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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2012, 11:06:45 »
I heard the next one is mars 16th 2012. Is there more than one  NOAB a year?
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2012, 11:53:03 »
There are no more NOAB's.  The powers that be have decided to cancel this program.  I was talking to someone who organizes it over coffee yesterday at work and he told all of us young officers sitting in the gunroom that there wouldn't be any more NOABs.  If it is brought back it for sure will not be happening in the next week. Consider this direct from the horses mouth as I am sitting at the Naval Officer Training Centre where the NOABs take place.  It is sad since several people exclaimed how the NOAB solidified their choice for MARS and the interaction at NOAB and information you gain is interesting and allows a semi-proper career choice.

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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2012, 15:57:03 »
There are no more NOAB's.  The powers that be have decided to cancel this program.  I was talking to someone who organizes it over coffee yesterday at work and he told all of us young officers sitting in the gunroom that there wouldn't be any more NOABs.  If it is brought back it for sure will not be happening in the next week. Consider this direct from the horses mouth as I am sitting at the Naval Officer Training Centre where the NOABs take place.  It is sad since several people exclaimed how the NOAB solidified their choice for MARS and the interaction at NOAB and information you gain is interesting and allows a semi-proper career choice.

As a current applicant, this saddens me.

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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #53 on: March 12, 2012, 11:32:59 »
As a current applicant, this saddens me.

same here
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2012, 12:31:11 »
I guess I can't be all that shocked. It's a rather expensive program, one that honestly doesn't seem to have been all that good at weeding out people who wouldn't make it (my personal assessment based upon historical rates of people who actually make it through to their NOPQ [MARS Lt(N) Qualification] board), as well as one that in recent years we haven't needed all that much as a "draw" to increase recruitement (especially away from other elements).
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2012, 15:17:15 »
I guess I can't be all that shocked. It's a rather expensive program, one that honestly doesn't seem to have been all that good at weeding out people who wouldn't make it (my personal assessment based upon historical rates of people who actually make it through to their NOPQ [MARS Lt(N) Qualification] board), as well as one that in recent years we haven't needed all that much as a "draw" to increase recruitement (especially away from other elements).

But...b-but... Expensive Throwing-up session isn't supposed to be part of the recruiting process for Pilots and MARS ?  :-[
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2012, 12:52:31 »
But...b-but... Expensive Throwing-up session isn't supposed to be part of the recruiting process for Pilots and MARS ?  :-[

Throwing up session? The only throwing up that happened at my NOAB was due to extreme hung-over-ness.
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2012, 13:50:01 »
Throwing up session? The only throwing up that happened at my NOAB was due to extreme hung-over-ness.

I tought I could get a little seasick for the sake of experiencing it, or something.  Get some Navy related ''badass'' (no I'm not this kind of person) souvenir (a clean clear bag) and memories (...), you know?  :-X

But still, DO WANT!  :nod:

Were there combat system engineers at your NOAB Mister gcclarke?
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2012, 14:58:55 »
There were indeed a few. Including one poor soul who at the NOAB decided he wanted to be MARS instead of CSE. Losing his (at the time) $40,000 signing bonus in the proceed. And then later flunked out of MARS training, and eventually became a CSE, making Lt(N) a good 3 years after the rest of us.

Anyways, unless you're extremely motion sick, you're not going to get sea-sick on a day sail in the Straits of Georgia. Not enough motion to the ocean. And if you would get sick then... well, might I suggest the Army? :)
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2012, 15:07:00 »
I recall a new MSEO U/T SLT a few years back. We were closed up at Action Stations (very calm) somewhere just outside Halifax harbour and he told a few of us that he was very susceptible to sea sickness and said he got sea sick on the ferry. When I asked if he meant the Port-aux-Basques ferry, he said "No, the Dartmouth ferry". I don't know what ever happenned to him!

I did the NOAB (or whatever it was called way back when) in the spring of 1981. The quota was '0' which makes you wonder why they bothered. I joined the following year as a METTP - and here I sit 'steaming a desk' in the Nation's Capitol using all that technical training and experience!!!
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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2012, 23:24:16 »
There are no more NOAB's.  The powers that be have decided to cancel this program.  I was talking to someone who organizes it over coffee yesterday at work and he told all of us young officers sitting in the gunroom that there wouldn't be any more NOABs.  If it is brought back it for sure will not be happening in the next week. Consider this direct from the horses mouth as I am sitting at the Naval Officer Training Centre where the NOABs take place.  It is sad since several people exclaimed how the NOAB solidified their choice for MARS and the interaction at NOAB and information you gain is interesting and allows a semi-proper career choice.

Thanks for the info, I'm not quite as disappointed as others. Was stressing a bit about how I would manage a week away from my current job in order to work on getting a job offer for another job. I'm sorry for those of you who were looking forward to it. :(

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Re: Naval Officer Assessment Board
« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2017, 03:07:45 »
And can I Know how many were there in total? Also, were most of the people MARS candidates or engineers? :warstory: