MIL What's better: Air Force, Navy, or Army officer?

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  1. WildBull

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    in terms of quality of life and enjoyment of duties (females are plus)? I'm about to pick up my 4-year degree and I'm looking at job options right now. Done my fair share in the dirt on the enlisted side. The civilian side does not look too promising lately- so I'm interested in what each has to offer.

    I know ultimately I'm going to see a recruiter of each and have a chat, but I was wondering if any "O's" here had any input.
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    If you go AF, be prepared for a different definition of discipline.
     
  3. WildBull

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    oh? :mamoru: I heard they don't take prior-enlisted Marines.
     
  4. RecklessYouth

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    So far I have enjoyed my career as an Army officer. It seems like just when my job starts to get repetitive, it is time to switch positions. As far as the Army goes, a lot will depend on what you branch. For example an Infantry officer is gonna have a very different experience then say an Adjutant General officer. I branched Signal Corps and have liked it quite a bit. No matter what you branch, be prepared to basically hate life while your a 2LT. The downside to the Army is the longer deployments, and it seems like 90% of Army posts are not in the best locations.
     
  5. WildBull

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    I am really looking into this profession in the Air Force. So far I like what I see.

    Morale, Welfare, Recreation And Services Officer
    Develops and implements plans, programs and policies for operation and oversight of food service, lodging, fitness, mortuary, recreation, child development and leisure functions.
     
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    Navy officers have some of the worst jobs. Just don't think about unrestricted line (the people that can eventually command their own ships). They get treated like dogshit, and have the worst career paths up until that point.
     
  7. RecklessYouth

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    :rofl: I cant believe thats a real job in the Air Force. If thats the profession you want, dont be looking at the Army. Youll end up doing your normal job and being voluntold to plan out some MWR event on the side.
     
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    why not go back into the Marines?
     
  9. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Air Force. Nothing less should be an option. It's the business.
     
  10. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    That is the problem with the AF. My good friend Colonel Stutz said it best when he said he didn't feel like much of a businessman during his years as a POW.
     
  11. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    one of my closest friends is a prior marine who went AF.
     
  12. WildBull

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    The mentality / cluster-fuckness. Makes my pee pee shrivel up.
     
  13. jmx2323

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    AF but i'm biased
     
  14. NEp8ntballer

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    That career field is no more. It's now under a huge umbrella career branch known as Manpower, Personnel and Services. The FTO for my sister flight was a services officer. I guess he really liked it. You just need to have a thick skin because it's gonna be hard to please everybody.
     
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    services officers are few and far between and they are not thought of very highly, i'm not sure if you know how hard it is to get selected as an AF officer but its not easy and you need a hell of a package to get selected.
     
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    Taken out of context, sir..... "It's the business" is a phrase and means something along the lines of "it's the shit".:hsugh:
     
  17. WildBull

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    I want a career. I want a nice steady pay-check. I don't want to be messed around with- i/e "hey we're humping a mountain today". I want to travel and see nice places. I want to enjoy my job. I don't want to see combat again. I want to be around women in the workplace. I could give a shit about trying to make my dick look big by being a small or big unit leader. I want to do things that are interesting, but won't stress me the hell out.

    I'm serious. lol.
     
  18. There's nothing wrong with that.
     
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    eggsactly.
     
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    Being prior Navy Enlisted and now an Army Officer...I think the grass is greener period on the Officer side, regardless of what branch. Quality of life is going to be better, solely based on your rank/pay. Each branch has similarities when it comes to life as an Officer (briefings/meetings/powerpoint/excel/etc..), and then their are huge difference as some of the career fields go.
     
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    correction now its been even more consolidated. they are now all one afsc called Force Support Officers. http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123120962
     

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