Originally Posted by sprog
Is it really that competitive to go to Camp these days?
In the late '90s, as long as you weren't a complete dirtbag, you could pretty much go if you wanted. I guess with the USAF cutting back, it makes sense that it is more competitive.
From what I've been told, at some schools, it's easier to get a pilot slot than it is to go to Field Training. The USAF is really kicking it up in the accessions process as a more cost effective method of force shaping (rather than putting a ton of money into training them first), so a lot of guys get weeded out before even making it to Camp.
But that's just what I've heard from my rats (VMI '12) and a friend who just graduated from Embry-Riddle. I can't personally confirm the accuracy of the information.