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    Posted: 2 hours 34 minutes ago at 2:19pm
Hi Droche,

Good to hear from you again.

One of the Marine flight officers I spoke with over at MIT told me that pilots do just want to fly but after they get promoted over the rank of Major/LCMDR then they are assigned desk duties which causes a lot of military pilots to leave the service.  Warrants are trained as helicopter pilots allegedly because copters are too easy to take down in combat so the officer corps are protecting their own.

Regarding College:  I did a four year hitch in the Navy as an enlisted (1975-79, honorable discharge), then I went to UMass/Boston and got a BA in 1984 then an MA in 1987.  I have a basis of comparison.  College really does separate the 'sheep from the goats', i.e. an officer and a gentleman, from the ratings.  It isn't that you need a college degree to be a pilot, you need a college degree to be a commissioned officer (four year degree) or a warrant officer (two year degree) for any position as an officer in the U.S. armed forces.  And I totally agree with that.  For example, there is a light year of difference between the E-9 and the O-1 that, in my humble opinion, only the Warrant can bridge.  Warrant officers are important in the chain of command.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote droche Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/18/2018 at 11:06am
I was in the AF and they were dead set against warrant officers. In the late 70's Congress tried to get the AF to create a warrant officer pilot classification so that people could just fly and not get involved in the "up or out" system that commissioned officers have to go by. Many commissioned AF pilots wanted to just fly and not get involved with the ticket punching environment so prevalent then, and presumably now. Made sense to me, but the AF said it would create another layer of management they did not want or need. I thought it would do just the opposite. OH well, it seems the AF won that one. I don't see why one needs a college degree and be a commissioned officer to fly. If one has the aptitude and can pass the requirements, they should be able to do it.
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The first week in February 2018 I attended a seminar at MIT on future warfare topics.  The senior commissioned officer was a big proponent of more Warrant Officers in military, because the military is getting so high tech.  It seems the Warrant Officer rank is coming into its own.  I suggested that Warrants be more included in the command structure with more supervisory roles other than just tech reps.  My four year hitch in the Navy gave me exposure to Warrant Officers, and I think more W.O.s are needed in the shops to police the E-9s.  What are your opinions about the Warrant Officer ranks?  Thanks!
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SIR!

I respectfully request to ask what field is your Warrant?

Thank you!
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well done SIR,  the first time I see you I will salute you.

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Congratulations Sir.  ClapThumbs Up
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