Hi. I made a previous thread about advice on making an NCO letter to apply for Corporal.
I have written the letter and had it checked by 2 of my friends. I just want some more advice on how to improve the letter and for the interview (how to present myself etc.).
Sorry for the long read but any advice would be appreciated.
This letter is a response to the recent JNCO promotion slots. I would like to take this opportunity to be considered for promotion as I believe that I have the necessary skillset and abilities needed to be a suitable Corporal.
I have been a part of XXXX Squadron for over 30 months and as one of the more senior cadets, I believe I have the accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience that comes with being a Cadet. In the past 2 and a half years I have achieved many awards and participated in as many Squadron activities I have been able to.
• 3 Annual Camps
• 4 Squadron Camps
• Wing Field Day Drill Team
• Wing Athletics
• 4 times Wings/ Poppy appeal
• 4 parades – Being part of the Banner team for AFD
• Continuity Drill
• Junior NCO course
• Bronze Radio and Cyber
• Blue Leadership
• Bronze DofE
This shows that I have accumulated a lot of experience with Cadet activities. This experience would mean that I would be able to help Cadets with issues that arise and that I would be able to be a Good Role Model for others.
Being on a total of 7 Camps has given me a lot of insight into Cadet expectations which I would pass onto other Cadets to help them develop and grow into better Cadets. Being on many community events has helped me develop my communication skills with the public.
On Squadron I am respected by the Cadets, NCOs and Staff. This has allowed me to lead lessons for the Cadets (for example I lead 2 Blue Radio lessons) and help the NCO’s to plan their own NCO nights. My attendance is high for Squadron nights and Community events and this is a good thing to show to other Cadets to encourage them to participate too.
I would like to become a JNCO to open further doors to my Cadet Career. Being a Junior NCO would mean that I would be able to grow as an individual and develop my leadership, teamworking and communication skills which would help me not only inside Cadets but also later in the Armed Forces.
As an NCO I would be able to bring a lot to the team and the Squadron. I put in all my effort into cadet activities and as an NCO I would be able to show that by leading Parade nights, teaching lessons, helping Cadets, taking and partaking in drill. As an NCO I would be able to help lead activities to enhance the experience for younger Cadets and to help make Cadets more enjoyable for everyone.
In the future, I am looking to do further develop myself and the Squadron as I am looking to hopefully gain higher qualifications as I’m currently working though towards Master Cadet and MOI as I believe it will help improve me. I also want to complete QAIC in the future as it is a very prestigious course in the Corps.
I hope that I have demonstrated suitable values through my activities in the Corps and that I will be able to pass on my own experience and knowledge as a future Junior NCO for XXXX.
As already said, any advice would be much appreciated.
(PS we have a 500-word limit and this is not the final thing yet but merely a draft.)