This is my first post after countless months of lurking and I am looking to gain a bit of knowledge from the Vertical Reference community. I have done quite a bit of research in hopes of finding the answers I'm looking for but it seems that I am in a unique position.
A little bit of my background for context. I am an E-5 in the Active Duty Air Force with 5 years of service in Special Operations with an additional 3 years left on my current contract. I have been in contact with an Active Duty Army Warrant Officer recruiter which led me to start building my WOFT packet. With exception to the few extra speedbumps for Interservice transfers the process seems pretty straight forward to make the transition into the Active Duty Army. Only problem is that is not exactly what I'm looking to do. My actual goal is to pursue aviation through the Army National Guard.
Now with that wall of text out of the way (sorry). I have a few questions I hope y'all can help me with.
1. Is there a program for Interservice transfer into National Guard WOFT?
2. Other services to include the Air Force allow people to terminate their current service commitment by receiving a conditional release (DD form 368) to pursue WOFT. Would the Air Force even consider issuing me a conditional release to transfer from Active Duty to an Army Guard Warrant Officer position?
3. Should I have my entire WOFT packet complete before contacting the National Guard unit I intend on joining?
These questions are very specific to my situation and I am hoping to receive as much insight into the National Guard process as possible. I truly appreciate your time spent reading this and I look forward to expanding my knowledge on the topic. If this is posted in the wrong area or you can't answer my specific questions, a point in the right direction would be much appreciated!