When is the ideal time in an Officer's career to submit an application to attend Assessment & Selection (A&S)?

The ideal time to begin screening and working on the application process is after attaining 1stLt and well before career designation. You must attend Assessment & Selection (A&S) prior to departing your first duty station. It is best for officers to attend between their first and second deployments if assigned to a Victor unit.

NOTE: Officers who are not career designated can apply to attend an A&S, but you must be career designated prior to reporting Individual Training Course (ITC). However, if you have been previously screened an not selected, you must be screened, selected and accept career designation prior to applying to A&S.

OfficersJessica Balacy