Combat Rescue Officer after USAFA

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  1. pldinh6

    pldinh6 Member

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    I'm just curious, is it possible to become a Combat Rescue Officer upon graduation from USAFA. I also read somewhere that if an officer washes out during training, their Air Force career is over. Is this true?
     
  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Yes and usually no.
     
  3. Damarkodixon

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    I also wanna be a CRO! Cool to see someone has the same goals as me
     
  4. Rage_14

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    It is possible. The road to get to being a CRO is very hard. There is a lot of training you will have to do as a cadet to even be selected to go to the pipeline. A friend of mine, who is going to be a CRO, said the pipeline was the worst week of his life. Also, consider the ALO (air liason officer) and STO (special tactics officer). They are similar jobs in one aspect, but at the same time, they have incredibly different missions. Washouts are typically given NOAF.
     
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  5. pldinh6

    pldinh6 Member

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    What does NOAF mean? Sorry I'm still new to the acronyms.
     
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    Sorry, it is Needs of the Air Force. It means that if they do not wash you out, then you will fill a spot the AF needs. This could be anything from Security Forces to Personnel or Missiles and anything in between.
     
  7. Buff-IP

    Buff-IP USAFA '88 Pilot

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    The pendulum has swung quite a bit over the last decade.

    I have seen it where a training failure is

    -immediate separation

    Or

    -if the 2lt can find a job he can stay...or you owe some money

    Or

    -AF will assign you to something else.

    It depends on where the AF manning is that year.

    And I assume grads still have a reserve commissioning when they grad, or is it back to a regular commission?

    Needs of the AF
     

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