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COL Aviation Combined Arms Operations
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As usual, aptitude loses out to the almighty PT score.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
MAJ Javier Rivera
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100% agree Sir. Seen a few PT studs as a Junior Officer shine like the sun, but when it came to the trade (job knowledge and proficiency) the story was different.
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LCDR Joshua Gillespie
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I'm going to be honest...that sounds an awful lot like the way USNA's been doing it for decades. My selection was based on my "QPR", which was basically my GPA + PRT scores + some "military performance" factors all rolled into one...plus an interview with a panel of officers from my top choice of designator. Even then, selection included a dose of the "needs of the Navy"...and I honestly probably only made it because I interviewed "well", and the NFO billets were heavy that year. Ultimately, I don't like the fact that we make this decision "once and for all" in the Navy...I'm not sure the Army has the same issue. If a JO selects into one community, but later in their career, shows aptitudes for another where there may be a critical need...it should be fairly easy for them to make a change at certain key "wickets"-say between O-2 and O-3.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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I firmly believe every army officer should do 2 years in combat arms to gain a greater appreciation of the total army.
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