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  • Originally posted by BPA2Be View Post
    I passed the Oral Board!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Am so happy I can't even begin to express it.
    Congrats....See there was nothing too worried about. Congratulations once again and good luck in the future.

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    • Originally posted by LCar210 View Post
      50. Well, 51 if you count the retread, so we lost 10 total. 30 to 35 is usually the norm.

      When other instructors asked how we graduated so many, we told em we were to dumb to quit. They loved that.
      Hey congrats....Good luck and be safe...

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      • Just a quick question.
        From what I read, seems like when you apply for BPA, you don't really choose where you go, you pretty much apply for the position and take your chances. Would that be a some what accurate statement?

        I've been referred to EOD since February for CBPO. However now I'm seriously considering BPA.
        Problem is I'm 35 right now (odometer clicking +1 at the end of this year), say I get the CBPO position, and while doing that I apply for BPA but by the time they get back to me Im 38 (let's pretend I qualify otherwise). Will I be able to transfer over?

        Also, what are the chances that I will be able to stay within my area (Miami, or even PR)?

        I've been learning about all these other FED LE positions now, and I want to apply to all of them hehe. It sucks that I didn't find out about these until a couple of years ago.
        CBPO (Location : MIA)

        Written: 08/08 .............................. T.O.: 08/30/08
        Pre-employment forms: 09/08....... Fitness: 10/08
        Medical: 10/08 -referred to specialist (02/15/09 cleared)
        VBT: 11/08 .................................. Drug test: 12/08
        B.I.: 01/09..................................... TSU: 02/23/09
        Fitness (retake): 10/09
        EOD: soon?? hehe

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        • Originally posted by CBP2b View Post
          Congratulations!!!
          All that worry for nothing..lol
          Originally posted by junito9210 View Post
          Congrats man !

          TSU 02/26/09 GL - 7
          Originally posted by mariocbp View Post
          Congrats....See there was nothing too worried about. Congratulations once again and good luck in the future.

          Thanks guys for the Support, They asked me "How do you think you did?" my answer was " Well I hope I did better than last time" that made them laugh

          Now to continue working out!!!!!!
          BPA:
          Written Test: Passed (97%)
          Reactivated Feb 09
          Pre-Employment Forms: Completed
          Qualifications: Qualified GL-7
          Medical Exam: Completed
          Drug Test: Completed
          Fitness: Completed
          Oral Board: Completedhttp://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6315/dancing.gif
          Background Investigation: Completed


          IEA ICE
          Written Test: Passed (80% )
          Oral Interview: Passed 07/14/09
          Paperwork Sent In And No Idea When I'll Get An Answer

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          • Originally posted by soda View Post
            Just a quick question.
            From what I read, seems like when you apply for BPA, you don't really choose where you go, you pretty much apply for the position and take your chances. Would that be a some what accurate statement?

            I've been referred to EOD since February for CBPO. However now I'm seriously considering BPA.
            Problem is I'm 35 right now (odometer clicking +1 at the end of this year), say I get the CBPO position, and while doing that I apply for BPA but by the time they get back to me Im 38 (let's pretend I qualify otherwise). Will I be able to transfer over?

            Also, what are the chances that I will be able to stay within my area (Miami, or even PR)?

            I've been learning about all these other FED LE positions now, and I want to apply to all of them hehe. It sucks that I didn't find out about these until a couple of years ago.
            Yeah, you are at their mercy as far as geo-preference is concerned.
            As far as transfering over, I am not sure. I think you will have to go through FLETC.
            From the posts I have read, it seems FL posts are VERY difficult to get as BPA.
            There are agents on here from time to time, maybe one of them can give you a more definitive answer. Good luck
            Border Patrol Timeline
            Studied my rear off - 1/22/2009 -2/10/2009
            Entrance exam: passed - 2/11/2009
            Recieved T.O. - 2/11/2009
            Oral board exam: passed - 2/17/2009
            Sent paperwork - 2/21/2009
            Fitness test: passed - 3/6/2009
            Drug test: passed - 3/13/2009
            Medical exam: passed - 3/19/2009
            Qualifications: accepted GL5 - 4/2/2009

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            • Originally posted by soda View Post
              Just a quick question.
              From what I read, seems like when you apply for BPA, you don't really choose where you go, you pretty much apply for the position and take your chances. Would that be a some what accurate statement?

