Can any current cadets or--better yet--past/present airmen weigh in on the aircraft maintenance officer career path? I've been advised to at least think through a non-rated career path in the event that a rated slot doesn't come through (vision issues). While I'm not an A&P, I'm comfortable "turning a wrench" and working in a shop and, in any event, I understand that most officers work/supervise the logistical aspects of airframe maintenance from behind a desk in a cubicle. Suggestions on helpful majors (management?), AMOC, base assignments, ops tempo, etc. would be much appreciated. Also, how selective is this career path and why does it appear to be unpopular at USAFA. Thanks!