Posted on Feb 12, 2018
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I am a 5 year member of the national guard getting all of my paper work together to apply for active duty OCS. I have two MOS’s and Army Airborne school. I graduate from Purdue in May with a around a 2.8 gpa. My GT is over 110 and my pt is a 300. I am just wondering in today’s climate what the odds were.
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From my experience with OCS, it all came down to the board, bar none. Go to the board with a solid plan: what you want to branch, career goals, and most importantly, why you want to lead and become an officer. Think of a positive way to portray your low GPA (experience gained from jobs, projects, internships, etc.) and demonstrate how college + prior service will make you a great officer. Good luck
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The odds for what? For getting into OCS? Branching something in particular? GRADSO/ACS Program’s?
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Yea for gettting into OCS, and I’ll wanna branch what I know so artillery or QM
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MAJ Operations Research/Systems Analysis (Orsa)
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Getting in to OCS should not be an issue. For prior service, the board mainly looks at your record up till then, and makes sure you have good PT and HW stats so you can get past week one. For E4 and below prior service, they don’t have NCOERs to look at so there will be some greater emphasis on how you present at the board and any letters of recommendation you have. About branching something you know? Don’t count on it. Though QM is always open on branching day so you might get that but FA tends to be in great demand.
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I'm going through right now, my credentials are very similar to yours. Once your packet is approved, PT was the factor that differentiated who got in ("classed up") and started the course. Get good LORs and interview well and you'll do fine.
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