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Cmsgthokage

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Just got word I was tiered 2 also. I personally reached out to my medical POC.
I'm from the '17 bid and most of us that we're tier 2 seem to be veterans. I would venture to say the same will be the case for this bid. I was notified May of '18 that I was tier 2 and besides having been told to request my personnel records not much has changed. Once your records get sent over then your package sits with the flight surgeon until they review it. Once they finally review it everything moves to the tier 2 office who you won't be able to contact and will have to sit and wait to hear from them. Get comfortable, it may be a while.
What did they say the reason for tier 2 was? The MMPI?
Or is it something to do with your VA disability?
 

StealthChain

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Lovely. Guess I don't have to worry about an academy date before this this semester finishes.
Definitely not. That's how I was last spring, then summer, then fall and now this spring. I finish my degree in May so now I have to find a job that I may end up leaving shortly after being hired if this finally pans out.
What did they say the reason for tier 2 was? The MMPI?
Or is it something to do with your VA disability?
Mine was for the mmpi.
I’m not prior military so it’s MMPI for me.

Does anyone think medical will share the results of your mmpi?
You won't get the results of your mmpi, you will end up retaking it when you do the psych interview eventually, I think multiple times that day actually.
 

bigshotscott

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Anyone ever been through the tier 2 psych interview?
I found this when looking at stuff about tier 2. post #52 discusses a little bit of what he went through

 

RDO

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I found this when looking at stuff about tier 2. post #52 discusses a little bit of what he went through

Having to retake the MMPI after 6 months is just icing on the cake. Why did I admit i teased my animals (D'oh)
 

Cmsgthokage

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I’m not, I wonder why veterans seem to be at a disadvantage for tier 2. Anyways, best of luck to you sorry the process is prolonged for you.
FWIW, from lurking forums since 2016ish it doesn't seem like its ONLY or mostly veterans that get tier 2'd. Everyone I have ever worked with that has pursued the FAA has been hired and not one has been tier 2'd.
What they've told me is just answer the MMPI honestly, it doesn't take a genius to realize the questions to see if you're a little crazy and to be consistent with your answers.
 

bigfooten28

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I’m not, I wonder why veterans seem to be at a disadvantage for tier 2. Anyways, best of luck to you sorry the process is prolonged for you.
I'll tell ya why, its cause we are trained to lie on literally every medical/pyshc test we are given. If you dont lie there is no way to pass Example: Do you ever consume more than 3 alcoholic drinks at a time? if you answer yes automatically referred to ADAPT.
 

RDO

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I'll tell ya why, its cause we are trained to lie on literally every medical/pyshc test we are given. If you dont lie there is no way to pass Example: Do you ever consume more than 3 alcoholic drinks at a time? if you answer yes automatically referred to ADAPT.
So true lmao!
 

jlopez13

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I'll tell ya why, its cause we are trained to lie on literally every medical/pyshc test we are given. If you dont lie there is no way to pass Example: Do you ever consume more than 3 alcoholic drinks at a time? if you answer yes automatically referred to ADAPT.
Every marine I knew, including myself, is considered a binge drinker and alcoholic by these standards. Lol
 

bigfooten28

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Every marine I knew, including myself, is considered a binge drinker and alcoholic by these standards. Lol
Same with everyone I know in the Air Force thats why we are trained to lie, you have to. It's stupid I asked the Doc last time they asked me that why they even ask it when they know that everyone is lying.....he just laughed.
 

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It's not always the way you answered one of the questions. My psych said i answered the questions too perfect so it looked like I was lying. Ex: have you ever lied? Everyone has lied. Be prepared to sit In a room with a shrink and go through your life story.
 
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