Here's the deal, I am recently enlisted as an 11x and I'm scheduled to ship out to Ft. Benning August 16. My ultimate goal is Warrant Officer Pilot. My initial plan was, serve 3 years in the Infantry, then when my contract was up, apply to WOCS. I decided to go this route because I wanted to cut my teeth, so to speak, in the Infantry, gaining the experience and skills I would need as a Warrant Officer and prior service would help as well. I scored fairly well on my ASVAB- QT=86 GT=124 (the important one for what I want to do) FAST score of 110= pass just so you get an idea of where Im at.... Today, I'm talking to my dad who was at a family get together on the 4th, he tells me my cousin, who is an officer with a lot of pull in my desired career path, is willing to basically give me a slot as a Chinook crew chief. Possibly even a WOCS slot. This is where Im at, in a bit of shock over this bombshell that could change my life and completely torn about what path to take. Part of me wants to start from the ground up, earning everything myself, with no help just because I might know someone. The other part is saying "You are a *******ing idiot if you pass up this opportunity!" Basically this would speed up my chosen career path by at least 3 years(if i can get a WO slot) or one hell of a leg up if I get a crew chief slot. So I ask the soldiers of GlockTalk; What would you do?