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First off, congrats to all of those that were selected for the 2018 board! I know the MyPers release has not dropped yet, but I wanted to go ahead and put this thread up because last year one of the board members was nice enough to reach out and give us info early on here. Also, it lets everyone thinking of applying get a head start on asking questions. Best of luck to everyone, and I look forward to seeing the updates!

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That's what I am assuming, but I'm not sure of an official announcement saying that. The past two board releases have dropped in June. If they sped it up, it wouldn't hurt my feels though.

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Not sure there's anyway to know that until the release drops, but I would speculate that that will be the case again. They ran into the problem of not being able to fill ABM and CSO slots two boards ago because not enough people ranked them, so by making you rank all of them, then they can fill all their slots. Who knows though? Maybe they'll change their mind. It does appear those slots are going to people with lower scores when you check out the stats on the portal. There also are far few of those slots than pilot, so it doesn't seem that likely you'd get them if you put in a little time to get a competitive package. The ones I know that have gotten those slots, are the ones that just wanted a career change and didn't really care what they got. 

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That's good news. I'm currently RPA trying for Pilot and didn't want to end up having to either choose CSO or ABM or not being able to apply again. Also don't have access to the Portal yet so its been a struggle to get information.

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Stats from 2018. To beat the average, I’d say you’d want to be over 80 PCSM still and getting your PPL doesn’t hurt. Also, really check out that thread from the year before for changes/consideration issues.

 

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20 hours ago, Salted_Butter said:

That's good news. I'm currently RPA trying for Pilot and didn't want to end up having to either choose CSO or ABM or not being able to apply again. Also don't have access to the Portal yet so its been a struggle to get information.

I guess there's good and bad news there for you. Last year rated applicants weren't required to rank ABM, so you wouldn't have to worry about that one atleast. The bad news... You said you don't have portal access? Does that mean you are new to AD and are in the RPA pipeline right now? If so, I believe you have to have 2.5 years post training to apply. That'll also in the board release when it drops though. 

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3 hours ago, UPT_Hopeful said:

I guess there's good and bad news there for you. Last year rated applicants weren't required to rank ABM, so you wouldn't have to worry about that one atleast. The bad news... You said you don't have portal access? Does that mean you are new to AD and are in the RPA pipeline right now? If so, I believe you have to have 2.5 years post training to apply. That'll also in the board release when it drops though. 

So I commissioned last may but I don't go on Active Duty for another 2 weeks... Not on AD= no CAC = no Portal Access. So technically I am in the training pipeline but its just extremely backed up. As far as waiting post training goes I don't think that's true as far as i know. I've met 1 RPA guy that got picked up for UPT a little after he went to IFT.

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On 4/13/2018 at 4:50 AM, Capt Ahab said:

Stats from 2018. To beat the average, I’d say you’d want to be over 80 PCSM still and getting your PPL doesn’t hurt. Also, really check out that thread from the year before for changes/consideration issues.

 

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Thanks for sharing the chart. I’ve been told that mid 80s on PCSM will increase the odds.

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On 4/13/2018 at 12:15 AM, Salted_Butter said:

So I commissioned last may but I don't go on Active Duty for another 2 weeks... Not on AD= no CAC = no Portal Access. So technically I am in the training pipeline but its just extremely backed up. As far as waiting post training goes I don't think that's true as far as i know. I've met 1 RPA guy that got picked up for UPT a little after he went to IFT.

Once you have wings on your chest (RPA or otherwise), I believe the rule is to wait 2 years to apply, and 2.5 years to actually leave the career field. At least that's the way it was when I applied a couple years ago if I recall correctly. Good luck

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So I commissioned last may but I don't go on Active Duty for another 2 weeks... Not on AD= no CAC = no Portal Access. So technically I am in the training pipeline but its just extremely backed up. As far as waiting post training goes I don't think that's true as far as i know. I've met 1 RPA guy that got picked up for UPT a little after he went to IFT.


Just had his happen to my buddy. They pulled a few guys from RPA as long as they did well at IFT and hadn’t started the next phase of training. Luck and timing.

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