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    DH has sent his info to the recruiter. He still needs to lose some weight and has the recruiter is aware that his graduation date is not set until the end of November 2014. The recruiter sent some prequal papers the other day and mentioned this: "The first board this year is in September and that doesn't leave a ton of time to complete the application."

    What kind of board is this? This is all new and greek to me.
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    Is he putting in a package for OTS?
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    If he is accepted he would go to OCT (the 5 week session).

    Also, would everything be on hold until he lost weight, or will they go ahead and process papers with the understanding that he loses weight before graduation? Long shot but just curious.
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    OCT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal View Post
    OCT?
    COT. SEE- Greek! Commissioned Officer Training.
    ETA- I had to go back and look at the e-mail.
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    I was really confused!

    Your best bet would be to ask the recruiter. A lot changes year to year. Especially with the RIF going on.
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    Ok, that makes sense. Yes, it's the selection board. His recruiter is wanting him to get the package completed so it will be ready in time for the selection board.
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    Ok, that makes sense. Yes, it's the selection board. His recruiter is wanting him to get the package completed so it will be ready in time for the selection board.
    Do you know what is involved in the process? I'm assuming medical is reviewed, plus his past experiences.
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    I'm not positive. I know that one folder on the applicant goes before the board. The application packet that is being put together by your husband and his recruiter will definitely be a part of it, it's the Air Force equivalent of a resume, and I would think that the recruiter would have paperwork to include regarding an applicant's qualifications for being commissioned but like Crystal said, the recruiter would have to tell you what all exactly is included since it changes so frequently.

    Also know that the recruiter is probably pushing for the next board date because with RIFs and forced separations, boards are getting cancelled a lot. Just a year or so ago they had only one selection board for OTS and one for COT in the entire fiscal year. November 2014 will be the first one for fiscal year 2015, so the chances of it being cancelled at this point are slim but others in fiscal 2015 could be cancelled.
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    Basically, the board reviews the packages of everyone who has submitted for a certain job category, and they decide who will be selected to actually get the job. basically, they review everything that was submitted--GPA, letters of recommendation, any personal statements, etc.

    It's basically the equivalent of HR reviewing a job application and deciding who gets the job.
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