              I've been referred to EOD since February for CBPO. However now I'm seriously considering BPA.
              Problem is I'm 35 right now (odometer clicking +1 at the end of this year), say I get the CBPO position, and while doing that I apply for BPA but by the time they get back to me Im 38 (let's pretend I qualify otherwise). Will I be able to transfer over?

              Also, what are the chances that I will be able to stay within my area (Miami, or even PR)?

              I've been learning about all these other FED LE positions now, and I want to apply to all of them hehe. It sucks that I didn't find out about these until a couple of years ago.
              As far as getting MIA or PR as your first station, theres no way. Most trainees have to put in there time on the southern border (SoCal to SoTex) with the exception of the few of em heading to the northern border.

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              • Originally posted by CBP2b View Post
                Yeah, you are at their mercy as far as geo-preference is concerned.
                As far as transfering over, I am not sure. I think you will have to go through FLETC.
                From the posts I have read, it seems FL posts are VERY difficult to get as BPA.
                There are agents on here from time to time, maybe one of them can give you a more definitive answer. Good luck
                From what the three BPAs told me during my oral board, Florida is a very hard location to obtain. All three said they had to wait for about 8 years before transfering to Florida from the southern border.
                Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. - Seneca

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                • yeah thats about right!! they told me the same thing too!!.One of them told me that after 8 years waiting to transfer to FL now he is bored and misses the action.He said theres nothing like playing "grown hide and seek" in ATVs

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                    Last edited by SHU; 07-02-2019, 02:25 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by soda View Post

                      I've been referred to EOD since February for CBPO. However now I'm seriously considering BPA.
                      Problem is I'm 35 right now (odometer clicking +1 at the end of this year), say I get the CBPO position, and while doing that I apply for BPA but by the time they get back to me Im 38 (let's pretend I qualify otherwise). Will I be able to transfer over?

                      Lately they've been hiring for BP until 40.

                      Becoming a CBPO will stop the clock as far as the age requirement goes. Conceivably, you could make the jump at 55, if the BP was willing to hire you then. You won't be transferring though, you apply just like any other new hire and attend the BP academy, same as a hire off the street. You'll likely keep your base salary, annual leave, sick leave, etc. if you do make the jump...so it's not entirely as if you were a new hire.

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                      • Shaving at FLETC

                        Are electric shavers permitted at FLETC?
                        BPA Status
                        TSU: 04/24/09
                        EOD: 10/12/09, Sierra Blanca, TX
                        Resigned: 10/28/09
                        Reapplied: 07/29/11
                        NOR: 08/24/11, 5 & 7 @ 93 (no Vet pref)
                        TSL1: 12/16/11, forms sent
                        PFT1: scheduled for 02/03/12
                        Oral Board: scheduled for 02/03/12

                        CBPO Status
                        Applied: 06/24/11
                        Written: 07/21/11
                        NOR: 08/30/11, 5 & 7 @ 94 (no Vet pref)

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                        • Originally posted by Section8 View Post
                          Are electric shavers permitted at FLETC?
                          As far as I know: Yes.

                          If you are at the USBP Academy and your instructor decides that your electric shaver doesn't do a good enough job, be prepared to use a blade.

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                          • Originally posted by LCar210 View Post
                            Yup, my class graduated 40 last week (one was a retread), and thats considered a pretty big class to make it all the way through.
                            I'm just curious, but what were the reasons for the failures (PT, academics, quitting)? I'm not sure if you are able to disclose that information but I thought I'd ask.


                            Congrats on your successful completion!

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                              Last edited by SHU; 07-02-2019, 02:26 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by SHU View Post
                                Most people quit because they did not put in the time working out BEFORE the academy. Some people cannot pick up the academic material fast enough. And a few people cannot stand getting yelled at. Driving and firearms can also get 1 or 2 people fired but overall, most just give up and quit. Getting yourself in shape prior to the academy is the best thing you can do.
                                Sir, thank you for the great advice SHU. I suggested this over on the CBP thread but everyone here should research what shin splints are and how to prevent them. They seem to be a big issue for people at FLETC and people who train by jogging.
                                Last edited by TPA3312; 04-28-2009, 07:19 AM.
                                Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. - Seneca

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