I'm interested in a change in career path by applying for the Aviation Warrant Officer program. Can any Chiefs out there render advice? What are the discriminating factors for selection? I will turn 33 in June, if I pass that date, how hard is it to get a waiver?
Posted 8 y ago
Having sat a board for as session last June, you need to have all "T" & "I"s crossed and dotted. Civilian education is a MUST given your age so you can make CW3. A superior APFT and photo with solid NCOERs is paramount because of your age and experience. Contact me if your packet is done for review and input.
<p>SSG McCulley,<br><br>I hear the age waiver is pretty easy is you already have a FAA pilots license, but I have no idea what kind of hoops you would have to jump through otherwise. If the board convene date is prior to your birthday it won't be a problem. There is actually a 153A board happening in May 2014, and the packet submission deadline is mid March. If you can make it to that board you won't have any issues.<br><br>Discriminating factors? None really. The board only gets to see a select bit of your packet. They see things like your letters of recommendation, the Warrant Resume, ERB, professional certificates and college transcripts, SIFT score sheet and up to 10 years of NCOER evaluations, as well as a DA photo. The rest of the paperwork is only there to qualify your packet before the board actually reads it. They wont see any waivers (if you need them) nor will they even see the results of your flight physical.</p><p> <br></p><p>Most of the qualifying paperwork is stuff like application for appointment, statement of understanding, etc. Its real generic stuff that looks the same for everyone so what the board wants to see is three letters of recommendation that paint an excellent photo of you, a well written resume, and an ERB to back all of it up. A high SIFT score doesn't hurt either. I posted in another thread about the SIFT, if you want to send me a message and I'll get you the link!</p>
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