Posted on Jan 22, 2019
SPC Delivery Driver
9.61K
8
19
2
2
0
Hi, i am joining the Tennessee National Guard and have narrowed down my job search to 15T or 68K.
Little background. I am a 28 year old female, with a bachelor in biology and master in environmental science. But i also LOVE working with my hands. I was limited on the job search because i am not a citizen yet.

Now, i know the 68K is long training etc. But it seems to be within my ballpark. It also looks like you get out with a certification and you can find a job in the civillian world, which is awesome.

The 15T I know less about and any input would be welcome. The internet says aviation is great. Would i be able to transfer this to civilian life right away (before i get A&T certified?). How is this field for females? What ate my chances of flying?

Are there any good opportunities of deployment for either MOS? and what does a drill weekend typically look like?

Any input would be welcome, because i really dont know what to pick :(.
Avatar_feed
Responses: 7
SSG William Edwards
1
1
0
Get your A&P while your in 25- 40 is reasonable with experience as you work up
(1)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
SSG Supply Sergeant (S4)
1
1
0
First off welcome to the Guard. I reclassed from 12B to 15T and have enjoyed every minute of it. As a maintenance company Tango you will work on the aircraft in a bit of a limited capacity on drill weekends. If you love the maintenance you can always apply for a technician job and do it every day of the week and really learn how to wrench and troubleshoot. If you make it up to a flight company be prepared to put in a lot of extra hours progressing and flying missions. We also have a small Medevac det with 68Ws so if your interest is in flying you can have both in a way. As far as A&P work goes it’s a lot easier for the fixed wing mechanics to get work but it is definitely out there. Best of luck!
(1)
Comment
(0)
SPC Delivery Driver
SPC (Join to see)
1 y
Thank you! I made my decision and I am going with 15T. I am super excited!
(0)
Reply
(0)
SPC Delivery Driver
SPC (Join to see)
1 y
An update! Apparently my unit will be medevac!!
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SFC Army Reserve Unit Administrator
1
1
0
Congrats on deciding to join! With your education, once you get your citizenship, you should really consider applying to be an officer.

A typical drill weekend would depend on the unit and, even more so, how much you're willing to put into it. Depending on your state's defence budget you may not have much but with some initiative and good leadership you can make drill a training packed, enjoyable experience.
Without the effort, you'll probably sit around, telling BCT stories, and then go home complaining about your life choices.
(1)
Comment
(0)
PVT UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
PVT (Join to see)
1 y
SPC (Join to see) I’ve been told up to 3 years as a 15T for citizenship.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SPC Delivery Driver
SPC (Join to see)
1 y
PVT (Join to see) Oh wow. So would be a while before even possibly applying for OCS.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC Army Reserve Unit Administrator
SFC (Join to see)
1 y
SPC (Join to see), I applied for citizenship while in reception and was able to test and swear in once I had completed IET.
Granted this was back in 2005, so things my have changed.
I would go to Military One Source or talk to the JAG and see if there's anything they can do to help your citizenship process or at least give you a timeline on when you can apply.
(1)
Reply
(0)
PVT UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
PVT (Join to see)
1 y
SPC (Join to see) I can’t really comment on that. I’ve no knowledge of the Green to Gold process.
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close
Seg?add=7750261&t=2