Posted on Jun 21, 2016
LTJG Student Naval Aviator (Sna)
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I'm sure by now alot of you guys are tired of my aviation questions. This may be my last one guys (probably not). But I need some strong recommendation letters. I'm going full throttle applying to be a naval aviator, and with a less than wowing GPA I'm relying pretty heavily on a kick ass astb and strong recommendation letters. Only problem is I'm in the Army and don't have many aviation connections. I'm getting some from my own unit, but I'm trying to land at least one from a naval officer, preferably a pilot or NFO. No idea how to do this though. Any tips? I do have some time, so building up a rapport with said recommendation writer is possible. Thanks guys.
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PO1 John Miller
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Sir you're a pilot, and LTJG (Join to see) needs a Naval Aviator connection. Perhaps you could talk to him?
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LCDR Naval Aviator
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I don't have the time for details at the moment, but I can get you some answers and good information. I'll check back in roughly 12 hours.
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LTJG Student Naval Aviator (Sna)
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Take your time I'd appreciate whatever you can do for me whenever
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LTJG (Join to see) sorry about the late response. I got tied up in some NJP-related nonsense.
So, if you need naval aviators as references, you should look up your closest NAS and try to contact squadron PAOs. They might be able to get you a squadron tour and a meeting with their CO; they'll appreciate your proactive approach at the very least. Another option would be to call down to API in Pensacola and try to reach someone there who could provide you with training information and insight.

Truth be told, your ASTB matters probably more than anything. Try to get your hands on some Sporty's or Jeppesen training materials and study up. Practice some introductory calculus, some mechanical engineering principles. Read up on your naval history as well, as your OAR will matter for getting an OCS slot.

If you feel like that may all be a bit overwhelming or have other questions, just send me a private message. I'll give you my cell number and you can just ask me any questions directly.
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A1C Ian Williams
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Great post. Good advice.
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