AFROTC TECH NON RATED

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  1. zrxkuma

    zrxkuma Member

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    I am assuming that if a cadet graduates with a technical degree, the fields he will be placed in will be aligned with that degree to some extent. I realize that an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree means the cadet could be placed in various fields to include the Missile program, but I'm assuming the degree would mean the Air Force would not be willing to place him into a physical security job as I have heard that the ECE degree is in demand. Are those assumptions largely correct?

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  2. SpadGuy

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    Ask your detailer and AFPC. For example, the Navy submarine service required specific engineering degrees, for example.
     
  3. Zero

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    I would say your assumptions are largely incorrect. My det has nearly every 400 cadet as a Tech Major, only one of them went into a related field (Take this as only one example). Unless it takes a special entry program such as STO/CRO you can end up anywhere if you are non-rated. I would assume they take it into consideration, but that would only be one small part of the decision.
     
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  4. Pima

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    I think a lot comes down to critical manning. Even if last years group was considered critical manning and everyone went into a career field tied to their major, this year they may deem a different major critical manning.
    ~ Aglagles DD was an AFROTC nursing major. When she went to SFT it was almost guaranteed that if you were a nursing major you would be selected for SFT. FFWD 2 years later when she showed up at her first assignment. They basically said the AF is changing directions and now they are over manned.

    When DSs rated board went up as an AFROTC cadet EEs were selected. The following year they took only a very small amount because they were undermanned.

    I would also state that there is a misconception regarding exactly what you will do, even in your career field as a young O1. For example, the 35 was not designed by AF aero engineers.
     

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