I’m nearing the end of “Phase 2” of my recruitment.
All of my paperwork is in for this phase. All of my recommendations are in.
Now, I’m waiting on a “Major Command Interview” to be scheduled. This will be an interview with a Colonel (06) or above, and may happen sometime in mid-December. If not, then I’m probably looking at it happening in January.
After the MajCom Interview, the recruiting office will decide if my application gets to go before a Review Board. Successfully making it through the Review Board puts me at the end of Phase 2, and the beginning of Phase 3.
What does “Phase 3” look like?
I have no idea what happens in Phase 3. I’ve asked the recruiter, and his reply has been: “Well cover it when we get there.”
It’s in the bag, yes?
No, not really. I’m a little nervous about it all. You see, the position(s) I’m trying for are some what competitive. While I don’t know exactly how many people are making applications to the USAF in this area; I do know this:
- They are losing 53 folks from this spot due to attrition/retirement/etc.
- They are only hiring around 23-25 to fill those open slots.
Sounds like they are trying to do more with less.
Yes, they are doing more with less.
So, Z. Why are you trying to be a part of this? You think you’re special!?
Yes, I believe I’m one of those qualified and gifted to excel at this position. Perhaps I’ll tell you why I believe this someday.