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Unread 01-31-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Any Air Force officers?

I am considering going to OCS and getting a commission in the AF. I was enlisted in the Navy and worked in Intel, and am wondering how AF works as far as being able to pick what type of officer I will be. Will I be able to pick, or will I have to commission as a line officer and then have my fate determined by needs of the AF? I know I can get this info from an officer recruiter, but the closest one to me is in Orlando, and I don't want to waste his time until I'm sure its what I want to do. I am currently in the process of applying to JAG, when that falls through (which I expect it to; Uber-competitive), then I will get in touch with a recruiter, but until then...

Thanks for any advice.

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Unread 01-31-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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I can't answer your original question because I was enlisted, but in all seriousness are you prepared to change your political affiliation? Most young officers that I knew that were liberal or democrat, very quickly changed their affiliation because, a) they made a lot more money and wanted to keep it and b) Democrats always draw down the military and force cuts that really affect an officers ability get the job done, I've seen many a frustrated officer due to cuts that that affect the mission.

Sorry didn't mean to derail you here, but just wanted to give you some insight on things I noticed during my 10 years at two different HQ's while being around many officers, new and old.
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I can't answer your original question because I was enlisted, but in all seriousness are you prepared to change your political affiliation? Most young officers that I knew that were liberal or democrat, very quickly changed their affiliation because, a) they made a lot more money and wanted to keep it and b) Democrats always draw down the military and force cuts that really affect an officers ability get the job done, I've seen many a frustrated officer due to cuts that that affect the mission.

Sorry didn't mean to derail you here, but just wanted to give you some insight on things I noticed during my 10 years at two different HQ's while being around many officers, new and old.
What would that make me if I were willing to change my political views just because they were slightly inconvenient to my wallet? I have been in the military and was Democrat then, I don't think that will change. Also, the idea that Republicans are more military friendly is somewhat of a fallacy imo, the only thing that really changes between the two parties is whose friends get the contract for the over-priced obsolete equipment. As far as force cuts, again, I have been in and there are a lot of places that don't need the personnel they have, I'm not talking about Afghanistan or Iraq, but many non-combat units have more personnel than they need, not that any CO will ever admit it. There are also always job ratings that are overmanned.


Also, I think you are assuming what my views are about the military based on my thoughts on healthcare. I'm a pretty pro-military person, and I recognize the realities that create the need for a strong military. I am definitely not someone who thinks we are the great satan because we dropped the A bomb.
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