FY15 Army Accessions Board Results

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  1. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    Here are the results of the 2015 Accession Board

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/256715342/FY15-Army-Accessions-Board-Release

    I found a couple things interesting.

    Only 46 cadets were selected from below the AD cutoff for the Special Branching Program.
    105 SMC cadets were below the AD cutoff line that made Active Duty.

    78% of the cadets that wanted Active received Active Duty.

    While the total number selected for AD looks to be lower then last year, it seems that more cadets chose Reserves or NG this year resulting in a higher percentage of cadets getting AD that requested AD.
     
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    What does below the AD cutoff mean?
     
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    Each year the Army decides how many Active Duty 2LT's it needs. All cadets are given a score and placed on the OML in order from #1 on down. If there are more cadets that want AD then there are slots available then the Army takes the number it needs from the OML list. All cadets that fall below the last cadet selected for AD are considered "Below" the Active Duty Cutoff line.

    This year 805 cadets fell below that line and were forced either Reserves or National Guard. The percentage was about 22% of those cadets that requested Active Duty.

    SMC cadets can receive AD if recommended by the PMS even if they fall below the cutoff, 105 SMC cadets were below that line but still made AD.

    46 cadets were from the Special Branching Program, they meet the requirements of the program and were able to go AD even though they fell below the cutoff.
     
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    It shows how tough it is getting to make that AD line. And also now that not all nurses are going AD like in the past. 22% not making AD doesn't sound like a huge percentage, but that's a big chunk of people that now have to alter their future plans.
     
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    I agree, for the 805 cadets that did not make AD I'm sure it was a big disappointment and a shift to an unplanned Plan B. It was just a bit of a surprise to see the percentage of cadets that did get AD rise from last year, expectations were that there would be a lot fewer slots available this year for cadets that were requesting AD. More cadets selected Reserves/NG then I expected this year.

    I do feel for those that really wanted AD but missed the mark. It just drives home the need to keep at the top of your game in school and ROTC. The changes in the OML will most likely have an impact on how accessions work next year, whether it's for the better is yet to be seen.
     
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    You also have to figure a portion of those that requested reserve forces did so after their cadre gave them realistic counsel. I know the cadre at my school would let cadets know up front if they didn't stand a chance, and some of those would change their preferences. Granted, the vast majority requested reserve forces to pursue other opportunities or because of obligations (GRFD, etc.).

    For those that don't make it but want it, it does suck. They do all of the same training as those that get AD, and a slip up like 1 bad freshman year can derail dreams, goals, or future plans. Component/branch reveal day is one of the most heartbreaking days for some, rivaled only by the day at the old LDAC (the real one at JBLM) when people found out E, S, or N and platoon ranking. Lol, I saw cadets cry at both days.
     
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    Good point, I guess if you know the writing on the wall it's best to make your request for NG or Reserves and try and find a slot early for the branch you want before the rush.
     
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    That was the main reason why. Gave them time to find a unit and line up a civvie job. The sucky part is that I saw a few classmates in that situation that now have lost most of their drive towards the army. 1 has pushed BOLC roughly a year and a half past when they commissioned and really is apathetic towards his performance at drill, and another would literally offer to buyout his contract with the army if he could. Which is unfortunate for the soldiers in their charge. There's more to this game than the rank on the chest and the branch insignia on the collar...
     
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    All nurses no longer go AD?!
     
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    Correct. Times are a-changin'
     
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    When my daughter started college is 2010, we were told that all nurses went AD whether they wanted to or not. her sophomore year in the Spring of 2012, they Army was asking for volunteers from the Class of 2014 nursing cadets to either change majors or they could be released form their Army obligations if they wanted. Less than (2) weeks later, that window was closed as they had enough cadets take them up on their offer. Fast forward to the Fall of 2013 as accessions were rolling around; the Army announced that out of 225 nurse cadets, 175 would be going AD so you could definitely volunteer for Reserves if that was what you wanted in 2014.
     
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    I'm sure things will change by 2018 as well!
     
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    I agree, for the 805 cadets that did not make AD I'm sure it was a big disappointment and a shift to an unplanned Plan B. It was just a bit of a surprise to see the percentage of cadets that did get AD rise from last year, expectations were that there would be a lot fewer slots available this year for cadets that were requesting AD. More cadets selected Reserves/NG then I expected this year.

    I do feel for those that really wanted AD but missed the mark. It just drives home the need to keep at the top of your game in school and ROTC. The changes in the OML will most likely have an impact on how accessions work next year, whether it's for the better is yet to be seen
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    I wonder if the economy improving has anything to do with it? There seems to more entry level jobas available for recent college graduates.
     
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    I'm surprised at the low number of the special branching, however I think that number will increase in the next couple of years with the changes coming into full swing.
     
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    Jcleppe, Thanks for posting.
    Bull...I agree. I wish DS cadre had been more "realistic" with him regarding his chances. While Mom knew he was on the bubble, DS relied on feedback from his cadre, so he was very surprised. Fortunately, he snapped out of it quickly, grabbed a reservation in his preferred branch and location, and is moving forward.
    Unfortunately, it is very difficult to interview for careers in a different city, and even more so when you tell them that 13 weeks after graduation, you will be gone for four months. He may have to settle for a summer job until he gets back from BOLC. For now, he is just trying to stay focused and get to class while ROTC and his USAR unit have forgotten he is still a student for three more months.
     
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    If I am interpreting the numbers correctly based on first choices and mission allocation: MS was the most competitive branch, then infantry?
     
  17. Jcleppe

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    Looks that way.

    I was surprised at how many branched MI, although 237 were detailed to other branches.
     
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    DS was advised to list his three strengths. MI was third slot. AD is goal. Thanks for posting.
     
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    is there a breakdown by ROTC units (universities, etc) getting the most slots like for Infantry?
     
  20. -Bull-

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    Branches aren't given out like that. It's solely based on individual performance.
     

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