Posted on Sep 13, 2019
Toshi Nara
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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My opinion is that the field of your degree has little impact on getting into OCS, you just have to have one. I have a degree in Journalism, commissioned Infantry and branch transferred to the Engineers. The rest of the packet and how you present yourself to the board will be the telling factor. The Army puts more faith in the ASVAB than it does in a BA.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
CPT Lawrence Cable
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Capt Daniel Goodman - My senior year as an out of state student, the tuition was less that $500. Even at the $2.65 minimum wage, a little help from the parents, and you didn't have any student debt. I tried to talk my boys into doing an enlistment before going to school, let Uncle Sam help pay for it and maybe you will have a better idea what you want to do for a career. The youngest almost did my route, except accumulated some college debt doing it, then joined the Navy.
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Capt Daniel Goodman
Capt Daniel Goodman
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I follow, much appreciated....
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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When I took the AFSB I got a 111 GT. 25 in the foreign aptitude test. I was 17 and a half. Quit high school basically at 16. My recruiter says wait six months and we will send you to OCS. We will get you your GED here. I refused and was sent to fort bliss. AIT was a Belvoir. Engineer Repair Parts Specialist. 76E20. I was number one in my class. Later in Wiesbaden I retook the GT test and scored 135. Plus as a SP/5 I was drawing pro pay. 30 bucks a month. Base pay as a E5 over 2, 272 a month. I was rich. As a SSG I scored 156 out of 160 on my pro pay score. After I made warrant my battalion commander Ron Hite told me when He was a 2 Star that as a CW2 I was better than any COL he ever had work for him.
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Toshi Nara
Toshi Nara
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Thank you so much for your response. I am confident in all other factors for my OCS packet, its just the recruiter told me its better to have a STEM degree. So I was quite worried this might be a major deciding factor.
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Degree type means absolutely nothing. Your GPA is competitive. There's numerous factors that go into it, and the interview is a big one. The fact that you are on here, reaching out as a civilian shows that you are not casually pursuing this. Thats an indicator of your personality. How you present yourself at that interview is more important than the degree. That just gets you in the door. The scripted questions are out there. Google OCS interview questions.

Good luck!!
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Toshi Nara
Toshi Nara
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Thank you for the motivation and support. I've always wanted to have the opportunity to say "I've served" and do something worth-wild. I will do my best.
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CW4 Craig Urban
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I had a 3.4. With warrant officer senior course under my belt my belt. SAP training in London England. 7th army nco academy number two. SMO course fort lee Virginia number one. 5 years of college but not a degree. maybe I was helping saving America?
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