I originally attempted to enlist in USAF as a PJ and could not get an age waiver to join (current age 31).
I gravitated towards the PJs because of the balance between "high speed" and "saving lives".
Now I am proceeding with the Army Active Duty enlistment process looking for the Army equivalent of a USAF PJ.
Does it exist?
I just finished my physical yesterday and I am torn between MOS 68W Option 4 (Airborne option) and 11B Option 40 (Ranger).
With respect to MOS 68W, my long term goal would be to work towards gaining the W1 or F6 ASI to balance 68W with the "high speed" component. What is the likelihood of achieving either one of those ASIs if you have high APFT and AIT scores? What other factors do I need to take into consideration?
My recruiter is of the opinion that the chances of becoming a W1 or an F6 are very slim regardless of my performance and is pushing me to 11B Option 40 instead.
The recruiters beleives you are better off guaranteeing "high speed" with 11B than signing up as 68W where the days "high speed" and "saving lives" may never come...
Any insight would be tremendously appreciated.
Many thanks in advance!