From a helpful candidate with a sparkling resume. Friends, this is how you let your resume speak for itself to the board!
“I was on the board for October OCC.
I was very uneasy about what my results would be since I knew how competitive thing have gotten over the last year or two. I was fortunate to be selected. Here were some of my credentials for those still looking:
GPA:3.15 from UW-Madison
6 recommendation letters, including 1 from a Mustang Recon Marine.
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (big ticket item)
-Established and led “Madison Platoon” which is a pool of all officer applicants/candidates in my area. We would meet twice a week for PT, and coordinated volunteer/community service activities. I drafted a report for each meeting with attendance, activity summary, and my conclusion to the event which I would send to my OSO afterwards so my leadership was documented. I would highly suggest doing something like this, and if you don’t have other officer candidates/applicants around, go to the enlisted recruiters office and talk to them. They love working with future officers.
-Student Government executive
-Coached 2nd grade flag football
-Trainer for bartenders and Servers at a Darden Restaurant
-Gave presentations on leadership through communication through a school club
-Taught boxing and muay thai classes at my MMA Gym
-PT with enlisted Marine Corps poolees and participated in firing range events
SERVICE is KEY
I have a variety of other athletic/community service resume builders as well, both of which helped very much to get selected. My OSO told me they are looking for people of SERVICE who want to help others, as opposed to being selfishly motivated. Community Service, volunteer opportunities etc… will go a long way. Try volunteering time at your local VA!”