So I am currently a west point cadet and I feel like I have made a wrong decision in the branch I wish to be in. I really was to be a fixed wing pilot, something that is not really possible in the army. While I love being at a service academy it is more than just the time here, I have to consider what I will be doing in the actual military. I know the air force is cutting back just like the army so how is contracting prospects in the afrotc world. I feel like I would be pretty qualified to pick up a SFT slot even after one semester as I would be going in as a sophomore. How would the afrotc cadre feel about someone who left a service academy. How hard is it for AS250s to get a SFT slot? What are the average non tech stats? How are the stats for rated selection looking as well? When do you apply for a rated board? Also, is there any "gaming" when it comes to college choices if you are joining as a non scholarship cadet? Is SFT selection on a school level or national level, as well as rated slots selection? Basically does you school have any effect on your chances for both SFT and rated? Sorry I kind of wrote this in a rush. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! P.S. I know the chances of getting a pilot and rated are pretty low, but alot of the non rated jobs in the air force are more appealing to me than the army counterparts.