AF Officer Guide Book/Prepare for DDA and COT

  1. Hi Everyone,

    Does anyone have any advice on reading up on specific things in preparation for entering the Air Force as a nurse? I know that you are supposed to know all the officer ranks forwards and backwards. Anything else?
    I believe I have less than a month before I leave, and will be DDA. I have the 36th Edition Air Force Officer's Guide by Col. Stephen E. Wright.

    Thanks!
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  3. by   St.BaptistRN
    I literally just finished COT not even a week ago. 1 start saving money, there's a good chance you're not going to get paid while you're there (a lot of financial problems).
    2 get your CAC ID before you go, you can get it once your orders say your active, get a CAC reader while you're at it
    3 start running, be able to do your required run, push up, sit up. We lost a few d/t PT test
    4 prepare to get yelled at. They start off nice giving you your packet, then they turn on the drill instructor mode at an instance
    5 buy ALL and I mean ALL your uniform items, they will have you buy them, they don't have all the supplies, and you're competing with 200 other people for the same stuff
    6 good luck
  4. by   bafelly
    Quote from St.BaptistRN
    I literally just finished COT not even a week ago. 1 start saving money, there's a good chance you're not going to get paid while you're there (a lot of financial problems).
    2 get your CAC ID before you go, you can get it once your orders say your active, get a CAC reader while you're at it
    3 start running, be able to do your required run, push up, sit up. We lost a few d/t PT test
    4 prepare to get yelled at. They start off nice giving you your packet, then they turn on the drill instructor mode at an instance
    5 buy ALL and I mean ALL your uniform items, they will have you buy them, they don't have all the supplies, and you're competing with 200 other people for the same stuff
    6 good luck
    Hey,

    Thanks or any input on COT. A few questions since I am finishing up my process of trying to commission.
    I was told by my recruiter that benefits and pay start on day 1 of COT, is this not true? I don't know many people that can afford to live without pay, I will still have a mortgage and bills if my home does not sell. :-/

    Also as far as PT standards... is it still 1 1/2 miles run in under 15 min? and I read somewhere 40 push ups in a minute? Can you verify the requirements? My recruiter always gives vague answers and I'm a need to know, need to be prepared kind of person.

    Thanks
  5. by   Dendorn
    Quote from bafelly
    Hey,

    Thanks or any input on COT. A few questions since I am finishing up my process of trying to commission.
    I was told by my recruiter that benefits and pay start on day 1 of COT, is this not true? I don't know many people that can afford to live without pay, I will still have a mortgage and bills if my home does not sell. :-/

    Also as far as PT standards... is it still 1 1/2 miles run in under 15 min? and I read somewhere 40 push ups in a minute? Can you verify the requirements? My recruiter always gives vague answers and I'm a need to know, need to be prepared kind of person.

    Thanks
    These are the fitness standards I was told to go by. http://www.afpc.af.mil/Portals/70/do...S%20CHARTS.pdf

    I can't speak for the benefits/pay as I do not know myself. Hope this helps some.
  6. by   RenaissanceGal
    To bafelly,

    Same here. Recruiter gives vague answers. When it would be so much easier if they just direct d you to the website , like the person replying to you did.

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