AFROTC EA due date

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  1. tp92

    tp92 New Member

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    hello all,
    Does any one here knows or think they have an idea when will EAs will be released to AS200s for summer 2014 field training ?
     
  2. Reaper

    Reaper AFROTC Cadet (AS400)

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    I heard it was the week after next. So like 2 weeks from now roughly. That's not a guarantee, but it should be around that time roughly.
     
  3. ERAUMattmom

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    That's like 3 1/2 weeks earlier than last year. Can this years hopefuls be so lucky?
     
  4. Non Ducor Duco

    Non Ducor Duco I am not led, I lead

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    Last year EAs were out over 2 weeks late last year due to last minute budget changes, so if they have everything worked out in good time we should hear back around or after spring break.
     
  5. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    My commander said at the earliest March 22. The problem right now is that AFROTC HQ still hasn't decided to make the rated EA board. The EA boards cannot convene until HQ makes that decision. With all of the work in getting all FTP to pick if they will go to the rated board their junior year I don't see why HQ is prolonging their decision to approve the board.
     
  6. Capt. Ahab

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    March 22 is on a Saturday this year, I think it will have to be on a weekday. My guess, the earliest would be the 24th. A member of my Cadre gave the us ole "you'll know when we know" because they said that it depends on the duration of the board. Hoping the percentage stays the same this year!
     
  7. ERAUMattmom

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    Good luck with the percentages staying the same.

    There is one less max and so far everybody posting on this forum has between 150 -200 % of the number of 200/250's than were looking for EA's last year in their detachments.

    But I guess anything can happen...
     
  8. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    If there is one thing my cadre is sure about is that this year there will be fewer cadets going to field training as proven by the cancellation of Max 6. I don't know about other detachments but my detachment took a massive reduction in our FTP when EA nominations were given. We started this semester at ~50 FTP and now we are down to 26 FTP going to be competed for this years EA board.
     
  9. ohconnor

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    Our Colonel told us that the boards close the 22nd.. Realistically, the results should be out by the 24th at the latest if this year follows the trends set by previous years.
     
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    Wow that's a UGE reduction in a single semester! I thought you said in a post on another thread in December that you had 39 competing for an EA.....are you down from 50 or 39? And
    I think you said that last year there were roughly 20 cadets competing for an EA.....If you have 26 now that's still roughly 6 more than last year.....
     
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  11. AlphaAlphaSigma

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    Got the wrong number. It is 39 but also I forgot the 500s so it went from 41 to 26. Still a large number and I believe more will continue to drop before EAs are released.
     
  12. cadet15

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    We had 26 go up from our det last year with a 100% acceptance rate. This year we have 66...so we are pretty sure we are not getting that 100% again, but we don't know what percentage will be going and what percentage will be cut. They have suggested just making larger flights and a few more to fill out the Max's suggesting not as large of a drop in numbers, but nobody really knows and our cadre is pretty mum on everything this year with the sheer number of us going up.
     
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    Wow that's like 40 more than last year... My DS's detachment had 82 last semester....but thinned and bottomed out at 67 cadets that had packets submitted....

    That number was up from the 47 or 48 from last year. I wonder what the maximum number of cadets that there is housing for??
     
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    What is EA nominations? I thought every as200 ea packages were sent in to boards.
     
  15. FlyingWildcatDad

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    tp92, Alpha was referring to the "Enrollment Allocation Packets" that are sent in by the Det's Cadre to the SFT selection board. Only the AS200/250/500's that are deemed competitive for an EA are sent in by the cadre. My DS's Det sent in 25 packets this year, up from the 14 or 15 from last year. I would definitely agree that the selection rate will most likely be lower than the last two years.
     
  16. FlyingWildcatDad

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    My DS also heard that there would indeed be a rated board this year and that the AFOQT would make up 10% of a cadet's OML score for those competing on that board. He said that the CC ranking would drop to 40%. This is probably the reason that the AS200/250's were required to take the AFOQT with the 300's this year. This info came from other cadets so please don't take this as fact at this time. Just thought I would throw it out there to see if anyone else has heard the same.
     
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    Do you think the cadres would tell a cadet that their EA package was not sent in?
     
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    One can be hopeful! Haha

    One of our Cadre said that everyone who was eligible to be sent up but wasn't, has been notified. Our detachment is at the same number as last year, but it all matters on how many go up in the nation. More cadets going up means higher averages of stats accepted. It will be 1800-2300 nation wide accepted, but depending on how many go up in total it can really change the percentage.

    Interesting that the CC ranking has apparently declined. We weren't informed but who knows. In some respects it is hard for me to believe that a CC would nominate a better performing cadet with a borderline GPA, who is at risk to not graduate, over a cadet with a decent GPA who hasn't performed as well.
     
  20. Pima

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    The change in % from 50 to 40 for CoC rec had been discussed for about two years. The thought process behind it was they wanted less subjective weight, such as ranking and more concrete weight, such as AFOQT, cgpa and PFT. The talk of the change came around the same time PCSM2.0 was being implemented.

    JMPO, I doubt they are going to increase class size for each Max because they did this two or three years ago,. They went from six Max classes to five, but sent the same number of cadets. They only did this for one year and decided for whatever reasons that it was not a path they wanted to continue with for SFT.

    The numbers that people are postiing for their dets are quite large, thus unfortunately it would appear that the 90%+ from the past few years would not be possible for this year. Remember the AF is still trying to decrease ADAF by 8% over the next five years. I think our DS's class was the last year group that had the 55% rate and used the AFOQT for selection. His det is considered large, and they only commissioned 26 officers in the end. The det had over 250 cadets between the 100-500s. The average retention rate for their unit was the same as the nation which was about 25%. It has only been for the last few years that the rate had increased to a higher level.

    As for telling the cadet if their packages were sent I would bet they did, however, that doesn't mean that the CoC held what in the ADAF world is called a mini-board. IOWS, the CoC decided at their level to determine which cadets they thought were not in the running and decided not to submit their names. In our DSs year group his CoC did not do a mini-board, they sent every name up to HQ and let them decide the cadets that would attend. Thus, unless you know if a min board was held than it really means nothing. Plus, even if a min board was held, depending on the numbers they have allotted for SFT it doesn't mean anything either way. The only way a cadet should feel safe for selection is if they are in the top 1/3, carrying at least a 3.1+ (tech, 3.4+ non-tech). PFA of 97+, and an AFOQT that is at least in the high 80s.
    ~ Note there will be cadets with lower stats, just saying from a breathing perspective, that is something I would say from a chance me position you should feel pretty confident. It is when you start slipping in any one of these categories that the safe position is weakened.
     
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