Edited by cajun, 03 August 2008 - 12:37 AM.
Best AFSC for applicants?
Posted 02 August 2008 - 04:36 PM
Posted 02 August 2008 - 06:40 PM
This is my first post here. I've been lurking on this board for a while though. I am working on putting my application together for OTS. I don't believe I'll be able to get my package together in time for the 09ot01 board but I am going to give it a shot. Since I might not be able to complete my package in time for the 09ot01 board, what would be the most competitive AFSC to have when applying for UPT from AD?
I don't think AFSC will matter much, what's more important is AFOQT Scores, GPA, Recommendation, EPR's and "Brownie Points"(volunteering). I personally think unless you are a PJ, Combat Control, or TACP AFSC will make no difference in being picked up. And the reason I think the previous three AFSC's will make a difference is because the training alone is a good indicator they will succeed as an officer.
purely just my opinion!
Edited by budderbar, 02 August 2008 - 06:41 PM.
Posted 03 August 2008 - 02:15 PM
Posted 03 August 2008 - 03:20 PM
Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:19 PM
Don't think AFSC makes a difference. Cheesy term, but I've heard it put "bloom where you are planted". In other words, your job performance in whatever AFSC, along with a good and meaningful stratification, your AFOQT scores, TBAS and private flying hours will make the difference.
"Bloom where you are planted" sounds cheesy but makes a lot of sense, I don't have any private flight hours, I've been using the Microsoft flight simulator a lot though, How competitive would I be with no flight hours? Or is it in my best interest to at least get a few in before my package goes to the board?
Posted 04 August 2008 - 04:13 PM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 02:01 PM
Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:25 PM
I'm not sure how other AFSCs are but missiles is critically manned and they release us for pilot training.
Also important to look at manning numbers -- if you're in a critically manned career field, the chances of getting released to apply to the UPT board are lower than if you're in an overage career field.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:47 AM
Im sure you get this a lot, but I'm about to enlist with the Illinois ANG, and my long term plan with the military is to fly A-10s, in any capacity. (active, guard, reserve)
I'm planning on utilizing Illinois generous tuition assistance (100%), and plan on attending Southern Illinois University for their aviation program. I don't have a PPL, nor any time flying a plane, or learning how to. I recently graduated with honors from a digital media college, but have always wants to fly fighters. I figured I've matured enough to finally focus on making that lifestyle change.
I'm wondering what AFSC will transfer the most credits to an aviation flight degree? And, if I were to do my aviation oriented AFSC (Life support, crew chief, etc) on KC-135's or C-130s (Because that's all Illinois has) would that would hinder my chance at getting an A-10 UPT and OTS slot?
Also, do I apply for a commission, or the pilot slot? I think it's the pilot slot itself. Not sure though.
Some of the recruiters I talk to are completely devoid of this vital information, and are too concerned with getting me to sign these papers. I want to do this, but I want to do this right, and in a way that gives me the best possible chance to get my ass into an A-10.
Btw, I'm 22 years young.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:05 AM
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