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Old 05-20-2020, 05:40 PM   #591  
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Off the wall question, how does CBP: AMO view seniority? I've heard plenty of stories about highly qualified aviators applying vs. low time guys, does it matter who comes aboard first? Say 3 or so years down the road and an opportunity arises and Person A has 3 years of service, low hours and Person B has 1 year of service but high hours and assuming all other aspects are somewhat similar, who gets the slot? How do Directors go about it?

Kind of a food for thought thing because if it is based on experience and not seniority, if you're a low time dude, I feel like there won't ever be the availability to transfer out of UAS.

Diver can chime in here also, but the answer is really all of the above. Time, skill set, reputation, politics all play a role. I donít want to say good ole boy network because the current leadership, in my view, has done a good job of leveling the field to the extent possible. But relationships certainly matter. AMO is an extremely small, tight knit community. Everyone knows or knows of everyone else after just a few years in. Itís not the 121 seniority system, or the military. AMO is definitely unique.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:36 PM   #592  
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Off the wall question, how does CBP: AMO view seniority? I've heard plenty of stories about highly qualified aviators applying vs. low time guys, does it matter who comes aboard first? Say 3 or so years down the road and an opportunity arises and Person A has 3 years of service, low hours and Person B has 1 year of service but high hours and assuming all other aspects are somewhat similar, who gets the slot? How do Directors go about it?

Kind of a food for thought thing because if it is based on experience and not seniority, if you're a low time dude, I feel like there won't ever be the availability to transfer out of UAS.
AMO doesn't really consider seniority. There are no seniority numbers like in the airlines, so generally speaking your AMO reputation will be more important than who came onboard first. This is a small organization within CBP and DHS so read into what you will.

No one expects you to stay at your initial "new hire" location. So I'll add one more word of advice. Once you're a mission-qualified pilot at your first duty location and you decide you want to put in for a transfer, do yourself a favor and visit the branch/unit you would like to transfer to. 1) a face to the resume and application goes a long ways, 2) learn about their mission (each location is different), and finally 3) make sure you could see yourself working there/living there for a few years.

Good luck.
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1) a face to the resume and application goes a long ways, 2) learn about their mission (each location is different), and finally 3) make sure you could see yourself working there/living there for a few years.
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If you guys know any P-3 drivers in Jax please PM me.
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Word is FLETC will reopen today. Don't know when the first class will start though. At least this is something new.
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Word is FLETC will reopen today. Don't know when the first class will start though. At least this is something new.
Woo! Also, the polygraph is back online in a very limited capacity. Arizona, Texas, and Georgia. No crossing state lines, accommodations, or flights provided to report to an exam. Obviously subject to change.
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Word is FLETC will reopen today. Don't know when the first class will start though. At least this is something new.
I believe there is a two week quarantine once youíre there before your class starts up and you cannot leave for the duration of your training to Including weekends.
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True statement above! No leaving the campus for the entire Basic Academy and add another month for Spanish if you don't pass the language proficiency test.
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Old 06-10-2020, 02:46 AM   #599  
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True statement above! No leaving the campus for the entire Basic Academy and add another month for Spanish if you don't pass the language proficiency test.
Does that mean no going home to the fam, or no going off the campus to Walmart or dinner? Wow would FLETC suck without Southern Soul.
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So since you can't leave the "campus" what is there to do besides study, PT, shoot and whatever else? Is there a fence around the place like a military base? Is there a gym or golf course? What do you do for chow? Is there a chow hall like the military?

Thanks for any input.
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