Class of 2015 Non-rated AFSCs

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by AVT, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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  2. Blackbird

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    AVT,

    I am glad you got your first pick! Looks like about 20% of your classmates didn't get an AFSC in their top 3 picks which I do not think has been the norm in past years. . .
     
  3. sprog

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    The good thing is that with a lot of the changes coming to AFGSC, it won't be as awful as in years past. I pulled over 265 alerts under North Dakota in the bad old days.

    The pressure to become an instructor/evaluator is off, as that can't happen during the first tour anymore. The "gotcha" testing and pressure to get 100% has also changed. Commanders won't be able to use that as the sole metric to rank everyone. Inspection focus is allegedly going to change, too. Now, everyone pulls alert at 8-0 and moves from DMCCC to MCCC in the first tour. After that, there is a second crew tour for instructor/evaluator positions, and there is more opportunity to "crossflow" to other AFSCs.

    While I'm out of the service, I know plenty of guys still involved in Minuteman ops, and they are enthusiastic about these changes. Frankly, they have been necessary since SAC was around (an organization that was infamous for eating its young). I can't know for sure, but I don't think it's as bad as it used to be. There is reason to be hopeful.

    The Malmstrom scandal and some of the other negative publicity have actually helped the career field. I would be much happier if I was a 2LT heading to a capsule today than I was when I did it.

    And coming from a Minot guy, I would say to tell your Firstie friends to list their base preferences thusly: 1) FE 2) Malmstrom 3) Minot. Freezing really is the reason. :shake: (although, you know you're in trouble when the "tropic" base is in Wyoming).
     
  4. Boozebin

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    No CROs this year. I guess no one tried out or made it.:confused:
     
  5. skt

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    I think some are still waiting to hear on CRO. We have one friend who currently has a pilot slot, but is waiting to hear about his real "first choice" of CRO.
     
  6. Boozebin

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    Thanks, do you happen to know when he expects to hear by?
     
  7. skt

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    No - I haven't heard when he expects to know. I want to say I heard that it could be as late as March, but I wouldn't swear to that. I do know that he tested once already and didn't pass one part, but he has time to take the tests again. I believe if he had passed everything the first time, he would have known by now. (My info is from his mom - neither she nor I are military - so others are probably more familiar with how it all really works.)
     

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