Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by usma 2013 hopeful, Aug 23, 2010.
So this is round three of applying
applying from active duty w/ 14mnths of service
Persistence is great, shows determination, but the biggest question is, what has changed from last year to this year as far as you and improvement?
Persistence will help you. Did you find out any reasons what went wrong the last two times, particularly last year? I know last year was very difficult to get in.
What is your MOS and GT score?
What portion of your profile was not competitive on your previous applications?
Meghan was a good candidate out of high school - top of her class, varisty athlete etc...
She was denied a medical waiver - for eyesight.
She decided to enlist hoping that would increase her chances to get a waiver.
Meghan - what happened this past year? Did you apply for 2014?
Is the medical waiver standing in your way?
Have you been in contact with Larry Mullen at DODMERB?
Ok so last year I was in basic training until september 11.
september 12-March 5th I was in AIT I didn't receive solid internet service until december-january. With the amount of stuff that needed to be done it was hard enough to get the file complete, so making it look competitive was even harder. I received an endorsement from my AIT commander but still was in a training phase.
This year applying I'm working on my second year of active duty. I am mos q'd moved up a tier of my mos 68W20 v. 68 W10. I successfully completed basic and ait, and am on deployable status. Currently enrolled in college. Got a waiver to get PFC early, january moving to SPC on a waiver. I have my commander's endorsement already, from a permanent place of duty.
It is still the medical waiver giving me the biggest problem, was waived the first round for ROTC but not west point. Do to the 2 year expiration I have to redo the whole medical portion of the application. My biggest question will be why not give me the waiver, I got it for ROTC and can deploy, but I can't get a waiver. I have more resources at my disposal this year versus my first year applying. Fingers crossed....hopefully the third time is charm, just got to have faith and believe
Best of luck to you! Hopefully this will be your year!
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