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  2. Perfect explanation friend. So with NG being slotted by their states ahead of time, is it accurate to say they don't "pull" from the list of airframes from the AD selection?
  3. From the selection powerpoint: "Per USAACE policy, active duty officers and warrant officers select their advanced airframe based on the cumulative grades earned during the courses leading up to the completion of Common Core. USAACE G3 determines airframe MDS distributions. Compo 2/3 students are assigned aircraft by their owning state. MSC Students only fly HH-60s." (Aka 67J's) So active duty competes against each other O vs O/WO Vs WO but not O vs WO. NG/USAR/67J all should already know their advanced airframes and not really a factor, but kinda a factor. BN gets
  4. I tried using the search to narrow my answer down but couldn't find it through all the posts... Would anyone mind explaining how selection works in regards to OML, Active Duty, NG/R, and RLOs?
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  6. The Marines and Navy also have Reserve units as well. But you must be a rated pilot when applying. No National Guard units in the in the Navy or Marines either. Where as in the USAF Reserves and National Guard, you can compete for a pilot training slot before being obligated in serving. Army Reserves and National Guard is somewhat different. Some units want you to serve first before being selected.
  7. Yep, I can’t speak from experience for any other branch than the Marines, but they have Air, Ground, and Law contracts. An officer candidate signs one of those contracts upon joining. An air contract Marine won’t know what airframe they will fly until part way through flight school but they go through all initial training knowing they are going to be a pilot. I assume the other branches do it similarly.
  8. First look. Been waiting a long time for this. AGE : 25 RANK : CIV GT : 129 SIFT : 50 EDUCATION : BA Business 2.7 GPA PHYSICAL : Stamped LOR : CW3 SOAR, CW2, SNCO SOCOM, 1st LT USAF WSO, 1st LT USMC, Outdoors company CEO Not great, not terrible, hopefully just right!
  9. SBuzzkill It so Interesting that the Army feels they have the only guaranteed street to seat program. The Air Force, Navy and the Marines has had the S2S program forever. All perspective pilot applicants know they have been selected for pilot training before enlisting for the OTS/OCS requirement. Not obligated if not selected. Of course you MUST have a 4yr degree. No NON college grads in their pilot seats. By attending the military academies or ROTC you are not guaranteed a pilot slot, you must compete. If not selected, you must serve your military commitment upon graduation. Th
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  11. And only a few rates (jobs) have warrant billets. Pilot not being one of em they have street to seat of course, no prior mil experience needed but you have to have a degree.
  12. The Navy does have Warrant Officers, however if you want to fly for the Navy you must be a commissioned officer to do so. Warrants fill technical roles in the Navy.
  13. Hello, I was wondering if the Navy has any street to seat program like the army does. If not, do they have warrant officers? Thanks!
  14. First board. Turned in for May board but recruiter hooked it up and put me on March board. AGE: 27 GT: 115 SIFT: 45 ACFT: 564 APFT: 273 EDUCATION: 90 college credits MILITARY: 13B SSG 8yrs TIS. Prior Service USMC 5 Yrs MOS 6317 Aircraft Communications/Navigation/Radar Systems Technician, F/A-18 LORS: O-3, O-5, CW4 WAIVERS: none, almost had to do a AFS but signed DA 61 2 weeks before 8 yr mark NCOERs: 2x MQ, 1xQ
  15. There might be some confusion there. The Army won't pay to ship a vehicle for a CONUS move but you are authorized to drive a vehicle for a PCS and get paid roughly 25¢ a mile for the distance traveled.
  16. The answer I got from the schoolhouse: You can only move HHG after you complete WOCS as a street to seater. And they will not pay for a pov movement at all for a conus pcs. Therefore, it makes more sense for me to drive the car down and then take a flight back up before I fly down from MEPS.
  17. You probably should never say 14 series MOS are combat arms again, especially not in person to anyone who actually is a real combat arms soldier. Almost bust a gut laughing at that. If you're going to enlist and later put in a warrant packet starting off as a 15 series is going to be your best option regardless of promotion potential. I've seen a number of E3s and E4s get selected. The everyday exposure to aviation will help you understand what you are getting yourself into instead of going in blind like you would from a non-aviation MOS. It also makes the process much easier when you are
  18. Roger. If I was to enlist now I would most likely go the 14 series as they are considered combat arms and they are in dire need of all ranks and they don't cause the same physical toll that the 11 series jobs do. In your opinion, do you think the ARNG would be a suitable compromise as it would pay for my community college, whilst also (to a certain degree) allowing me chose my involvement with them? Or, on the flip side of things, If I abstain from all military involvement until I am able to drop my packet, do you think it'll ultimately be worth it even if it wo
  19. If you want quick promotions an aviation MOS is not the way to go. Promotions are way, way faster in combat arms so 11 or 19 if that's what you're looking for. If you want to be a pilot then put in a warrant packet while going to community college and working a job. If you don't get accepted then think about enlisting. If you enlist first you're looking at waiting probably 3+ years before putting a packet in anyway.
  20. I recently had a comprehensive talk with my recruiter regarding my career ambitions with the armed forces (& specifically aviation) and consequently he left me with 2 decisions to contemplate over the weekend. Due to the fact that these are quite substantial and life altering options, I will most likely tell him that it's a impossible conclusion to make over the weekend and I will require more time before I reach a verdict. However, there is still a critical choice to be made, ergo I come to this forum today seeking some guidance from anyone who is willing to provide a fresh perspective on
  21. Mechanical Engineering. Good income prospects with the major, and will definitely help you understand whirly-bird stuff, though definitely isn’t “required.”
  22. Well @zaurus , I am already enlisted in the army. But I do appreciate the comment. I am just getting a degree to further my education and help with my civilian flight job because I’m in the guard. Plus helps promotion.
  23. hey Dobbers, I'm going to shoot you a PM. I'm also an AD USAF guy trying to transition over. Got some questions on the personnel/A1 side of things.
  24. Just get whatever degree you want for whatever civilian career you want. As a warrant officer having a degree doesn't matter anyway.
  25. Being in the Army Guard, once completing your degree, you may have the option in switching to the USAF Air Guard or Reserves in flying for them. It's done quite often. Is there an F-22A in Hawaii in your future?
  26. I’m going to the board in October but I was told that it could take up to a year or two to get to to training. So in the meantime I’m going to be going to college. I was wondering what degree would benefit me and what colleges in Texas if anyone had any recommendations
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