Posted on May 21, 2017
2LT Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Officer
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I am currently putting my packet together to return to active duty as an officer but am wondering if I'm competitive enough for active duty. I would like MP as my branch but I know it's up to the Army and based off the OML.

Background:
- I ETS'd as a SPC
- Last PT test was a 300
- Currently in graduate school and working full time
- Hold a clearance

I appreciate any input
Thank You
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LTC Public Affairs Officer
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You have about half of it soundly covered, the rest is going to be your interview with the the board. When I was the Ops OIC at a recruiting BN I was in charge of conducting the boards and the interviews and on more than one occasion we voted civilians off the street higher simply based on the way they presented themselves. Expect a lot of questions about your prior service and your reasons for wanting to return to service as an officer.
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2LT Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Officer
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Thank you Sir.
I will start preparing.
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If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to contact me. I may not be able to answer or address everything, but I can probably figure it out or at least point you in the right direction if you are serious. Good luck!
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Practice you board appearance, just like a promotion board you will have to answer situational questions, as well as those about your background. Low grades, career goals, and any other signs that indicate inability to rise to the challenge.
I will tell you that after 24 months of doing OCS boards I am more interested in applicants that can briefly communicate answers and own the facts.
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Also if you want me to look at your packet prior to I can, send it to [login to see]
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2LT Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Officer
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I will definitely do that, thank you so much.
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LTC (Join to see) - Sir, I'm currently going to the Structural interview next week, can you give me any advise on what to prepare for? Questions they will throw at me? I would greatly appreciate it.
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Besides what I mentioned above have your reason for joining and brief bio (1 min max) down
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Call me at [login to see] . I'm currently a recruiter for the Army and have experience with doing officer packets for RA and AR.
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Can I reach out to you? I am prior service RA interested in OCS.
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