I successfully sent nearly 100 individuals to Navy OCS/ODS -- AMA

USNA_STEM_Prof

USN CDR / USNA PROF 2024 / NROTC 2005 / Prior E
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I was an officer recruiter that found tremendous success through hard work, candid conversations, and genuine investment in the young men and women that came to me. Between those I sent to OCS and the hundreds more that weren't eligible, I have a lot of experience and want to assist. Granted, the recruiting environment / market now is much different than in 2013-2015 but many of my observations apply.

I got nukes, SWOs, pilots, intel, and even a SEAL into OCS. Ask me anything!
 

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I was an officer recruiter that found tremendous success through hard work, candid conversations, and genuine investment in the young men and women that came to me. Between those I sent to OCS and the hundreds more that weren't eligible, I have a lot of experience and want to assist. Granted, the recruiting environment / market now is much different than in 2013-2015 but many of my observations apply.

I got nukes, SWOs, pilots, intel, and even a SEAL into OCS. Ask me anything!
I stayed in touch with my recruiter for OCS throughout my career. Ran into him a few years later at NAS Sig, and he got me onto the manifest for a 4-star he was ferrying around, best Space A jaunt ever.

Met two officer recruiters on the Quad in front of the P.O. at Wake Forest U, and the journey began. 20th C., of course, since my OCS section was 78-xxx!

Will you take a look at this thread and the poster I was assisting? No doubt you can offer more pinpointed advice.

Post in thread 'San Diego NROTC Preparatory Program Insight?'
https://www.serviceacademyforums.co...preparatory-program-insight.84831/post-870310
 
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I was an officer recruiter that found tremendous success through hard work, candid conversations, and genuine investment in the young men and women that came to me. Between those I sent to OCS and the hundreds more that weren't eligible, I have a lot of experience and want to assist. Granted, the recruiting environment / market now is much different than in 2013-2015 but many of my observations apply.

I got nukes, SWOs, pilots, intel, and even a SEAL into OCS. Ask me anything!
I’d like any and ALL info I can get my hands on regarding OCS as I was dually rejected from USNA and that door has since closed
 

USNA_STEM_Prof

USN CDR / USNA PROF 2024 / NROTC 2005 / Prior E
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I’d like any and ALL info I can get my hands on regarding OCS as I was dually rejected from USNA and that door has since closed
Feel free to DM specific questions. A few pieces of general advice:

- Regardless of what community you want to apply for, be it surface warfare, aviation, or supply corps, the best GPA in the most rigorous degree combined with a strong ASTB score are essential

- All the things you did to be eligible for USNA are not a waste. From fitness to good moral character, you must keep those habits in place. Don't fall temptation to the vices of "normal" college which flirt with the potential of disqualifying you

- If you're interested in nuclear power, NUPOC is the best financial deal I'm aware of

- At least in 2013-2015, most OCS selections were made earlier in the fiscal year, so all things equal I would work with your recruiter to time you package for that timeframe

- The recruiter....sadly not all recruiters are made equally. With a few exceptions (NUPOC or CEC) you won't be able to do much with a recruiter until you're within one year of finishing your undergrad. As you're finishing your junior year of college I would find the local recruiting station and explicitly ask for an officer recruiter. Convey, without being rude, that you're savvy to the intricacies and don't want to get railroaded into enlisting. Of course, this is provided that you are a competitive officer applicant. Anecdotal but I would occasionally see naive but competitive college graduates get guided toward enlisting because the enlisted recruiters needed numbers. The inverse was the clown with a 2.1 GPA in interdisciplinary studies remaining adamant he'd be an officer despite my insistence that enlisting was the only viable path into the Navy for him
 
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