I've been approached by recruiters of both branches. They're excited about talking to me until I tell them I'm prior Army. The interest immediately fades, and suddenly they have to go. I have other Army and Marine friends that have experienced the same thing. Is there a stigma that comes with our branches that makes us "disqualified" in their eyes?
Posted 3 y ago
I've read a few posts and guess I got to change my opinion. I always thought it was because we Army and Marines would being lowering the standards of the neighborhood, seeing how we are used to living in the mud, no showers for days on end, eating what ever garbage is put in front of us, and we know how to how to make the grass grow!!
I've been specifically told by current and former AF recruiters that the other service's prior service folks are too "military" for the Air Force, especially for anyone in Combat Arms. It creates a huge conflict of corporate attitudes between USAF and the PS folks, and "military" is too hard to shrug off and learn the Air Force way of doing things. And, before I get flamed, yes, those were words used by Air Force folks from E-6 to E-9 that I spoke with... to include CMSAF Rod McKinley.
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