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#1 Jumperjump123

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 21:05

I passed my asvab and sift. I take the flight physical tomorrow and I'm just now learning that I might not pass for my eyesight. I have 20/100 in an eye, both are corrected to 20/20. If they tell me I can't fly, I'm going to enlist in another mos and try to get prk once I get in then probably try again down the road. My question is which MOS will help me the most when going for WO in the future?

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:27

I passed my asvab and sift. I take the flight physical tomorrow and I'm just now learning that I might not pass for my eyesight. I have 20/100 in an eye, both are corrected to 20/20. If they tell me I can't fly, I'm going to enlist in another mos and try to get prk once I get in then probably try again down the road. My question is which MOS will help me the most when going for WO in the future?

 

Just remember you can pay for prk or lasik and go for warrant right away without enlisting...

 

With that being said, if enlisting is the route you think is best, then I would definitely choose a 15 series MOS. I think there's probably a debate on which would be "best." I'm a 15P (aviation operations specialist) and if I could go back in time I probably would choose it again, if not then I would go 15Q (air traffic controller). I'm basing this entirely on the aviation knowledge and experience I've gained and not on how "fun" the job is. Sometimes I wish I was working on chinooks and flying all the time but in my opinion my MOS has set me up for success


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:30

I would suggest any MOS that is going to give you a wide variety of experience and leadership opportunities. Military Intelligence will definitely make you stand out if you get the right assignments (there are many of them).



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:29

I passed my asvab and sift. I take the flight physical tomorrow and I'm just now learning that I might not pass for my eyesight. I have 20/100 in an eye, both are corrected to 20/20. If they tell me I can't fly, I'm going to enlist in another mos and try to get prk once I get in then probably try again down the road. My question is which MOS will help me the most when going for WO in the future?


My advice would be to pay for the surgery, about $3600, then go straight in as Warrant. If you were to enlist, being a repairer or ATC would help the most in flight school I'd imagine. But being 15P would be the easiest route that would still give you some connections. I'm in Quebec school right now and even though I love what I'm doing, I can't help but be bitter watching the papas graduate so quickly.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:31

Many LASIK places, if not most, offer monthly payment plans with 0% interest so you don't have to drop a giant chunk of change at once. That said, be sure to read reviews and do research on the facility you choose. You aren't given that opportunity if you were to get PRK in the Army, so take advantage of it as a civilian.

And yes, it is expensive, however in the long run it is much cheaper than contact lenses and glasses for the rest of your life.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 16:57

Agreed on going 15-series. Most of the prior-enlisted WOs here at Rucker were either 15-series, or were combat arms (seems to be very little of anything else). I would recommend 15-series simply for the fact that getting letters of recommendation is going to be stupid easy when you work around warrant officers every day. 


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The Army is okay, I guess


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:37

I ended up passing the vision portion. I just have to get my labs done and dental. I couldn't do the labs because I ate and my recruiter didn't tell me that. Dental I was supposed to do before but again recruiter
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 17:53

You can enlist in a sister service, too. Aviation in any other branch will set you up just as good and maybe even set you apart from the pack. Not to mention provide a better lifestyle in the meantime. I'm a sister service applicant coming from an Aviation rate and feel pretty good about my packet... Find out in a week hopefully.




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