medical DQ from previous military injury - August 2017

waiver granted - October 2017

MEPs -October 2017

final waiver granted - November 2017

DD 368 (release from Army to AF) approved - 30 January 2018

Appointment packet sent to State/NGB - 1 February 2018

 

I’m almost 1 year out from date of hire without swearing in, nor do I have any other dates or FC1 appointments scheduled. Obviously fighting the delay/waiver took a big chunk of time. How long should I expect it to take to be sworn back in/ reappointed?

So- after nearly a full year from this post, I'm still not sworn in.  I was hired at 27 years old, I'm currently 29.

 

July 2018 - Appointment Packet returned without action.  Policy change requires ETP memo for Years in Service / Age

September 2018 - FC1 complete at WPAFB

November 2018 - FC1 Results sent back to unit

December 2018 - ETP Sent to NGB for review.  Told to expect 4 week process

February 2019 - Still waiting.

 

I was hired 22 months ago, and I still haven't been sworn in.  I've had to complete 4 DD368's because they keep expiring, I've now had 4 different recruiters, and any progress made has been because I've gone around my recruiters to get things done.  I emailed Army HRC after weeks of my recruiter telling me, "We're working on it," and got my DD368 within 4 hours.  After being told there was no way to move my FC1 date from Nov 26 to any time earlier, I emailed the folks at WPAFB and got it moved to Sep 22.  After being told the results of the FC1 would be complete after 30-45 days, and on day 46, the recruiter says, "just keep waiting," so I email the folks at WPAFB and get the results sent to the SQ OPS within 2 hours.  After my travel to and from WPAFB, I'm told that I won't be reimbursed for my travel or lodging after driving my POV to OH, because I didn't use the right channels to reschedule the appointment.  I was told my ETP waiver would be complete in 4 weeks from submission, but it's now been 8, and the recruiter says, "just keep waiting."  

At this point, I don't really care how something gets done, I just want it done.  Can someone please give me some advice? Or the email / phone number for whoever approves ETP memos at NGB? Am I just in a super bad situation?  I have a really hard time accepting that this is normal.  Especially after looking at so many profiles with so many other hires that have dealt with similar situations in shorter periods of time.

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 @ackc My ARB package is sitting at NGB/A3OS. I think ETP/waivers for age and officer time take the same route. Submitted 3 weeks ago when I was told the turn around time should be about two. I have been global stalking ppl in hopes of finding the right person that can tell me where its at and how much longer it will take. The recruiter keeps telling me the same thing "we are working on it". By that he probably means he checks his email daily for an update, but that's probably it. I would recommend sharing your frustration with your squadron CC if you haven't already. 

See the attached flow chart depicting package flow from unit to NGB. Like I said, I have been literally googling NGB/A3OS... whatever name comes up, I use the global to see if they are associated with NGB/A3OS... I've sent about 20-30 emails so far with no respond. Probably because I am contacting the wrong people. Anyway, I am not at the 22 month mark yet but it seems like the only way to get things done is to contact someone else outside of recruiting who is willing to help.

I went to WP on my own time and dime thinking it would speed up the process but it hasn't. The FC1 is only a small part of the process, and from what I understand, its not even required to submit for ETPs or to the ARB. If anyone in here could share a contact at NGB, that would be a great help for sure. Package process flow chart.pdf

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CharlieHotel47, IMO a two week turnaround from NGB is very optimistic.  The last few I've seen have been 2-3 months; much improved over what it was a year ago.   

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11 minutes ago, CharlieHotel47 said:

@SaltyDawg very optimistic indeed... not sure what else to do other than wait and email random people via global at NGB

Am i reading correctly that ARBs for NGB are now down to 2-3 months? Last I heard they took 6 months to complete.

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7 hours ago, JustHangingOut said:

Am i reading correctly that ARBs for NGB are now down to 2-3 months? Last I heard they took 6 months to complete.

@JustHaningOut I can't speak to the ARB process at NGB, but the ETP (age) requests have been an average of 2-3 month turnaround from what I've seen. 

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6 hours ago, SaltyDawg said:

@JustHaningOut I can't speak to the ARB process at NGB, but the ETP (age) requests have been an average of 2-3 month turnaround from what I've seen. 

that's better than the 6+ months it used to take. Mine was one of the first ones through when they switched up to the new checklist. It took 34 days.

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15 minutes ago, JustHangingOut said:

that's better than the 6+ months it used to take. Mine was one of the first ones through when they switched up to the new checklist. It took 34 days.

Who initiated your ARB request....recruiter or someone in the ops group?

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Just now, SaltyDawg said:

Who initiated your ARB request....recruiter or someone in the ops group?

Mine has not been sent up yet, but im almost done with the packet. I've been trying to gather records from different offices...you know how it is.

The HARM office is who will send it up to the A3 office at NGB

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