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Air Force Research Laboratory

austinareadadaustinareadad Registered User Posts: 671 Member
This may sound like an idiotic question, but do elite graduates of the Academy ever get any opportunities to work for the Air Force Research Laboratory?
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Replies to: Air Force Research Laboratory

  • 07PETKO07PETKO Registered User Posts: 1,275 Senior Member
    They do, and while there usually aren't a ton of scientist slots, you don't necessarily have to be "elite." You'll want to read up on the 61 career field. This link is a decent place to start.
  • austinareadadaustinareadad Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    Thanks for the link. So it looks like it is quite doable for a USAFA graduate to combine a career in the USAF with a career in research.
  • hornetguyhornetguy Registered User Posts: 3,187 Senior Member
    I had several of my classmates who were fellow chemistry majors go straight to AFRL as 61s. Don't get a rosy-eyed view of AFRL for officers. Most leave the labs around Captain for a desk and most will have difficulty making LtCol.
  • austinareadadaustinareadad Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    hornetguy, thanks for providing your perspective. I appreciate it.
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