MIL Thinking about joining AF as an officer.

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  1. LT Smash

    LT Smash Give'm the kick

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    Im sorry beforehand if this info is posted elsewhere here, but im on my lunch break at work posting via phone. Firstly Im in college for english and frankly need direction in my life. My dad and gramp were both in Af so Im no stranger to it's world. I read someones post saying you can join the Af as an officer if youre still going to a 4 year uni, can anyone expand on that? or how does it work?
     
  2. FalconXtreme

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    join ur colleges rotc detachment
     
  3. tan koi

    tan koi Guest

    well damn dude i say go for it, just go and stick a 2 in front of the LT in your nick.
     
  4. Kafka

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    it's really tough to get a slot for ots in the af, just because it's a smaller branch and there's so many that want to join. good luck though
     
  5. NEp8ntballer

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    which is why you go through ROTC
     
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    werd, missed the part he was still in school :o
     
  7. woot

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    It takes a way too long to submit an application. Not that you have to do a lot of shit but it comes in waves/stages. So you'll hurry your ass trying to get everything together and send it to your recruiter. Then you wait to hear back from them for a long time for the next step, etc, etc. What should honestly take a month or two MAX to do takes three to four months just due to the inefficiency of the whole process. Then you have to wait months on end for the commissioning board to decide.

    If you can go through ROTC since the other route takes way too long.
     
  8. LT Smash

    LT Smash Give'm the kick

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    Thanks for the answers guys, from what I understand college ROTC is a 3-4 year thing and you enter as a freshman or sophomore, but im attending a community college (fail i know) until I get my associates. Upon doing that I plan to enter the UNI as a junior. Will that be too late to enter ROTC?
     
  9. Raisedshoulder

    Raisedshoulder Some Blode.

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    I'm attending community college while taking ROTC at the university. You just have to make sure that the last 2-3 years you have to take classes at the university and transfer all the community college courses. You have to go for a bachelors btw.
     
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    im gettin in the afrotc thing next semester at UVA

    gonna be a junior though, a lil late to the party
     
  11. jmx2323

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    being a current AF Officer who went through OTS, I would say go to ROTC
     
  12. LT Smash

    LT Smash Give'm the kick

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    Wow guys thank a lot for all the info and input. Just called my uni's Rotc det. and hoping to talk to a rep about joining for Fall semester.
     
  13. NEp8ntballer

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    chances are that your nearest ROTC detachment has a crosstown agreement with a number of schools in the area. Mine has something like 30 possible universities/colleges students can be a part of and do ROTC. Kinda sucks though cause you have to come out for PT, LLAB, and classes and it may be difficult to fit into your schedule. Not trying to dissuade you, just letting you know it might suck but if you want to be an officer it's gonna take a little sacrifice.
     

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