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Naval Aviator vs. Medical Officer?

nittany03

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I want no such thing and the fact that it exists is cause for concern. Which of your HR cohorts came up with brilliant idea?
Read and weep . . . the APPLY board slates all SELRES O-5 and above billets, and all CO and OIC billets of any rank. So now the 2N1 AQD and its associated PQS is required for slating to SELRES command or OIC billets. It’s like the AC command board, plus a formal PQS. It applies to every SELRES command billet that’s not a hardware unit.

But to put it in perspective, saying it’s a discriminator at the APPLY board, here’s what that means. As an O-5 or O-6, if you leave the APPLY board without a slated billet, you get orders to the VTU, the Volunteer Training Unit. You’re now not SELRES; you’re part of the IRR. In the VTU, you can drill for retirement points, and you have to do PRTs, PHA, the whole 9 yards . . . but you don’t get paid anything, and have to self-fund travel to the nearest NOSC. All they give you is billeting.

Edit: if you’re at all interested in skimming it (please don’t read it), here it is.
 
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RecruitingGuru

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Read and weep . . . the APPLY board slates all SELRES O-5 and above billets, and all CO and OIC billets of any rank. So now the 2N1 AQD and its associated PQS is required for slating to SELRES command or OIC billets. It’s like the AC command board, plus a formal PQS. It applies to every SELRES command billet that’s not a hardware unit.

Edit: if you’re at all interested in skimming it (please don’t read it), here it is.
There is also a separate HR CMD PQS for the 1200/1207 types who want command... ie a NOSC, MEPS, TPU, and of course an NRD/BTAG.
 

Hail_HYDRA!

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Dude, you're burning daylight. "Knowledge is good." (~Emil Faber), but more college, a Master's degree and med school will ALWAYS be there and none of them has an age cut-off. Flying is a young person's game. Aim for that goal right now. You won't regret it, and you'll have a great springboard for anything else you might want to do once you narrow your focus. You might even find that you want to "GO TO THE SHOW!" (~HAL Pilot)

P.S.: Start thinking right now about coffee and watch preferences. (~mad dog)
There's always the flight surgeon path to dabble a bit in the aviation world while performing your medical duties.
 
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