afrotc andnrotc question

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  1. thebeatles

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    ok so i noticed that the jobs for both of these after rotc won't use my major. i want to major in computer science, so if i do nrotc or afrotc, can i get a computer science job? or does computer science just fall under one of these, such as surface warfare officer or something? and i know that air force has a cyber officer but that isn't shown for the afrotc careers. and also which branch would be best for computers? thanks
     
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    The way the system works for AFROTC students are they meet an AFSC board (career) as a sr in college, for you it would be called non-rated. You submit the positions you would like to vie for. From there they select where THEY decide you to go.

    For some positions it is based on experience and you enter by moving up a ladder. You can't be a Weapons Instructor right off the bat. You have to 1st go into a specific career field, gain experience and than compete for a school slot at WIC.

    I am not saying that this is the case for COO, but could be.

    Additionally, understand that it will all come down to AF manpower needs. In your yr group they may have 5 slots, or 0 slots. So although the field is there you will not get into it right off the bat if they don't need any new bodies or if your OML makes you number 6.

    Most non-rated guys coming straight out, IMPO, look at going Intel or SP. You may want to look into communication jobs...not talking PA, but Com Squadrons. Let's face every base has computer people who work on the computer system at the base level.

    OBTW you might also think of going rated for UAVs or ABM. Can't get any more computer if you wanted to since you basically sit in front of a computer screen all day, but you work directly with flight operations calling in predators for UAV or relaying airstrikes for the AF (ABM).
     

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