stuff to do in my life before AIB

ohaire

Badgeman
ill be having my AIB in a few months and now im racing to do stuff taht could help me in anyway as so far ive done fcuk all cept for school based stuff and boxing

i saw a crash course availabel at my local leisure for lifeguard training, it takes four days and id have basic qualification and i was wondering could i use poetic license to say that aquiring this used both leadership, teamwork, and communication (some of the things they mark upon at AIB)
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Poetic licence is a vital attribute, which will come in handy as life as a Naval Officer. And learn the art of having absolutely no idea what you are doing then taking a subordinate's suggestion and giving the impression that it was your idea in the first place... cynical? Moi? No, just tired and experienced...
 

ohaire

Badgeman
was also reading a post in the FAA section about aircrew prospects, which arn't apparantley as good as a WO

anyway, getting to point, i had my guns brought to bear on a career as a WO but now im not sure, aircrew sounds sexy to me, but i dont know if the AIB will see my change in heart as hesitancy and that im not fully commited (btw the navy is all ive EVER wanted to be)
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Have a stab anyway; it's better to have at least given it a go and not pass than to not bother and regret it for the rest of your life.

Btw, Aircrew is a hard branch to get to, but possibly more worthwhile and deserving. Then again a few ACMN take their commission as an SD, although I'm no expert on matters involving petrol pigeons. Perhaps post something on the FAA forum...
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
But never take their first answer. They have a quota to fill for each particular branch, so they'll probably persuade you to join the Warfare Branch or something, but tell you "...and you can change branches after you join up"! Don't fall for it - stick to your guns and call their bluff; they'll recognise your determination as a virtue.

Good luck anyway, whatever you choose.
 
ohaire said:
ill be having my AIB in a few months and now im racing to do stuff taht could help me in anyway as so far ive done fcuk all cept for school based stuff and boxing

i saw a crash course availabel at my local leisure for lifeguard training, it takes four days and id have basic qualification and i was wondering could i use poetic license to say that aquiring this used both leadership, teamwork, and communication (some of the things they mark upon at AIB)

If you are struggling to find things to do to enable you to convince the AIB then what makes you think that you are cut out to become an effective officer?
 

dunkers

War Hero
I'm afraid I agree with Welshbird, I sat the AIB at 17 and failed due to the fact I lacked a broad range of experiences to discuss in the interview. Mostly I could only talk about sea cadets or school. I was fine in other aspects however and they told me to come back in 12 months when I had more "proof" of officer-like abilities/qualities.
 

ohaire

Badgeman
becasue i know i have the qualities they need, at least i reckon so, i just need them to reckon so

this is why im looking to do anything i can, ie lifeguard crash course

my school dont do the d of e award or anything and im not a cadet of any sort.

btw, my ALCO said that as long as you demonstrate you can do it on the tasks they are less critical of life so far
 

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