Pretty nervous about it all as I've never really done anything like this so I appreciate you answering everything. Who was your chief? Man, bless this gouge. Honestly I try to focus more on how do to do really well and get 5s ( on a scale of 1-5, where 3 or 4 is MIF or minimum passing) on this event rather than just try to pass it. That topic is probably more thoroughly discussed on airwarriors or some site like it, but this is a very broad overview of the new policy. Going from 3 failures allowed per block to 3 failures allowed through the entirety of flight school seems pretty drastic lol. I don’t personally but I’m sure there are some. Basically you get 3 academic failures in total from api till you wing, anything more then that and you're attrited. Did you have to use them for inspections or could you use a pair you brought from home for that purpose? Come visit our wiki over in r/Navy. It all depends really what’s available. The test you have to take is the ASTB/OAR. True, but I had my shoes I used and my own pair of "RLP shoes", [–]anthonybryann 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (6 children). Enjoy the shit out of your OHARP you earned it. Hoping to memorize Appendix B to eliminate some stress. I work in Aviation. 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). That just plain sucks. Well, it is what it is I guess. After you complete OCS how much time do you have before heading out to your rate specific school? Candidates who are contracted for combat arms will still attend Marine OCS in Quantico, VA. Is your fold 6.2 inches instead of 6? That's not to say that it's easier and the standards are more lax, but just that they aren't actively looking to remove people from the pipeline and it's all happening faster. A pink sheet can come from either an academic failure (<80% on a test or unsat on flight/sim event) or an OLQ. If I did, it was probably the same or easier than MEPS. My philosophy was Cs get degrees lol. Improper salute? [–]MeanWeen 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). Basically my recruiter doesn’t have much for us to do, so we phone muster daily and that’s about it. Day 1 you’ll get your feet profiled and there’s a few different shoes they can give you based on your foot type, but you won’t be able to access your own go fasters anymore. http://www.navy-prt.com/malestandard/malestandard.html, No calls for witch-hunts or "vigilante justice.". The first way is to enroll in the US Naval Academy out of high school and earn your degree from there. I have 4 NAMs. [–]the_cdr_shepard 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child). My philosophy was Cs get degrees lol. ), Filter Posts by Flair Click to switch to regular, Enlisted Questions Minus one. However, I'm a little nervous abut the computer-based aviation scenarios in that there aren't many ways to prepare. Very chill. Beginning there was probably around 85. They mentioned that a few years ago they were real picky and would kick you out if you got below a 90 on a test or something ridiculous like that, but I think that’s all calmed down now since the Navy is growing, [–]ultra_sabreman 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago (13 children). Essentially you can request to go to your home town for a few months a be the bright shiny face of the Navy. But for real, A pool is a bit smaller now do you wont have as much time, but you gotta absolutely love it up. Let me know if you have any more questions. I also wanted to go down the aviation pipeline as it is my dream to fly but I have a fear of heights. Graduated with OP, it was slightly different between them but the CEC guys were getting about 5 weeks of OHARP after OCS before school. Some people will have 1 (~15%) and a few (~5%) will have more than 1. For RLP, the prep is worse than the actual event itself. 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (0 children). Word sure travels fast about 11, lol. My background: Age 25. If you have any questions about Submarines or Radar/Sonar jobs this guy has an excellent channel where he answers pretty much any question you have about submarines and sonar. Did you get the issued NBs? a. MILPERSMAN 1300-082 b. When I see posts like this it makes me want to go active duty now though, [–][deleted] 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (0 children), Do whatever makes you happy and don’t be afraid to take a chance if you can afford to. Graduating college literally in May so GPA 3.48. Some are chosen by class team and others are chosen by some of your classmates who have a billet that needs staff members, [–]anthonybryann 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (5 children). [–]Raviox55 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). For information regarding Navy enlisted ratings, see Twisky's Rating Information Guide. Can you explain how class ranking works? I've got a study question: I have a couple of books to help me study for the ASTB, and I'm feeling pretty confident about the math/reading comp/mechanical/etc sections that one can obviously study for with practice Q&As. And why not move around? No politics. Your items have to be perfect, otherwise you can get hit for it. I definitely plan on giving it my all for the entirety of flight school but try my best not to overthink it. Stay strong, [–]craaaaa 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). [–]bjjhelm 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). And 3 weeks is an eye blink when you look at an entire Navy career. Hey all, I just graduated OCS last Friday and wanted to answer any questions you may have about becoming an officer (application process, MEPS, ASTB, OCS, OHARP, anything else you can think of). [–][deleted] 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago (0 children). REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 18713 on r2-app-06a20d8af25eeedd3 at 2020-12-29 18:58:44.848177+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: US. As for my OCS experience, I am an