Posted on Sep 15, 2019
SPC Jarred Hampton
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Hey RP. I am currently speaking with a recruiter about going back in through WOFT.

I was looking to get some tips/pointers to make the application process more smooth. What can help my packet? What will hurt it? What to/not to expect during it all, etc.

I am currently a contractor in AFG so I have some time before I’m back in the states and fully beginning. I have ordered a SIFT study guide to prepare me for that once I’m back and sent to MEPS.

Also for the Letter of Recommendations, I currently have 2 - one from my uncle whose a retired LTC Air Force Pilot and my step-dads friends whose a retired Army Aviator. Seeing these were fortunately family, what is a good route to take as far as getting in touch with Chiefs to pursue LOR’s?

And to top it off, any and all input on what to expect out of the life of an Army Aviator would be awesome. I’ve always dreamt of flying and I believe doing so for my country would be the greatest honor.
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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Any Army Aviation units near where you are working or near your stateside resident? LOR from a currently serving Aviation Warrant would look "better" in your packet.
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SPC Jarred Hampton
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Unfortunately the compound we work on consists of an infantry 82nd Company, 2d Ranger BN and 1st SFG.

I intend to have 3-4 current Warrant Aviators as my LOR’s and the 2 current ones I have would be as back up to add to the packet.
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CW5 Jack Cardwell
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SPC Jarred Hampton sounds like you are on the right track.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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Get the highest SIFT score you can possible achieve. A little secret I learned while commanding WO recruiters: Aviation branch WO proponent folks always asked for a minimum of 90 on the old FAST but only looked packets with over a 100. Hence my advice.
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CW4 Craig Urban
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Myself and the Adjutant plus the PBO who took my job when I was moved to the group HQ were the only officers who were not pilots. I replaced a cw2 named Len Burk who had been Medical Supply. Wally Hammer replaced me as the PBO for the 180th. The army is begging for Pilots. 750 short. I did not go to WOSC. I was a direct appointee. I did attend Warrant Officer Senior Course at Fort Rucker in 1988. I know aviator's. Good life but dangerous.
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SPC Jarred Hampton
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Thank you for that input.

I ordered a SIFT study guide to ensure I’m adequately prepared. I still have a few more months in theatre before my contract ends. That should allow me plenty of time to study and achieve a high SIFT score.
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Capt Daniel Goodman
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http://usawoa.org/

you might find this of use, as well, esp if there's a chapter by you, if you call or look at their site, I'm sure you could certainly find out, obv....
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