MIL Question about AF OCS and non-technical degrees...

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  1. Slipstream

    Slipstream New Member

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    Alright, so I graduated with a BBA (in Management Information Systems) a couple of years ago, and have since been working with some small businesses. I make a decent salary, and get to work with/around cars (basically data collection and distribution for car dealerships), but I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything in life.

    I'm considering joining the Air Force in order to make a difference both in my own life and to help protect the country that has given me so much. My father was a career AF officer, and my brother spent half a dozen years as an enlistee. Both entered the service with little direction, and left with excellent skills and a path in life.

    My question is... How likely is it that I'd be selected for OCS with a non-technical degree? I'm not totally sure what I'd want to do, but probably something in the realm of operations management or battle management; I'm no engineer, flight surgeon, or fighter pilot. I've heard rumors that unless you graduated with an EE, ME, or CS degree, you're going to be fighting an uphill battle, and I refuse to go in as an enlistee (I don't want to throw my four year investment in a degree down the toilet). Any truth to this?
     
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    And yes, I thought about talking to a recruiter, but I'd rather first ask people who are objective on helping, rather than, well, recruiting.
     
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    Sounds like your in the same boat I was a year ago. Whats your GPA?? I was told by numerous recruiters that with anything less than a 3.5 non-tech dont even bother applying, of course thats up to you. Long story short, Air Force just doesnt need people right now. I even talked to a AFROTC detachment about getting a commission, found out that the AF is so desperate to cut people that they are allowing scholarship cadets walk away after four years and not have to serve 1 day in the active AF. My solution was to just forget the AF and apply to Army OCS. No biggie since I didnt even want to be a pilot anyways. Different branch, better OCS chances, same MOS (Intel).
     
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    My GPA was unfortunately a 3.05... not terrible, but certainly not overly impressive. I have thought about the Army, but I feel like my interests and values fit better in the Air Force. I don't have any great desire to be a fighter pilot, but I'd certainly consider a nav or heavy pilot slot. I've also really taken an interest in space command or air battle management.
     
  5. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    This site should help you out. There are many people looking to go AF OTS and they can answer your questions plus you can compare yourself against others.

    http://www.airforceots.com/portal/index.php

    As for the Army, if you want to fly, they say to really go Warrant and go to WOCS. Then at a later time you can move over to apply for a commission. If you just want to get a commission in the Army the selection rate is near 100%.
     

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