MIL How hard is it to get accepted by the AF as an officer?

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  1. NPT

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  2. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    a piece of a paper with a question mark on it would be the only application package you need to send them.

    here's the address:

    Attn: US Air Force Commander, c/o
    Pentagon
    Army Navy Dr & Fern St
    Arlington, VA 22202
     
  3. jmx2323

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    depends on what way you plan on commissioning.
    Academy.....very hard to get into
    ROTC......very hard to get into
    OTS......Very Hard....I know, I just got accepted.
     
  4. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    it's cyclic....when i commissoined, they accepted anyone who met the basic physical/academic requirements. it's gotten much harder recently with all the cutbacks. i'm sure in a few years it will cycle back to being fairly easy to join.
     
  5. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    right now, its next to impossible.

    They're cutting us officers left and right :wtc:

    give it 5-10 years
     
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    you got the blue to green option though
     
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    Unless you join Infantry or something similar, don't bother joining, we don't need any more idiots.
     
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    I'm a first yea ROTC cadet and I think we only have three or four going in this year. The cadre tells my class to not worry about it though, they say we'll be going in at a better time in 2010.
     
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    Extremely hard. Every AF commissioning source has cut back on their mission sets, especially ROTC. Further more, every ROTC had at least 1 pilot, and 1 nav slot - this has been eliminated. Basically it's a tough road and highly competitive. But once you make it in, AF officer training is easy.
     
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    OTS will only be commissioning 500 a year for the forseebale future. Thank goodness im one of the 500 for FY07
     
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    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    ROTC isn't very hard to get into at all. you just add the classes onto your schedule. getting a commission through it is the hard part.
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    My neighbor just completed OTS. It is very hard. /thread.
     
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    tell me what is the point of rotc if you dont get a commission? thus it is hard to gain a commision from rotc
     
  14. ElCidKid

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    you can also try and get commissioned in the guard or reserve
     
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    a little info from the OP would be easier to get a clear picture

    age
    degree already or currently in school
    GPA
    job you want
     
  16. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    :dunno: you can be signed up as a 'special status' student --- just take it as a elective.
     
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    so in other words NO REASON AT ALL
     
  18. BlackHBDX

    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    Right now the Air Force is only accepting technical degrees like engineering etc.
     
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    Dont post if you dont know what your talking about
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    elective credit hours
     
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    No.
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Depends on what you're degree will be. Underwater Basket Weaving, you're in automatically. Anything else, it'll be up to a board.
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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    I took military history classes in college with out rotc or even knowing about rotc and had a lot of rotc guys in my classes, just for my own info, do they give credits for drill and such?
     

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