I applied to Navy OCS and was accepted with a Naval Flight Officer training slot. However, due to clerical errors on the recruiting station side, my OCS date has continually been pushed back over and over. This has given me some time to think about whether I have made the right choice, and so I have a few questions:
1. Would the fact that I was given a Navy OCS slot and turned it down be detrimental to applying for a CG OCS slot?
2. I already have ASTB scores from my navy application (7s across the board), would I have to retake this? I understand I would be competing for an aviation slot throughout OCS, but I am quite happy with my scores and would rather not retake it.
3. Fun facts: Age 27, 2 1/2 years teaching high school chemistry, Biochemistry major (3.6 GPA), leadership roles in collegiate marching band including being on staff senior year. Do I at least look OK on paper?
Please understand that the Coast Guard is not a “fall back plan”. I wanted to be an officer in any service first, the branch came second. After some thought, the Coast Guard and Navy became my top two. I chose Navy in the end only because the board was sooner, and both recruiters were pushing me to choose. (I also wanted out of teaching asap, love/hate relationship) In retrospect I wish I had put it off for one more board to give it some more thought.
Thanks for any clarity you all can provide!