Air force E3 VS E2

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Drew333, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Drew333

    Drew333 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    So I'm currently ending my 1st year of college which would make me an e2 if I enlisted. Should I stay in college 1 more year to get auto e3? Or should I just go and start making money?
     
  2. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    525
    Depending on the career-field you want, I'd suggest finishing out 3 more with ROTC and going in as an O-1.
     
    flieger83 likes this.
  3. Drew333

    Drew333 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can't I am in ROTC rn and they dqd me for vision waiver is also denied currently in rebuttal process which they told me there is only a slim chance.
     
  4. Drew333

    Drew333 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Career wise I'm thinking Rpa sensor operator or security forces.
     
  5. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    Go in now and you’ll be an E-3 in a year anyway.
     
    THParent likes this.
  6. Tbpxece

    Tbpxece Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2018
    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    432
    Are you positive that you can enlist after being DQ'd from ROTC? The general medical standards are the same for officer and enlisted...

    As far as E-3 vs. E-2, go in with the most rank you can. You'll be eligible earlier for E-4, which means you can test earlier for E-5, which means you can test earlier for E-6, etc. etc.

    There are also AFSC-specific medical requirements. Both ops and SFS require "normal vision".

    Really nail down all your intel about switching to enlisted before you go jumping out of college. It sounds like you are operating on some concerningly bad information about your odds on the enlisted side.
     
  7. Tbpxece

    Tbpxece Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2018
    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    432
    The better option would be to enlist for 6. You get promoted to E-3 after Tech School rather than waiting 16 months TIS. I'd say the bulk of enlistees go this route, but I don't have the numbers in front of me.
     
    Devil Doc likes this.
  8. Drew333

    Drew333 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Talked to a recruiter and he told me ROTC does not use the same dqs as enlisted and that he has put multiple people through in my same dqs and also I have no plans of ever doing 6 years everyone has warned me not to.
     
  9. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    Yeah, six years isn’t nearly enough. I did twenty six until they kicked me out.
     
    flieger83 and Tbpxece like this.
  10. Tbpxece

    Tbpxece Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2018
    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    432
    Yes they do. All services use the same medical standards. It's up to the component to pursue a waiver or not.

    With that approach, make sure you get everything you want in writing on your enlistment contract before you sign.

    Perhaps things will work out for you. Good luck and enjoy BMT.
     
  11. Tbpxece

    Tbpxece Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2018
    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    432
    No kidding. Six is just getting started.

    26 years--- how is that measured in terms of prescribed vials of Motrin? ;)
     
    raimius and Devil Doc like this.
  12. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    Big Bunches
     
  13. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 10-Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,591
    Likes Received:
    1,343
    They booted me at 32...and six days.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA'83
     
    Devil Doc likes this.
  14. Drew333

    Drew333 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    ******* you guys are old af no offense lol. Honestly I’m tired of doing the same **** everyday and I wanna buy a stang ASAP.
     
  15. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    525
    You'll fit right into Security Forces.
    ...and then you might do the same thing every day for a while (like checking IDs at the gate).

    Slow your roll, and make sure you have a good plan that is sanity checked by multiple knowledgeable people.
     
    StPaulDad likes this.
  16. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    You’ve got a potty mouth there young fella.