Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/oportunities.


This will be lengthy so please bear with me.
I am going into my senior year in High school, and I'm not sure this is to early to think about these things, but, right now, I plan on going to college and going through PLC to earn a commission once college is over, what do you suggest? the 2 6 week program were one is your first summer in college, and the second is your last summer of college. leading off from that point, if I get a pilot slot, could I be a marsoc pilot? also if I don't get to marsoc, is there any way I as an officer at the end of my term of service, transfer over to be a pilot in the coast guard, or just transfer over generally? thanks so much.

Go to college and work on your PLC.  But don't get your hopes up for one particular thing, just take it as it comes along and see what happens.  That is all you can do.  There are far too many variables at stake to be career planning at your stage of the game, esp. into things like 'MarSoc Pilot', which doesn't exist.   Officers, by the way, do NOT get to choose what field they go into, it is based first on 'Needs of the Corps' and then on such things as Class standing (In TBS) and Grade point average...but always, ALWAYS 'needs of the Corps'.    Any transfer information I give you at this point would likely be outdated by the time you reach that point..but, generally until you actually commit to a service, you can take a commission in ANY service.  

Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard

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