USAFA HELP heath

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  1. heathbar31

    heathbar31 New Member

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    hello i am in the air national guard and ive just completed basic training and tech school.. and i am very interested in becoming an officer. in tech school my guard liason told me that the academy reserves spots for active duty members and guardsman each year and that the guard spots never get filled... and i was wondering if anyone knew how possible it would be or the process i would take to get a spot. my high school resume is very good, including great academics, athletics, and volunteer programs. i also already have a associates degree in electronics engineering technology with a 3.5 gpa . And i am an electronic mechanic for the army as a civilian. i had a 98% pt score and my tech school grades were almost perfect..so if anyone has any information that could help me i would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you
     
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  2. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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  3. Christcorp

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    Also, the academy had an age limit. Don't be 22 to enter prep school which u most likely do first. 23 when going straight to the academy.
     
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    heathbar31 New Member

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    Thank you both for the information... and christcorp. Im 21 now so I should probably think about getting started on the process right away
     
  5. Christcorp

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    if you are 21 now then you only have 1 chance at the academy. You will be too old for the prep school. good luck. Mike . ps don't forget about rotc you should have a better chance with that.
     
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    Ok thank you. And how would rotc work for me if im already in the air force. Would that be an issue
     
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    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    There are two programs for ROTC.

    POC-ERP (Professional Officer Course-Early Release Program) and ASCP (Airmen Scholarship and Commissioning Program)

    I don't know too much about them, I suggest stopping by your local education center. I do know that you separate from active duty to attend school full time. One of them, I'm not sure which, even pays E-5 while you're learning. I've been told that NCOs usually are the ones that get accepted, but it doesn't hurt to try. These programs would probably be a better fit for your since you already have a decent number of college credits. The important thing would be finding an academic program that will transfer those credits toward a major that the AF wants.

    Good luck!
     
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  8. ColinBlueMoon

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    POC-ERP is for people who are within 2 years of a degree.

    SOAR (Scholarships For Outstanding Airman) is the best for young airmen with few college credits. It is also the best ROTC program for prior enlisted people.

    ASCP is skewed in favor of technical majors, especially engineers. If you're not a math wizard (Calculus III and Physics) or want to pursue a degree in a non-technical field like Business, Accounting, Psychology, etc. then your selection rate may be poor. If you are, then welcome to the front of the line.
     
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    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    Wow... I didn't know they got rid of AECP. That was the best of all of them!
     

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