I am looking to drop my Warrant Officer packet and need a letter of recommendation from a CW3 or higher. My unit has a CW3 but I do not work with him and would like a pilot to write the letter. Would anyone have any advice on going about getting one from a pilot to better help my chances of my packet going through?
Posted 3 y ago
Your chances are not going to improve just because you have a letter from a pilot, especially one that doesn't know you. I would be surprised if a WO would even write one for someone they don't know, in essence they are putting their name on the line for an unknown. Your packet will be much stronger if you have solid letters from your chain of command, platoon/company/battalion. The board understands that not everyone has access to WO and the letters from your chain of command will be more personalized. Good luck.
I am going to offer a slightly different opinion that echos CW5 McQuaid's. Put your packet together completely, have everything done. Once complete take that packet and go to your local airfield. Walk around talk to people, be respectful until you find a warrant officer who is willing to have a conversation with you. Present them with your packet and where you are. Once they review it and interview you they may or may not be willing to write a letter. If not do not give up, it is all about networking and finding the individual that is willing to take an interest in you and provide that letter. Good luck!
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