I'm at a cross-roads in my life. I'm commited to joining the military but I'm torn between joining the Air Force or the Army. I'm interested in the EOD field. I had planned on joining the Navy with an EOD contract but I have a repaired ear-drum that gives me trouble when diving, so Navy EOD is out. I've completed the ASVAB and physical at MEPs though.
This is the issue.....I turn 28 in June which is the age cutoff for the Air Force. I'm speaking with an Air Force recruiter tomorrow. I suspect I could be cutting it close to join DEP, take the PAST, and contract a job, and LEAVE for Air Force basic by June. I may have to take a different job on the list or go in with an open contract....and re-train in two years. And that may not even be possible...I could be s.o.l. and waste 6 months hoping for a job.
From what I understand the Army recruiter could reserve an EOD job for me at his office, if available. I would also enter the Army as an E4 w/ a college degree. I'm not interested in pursuing a Commission, at least not right now. I wouldn't have to commit to a number of jobs or go in as open.
Should I see how the Air Force job pans out? And then if that's a no-go check with the Army? Does anyone regret joining the Army?