Best of both worlds?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by JSF-35 Pilot 2016, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. JSF-35 Pilot 2016

    JSF-35 Pilot 2016 Member

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    Well my "dream" is to fly for the military preferably Navy. I am most likely going to USNA, where I will compete for a slot to becoming a pilot....but I was wondering say I decide not to go for a pilot slot and go become a submariner(go nukes) and apply for an air national guard pilot slot later on, would that be feasible? I do see the time conflict as my 5 year commitment interferes with the ripe age of 28.5 for time of board selection, and school delays can result in problems. I was also wondering if I were to apply for said national guard slot while on active duty would that be prohibited, say a half a year before then? I am just wondering I have to get this idea of seeing the world through the Navy and then flying at home with the Air Force. Oh and I have done plenty of research I am just wondering is there anyone who has a idea of what current regulations state.:thumb:

    "The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war"-Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
     
  2. 1964BGO

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    It is possible for an officer to be trained in more than one community; eg, aviation and submarines, but is not the normal course of events. ADM Larson USN Ret is a case in point; he wore the badges of both communities on his uniform. I cannot imagine your being permitted to serve in both regular forces and the national guard simultaneously. More normal would be completing your required duty in the, say the Navy then going to the Naval Reserves. It is more cost effective for the service and that is important in times of tight budgets. Recommend one step at a time.
     
  3. marvin7794

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    This seems very unlikely. I know of some people who have gone from active duty Navy and Navy Reserve to the Air National Guard. They were already experienced winged aviators though. They probably aren't going to take a nuke and send them to flight school just to have them in the National Guard. Sounds like your getting way ahead of yourself anyways. Get into USNA. Get past the first couple of years. Pick a warfare you like and live life. Leave the pipe dreaming to the plumbers.
     

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