AFROTC supplemental board

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  1. sloatm

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    AFROTC dropped rated slots last week. I was really hoping for a pilot slot, however I recieved an RPA slot. Now I really want to still try and shoot for that pilot slot. I was wondering if anyone had any information about how competitive the supplemental boards could be? I have a 60 pcsm, GPA 2.9, FT Middle 3rd. Commanders ranking?? possibly middle or top of bottom. I can increase my GPA and also increase my PCSM score with flight hours. The catch is that if I want to compete for the Pilot slot, I have to drop my RPA slot and go with a non rated AFSC such as Missiles. I am willing to do this if I have a good shot at the supplemental board, I would just like more info on it before I make such a move. Thanks for your responses.
     
  2. USMC_Ordie

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    If that doesn't work out, are you willing to sit in a silo? A good friend of mine did the silo for 5 years, and had a great career as Public Information Officer after that 1st tour.

    I have gambled and won, and I have gambled and lost. Trust me, I will take winning everytime. Weigh those options carefully, you're the only one that can really choose whats right for you.
     
  3. Pima

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    What is your major? Tech or non-tech. Honestly you would have to pull a 4.0 this semester to give it any true bump because you already have 5 semesters done with a 2.9.
     
  4. rotc105

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    RPA to Pilot

    Double check the AFROTC AFI because I'm pretty sure if you drop your RPA slot you become ineligible to compete for any rated position again.

    Also I think you are confusing the alternate list and supplemental boards. Currently you are on the alternate list for a pilot slot. After you weren't selected for a pilot slot you automatically went on to a waiting list depending on your Order of Merit score. Once people on the pilot list drop, (medical, DOC change, etc) they lose their slots and they pull people off the alternate list (which hopefully could be you) to fill the vacancy.

    Now I believe your Order of Merit score is frozen on the alternate list. Even if you get more flight hours or do better on your PFA it won't make a difference.

    If I was in your shoes, keep the RPA slot and then try to increase all your scores you have control over. Unlike what I said previously for the alternate list, you can increase scores on the supplemental board. Just whatever you do don't forfeit the RPA slot because according to the AFI once you deny a rated position you can not compete in a rated board again.

    Hope this helps a little. I'll do a little more research because some other friends of mine ran into the same trouble. Keep fighting!
     
  5. Pima

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    That is what I was told by our friends DS that got CSO. It is an all or nothing when it comes to the rated board. I was also told it is a forever never, iows assume you land up with Missiles, you will not be able to apply for UPT in 2-3 years. Whereas, if you go RPA you have the chance to strain later on.

    Plus, when the AF came out and said they were cutting AFROTC non-rated for 14, at the same time they said they had not yet determined if 15 would be cut too, but thought that it was highly possible. That means you might be risking your commission too.

    Additionally, those spots open up because rated members will need an FC1 physical. This is not the 45 min. DoDMERB exam, it is a 3 day physical done at WPAFB. Homewith4 can tell you that it can takes months to get a waiver decision. Her DS did not get a waiver and than had to wait for their non-rated AFSC. If you give up that slot and DQ after the supplemental board, than you maybe 6-9 weeks from commissioning finally getting your AFSC.

    Personally I think even if you bumped up your PCSM, you still have a majority of the score that is lower than many. FT middle third and CoC ranking low middle or bottom third, add into a 2.9 cgpa even as a tech major is considered on the low end. Definitely way lower if non-tech since that avg is @3.3/3.4.
     

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