I'd like to thank everyone for the sound advice that was given and to update the forum. Not long after getting a new 1SG I actively asking my senior NCOs assistance in finding a CW3 to write my letter of recommendation. My 1SG happened to overhear and interjected. Turns out he knew a CW3 with whom he got me in contact with. Long story short I was recently selected to attend WOCS in the Nov selection board! Thanks again and best of luck to those wishing to join me!
Reading the question I have a different answer. You mentioned the best letter and to me there is only one way to get that and that is to impress the SWO you utilize for the interview and review of the packet. The best letter comes from having a squared away packet with minimal to no errors and having not been led to water in getting it right the first time. Having a solid packet is what gets you the best letter. College and top physical performance help in a competitive board process. The best shape of my 28 years was in the application process and candidate school. That hasn't changed.
To all of those that have provided me with great advice I thank you. My new 1SG was able to get me in contact with a CW3 to help me with my letter. Oddly enough he overheard me speaking with my platoon leader on the subject and interjected. I have a few last things to touch up but my packet will be submitted by the 18 Sep due date for the Nov selection board. I thank you again and will keep you posted as to my results!
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