Question about becoming a cct

Hi,

I want to know if i can trust the information my recruiter has informed me. I have just finished MEPS and on my ASVAB score i qualified for all SW jobs except CCT. I was 3 points shy of the M category to qualify for CCT. My recruiter told me i can still be a CCT if i go on an open contract and at the end of SW prep or A&S during the evaluations that if i fit they can allow me to become a CCT since they’re undermanned. I love the job of a CCT and want to know my routes and possibilities from this point to become one.

thank you,

Seven
 

Yukon

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hmmm, I don't have an answer. Technically it's possible, but if the recruiting service doesn't administer PAST and process your enlistment into one of the Special Warfare enlisted specialties, when and how during BMT will you get this entry classification requirement accomplished?

I don't know if an entry classification process for classification during BMT has been put back in place for the enlisted Special Warfare occupation specialties. The process seeking volunteers from the BMT flights and administering the PAST to recruits while going through BMT went away during the 1990s and I have not heard of the process being put back in place.

M is actually mechanical aptitude.

BTW Special Reconnaissance also has a dual aptitude requirement. General aptitude and a Electrical/Electronics (E) aptitude. Did you meet the dual MAGE requirement for SR?
 
Yes i met the requirements for SR but i want to be a cct. My recruiter said go in with an open special warfare contract i think it’s called SWOL i’m not sure but then they’d evaluate me between SW prep and A&S and let me in for the cct pipeline or even take the asvab again during that same time period to get me in the pipeline. I just want to know if that’s a possible route cause if not i’ll tell him to let me take the asvab again before i ship
 

Yukon

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I'm unfamiliar with the enlistment contract acronym SOWL, but it does fall inline with proposals being rumored.
 
my recruiter sent an email to his higher ups to confirm all of what i just said and he confirmed with me that when i ship with a SWOL contract that i’ll qualify for cct
 

WR

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Just to validate your statement, I spoke to a SOR and he said as long as you are going in with the Special Warfare Operator Enlistment contract and not a specific AFSC contract, then you have the opportunity to push for CCT. The goal is to have all of the SW AFSC contracts become SWOE contracts by June, giving members the opportunity to be exposed to all the SW careers, rather then just the one or two they might know about.
 

Yukon

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The Op's initial post was made almost 2-years ago. It was made at time of change being made from an initial entry GTEP enlistment contract for a specific enlisted AFSC (CCT, PJ, SR, or TACP) to an open projected enlistment into a career field having four enlisted AFSCs grouped under it (1Z Special Warfare Career Field). This enlistment contract is known as the Special Warfare Open Enlistment - Vector (SWOE-V) contact.

The transition to the SWOE-V enlistment process required the creation of what is known as a Reporting Identifier. The 9T500, Basic Special Warfare Enlisted Airman. (Established 30 Apr 20) identify the need of new personnel (authorizations available) to the Air Force Recruiting Service for all four of the previously listed specific 1Z occupation specialties. Basic in this instance means the placement into the specific 1Z AFSC awarding training pipeline remains undetermined during BMT.

The 9T500 identifier reports the primary, control, and duty AFSCs of a special warfare enlisted airman who has not been awarded an AFS and to report the duty of an enlisted airman attending basic training, Special Warfare Preparatory course and Special Warfare Assessment and Selection course as applicable.
The Reporting Identifier has no specific specialty description. For the Air Force Recruiting Service, it's an open projected enlistment tool as the actual placement into a 1Z AFSC awarding training pipeline isn't determined util after the individual completes BMT. Implementation of this reporting Identifier results in all the basic entry requirements of Aptitude (MAGE-General 49) test scores, physical Profile (PULHES-111111) and Physical Ability and Stamina (PAST) being the same for all four of the 1Z AFSCs. The vectoring influence acknowledges selected for entry into a specific AFSC awarding training pipeline is determined during a formal standardized whole person assessment course which has a high training attrition rate, is also influenced by Air Force need to put equitable numbers of new personnel into each of the four AFSC awarding training pipelines.

Regarding PAST scores the SOWE standards are for individuals having no prior military service attempting to get the SWOE-V enlistment contract. PAST Worksheet_13 Jan 2021 --I have extracted the fine print many don't take the time to read to understand which standards column is applicable to them.

SWOE - Candidate must successfully complete all SWOE PAST components to be eligible to enter the Air Force as a 9T500, Basic Special Warfare Enlisted Airman. This PAST will be conducted by an Air Force Recruiting Service designated test administrator. The PAST will also be administered by the SWTW as a prerequisite for SW Prep and may be used to washback (vector to development) or possible removal from training.

PJ/CCT/TACP/SR, TACPO, and STO/CRO - Candidate must successfully complete all PAST components to be eligible to enter the Air Force (Prior Service and ARC), crossflow or retrain into a SW AFS, or be reclassified from a 9T500 into a 1ZXX1 AFSC. The PJ/CCT/ TACP/SR applies to enlisted (1Z) AFSCs. TACPO applies to 19ZXB AFSC. STO/CRO applies to 19ZXA and 19ZXC AFSCs respectfully. This PAST is conducted by a designated test administrator (Prior Service, Officer crossflow, and retraining candidates).
Bit more detail found at How to join Special Warfare
 
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