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USN Are younger applicants preferred over older ones when becoming a naval aviator?

bukarest01

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Well, I am currently living in Europe with no family in the US and going to HS, and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to go to college in the US (and get a student visa) as my parents are probably not gonna pay for the same quality education that I could get for a lot less money in the EU. But maybe when I got my B.sc., when I'm 24, I can get a Masters or something or start working in the US. So I'd expect to have about 8-10 years from going to the US at like 24 until the highest age limit of all branches which is I think 34 in the Navy when I get an age waiver(?).
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Well, I am currently living in Europe with no family in the US and going to HS, and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to go to college in the US (and get a student visa) as my parents are probably not gonna pay for the same quality education that I could get for a lot less money in the EU. But maybe when I got my B.sc., when I'm 24, I can get a Masters or something or start working in the US. So I'd expect to have about 8-10 years from going to the US at like 24 until the highest age limit of all branches which is I think 34 in the Navy when I get an age waiver(?).
So back to Brett’s question... when do you think (age wise) you can be a US citizen?

While you ask that question, search the officer program authorizations. Some have age cut offs around 29, some 32, some 35 and some up to 42. Use that as a guide to help you out.
 

bukarest01

New Member
So back to Brett’s question... when do you think (age wise) you can be a US citizen?

While you ask that question, search the officer program authorizations. Some have age cut offs around 29, some 32, some 35 and some up to 42. Use that as a guide to help you out.
Of course im going to try to get my citizenship as early on as I can, but I'm also going to assume the "worst case scenario" (that's still good when Im still under the age limit of becoming a naval aviator), which is becoming a citizen at 34 yrs old.

Also, I assume these examples you listed with a cutoff age of 35 and 42 aren't for becoming a pilot, right?
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Of course im going to try to get my citizenship as early on as I can, but I'm also going to assume the "worst case scenario" (that's still good when Im still under the age limit of becoming a naval aviator), which is becoming a citizen at 34 yrs old.

Also, I assume these examples you listed with a cutoff age of 35 and 42 aren't for becoming a pilot, right?
Correct they’re for all officer programs and once again, recommend doing the homework and checking them out to help out with your “timeline”.
 
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