Army Aviation Questions

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  1. 15or67j

    15or67j New Member

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    A few questions about Army Aviation:

    1) With an AROTC scholarship, what is the service commitment if you branch aviation? I know that for Navy it is increased, but haven't been able to find anything on the Army

    2) Is it possible to be a pilot in the Army Reserves? I have seen mixed answers in my searching on the internet

    3) Does anyone have any insight or information on branching Medical Service Corps and trying for 67J (Medevac Pilot)? From what I've seen, it looks like if you don't get accepted for aviation, you would most likely serve as some sort of healthcare administrator.

    Also, are there certain major required to branch Medical Service Corps?
     
  2. 15or67j

    15or67j New Member

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    Another question:

    Is it possible to go Active Duty for your initial service commitment and then switch into the reserves and continue serving?
     
  3. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    1) The commitment is the same for all 15 series aviators: 6 years after the completion of flight school, which comes to around 7.5 or 8 years total.

    2) The Reserves have a few units, though some are in the process of shutting down. The Reserves are a very odd organization. The majority of non-AD aviation slots are in the Guard.

    3) becoming a 67J is highly competitive, and failing to be selected means life as a Med Service officer, which is not a great outcome. There is no major requirement.

    It is certainly possible to switch to the Reserves or Guard. The difficulty lies in location and finding a unit with the airframe you fly. For example, if you are a 58D pilot, your only guard unit choices would be in Tennessee or Mississippi.
     
  5. MemberLG

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    only thing I will add is that most states have Guard aviation units, as UH60s have good civil support capabilities

    Maryland Army National Guard has UH60, CH 47, and LUH 72.
     

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