Hey everyone. I am currently a second-semester freshman AFROTC cadet and my major goal in the Air Force is to become a pilot. My second choice (backup) is to become a combat rescue officer.
However, my second choice could possibly become my first as I have absolutely no idea what happens if one fails to complete the pilot pipeline. I don't want to get thrown into any random position and I fear this may be the case, but I cannot find any proof to back this up.
I am going to assume you mean if you wash out of UPT. There is no pilot pipeline that I know of in AFROTC.
md403 is correct it is a 2 +2 situation in AFROTC.
~ SFT selection does not care if you are on scholarship or not. It is what the ADAF calls "masked" . IOWS the members of the board have no clue which cadet is on scholarship and which cadet is not. If you look up the breakdown, you will see % for cgpa, PFA, AFOQT, and CoC ranking...nowhere will you see a % assigned for being on scholarship.
As a junior (AS300), this is the only place I can think you are talking about the pilot pipeline, you will again compete for a "rated" slot just like the SFT. You will rank out which pipeline you want. To raise your chances for pilot selection, I would strongly suggest you get some flight hours in. It bumps up your PCSM.
~ If not selected than you go into the non-rated board that meets in the fall of your AS400.
Now, for some reality. CRO is very competitive. Probably harder to get a slot than a pilot slot. CRO is also probably harder to graduate from than UPT. It is a much smaller AFSC.
If you go to UPT and wash out. Chances are you will not get a CRO assignment. If you wash out there, you will be what is called FEBd. It is another board and they determine where you will go for your remaining committment. My bet is if you washed out and wanted to be in that CRO type of world, your best chances would be an ALO. Not the USAFA ALO, but the ones that call in air strikes for ground troops. Google Prince Harry and F15E.
Hope that helps.