MIL Enlisting in the Guard v.whichmosdoichoose?

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  1. Autorotate

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    I am planning on enlisting in the guard, and am debating between, 15Q Air traffic controller and 15U CH-47 repairer, does anyone have any experience in these MOS or have opinions on them?

    Just as a side note I am currently in school and plan on eventually applying to be a flight warrant. :o
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Apply to be a flight warrant, no need to enlist.
     
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    I can't in the guard...

    although I have kicked around the idea of just outright applying for active flight warrant, I want to finish school.
     
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    do this, you wont regret it

    i wished that i had pushed it further and was willing to relinquish my commission as a 2LT (at the time) and go warrant. i had/have recommendations from a full bird colonel and 2 general officers
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    If you got picked up to be a flying warrant school could come later.
     
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    curious, why would go from being an Officer to a Warrant?
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Officers push paper

    Warrant Officers fly
     
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    It seems like school would be easier to complete while I am younger rather than older. But which would provide a better opportunity to become a warrant down the road.

    I also discovered there was a Blackhawk unit nearby, so I could also be a UH-60 mechanic? Any opinions on either of these MOS, either Blackhawk or Chinook repairer, and ATC, and how they would help me achieve my goals of becoming a flight warrant down the road.
     
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    What is your rush? Why not finish school then apply for active WOFT?
     
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    It's funny, everytime I try to write a response the more illogical my reasoning gets. Basically I am tired of the whole "school" thing, and have always been interested by the military thing, but I do recognize the importance of college and if I join now I can finish school while fulfilling that need for something more inside of me.
     
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    If a Warrant Officer Aviator is what you want to be then you should finish school and apply then, or just try and apply now. Your CoC in the Guard might not want you to go to WOFT and not support you. Or you could get accepted while still in the Guard but they deploy you when you are supposed to go to WOCS and you get screwed. That is exactly what happened to my roommate at WOCS. He got accepted to WOFT for Arizona National Guard but then got deployed and missed his chance. Applied again for Active Duty and is a WO1 now.
     
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    qft
     
  13. Autorotate

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    And here I thought I had it all figured out...

    I think I need to rethink my inks... /chrisfarley
     
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    So, I mean would it be a bad idea to join the guard through school then once I finish school either apply to WOFT through the guard and if that doesn't work out what would prevent me from applying active? I mean that's obviously possible?

    Thanks for all your inputs
     
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    Anyone in the guard a 45b? I want to join up but i'm still working on fitness requirements
     
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    I just discovered another option for me 15P. So between 15P,15Q, and 15T/U which one would be most interesting/beneficial?
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    15P is flight ops, fuck that. You will be stuck checking flight plans and being the key bitch.

    What is it you want to do in Aviation, short term and long term?
     
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    Fly and fly, but I need to finish school too...
     

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