Just wanted to let you guys know, I received the official welcome call today, and on June 18th, I get sworn in as a Probationary Trooper in the NHSP. It's been a year in the making, and needless to say, I'm very excited.
I also wanted to thank the members of Masscops for all the great advice. I can't remember when exactly I joined (it was well before the May, 2002 that appears now, since I was a member of Massnet before the big crash), but I can say that over the years, I have received invaluable advice here on testing, interview techniques, etc. I am certain that the advice helped me get the job. While numerous people gave great answers to questions, of course Gil and VOR are at the top of the list. Thank you!
For everyone waiting for the 77th or Plymouth or even just to get that initial card, keep your head in the game and your running shoes on. I, too, thought it seemed like it would never happen, and then one day it just does. Thankfully, I kept in pretty good shape over the last 5 years (intercollegiate wrestling will do that to you), and I have been steadily increasing my workouts the last few months so that I should be in peak physical condition going into the academy.