Air Force officer

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  1. MaritimeGirl11

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    After college I plan on joining the US Air Force as an officer. Anyone on here been through the process of becoming an air force officer after graduating college and can give me some advice or helpful information?
     
  2. sprog

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    I did ROTC and became an AF Officer. If you are planning on doing it after college (without ROTC or USAFA), there is pretty much only one route if you want to be aline officer, Officer Training School (OTS). If you are going to go to medical school or something, they have direct commission programs for doctors, lawyers, and clergy. I think, though, since you are asking about "after college" you are referring to becoming a line officer (pilot, missile launch officer, combat systems officer, transportation officer..etc etc etc). With that being the case, you should talk to a local Air Force recruiter about applying for OTS. OTS is a three month or so intense course at Maxwell AFB in Alabama. Once you graduate, you become an active duty 2LT just like USAFA and ROTC guys.

    If your school (or a local school) has AFROTC, you might want to talk to a recruiter in the detachment. It might not be too late to join as a college program student. You don't need a scholarship to join a ROTC program. I didn't have a scholarship and did AFROTC as a college program cadet during my four years at VMI. I was still able to contract without having a scholarship.

    Good luck..Aim High!!
     
  3. MaritimeGirl11

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    Thank you for the helpful info! Any more is appreciated!
     

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