Originally Posted by flyboy.co2
I'm in the same boat as Ty, and i know i want to fly in the military. right now i'm looking at the coastguard and the navy. i've already attained my private pilot's license with an instrument rating working on my commercial and would love to get opinions from pilots who have flown in any branch of the military. i live on the coast, very close to water so that's why navy and coastguard are the top two choices for me right now. i would love as much information you can give me!
I would recommend saving the rest of your money and working on school grades or other extra curricular activities cause you'll still have to get thru Navy flight school for either Navy or CG Aviation.
Also realize that you have a lot of really good competition and a VERY limited number of slots for pilot jobs....For the CG you may end up doing another job for a while before you get selected for flight school.
TOTALLY worth it tho. I'm on a deployment right now-Flew 10 hours over 3 days from New Orleans to Fargo, North Dakota. Should have a chance to go to the Caribbean in the next year or so. And I've done a bunch of cool SAR in just a year of flying...
Originally Posted by Styx586
If you want excitement and "leading troops" u don't want to be a Naval Officer. unless of course u do like everyone said and go spec ops. In the Navy u can basically be a Supply Officer, Medical Officer, Line Officer, etc. Ur going to want to look those up and see what ur interested in. But u'll probably end up on a ship in the Navy doing something very tedious. lol I can't speak for AF...
Line officer is grade of officer in a speciality (aviation, surface warfare, etc) able to be appointed to command, NOT a specific job.
And there is a good chance of ending up on a ship...but tedious is a matter of opinion.