Posted on Nov 14, 2019
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So I just submitted my 153A packet for the January 2020 Board and have a couple questions:

My packet includes:
51 on the SIFT
119 GT
CW4 LOR that is pretty well written
NCOER that has a strong senior rated comment

My concerns:
My APFT is a 237 but I get over 75% in each event

Will this have a negative impact on my chances of selection?
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CW5 State Standardization Instructor Pilot
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It will depend on your board.

Boards that I've sat on agreed that PT is not the key to success as an Aviator. Warrant officer recruiters have shown dismay when we, quite regularly, have turned down candidates who are 300 PT studs. I'm more impressed if you know the standard army airframes and their mission in the Army. You would be surprised by the volume of candidates who claim a "lifelong dream" of becoming an Army Aviator but don't know the difference between Attack and Air Assault operations.

75% or better in each event is fine in my book.
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Thank you Chief! I guess I’m just in that window of freaking out because I can’t do anything else until the results from the board come out.
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You're "supposed" to take a PT test within 30 days of PCS and/or starting WOCS and yet candidates still show up and fail the initial PT test during inprocessing at HHC. Don't be that guy and you'll be fine.
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Always confused me how someone can work so hard to get so far only to fail out so early in the process.
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PT should be alright; you’ll improve your score while at WOCS. However continue to work on it. Also remember that the ACFT has taken the APFT’s place for initial entry training courses (WOCS is considered initial entry)
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I’ve taken the ACFT and scored a 486 on it Sir
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You should be just fine then Sgt Dickhoff. SSG (Join to see)
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