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Selection Criteria for Camp

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Hey guys,
I'm applying for camp next year and I'm wondering what I have to do to make sure I get accepted. I'll be applying for Basic Aviation, Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace, And Basic Drill and Ceremonial. So i'll just tell you guys about myself. I'm a corporal in lvl2. I never miss parade on Wednesday. I always iron my uniform. I have good behavior at the squadron and in class. I always take notes in class. I am on the drill team. I am on Flag Party. I do effective speaking and last year I came 2nd to a WO2 at the zone level. I volunteer at dinners. I attend FTX. I volunteer with Duke of Ed. I got Top Level 1. I got Most Dedicated on the Drill Team. HOWEVER, at GT this summer I got written up three times and it was in my course report and I was on defaulters parade. So what are my chances of getting in to BAC.
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  1. Thundah -
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    According to my flight staff this year, most write-ups/red chits won't affect you too much in regards to future summer training opportunities (unless it's a very serious one like bullying and the likes). If you do exceptionally well during this training year, then it will be noticed and your CO may recommend you for the course you want.

    Many cadets may do poorly at camp, but step up their game during the training year and get that recommendation to go.

    It really depends on what your CO thinks, as he/she has the power to rank you higher or lower in regards to who deserves the spot the most.

    I got a few write ups that ended up on my course report but I still got a recommendation for staffing next year. Is there anything positive on it? There has to be something.

    Last thing: It isn't easy for most people to adjust to camp. The freedoms may make it easier to get into shenanigans. I've seen cadets who have nearly gotten RTU'd from GT or a basic course who managed to get on prestigious courses so don't get your hopes down. Like I said, work hard and be serious about it and you will reap the benefits.
    Updated 25th October 2015 at 17:06 by Thundah
  2. effectivedrill -
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    I am ashamed to say that i got two for bullying and I almost got RTU'D. But on my course report where it said chances of getting into camp next year:Poor, Good, or High it said good.
  3. Thundah -
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    Quote Originally Posted by effectivedrill
    I am ashamed to say that i got two for bullying and I almost got RTU'D. But on my course report where it said chances of getting into camp next year:Poor, Good, or High it said good.
    Then don't worry. Yes, those chits may be noted when it comes to selection time it isn't the deciding factor.

    My flight commander this year actually nearly got RTU'd for the same reason when he was on course (he got involved with the wrong people) and he went on to get the ANAVETS medal on that course. His course officer gave him a second chance and he went with it.
  4. mikemomajr -
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    Currently im competing with another cadet, for AAC(advanced aviation), so my tricks might help, some of this you may already do,

    Have the best uniform you can have, zero lint, shiny boots, good haircut, shaven, pressed pants etc.

    Never let down on drill, officers will notice if your the only person at attention properly while others are fidgeting like a fly

    volunteer for as much as possible in the squadron, i help supply sort orders on our secondary/band night, help clean, flags, range etc. and i run the canteen on break

    be a good role model for the level ones, if your constantly positive with them, and teach them how to instead of yelling,

    being a positive non annoying person, don't constantly harass other cadets, especially in uniform, if your fun, but not annoying and definitely not negative, be good and positive and your seniors WILL notice, and chances are will pass it up the chain,

    not only will you get your camp, you will also get a promotion, top lvl two cadet is also probable, and lots of respect from seniors, which i will tell you, is very very good, i know the warrants, former warrants and even the officers very well, and its nice knowing someone who you can trust whose a high rank


    remember you will get good out of cadets ONLY if you put in alot, sit there and slack, you will get scraps


    i had a poor for my gt, i have zero idea why, no chits, but i got BAC (basic aviation) this past summer no problem, and ended up with good on it,

    good luck!



    final note, if your heading for aviation, go ahead (ask your commanding officer) and see if they will let you in ground school!
  5. cdt.ojeda -
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    I was told the RCSG (Regional Cadet Support Group) just picks people and that the squadron staff have no say in what happens.
  6. Thundah -
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdt.ojeda
    I was told the RCSG (Regional Cadet Support Group) just picks people and that the squadron staff have no say in what happens.
    I would think the squadron staff have a say in who they will pass on up the chain of command.

    My knowledge may be outdated, but I thought that there was a ranking system in fortress.