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US Army Company Commander Interview Questions

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Company Commander Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied in-person. I interviewed at US Army in June 2014.

Interview

Nominative position. Generally, junior officers are groomed for the position as placed by a Brigade echelon commander. Interviewees must understand this individual's leadership values and assimilate, as you are an extension of their leadership. There is no rules governing this position. You are either what they want, or you are not, with the caveat that they need to fill it with somebody and it is generally the best person out of the interview pool, unless they can accept risk by not replacing the current CO at that moment.

Interview Questions

  • Leadership philosophy, bring a copy of your draft memorandum. Also, a lot of scenario based questions reminiscent of what you will deal with daily/weekly.   1 Answer

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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at US Army (Silver Spring, MD).

    Interview

    I had to submit an application packet which consisted of my leadership philosophy, ORB, last 3 OERs, and PT card.
    I then set up an in-person interview with the Institute Commander.
    Always wear ASUs to a company command interview unless specifically instructed to wear duty uniform!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to command at our Institute? (the unit at which I was applying was a medical research institute)   Answer Question
    • What unique challenges do you anticipate facing as company commander here that you would not face in a TO&E unit?   Answer Question
    • What is your favorite thing about being an officer?   Answer Question
    • What skills do you bring to the table / why are you an excellent candidate for command?   Answer Question
    • How do you plan to lead and command officers that outrank you?   Answer Question
    • What do you think is the key to commanding in a unit like this one?   Answer Question

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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at US Army (Newport News, VA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    It was very informal. They LTC wanted to get a feel for the type of person i am. What are my future goals and how they compare with unit I might command. The LTC spoke of different senarios and how i went about solving them.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you weaknesses? And what would you do to grow from them   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotations

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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at US Army (Seattle, WA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Be prepared to describe yourself, leadership style, experiences, and come prepared with a five year plan. I recommended bringing a list of what you view as personal priorities within your organization. Do some research on your brigade commander. You should know something about him/her and be prepared to ask him/her a few questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you want this job? What is your five year plan? Let's review your priorities, why are these important to you? Is there anything that would prohibit you from taking this job or impede future capacity to serve at this level?   1 Answer

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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Polk, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at US Army (Fort Polk, LA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Went in to see the Battalion Commander, I reported in, he told me to stand at ease. He had my ORB in front of him. He wanted to know how I go stuck at Fort Leonard Wood for 6 years. I told him about the deployment and then getting surgery and stuck in TRADOC. He then asked about my extensive Platoon Leader experience. Then he said based on my background and experience he was going to give me the Vertical Construction compnay.

    Interview Questions


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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Meade, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at US Army (Fort Meade, MD) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Leadership had a vacant position which required an immediate fill. Required a specific level of experience and time available to be hired. There were a very small number of appli9cants and I was requested to specifically come in even though I had not applied.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience with our civilian counterpart organization?   1 Answer

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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at US Army (San Antonio, TX) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Created policies that I would implement if I were to be in command. Briefed battalion commander on what I thought my expectations would be. I answered several questions from him and was offered the job the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be in command?   1 Answer

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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Army in September 2013.

    Interview

    basic get to know you interview with BN Commander. Kinda know you are getting a company command just need to decide which one you get based off of experience and how you do in interview.

    Interview Questions

    • how do you want to run your company   1 Answer
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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring process differs in the Army compared to the civilian sector. Company Command is a necessity in order to advance to the next rank within the basic branches. Too often BN commanders evaluate the candidates based on their OERs, reputation, past performance, physical fitness, and year group. If a opening is available the candidate who is next in the seat, more often than not, will be selected. Once I was selected the BN Commander called me in his office for a basic meet and greet followed by a 3-mile run and 30 minute gym session the next mooring. He basically tested if I possessed the physical and mental fitness to lead his Soldiers.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult "I got you" question. I can't stress enough that Company Command is a necessity and approximately 80% of captains will be afford the opportunity to lead America's most valuable resource " The American Soldier".   Answer Question

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    Company Commander Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at US Army (Oklahoma City, OK).

    Interview

    the process was pretty easy, had to attend a board and the questions were not that difficult. I prepared before the interview and got advice from other people. it went well and the board was understanding of the situation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiation phase


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