Very small AS 100 class/ Field Training

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  1. RS1

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    Hello. I am in AFROTC, and I am an AS 1oo at a large University. The current 200 class at my school has about thirty members and the two classes of POC above me said they had about forty cadets left each before they were told who was going to field training. As of the start of the second semester of our 100 year, my class only has nine members left. Seven of these members including me had been awarded a scholarship out of high school, and all are very good cadets. All but two of us were in the top third of our flights ( we had two flights last semester now only one). How will this affect our chances of getting a field training slot. Are slots allocated to detachments by number (i.e. pick your top 5,6,7.... cadets) or by percentage (i.e. give us your top 20%). I know where you rank in your class is huge in the selection process. Is there some kind of workaround or exception given to small detachments in cases like this? Thank you very much for your help.
     
  2. Pima

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    It is a formula, just like the scholarship process. It is also national.

    As a 100 I would not sorry about this issue....you will go insane if you do impo.

    I would study the AFOQT because that score matters, be it for SFT or ACSC.

    Additionally, remember some will join as sophomores. You might have 9 now, but next year you could have 15. (6 250s)

    SFT board has no clue if a candidate is on scholarship.
     
  3. Joekenny

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    The POC selection process (PSP) is determined based on an Order of Merit score (OM). As of this year the score is based on the following categories: 40% Relative Standing Score (RSS), 25% GPA, 25% AFOQT Academic Aptitude score, and 10% PFA score. The relative standing score is essentially your commander's ranking but it takes the class size into consideration. The formula for calculating the RSS is as follows:

    ((1-R/C)+0.5/C)*10), where R=DCR and C=Class Size.

    Your OM score is automatically computed in WINGS (the system AFROTC uses to track cadet's information). You compete on a national level with your individual OM score. There are different boards for different enrollment allocations (EAs). There exists a Rated board, Tech board, Non-Tech board, and a Nursing board. Your job preferences will determine what boards you compete in. To my knowledge there is no special consideration for smaller detachments. The RSS algorithm already takes class size into consideration. If you want to increase your chance of earning an EA than I suggest going for a rated job. Last year's National statistics were as follows:

    2650 Cadets nominated
    1590 Selected
    1060 Non-selected

    Overall Select Rate: 60%
    Tech Select: 65.5%
    Rated Select: 60.4%
    Non-Tech/non-rated select: 17%
    Nurse Select Rate: 43%

    Select Averages:
    CGPA: 3.38
    SAT/ACT: 1287/27 (Roughly a 71 on the Academic Aptitude score of the AFOQT)
    PFA: 96.8


    More information on PSP can be found in AFROTCI 36-2011. The latest version is from Aug 2013 which do not reflect the upcoming changes to the OM score. I only know that the weighted categories of the OM score will change because our Commander informed us. I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have any others.
     
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    This helps a lot thank you both very much. Do you have any data about what the average RSS score is?
     
  5. Joekenny

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    Average and cutoff scores are never released as public information so I would have no idea. My guess would have to be somewhere around 20/40 pts since everyone has to be racked and stack from first to last. I'd say right in the middle would be average. Keep in my that every year before this one the OM score was broken down as follows: 50% RSS, 20%GPA 15% AFOQT AA, and 15% PFA.
     

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