My understanding for a lot of those gigs is that they're 13xx type deals and timing dependent. Most folks end up 1300s through either loss of medical or soft-ending FNAEB. No real shame in either, but you're gonna be a low priority for the detailer and likely terminal LT (or LCDR if already selected). They can’t kick you out, but they also have no reason to make your life nice.This was the most helpful response. Getting into FLTMPS showed me what 1300 LTs are doing in the fleet. I was previously planning on redesignating, but I didn't have much information on the option of going 1300. I want to make my decision knowing all my options.
FWIW I know people who both redesignated and didn’t. Differing priorities, but they’re all above water, minus flight pay.
EDIT: saw the volterm tag, which I get and respect. Same above applies, best of luck.