OCS graduate (class 07-00 commissioned Dec 1999) and now serve as a class officer at OCS. I don’t have much going for me on paper, but I’m going to put a package together and hope I get lucky. Please review the SEAL Officer OCS Application Sequence of Events chart for further information about the application process for both Navy Recruiting Command and NSW. If your OAR is that high then I encourage you to consider other communities. Blood draw, EKG, bend over and spread ‘em, urinalysis, nothing out of the ordinary. I always thought you'd graduate OCS and then hop on a plane down to Florida? Best of luck dude. Interested in Officer programs? Least favorite part was probably preparing for RLP. Physical/Medical I barely passed my depth perception test at MEPs using that 'look-in' machine with the different circles. [–]Anon215215 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). So much great info. H class isn’t bad. So if that’s your situation I highly encourage you to apply for that waiver. Life’s too short to bitch about what you select. Almost all of her communities funnel to the same place (flight school, Nuke School, Supply school) where their ranking there will determine where they go exactly, but it still depends on availability. [–]brass_cojones 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (3 children). Sometimes you get what you want, sometimes you don’t. I'm applying for OCS next spring after I finish up my last 3 classes for my BS in Computer Information Technology. However, there are exceptions to the degree requirement based on extensive service experience. And don’t get started on stalling that fucking thing. Ask me anything!AMA (self.newtothenavy). NETC recruits and trains those who serve our nation, taking them from street-to-fleet by transforming civilians into highly skilled, operational, and combat-ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development. Failures are common, but also not, and most definitely not career ending. [–]Jurombo 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (3 children). There is indeed a new OCR. I'm 21. What are you doing in the meantime? Know them without even thinking about it. I have little under 6 weeks left to prepare. I was never a runner and I was craving running because I feel like we didn’t get enough initially, but my run time went from 12:30 to 10:30. However statistics say you're gonna have at least one bad day in the ~6 months of primary (~4 months for FOs) and drop an event or two. Is there dust on your window sill? I think the prep is harder and more stressful. LOCKED. He called today saying that he got rolled to H-class due to medical and physical issues. Officers have four year degrees and are trained in one of dozens of specialties [including aviation, ships, submarines, and support] and lead and manage Sailors. Sounds like you might be on CVN so get the Captain (aviator) and maybe another senior SWO who is post-command if able. That’s the gist of it, but it’s super intense. [–][deleted] 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (2 children). What are the positions? It all comes to an end eventually. When you mention more in depth eye tests, what do you mean? You’ll get assigned to a ship after OCS and then go to BDOC for training, [–]navyzakNROTC Instructor 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). They might get pushed a little harder during certain evolutions but they stick with the class and do all the things everyone else does. Trust me, API IS NOT hard. I go to OCS February 17th. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. So that blows. How easy is it to fail? This is an official U.S. Navy Website Need Career, Pay or Personnel help? [–][deleted] 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (0 children), We’re positive he’ll be the first person to retire in student pool, [–]RandyIsntDirty 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (0 children). I have so much discipline now, [–]sala229 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]Climsal 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). Currently enlisting in Reserves and if my civilian life is not where I want it to be in two years I’ll go active duty. Curious what that process is like. We graduated 75. Or is there more? Protip: Dont burn yourself out haha. I mean I'm still in the program, just cause you're scared of heights it's not really the same in the plane, more people are attrited or DOR for airsickness than heights. Oh well, no pressure. From my (basic) understanding, it's just organizing and cleaning and memorizing, right? The two or so years in flight school are very unique, might as well explore. 99% of people will proceed on to primary. Picked up for SNA from the 7 FEB board. I’m totally with you on helos being awesome (and being dumb enough to want the boat, lol), [–]brass_cojones 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). Could have a pink from API, one in PRI, and one in ADV, you’re gone. Couldn’t do the required amount of push ups. SWOs did not get OHARP, and usually don’t from what I’ve heard. I was making a little more as a software developer, but it’s not really about the money for me. Want to learn about deploying, finances, mental health, cross-rating, and more? None of them were really treated differently. Reactor HOD or strike group staff could fit the bill. I'll probably end up in h class. Officer. Program leads to an appointment on active duty as an Ensign in the unrestricted line of the U.S. Navy. Did you use any sort of video game/audio-based training for your ASTB? Yes, I’m heading down to Pensacola for flight training at the end of the summer. I personally want helos. It helps that they have great duty stations and most helo guys are chillers. Each day at OCS you will have a section leader who will be in charge for the day. You have good ASTB scores. [–]navyzakNROTC Instructor 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago (0 children). If so, how was the selection process, your