I said this would be a good long post--after all it is the end of NABLOPOMO but it is almost 10:30 and I have not even started my Phoenix yet. Here is my update from Chris:
He had his first physical test today and he passed with flying colors. He got his all time best score. So, he was not kicked out, but eight other guys were. Four for not getting their security clearances in time and four for having the wrong waist to height ratio or getting lowish scores on the PT. Lucky for us Chris got his security clearance...though neither of us knows when that was done or even that it was required. But, that is good. Chris said that he got a memo saying that it is not unheard of for 39 candidates to get kicked out each cycle. That has got to be an extreme (right?), but still.