The AF has greatly reduced their intake, and even dumped a lot of 2nd and 1st LTs over the last couple years....He may have better luck with the Army..Just looking for advice. My 25 year old son just graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering and is interested in the military. What options are available for CE grads in the Air Force? Thanks.
It's very possible he could. The Army is doing a lot of rebuilding around IQ and A-stan....Schools, hospitals, training facilities...If he joined the Army, he'd do OCS and get to choose his branch based on how well he did in OCS. Depending on his performance, he could get what he wants, or he could get assigned based on needs of the Army. As far as engineering goes, he wouldn't be doing any engineering like he did in college, at least to my understanding.
Where I was deployed, Americans were in charge of projects and TCN's did the manual labor.
I'm deployed to Afghanistan now as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team and the above quotes are still true. We have a small team of active duty AF CE folks who manage the projects. They also do QA and periodic assessments to make sure they're up to par and progressing properly.Some of it is contracted, but most of it is still supervised by DoD personnel....