Posted on Dec 7, 2020
SGT Air Traffic Control Operator
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FQ-NS for the November board. I really feel that my SIFT is holding me back with a score of 43. My game plan is to improve on what I can control before the deadline. I will update my SRB with the ACFT I took recently and scored 510 vs the 248 APFT score. Have someone look over my resume and critique me on where to improve. Lastly coordinate with another CW5 at brigade to hopefully add an additional LOR to my packet. Some of my stats are listed below.
SIFT-43
GT-114
ACFT-510
APFT-248
College-46 SH

Thank you in advance!

V/R
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WO1 Rotary Wing Aviator (Aircraft Nonspecific)
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If you would like to be more competitive for the board, it’s not just about numbers. Sure high APFT/ ACFT are good but what will most likely help is college, experience, and character. Ask yourself what can you do for the Army aviation community and not so much what you can do for your packet.

As far as scores go I was selected with a sift of 41. APFT of 282. 80+ college credit hours. Aircraft maintenance certificates and several leadership positions. I hold several valuable schools for the Army that would assist any gaining unit. Letters of recommendation are big but the board most likely won’t look past your SWO LOR.
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Sir, I appreciate your feedback! I will try to convey how my experience in multiple leadership roles in air traffic control thus far will help in that community. I have managed to have the CCWO here supplement my packet with another LOR. I have 46SH completed and currently working on more college SH. Hopefully I was just on the cusp in the previous board.
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Look at your LOR’s. Are they generic without any substance? Can you easily put Joe Schmos name in the name block and it read the same? Is your essay too long with grammatical errors or fluff? Is your SRB squared away? Waivers? A low Sift score is not the end all be all. People who have scored 40 have been selected. Comb through all of the above and see what you can tighten up. Good luck next board
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Thanks for the feedback sir, I have managed to set up some time with a CCWO here. Hopefully his experience will be all the help I need.
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Good luck to you. I was a NC-NS this last board with a sift of 44. So I bet my money that my it was the reason for me. Again, hopefully you'll make it this next one.
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