Do I seek a combat job in the airforce or go into the army?
My ASVAB date is set for the 10th this month and i'm still having trouble choosing which path to take. I have a BA in Finance but I was thinking of giving it 20 years but right now trying to set up my first 4. Looking to eventually be an Officer but my first choice was the Airforce (better quality of life). One good thing is that I can go to the army after a few years in the airforce but Ive read its hard the other way. Im in great physical condition and although ive thought of career jobs like (avionics/electrical/communications) flight engineer or biomedical equipment or electrical systems, I still want a piece or action and want in for TACP, Combat Weather, and Combat Control (I know how difficult it is) Are their comparable jobs in the Army via combat related? Should I just join the Army or transfer later after I taste a little bit of the sweet life in the Airforce..I dont know the outcome perse but see as many people have been there done that or know how it is better through experience id really like some more input. I know TACP lives and operates alongside the army thou. Would it lead to something better in the Army later on? Or even the Airforce?
Asked By: hordetheloot - 8/5/2009
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most won't like my answer, but that's ok. I was an AF nurse, had been civilian for 6 yrs prior and was an AF brat,dad retired. I hated the AF, If you think it's cushier, maybe in someways, most assignments are remote,small towns, except Andrews AFB< Travis, Lackland, but, places like Whynot Minot? where extreme weather... More
Answered By: jandy - 8/5/2009
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airforce.sure either one will make you cry
Answered By: timf67 - 8/5/2009
I would suggest going into the Army and sticking there to be honest. I know a couple people who went airforce to army, and now 2 of them cannot even got jobs at McDonald's. They got used to Airforce life... so... to avoid that, go Army. Yes, the Army and Airforce have comparable jobs. So does the Navy and Marine Corps... More
Answered By: danieldresen - 8/5/2009
What ever you choose to do, it's going to take up most of your time. I would just choose the one that's most appealing and go for it. You can't have everything. Sooner or later you'll be too old for some of the jobs your looking at, so choose wisely.
Answered By: Thunderstruck - 8/5/2009
Well if you like airplanes of course join the air force. Aviation mechanics make pretty good money. Also I'm pretty sure that the air force handles Combat Control from their E-6B battlefield control aircraft but I would imagine that you have to spend a lot of time as an officer to fly on one of those planes. Good luck... More
Answered By: Captain Beast - 8/5/2009
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