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#2692 - 12/14/16 09:31 AM CRO Hopeful Seeking Mentor
BWD Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 8
Loc: Alabama
I have been frequenting these forums since I started training with the hopes of applying to become a CRO about three to four months ago. I have been able to find a lot of great information that has proven very useful. Now that I only have one semester of college left and I am training harder than ever, I would really like to find a mentor that could help prepare me for the road ahead.

I have applied to OTS and plan on applying for the Fall 2017 CRO selection board. As a civilian with comparably little exposure to the world I am trying to enter, I could definitely use some guidance from someone who has been through what I am trying to prepare for. If there is anyone who would be willing to give me some pointers, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.

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#2738 - 01/10/17 07:02 PM Re: CRO Hopeful Seeking Mentor [Re: BWD]
nl1098 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/16
Posts: 2
Loc: USA
Hey, just put in for Spring '17. Idk how much help I can be now, but I'm willing to save you from making my mistakes if possible....
What are your PAST numbers looking like?

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#2776 - 02/01/17 05:17 AM Re: CRO Hopeful Seeking Mentor [Re: BWD]
BWD Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 8
Loc: Alabama
Thank you for the reply, nl1098. Any help is greatly appreciated.

My most recent PAST numbers:
Pull-ups: 14
Sit-ups: 75
Push-ups: 46
3-mile Run: 23:52
2x 25m Underwaters: Pass
1500m Swim (with fins): 27:22

I know I can perform slightly better than those numbers, at least on calisthenics, given a day of proper rest/recovery beforehand. My run time and push-up count have both been improving pretty steadily for a couple of months now, so I should be able to reach minimum qualifications on those fairly soon. I spent some time building a good foundation and just recently started following the SORL DEP Indoc Prep Workout program from the 24SOW website.

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