Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by USAFA18DAD, Apr 3, 2014.
What percentage of non-pilot USAFA officers get deployed?
That would totally depend on their job. Some more than others. I can't give you a specific number, but if you're an ICMB Missile Officer, your chances of deploying overseas to a "War Zone" are probably significantly less than if you were an Intel, Communications, or Logistics officer. Also, there's probably a need for more Operations Support type officers than there are for weather field related officers. Percentage wise, it's probably similar to that of the enlisted. I.e. Higher percentage of security forces enlisted deployed than ICMB Missile Maintenance enlisted.
+1 to what Christcorp said.
Also, the %s vary signifiantly for the rated community as well, depending on the airframe you happen to be associated with. Some of our heavy and Spec Opsfleet folks are deployed at MUCH higher rates than others, such as our F-15 / F-22 pilots. Nature of the current conflict....
Although it may not be consistent year over year, what are the number of deployed USAFA officers from last year?
When you say "USAFA officers" do you mean grads or officers currently assigned to USAFA?
I don't know if the AF even keeps stats on how often people from each commissioning source deploy. You could figure it out, but I'm not sure it really matters. A Combat Rescue Officer is likely to be gone more than at home. A Research Scientist probably doesn't have much do to in Afghanistan.
You say that, and yet when I was in Baghdad in 2004, my Exec was a Research Scientist from Wright Patt. Was he happy about that? Not so much. But there is a valuable lesson here for all.... You're joining the military, and while duty will call more often for some than for others, when the need is great Duty sometimes calls for everyone, regardless of what you do or what plans you make...
I second that. In my current AFSC, it isn't easy to find a deployment at times, but some deployments that can be filled by any AFSC go to those who haven't been deployed for a while. After so much time you're very likely to deploy to lower the burden on your other brothers and sisters in the Air Force. If you join, do so with the intention of at least one deployment in one term.
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