Officer vs Warrant Officer
I was hoping to get some input from soldiers and the resident Warrant Officer. I'm in ROTC at my school, but I have had conversations about Warrant Officer Candidate School with a friend. Ideally, I want to fly for the US Army, that is my ultimate goal. It's been expressed to me as of late that Army Officers don't exactly have the most leverage in choosing their MOS and, even if I were to be a flyer as a Commissioned Officer, I would eventually be promoted out of the cockpit. While advancement is always great, I think that I would really like to just fly and not worry about being promoted out of the field; that's my main concern. Given that, it was suggested that going the Warrant Officer route after I finish college may be a better option for me to pursue.
Does anyone have any suggestions, comments, or opinions they may be willing to offer up? I'm assuming that if I did go the WOCS route after school, having my degree and also going through a number of the ROTC classes would be at least a little bit helpful in going before the review board. Again, this is all just pure speculation which is why I come to you all here, especially our recruiter friends that are present.
01-22-2010 04:57 PM