Patrick Bateman wrote:TonyDigital wrote:Thanks Eagle. That article was a pretty good read, I'm thinking I will apply to both the Navy and AF and see what happens. I was pretty surprised to see last year the Navy only accepted 8% of applicants. That's rough.
Does anyone know if prior military service is a bump in one's application or is it something that is just glanced over?
The last AF Direct Appointment board selected 15-20 out of nearly 400.
At least in regard to the AF, strong prior service can be a considerable bump. If you have near firewall 5 EPRs, no derog paperwork, etc, you will have an advantage.
Cool, thanks for the reply PB. Six yrs of firewall 5's. Amn of the Year (squadron level), Levitow Award for Amn Leadership School, and other stuff here and there. Been a contractor for the past 6 years with the AF also. I'm hoping it helps, I'd definitely like to have JAG as an option. I plan on applying to the GLP after first semester (I start this Fall). I think I read somewhere AF's GLP and OYCP are less competitive than Direct Appt. Is there truth to this?