TACPO Assessment dates FY21

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Dates for TACP Officer Assessment below. Find the application and more info on the How to Join page.


PHASE I PACKAGE DUEPHASE II SELECTION START DATE
11 Dec 202027 Feb 21
5 Mar 202115 May 21
11 June 202121 Aug 21
 
Thanks for this. Based on what I've found, they take 25 guys for Phase II each quarter. This may be a longshot, but do you happen to have any idea how many Phase I apps they're getting in an average quarter? Seems like it may be quite a bit; the PDF doc for the last fiscal year said all Phase I apps would receive feedback whereas this year it explicitly says feedback will not be provided. Wondering if getting a slot as a civilian will be a pretty significant uphill battle...
 
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Hard to say- a lot of factors goes into it. I know for FY20, the USAF Academy cadets did not come close to filling the available quotas (14) for TACPO, but interest numbers are drastically up this year.
If you have good physical numbers and they feel you have the desirable attributes they are looking for, they'll invite you out to the Phase II.
Good luck, keep us up to speed on how things go.

SW
 
Current 1Z3 in the Guard, in the process of commissioning to 19Z. TOPT is apparently a requirement across the board now, which I'm a little butt hurt about because I've already proven myself in the TACP but that's neither here nor there.

How does this work for guys like me? Do we wait for the same 25 slots? We are already in, but our new 3 level is held hostage by this. It's surely not some kind of invitation process is it?
 

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How does this work for guys like me? Do we wait for the same 25 slots? We are already in, but our new 3 level is held hostage by this. It's surely not some kind of invitation process is it?
To be honest, the other 1Z's have/had the same requirement to go through a Phase II assessment alongside the cadets, other O's.

The application process doesn't mentioning 1Z to 19Z. I recommend reaching out to the email address on the front page of the application booklet and asking about specific nuances/exceptions for your case. I would imagine since you are already in the community, there may be some flexibility for you.

Good luck, keep us updated on the progress.

SW
 
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