preparation, and what’s your training future look like? [–]the_cdr_shepard 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (5 children), I'm in aviation (primary to be exact) and I'm fucking terrified of heights and spiders...AMA, [–]Jbrunson215 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (4 children). [–]anthonybryann 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). You might as well be playing a video game. Great insights on the prevailing thoughts on whether to enlist before trying for an Officer slot, as well as a ton of other information about what Officers do, how they live, pay, etc. OHARP so far is easy. Dude yeah, the T6 is rad. 28 March 2018, The adage “One Team, One Team” is about to become more tangible for new sailors and Marines attending Officer Candidate School. Just know, you've pretty much gotta be the best. Navy Nukes (Great resource for prospective Nukes! I’ll be following this one. The Naval services … See TheBeneGesseritWitch's guide on Paths to become an Officer. How intensive was the physical at OCS, was it similar to the one at MEPS? It's okay and it will pass, just stick with it. Know who you are haha. The program will ultimately lead to an appointment on active duty as a Navy Ensign, designator 1310. As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion. The pipeline is very dynamic right now, and, as others have mentioned, extremely backed up. We talk about if you bring 80% of the knowledge and procedures the IP will help you get the other 20%. Don't fail things and you don't have to worry . Work hard, have fun. [–]bjjhelm 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]westeros569 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). They do some more in-depth eye tests as well as anthro measurements if you’re going into aviation. Can I … Is it just like a ride along and if you happen to not be able to handle it do they just throw you to SWO? If you haven’t before, I would do a ride-along at your local airport and see how you like it and if you could make a career out of it. it doesn’t have much to do with any rankings. Reserve officers desiring to transfer to another service must have the gaining service submit a Conditional Release request (DD Form 368) to Navy Personnel Command (PERS-911) for approval. Historical politics are fine, but anything relating to current politics/politicians is not allowed. Weekly running is probably 5-10 miles. Pink sheets follow you all the way through till wings. Yup. [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child). Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Flair is only awarded to sailors with significant fleet experience, by the Mod Team, after proof has been provided. There’s a lot of suck to come, you’ll think about quitting, but some days it all comes together and you fly great. The submission deadline is about 5 weeks before the board meets. Check it out! No Meme/Gore posts (to include: my face when, this is how I feel when, quickmeme/memebase, 4chan). AMA I joined in 2014. I've seen some numbers but not sure what to look at, [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child), You’ll be just fine, don’t worry. Most people feel like garbage coming out of it, but do your best and I’m sure you’ll be ok. in business management. [–]the_cdr_shepard 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). PT is in the mornings from 0530-0630 so you only have a few hours of running per week. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. What are they telling aviators now about flight school attrition? You’ll make it through. [–]Thorfin7Goku 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (3 children). However the other new rule is that if you have ever had an IPC (even one you crushed 4 months ago) your next failure automatically triggers an FPC and any FPC failure shall cause a recommendation of attrition to the commodore. I’m glad I rolled into 12 though. No personally identifying information (PII). My boyfriend is in OCS right now. This portion of the test is a shitshow. If you were a software developer I am assuming you were possibly making more as a developer than an officer? Did you hesitate too much while you answered that question? Pay at OCS is through the standard military pay system (DFAS). Officer Candidate School (OCS) — also known as Officer Training School (OTS) in the Air Force, or the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course (PLC) in the United States Marine Corps — prepares recruits for the challenges of officer life, from managing others to understanding military culture and law. Good luck! Can't believe they still got him. What is your rate? Also, would you know what the approx length of time OHARP would be for those going for subs would be? [–]Jbrunson215 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Nuclear Propulsion Officers serve their duty on a nuclear-powered submarine or surface ship. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Give us a link from a reputable source instead. Good job tho, see u in the fleet! I am about to turn 24 looking to go the SNA route and just curious on what kind of time frame others have experienced. [–]the_cdr_shepard 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child). And don’t give up. I’ll be available basically all summer to answer questions, so by all means, don’t hesitate to comment or shoot me a DM. What was the average score for those that took the OAR portion of the ASTB, if you would even know that? [–]renegadepervertt 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), I'd say, that's crazy fast compared to other accounts I have read! [–]anthonybryann 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). [–][deleted] -3 points-2 points-1 points 2 years ago (3 children), [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (2 children), [–][deleted] -2 points-1 points0 points 2 years ago (1 child). Interested in Officer programs? I really do appreciate the insight man. I know I am getting ready