I feel like it was a waste for me to go there to only fail the PAST and look like a dumb ass to them.
Ouch, but one would expect the applicant on active duty attempting to retrain out of one AFSC into the PJ, CCT, SOW, and TACP AFSCs would be the ones least to fail the PAST.
The SIE and other elimination Stats do not vary much from the stats of those entering training directly out of BMT.
On 5 April 2014 the TACP Preparatory course posted "Two more prior service slots were wasted this past class. Do your research people. You have to train at a level higher than the PAST."
This was after the following posts:
2 June 2014: You are wrong, and your supervisor is wrong, if you failed a PAST at your unit, prior to your TACP Prep date, and then show up at Prep and fail the PAST again. We will send you home. No questions asked. As NCO's and Airmen, you should be physically prepared to meet the minimum entry level standards when you show up.
28 April 2014: Retrainees, do not show up at the TACP Prep Course with a PAST score sheet almost a year old. It's valid only 45 days prior to Prep. We have the ETCA on the internet that all NCO's should be familiar with. Its your guide that tells you what to bring. Lastly, do not show up knowing you don't have the capacity to pass the PAST. That's a big waste of tax payers $$ and a waste of instructors time.