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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #325 on: November 26, 2017, 17:44:53 »
I just realized my question very silly. Because
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many/most of your course-mates will be 20-22
so age situation don't apply to the most. Of course not enough sample for the quite few outliers. It must be very personal specific. (I basically give up the idea) Sorry for trouble.

May I restate this age+combat query as poll:

Suppose/image you/your peers are 35 now (was in combat before but not current), need go through BMOQ_L, DP1.1, 1.2, Could you do it? (considering physical fit and deprive of sleep)

A. Can do it right away ;D (easy difficulty)
B. Need 1-2 month fitness prep before the course :whistle: (normal)
C. Need 3-6 month prep  :((hard)
D. Need longer time or, could just barely pass  :not-again:(veteran)
E. No way/Not applicable :whistle:

not seriously expecting answers, but change the way to ask may help?

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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #326 on: November 27, 2017, 10:28:48 »
Out of my lane so I will qualify my comments by saying I am Combat Service Support, not Infantry, Combat Trades please correct me.

I don't know if that survey will work... I think most would agree that the courses would be easier the second time around as you know what to expect.  It's understandable to focus on the physical demands but the mental demands are equally stressing.  I'm a Sig O, we have a technical role, but in many aspects Combat Trade Officers and NCOs are much smarter then me -- I think they are like quarterbacks, directing a large and complex team on the fly.  I just spent the weekend supporting an Armored Recce exercise, a lot of moving parts, moving very quickly.  They told me Armored Officer has one of the highest minimum required scores for CFAT -- I believe it.   

I like the earlier post about stats -- it would be helpful to the decision process if we could publish success rates on courses by age, length of service by age, etc.
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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #327 on: November 28, 2017, 01:53:07 »
I just realized my question very silly. Because  so age situation don't apply to the most. Of course not enough sample for the quite few outliers. It must be very personal specific. (I basically give up the idea) Sorry for trouble.

May I restate this age+combat query as poll:

Suppose/image you/your peers are 35 now (was in combat before but not current), need go through BMOQ_L, DP1.1, 1.2, Could you do it? (considering physical fit and deprive of sleep)

A. Can do it right away ;D (easy difficulty)
B. Need 1-2 month fitness prep before the course :whistle: (normal)
C. Need 3-6 month prep  :((hard)
D. Need longer time or, could just barely pass  :not-again:(veteran)
E. No way/Not applicable :whistle:

not seriously expecting answers, but change the way to ask may help?

Only fanatics need apply ;)
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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #328 on: November 28, 2017, 08:05:38 »
I applied years ago but it appears to be starting afresh. I can not see a few days/weeks/months making a big deal.
I will go for it.

Where are you in the application process? Waiting for interview/ medical etc.?

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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #329 on: December 05, 2017, 18:58:48 »
Just found out that I am too old.

I declined to proceed with anything else.

So that's that..  I'll take my USMC p.f.t score of 280 and be on my way......og over and out
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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #330 on: December 05, 2017, 20:59:43 »
You're too old to be a pilot, because you're too old to fulfill the basic engagement contract you'd have to sign. It has literally nothing to do with your physical fitness score.

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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #331 on: December 05, 2017, 22:46:40 »
I'll take my USMC p.f.t score of 280 and be on my way......og over and out

Self administered fitness test you did 7 years ago.  You could be in amazing shape right now; but unfortunately your age will hold you back in this case.

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Re: Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
« Reply #332 on: June 17, 2018, 00:50:24 »
My application is active again.
 :facepalm:
Not expecting to get the chance,  but willing to try.

I will be 51.





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