I talked with a US Air Force recruiter today and it really through a wrench in my plans.
spark notes at the bottom.
I have always wanted to enter the military, the only problem is that I also wanted to ski bum for a few years after I graduate high school. The recruiter did not think this was a good idea, since very few civilians make it into OTS (officer training school). If I was currently enlisted though and after tech school I would have a very high chance of making it into OTS.
I am going to be a senior in high school and dont have a huge interest in doing more schooling. the thing I really like about enlisting is that I am guaranteed a 1400 per week through basic and tech school, and if I sign a 6 year I get an extra two stripes out of tech school and also a signing bonus.
now here is the problem, for basic I would be sent to lackland AF base which is in texas. so no skiing there, and I could be stationed somewhere with no skiing. The offset to that is that every year every airman gets a 30 day leave to go anywhere I would like so I could use that time to go skiing.
SPARK NOTES: do I enlist right out of school, or do I take a few years off and ski bum for a while?