All-in Rated classification

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  1. aglages

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    Academy to adopt 'all-in' classification process for rated careers
    http://www.usafa.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123404324
    "A1 personnel have not yet determined exactly how Rated Orders of Merit will be calculated, but the score will consider BOM, Air Force Officer Qualification Tests, Pilot Candidate Selection Method scores, calculated based on Test for Basic Aviation Skills scores, AFOQT scores and flying hours, said Lt. Col. Tad Vannaman, the A1 Directorate's chief of command assignments."

    Wasn't the class of 2015 told that the AFOQT was "just for tracking purposes"? Fortunately neither my DS or I believed that but many of the other cadets in the class of 2015 didn't prep for the test at all.
     
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    My question is if you turn down a rated slot (let's say you wanted pilot and were assigned remote pilot), how are you assigned a non-rated afsc? Do you fall in back of those in your class who have already been assigned a non-rated afsc? How likely would you be to get your 1st or 2nd choice of the non-rated afscs you listed? 2015 DD is unsure. :scratch:
     
  3. aglages

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    That's a good question djms19. Unfortunately I don't have the answer. Hopefully somebody at USAFA has looked beyond the goal of getting more cadets into rated slots other than Pilot and has an equitable plan for how this will be handled. AFROTC gives out their rated jobs during junior year....well before the non-rated AFSCs are awarded and in plenty of time for cadets to compete for a non-rated AFSC nationally with everyone else.

    I would "assume" that if those Class of 2015 cadets that turn down non-pilot slots are primarily given Missileer (or other less desirable) AFSCs that the classes of 2016 and later will take a hard look at whether they should even apply for an "all-in" rated job. Considering the sizes of these classes and how many pilot slots USAFA needs filled, I'm not sure that is a outcome that would be desirable to the AF.

    Supposedly USAFA needs 455 rated slots filled from the Class of 2015. Again, "supposedly" 420 of those rated slots are for pilot. If the Class of 2015 commissions 860-870 2nd Lts and half usually want/apply for a rated AFSC, I think our children's chances are pretty good as long as they are above the bottom 20% on the OML. Of course USAFA may not even use the OML....lets not forget this little gem: "A1 personnel have not yet determined exactly how Rated Orders of Merit will be calculated".

    Good luck to your DD and the rest of the Class of 2015!
     

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