to get ragged on for not obtaining a technical degree, business is a great field (Navy does not care) and I know many naval pilots that do not have a technical degree! I’m young and single with nothing tying me down, so it was the perfect time, [–]PJJ205 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (3 children), This thread is a breath of fresh air! use the following search parameters to narrow your results: A forum to discuss Navy Recruiters, processing at MEPS, Delayed Entry Program, Enlisted Ratings, "A" Schools, Officer Candidate School, Recruit Training Command, and transferring to your first command. Officer Questions The majority of people will get through API with zero pink sheets. Normally you would, but flight school usually has a waiting period, so I’m on OHARP right now, which is a temporary recruiting duty until I go to flight school at the end of August, [–]sala229 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child), All the time. Minus one. Class 15-18 is the first class using it. There’s a lot of places to choose from usually but you might only be selecting with a handful of guys. Guess I don't have any more second chances till I wing. Worked as a software developer before joining. level 1. Regardless I'm a FO and were pretty undermanned so we have a bit more hope than the pilots right now. [–]gaterunner 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). How soon did you find out about selection after submitting your package? Not sure I understand your duty station question. Ultimately, you don’t do much and it is generally referred to as ‘basket leave’ since you basically just hang out and d not really do much work. I’m hoping to fly anything tailhook really. Minus one. Anyway, I found out officially the day I classed up to API. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). *** SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS) summer screening is open to OCS, NROTC, USNA, lateral transfer, and interservice transfer candidates. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. My GPA is a 3.4. I like that. There are roughly 20 different officer specialties in the Navy. I don’t have a question, I’ve actually got gouge for you... I’m over half through with primary, and our skipper called a studs meeting a month ago to give us gouge to pass down to y’all about the aviation pipeline. Interservice Transfers from the Navy Reserve. OHARP is recruiting assistance, and it’s for people who have to wait a little while before reporting to training due to backups in the pipeline (mostly SNAs, and SNFOs started getting it too). For the spatial test, you can practice with the compass trick which some people including myself used on the test. Were you in Newport ? [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (7 children). When did you find out where you were going? There are plenty who are your age or older. Some guys can study forever, some are like me and require frequent beer breaks. My GPA is a 3.4. Trying to gather as much gouge as I can but I’m sure I’d be happy flying anything. I talked into meeting the officer recruiter, made a good impression. Every community is gonna be an awesome once in a lifetime experience. I hope so haha. [–]brass_cojones 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago (11 children). OCS is tough. Some of my best friends from OCS were made in H class. What do you guys think my chances are for this first package? We had 2 people in our class who were 38 and we started the class with a 40 year old. That’s not to scare you, but to impress upon you how important giving a good effort is in API. Those days make it worth it. I first met with my recruiter on 2 NOV 2017 and my OCS class started on 25 FEB 2018. If you have your shit together how common is it to get a pink sheet? Come visit our wiki over in /r/Navy. [–]ultra_sabreman 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). So I’m well into primary and I’m afraid of heights. How do you choose your duty station? When I signed my papers at MEPS, officers wanted to talk to me over the phone and kept asking if it was something I would be interested in doing. A string on your uniform? [–][deleted] 18 points19 points20 points 2 years ago (17 children), They didn’t say much about the current attrition rates of flight school. Hopefully I'm still fine in planes really don't see myself doing SWO (heard it's the worst) but if I had to I would it is what it is. The United States Navy's Officer Candidate School (abbreviated OCS) provides initial training for officers of the line and select operational staff corps communities (supply and CEC) in the United States Navy.Along with United States Naval Academy (USNA) and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), OCS is one of three principal sources of new commissioned naval officers. It’s mostly on a volunteer basis, but everyone will do it at least once. The last time I flew in a plane I wasn't bothered by it but I'm just worried the wouldn't let me in because of this. Just remember, everyone gets a little airsick at times. It usually gets approved if IFS/API are backed up in Pensacola (which it is right now.) Good luck! I can’t wait. About 5 weeks. That’s is my life right now to be honest....always wanted to do military. In the Cessna you can imagine falling 2000 feet to your death...and it feels like it might happen any moment, especially when you don't have the controls. For anything Navy related, not limited to US Navy. I got a 70 on the ASVAB. We got a little of this during our briefs at OCS but this is great. Make sure to get a couple O6/O5 letters of recommendation if you can. [–]na29697 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). For aviation we have 12 weeks before starting flight school. Commissioned Officers are members of the Navy or Navy Reserve who have a degree from a four-year college or university as a minimum educational requirement and have gone through Officer Training. 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