I am a college student in Upstate, NY. My family is not a traditional military family in any way. My grandfather was in WWII as a radio operator in a B-26 bomber. I have always want to follow in his footsteps and make him proud. He is proud of me either way and that's what matters. But I want to fly .
I have always liked the Coast Guard because they are focused on helping others through SAR, etc. and not necessarily taking lives like other branches (not trying to offend anyone here).
-H.S. - 3.9 GPA
-College - 2nd sem. freshman - 3.5 GPA
-Majors: Double Major - Accounting and Business Administration w/ a concentration in Management
-Eagle Scout - Completed Philmont, Seabase and Northern Tier
-Certified SCUBA diver
-Private Pilots License
I want to serve my country but I want to have fun doing it. In other words, I really only want to join the military if I can fly. I would join any branch. I know I wouldn't be flying everyday and that I would just push papers and run enlisted guys around.
Please don't be offended that I only want to serve my country if I can fly. I respect everyone in the Armed Forces and I always will. But if I can't fly for the military I'll just go on to be a boring financial advisor or accountant.
I guess I'm asking:
What are my chances of becoming a pilot?
Can I be guaranteed a spot in flight school before signing papers?