I read another post about going or not to IFT if u already have a pilot license. His point was that there are a number of people who fail IFT for whatever reason . Why put yourself in a position where u could be thrown out of the program when U didn't have to be there in the first place
If you have a PPL already the Air Force does not give you an option, you won't attend IFT. Here is my $.02 on the risk of failing IFT:
If you fail IFT, you would probably have the same result in UPT. First, they do not wash out a lot of people from IFT since it changed from a screening program to a training program. If you are trying yet still struggling, they give you many opportunities to succeed. They are very good at getting students who struggle with hands up to a passing level. Second, the DA-20 is incredibly easy to fly compared to the T-6. The pacing, the cross check, the trim are all much simpler at IFT. If a student is unable to solo the DA-20, skipping IFT and being thrown right into the T-6 would yield a similar result.
The value of being introduced to the military style of flying along with practice with Stand Up EP's (Which are a very important part of UPT) outweighs the very small risk of washing out of IFT.