I'm currently completing my first 6 months of AIT in the Radiology (68P) series. In the next few weeks I'll be PCS to my new location to finish my clinic work that is an additional 6 months in length. After this I will get my orders for my first duty station.
If I have orders to stay somewhere for a little while I'm planning on working on my OCS. My first goal once I get to my duty station is attending boards every month and win a few (I will be doing allot of boards while at clinical to practice and study). I hope to make a good name for myself doing this along with representing my company. I would like to put in for OCS after about 6 months at my first duty station.
1.) High school grad
2.) Biology Bachelors Degree
3.) Associate Degree in Radiology
GT: 108 (I know I'll have to take the "fast track" class to be allowed to retake asvab)
I didn't want to come in straight from civilian to Officer. To me it just didn't feel right. I've already learned allot from my fellow soldiers being an E4 and seeing how things work on the other end. I feel like this is started the foundation for building me into a future leader.
My main concerns with going OCS is how I should go about doing it? I'm not to sure how things work with approaching your chain of command about putting in a packet. How long should I wait before trying to put in a OCS packet? What is a good GT to have other than 110? Would getting letters of recommendation at my clinic phase help me have a stronger OCS packet? My platoon sergeant is writing me a letter before leaving to clinical because I felt it's good to show that I have a good trail wherever I go.
The way I look at the situation if I bring up applying to OCS to early:
Bob and Jane. (Met few times)
Bob: Hey, Jane can I borrow $100 from you?
Jane: what? Hell no.
Jack and Bill (know each other pretty good)
Jack: Hey, Bill can I borrow $100
Jane: well....yeah, your a good guy why not.