Fujin11 wrote:I have an OCI interview with Army JAG on monday. I am also significantly outside what the military considers acceptable weight standards (read: I'm a fatboy). Should I cancel to avoid wasting the time of the fine gentleperson slated interview me or should I roll the dice?
You have very little to lose. I'd do it. Also, maybe you can convince him you'll lose the weight in time? Like, are you a 2L? Also, how "significantly" are we talking about?
I'd say go for it too. As long as you're not something ridiculous, you could almost try to springboard the interview into the proactive actions you have taken and how far you've come in physically preparing. That is, assuming you have been trying to get physically ready. If not, that's fine, but I would suggest starting to work out to get ready if you are serious about this. I'm not an interviewer so I can't say what he/she will think, but I'm willing to bet they will take note if you seem out of shape. Thus, coming forward with concrete evidence that you have been working out(or have a plan to get in shape) may help show your dedication to getting accepted.
I'm not saying that you should say something like "Yeah, I've been working out and eating healthy....". I'm thinking something more along the lines of, "Since I've decided I want this career path, I started this workout routine to get myself in the best possible shape for the program." And then list the daily workout routine that you follow.
As I said, I'm no interviewer, but it seems like the best way to address a problem that may be obvious is to take it head on and show how you're improving/planning to improve.