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HokieHi

New Member
Hi All,

26 y/o here who is seriously considering joining the Navy as an officer. I went to college and currently work in the defense industry and have had this urge to serve in the military for a few years now. I keep putting it off and now I think I’m too old to do what I’d like to but not sure. I want to be a pilot but I know that’s a tough route so anything in aviation with the branch would be great too.

Really want to travel and be around the aircraft while serving if I’m unable to be a pilot. Just looking for general advice and tips from folks in Naval Aviation. Can anyone with experience in Naval Aviation that could recommend some possible career paths in Flight Ops? Experiences in that arena? Trying do some research before going to officer recruitment. Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

robav8r

D-FENS
None
Contributor
Lots of resources and information on this site, you just have to put in the time to search . . . no one will do it for you.
 

HokieHi

New Member
Lots of resources and information on this site, you just have to put in the time to search . . . no one will do it for you.
Understood. I’m just looking for experiences of people in Naval Aviation who might have made a similar transition or have some roles they could suggest.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Hi All,

26 y/o here who is seriously considering joining the Navy as an officer. I went to college and currently work in the defense industry and have had this urge to serve in the military for a few years now. I keep putting it off and now I think I’m too old to do what I’d like to but not sure. I want to be a pilot but I know that’s a tough route so anything in aviation with the branch would be great too.

Really want to travel and be around the aircraft while serving if I’m unable to be a pilot. Just looking for general advice and tips from folks in Naval Aviation. Can anyone with experience in Naval Aviation that could recommend some possible career paths in Flight Ops? Experiences in that arena? Trying do some research before going to officer recruitment. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Start by searching around the forums. You're not the first aviation wannabe to appear in the forum nor the last. TONS of information at your disposal...
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Understood. I’m just looking for experiences of people in Naval Aviation who might have made a similar transition or have some roles they could suggest.
That's been asked and answered a ton as well. If you don't have the energy to look up your own answer and expect someone else to, then I feel the Navy or Aviation might not be the best fit for you right now.
 

FinkUFreaky

Well-Known Member
pilot
Do it. But search the fucking forums. This questions has been asked and answered plenty. Short answer, if you have the medical stuff in order, and a decent college and criminal history, you have a shot of being selected. There are no flight planning experts. On the Officer side, there are pilots and there are NFOs. Both have different responsibilities depending on what community you get picked for in flight school.
 

sidhu079

New Member
Hello fellow Americans,
Iam J 29 with 48/5/5/6, tried once for NFO and SWO. Got denied unluckily. Have Bachelors in Business Concentration. above 3 gpa.

Any insights would be highly appreciated.
My recruiter is very helpful, and seems genuine. He received info that I should retest the 3rd time and resubmit for these honorary communities. Tho i can't apply to NFO with current numbers as they want me to retest.

I am going through different posts to pick resources. I ll be thankful for your king input.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Hello fellow Americans,
Iam J 29 with 48/5/5/6, tried once for NFO and SWO. Got denied unluckily. Have Bachelors in Business Concentration. above 3 gpa.

Any insights would be highly appreciated.
My recruiter is very helpful, and seems genuine. He received info that I should retest the 3rd time and resubmit for these honorary communities. Tho i can't apply to NFO with current numbers as they want me to retest.

I am going through different posts to pick resources. I ll be thankful for your king input.
There’s a ton of resources that you can find to help with the ASTB exam.
 

sidhu079

New Member
There’s a ton of resources that you can find to help with the ASTB exam.
Thank you.

Would you mind shadowing what SWOs are and NFOs?
I am in dilemma what course I can take because i have Navy since 9th grade and would feel humbly honored to continue it. Heard I can be selected for SWO with current stats, but need higher numbers to be considered competitive for NFO.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Thank you.

Would you mind shadowing what SWOs are and NFOs?
I am in dilemma what course I can take because i have Navy since 9th grade and would feel humbly honored to continue it. Heard I can be selected for SWO with current stats, but need higher numbers to be considered competitive for NFO.
There's a ton of information on both career paths here and through the internets.

I've noticed you've got a ton of questions, but not willing to search around. The best applicants I've had were the self-starters who did the research on their own and then asked specific questions if they ran into road blocks. Recommend doing the same...
 

FinkUFreaky

Well-Known Member
pilot
Thank you.

Would you mind shadowing what SWOs are and NFOs?
I am in dilemma what course I can take because i have Navy since 9th grade and would feel humbly honored to continue it. Heard I can be selected for SWO with current stats, but need higher numbers to be considered competitive for NFO.
Truly not trying to be rude but I'd take some more English classes too.. Have someone proofread your personal statement. SWOs and NFOs are not remotely similar.
 
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