Navy O.C.S. - Do I have a chance?

Discussion in 'OTS/OCS/PLC' started by Florida_flyer, Mar 17, 2018.

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Do I have a chance?

  1. Yes, but you will need to work on your A.T.S.B. knowledge.

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  2. No (Please respond with your reason why - thanks)

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  1. Florida_flyer

    Florida_flyer New Member

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    Well, in reference to everyone that was positive and helped me through this, I would like to thank you.

    Regarding the banned member above, I can see why he was banned. In retrospect, stating what I stated when posting this form thread I was indeed nervous and anxious. No attitude problem here nor do I know everything. One thing individuals (that are not pilots) do not understand is that as a pilot you are always learning and the learning never stops. I will never stop learning and I will always be willing to listen and learn, so why not put everything I have into my dream to fly for the Navy and serve my country as an Naval Officer (per: fly with no exceptions). It amazes me that people like the individual above (MMA19kid) associate with such an elite community and even thread in an out from time to time, meaning they will depreciate your expectations, willingness, and motivation to obtain any and all information to begin reconstruction of ones packet (in my situation). Initially I was just looking for opinions, and I received them, and I can not thank you all enough again, especially the negative few. Negativity just fuels my fire even more, it becomes a challenge at that point, I can always find positivity in all situations. I am extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity.

    I would like to let you all know I was accepted into OCS as a SNA, the hard work, dedication, endless drive and work ethic has put me in my current position and I thank you all for the advise.
     
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Best wishes for success at OCS and in your aviation pipeline. May your number of landings = number of take-offs.
     
  3. #academyhopeful

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    @kinnem or @Capt MJ , I'm wondering about my chances for Naval OCS. I have been considering AFOTS too. I've majored in Electrical Engineering (I'm 21 years old), have a 3.6 GPA, done some community service, but when I tested myself on the PRT for 20-24, I got 60's across the board. Are minimum scores suitable to pass OCS, or do I absolutely need to get 250-300s to become an Ensign? I can work in the heat, but I don't know about the cold of New England. Thanks.

    -P.S, I tested myself on the air force pt test, but its push-up/crunch time limit is different.
    -Also, will a low score severely hold me up against other officer candidates? Thank you. (I'm NOT going to fly)
     
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  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Short answer is it's a competition so yo have to beat the competition in the end. I'm confident minimums will not cut it in a effort to beat the competition. If you're not physically fit then you are likely to get injured during OCS and will not make it through that aspect. Asidfe from that the only way to find out the real answers is to try to get accepted as a COS candidate.
     
  5. #academyhopeful

    #academyhopeful Member

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    @kinnem , What is a cos candidate?
    -Also, I've been considering the CG's DCO, if you could share any knowledge about that, thanks.
     
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  6. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Ditto @kinnem’s comment.

    Focus on the service you see yourself best fitting. You seem to be a bit scattered in your approach, just an impression I am left with.

    All OCS/OTS programs function as adjustable intake valves to bring in commissioning candidates, depending on how many are coming out of the SA, ROTC and other pre-comm paths. It is very competitive, both academically and physically. Just skidding over the minimum is not the way to go.

    Take a look at former Navy SEAL Stew Smith’s workouts. You’re 21 and presumably healthy, jump up from the keyboard and start a focused training program. Here’s a sample:
    http://www.stewsmith.com/linkpages/15dayPFT.htm

    He has all kinds of targeted workouts.

    There is no way to tell if you have a chance. Put yourself in the best possible position to apply and excel.

    Lastly, you do NOT want to be that guy/gal, the one always struggling in the PT activities, because they failed to put the effort in to prepare before reporting in. In a less politically correct time, those who did not meet standards or were borderline, went to Stupid Run, Stupid Swim, Stupid PT, before the sun was barely up. They started the day exhausted. I am sure it has a nicer name now, but I am quite sure it exists.
     
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  7. Tbpxece

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    In my branch, I've always heard it referred to as the "Fat Boy Program". Whether that's a nicer name is up to you, ma'am. :)
     
  8. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Sorry for the typo - OCS
     
  9. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Ooh, that’s a direct hit version. Of course, there was also Stupid Engineering, Stupid _________, you name it. The Marine gunnies delighted in getting us out there for extra instruction in parade drill, otherwise known as, you guessed it, Stupid March.

    I am sure in the more genteel 21st century we don’t use that anymore.

    I was actually in Newport today on business, did a drive-by on some of the new-to-me OCS buildings. Can’t believe how many light-years between me and my time there.
     
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