MIL Update 2: An Initial Interview with a Navy Recruiter

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  1. Kafka

    Kafka New Member

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    I was just asking about Reserve opportunities in Intelligence and Public Affairs but this dude really wanted to push me into being a pilot which I don't know if it's right for me. He even scheduled the ATSB for me.

    I have a prestigious education, great grades, and I'm confident I'll score well on the ATSB after two weeks of test prep, but to be a pilot never really occurred to me before.

    Obviously it would mean active duty which I wasn't considering. I like the Reserves because I can serve my country and still lead a civilian life with a normal work week.

    Then again, everyone wants to be a pilot right? lol.

    I just want some feedback from you guys...what do you think i should do? Tell him to forget it and stick to my guns or do you think I have a chance here. I'm sort of reluctant cuz I feel as if this guy probably tells every other person they could be a pilot too. :rofl:

    Thanks for any responses.
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Would you rather...

    fly a desk...

    or fly faster than sound?
     
  3. Kafka

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    :rofl: i think the answer is obvious, but i just wanted your guys' assistance on whether you think this dude was just blowing hot air.

    i'm a pretty reasonable and grounded individual, i have dreams but i also focus on my reality, i think it's more likely i could be in public affairs or intelligence than aviation that's all.
     
  4. kazimer

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    go with your passions, dont let anyone influence you
     
  5. evan2

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    Well if you cannot make it through flight school you will just fall back into what your degree is.

    Do you really want to be PA? Pretty boring.

    Your normal day to day might one day become not so normal if you are called up to deploy which prob would happen. No fear though the Navy takes all the cake humanitarian deployments anyways.
     
  6. Casino

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    I heard being a WO in the Army gives you the best chance of flying.
     
  7. evan2

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    Keep in mind this..you dont just sign up to be a figher pilot

    you go to school to learn how to fly and the basics then you get picked up for a certain air craft, at least that is how it works in the AF. I would assume same in the navy as you have non fighter aircraft as well.
     
  8. FalconXtreme

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    dont worry with his prestigious education they will track him straight to f-35s
     
  9. evan2

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    at least you know top gun was navy and not air force...you are halfway there

    if you can sing the song in a crowded bar and play volleyball topless you are in fighter pilot school bro.
     
  10. FalconXtreme

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    i was actually just giving u some shit off of ur first post. but honestly making it thru pilot training is hard as nails. just think about ur hardest finals week during college and how much time u spent studying for them. that is pilot training but for a year.

    go get urself some quick pilot lessons and see if u actually like flying. i have a friend that made all the way to pilot training and then realized that he didnt even like flying/being in control of the aircraft.
     
  11. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    The real question is: What do you want to do? What is your dream?

    You don't always get what you want in the military. It is, however, the only organization in the U.S. where if you just try, you might have a 90% chance of getting what you need. No pun intended.

    What I am trying to say is that outside the military there is very little chance for you to pick exactly what you do and where you go. That is why I would chase my dream if I were you and not just do what the recruiter suggests. Go to
    http://usmilitary.about.com/ and see what's out there
    and also talk to former military people and get their ideas on the jobs you are trying to choose from.

    Because I was not persistent enough, this is what I missed out on during my career:

    [y]oQYEPsbRxF0[/y]
     
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  12. woot

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    Everything was cake besides the table reading and block counting. They were easy but the shear number of questions you have to do in the alloted time is ridiculous. Good thing I am not trying to get in as a pilot I guess.
     
  13. woot

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    Nah, I took the AFOQT a while back.
     

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