adonai wrote: evilxs wrote:
Mine was longer than everyone else here.
The first time it took from 8:30am until 3:30pm.
The most recent interview, at a different AFB, I started at 10:00am and ended at 5:20pm.
Please tell me you had 10 former careers to talk about. Otherwise I don't know why else an interview would be a whole day. I find social situations with even close friends exhausting if I'm talking 8 hours straight.
Both AFB's indicated to me that they set aside the day for the interview. I found that to be the case when I interviewed. I would not call it a singular interview, but instead more like a panel. I met specifically and individually with Captains, Lt's, and of course the Colonel.
In between meetings I received a tour of the facility, tours of the base, lunch meeting with the staff, and one interview where I was prompted to ask any questions I had which would not be discussed/reported to the Colonel.
Each individual "interview" meeting indicated they would be writing a report about their interactions with me to the Colonel.
It is very intense, the interview itself was the singular most difficult I have ever been through. The questions were the normal ones peppered with unexpected land mines. The oral advocacy portion of the interview was not done by one base, but was by the second. Be prepared for this interview: this is not something you can wing.
I think it is fair to say it is a full day interview. The in between activities count. Everything you do say, how you walk, talk, hold yourself, etc are being judged. This is a dog and pony show. They want to see an officer when you walk through the door. That you have the look, mannerisms, intelligence, and leadership potential to be an Air Force officer. If you don't the next guy will. Don't be nervous. Be confident, but not cocky. Try meeting with a friend in the service and get tips.