Technician Positions

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Aug 12, 2018
The road traveling around
I’m 16 and have been thinking about what I want to do with my life for the future. I finally came with the idea to be a technician for the military. I have always explored my options, because I’m not doing college. So I thought the military would be a great idea. At first I wanted to be infantry for the army then a pastor then a fighter pilot. Basically in words I was all over the place, but after a talk with my parents we agreed I should be a technician. My dad linked 10 videos about what a technician would do. I realize there were different positions in being a technician. Like for example there are computer technicians and technicians that work on cars, trucks, or whatever. I have a hobbies in computers, building, and mechanics. I’m just not so sure what position would be better for me to do. I’m really solid on being a technician. Just trying to understand what position I should work in when I grow up. And I know I got time I’m trying to study the views of what I should do. (Please don’t private message me unless you feel embarrassed about saying your comment in the form)


Well-known member
Sep 17, 2018
Are you asking a question? Because there's really no question asked here, just a statement.


Senior Member
Oct 13, 2014
Ur 16. Work in your school and keep studying. Let God lead you and dont try to figure things out yourself


Junior Member
May 18, 2017
I was in the Air Force in my early 20s. I was an Air Surveillance Technician. It's a pretty cool field overall. Air Surveillance Technician, which is generally boring, can be a stepping stone to becoming a Weapons Director (or a number of other specialist positions within the field), which is a really neat job that most people really enjoy. That's something you can look into and consider. The only downfall regarding that career field is there are not many Air Control squadrons. There are 4 state side (5 I think including a training squadron) and maybe a handful of them overseas. So it is a bit limiting if you're wanting to travel. Most Air Control squadrons are also deployable and will deploy every 6 months. I was stationed at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho, near Boise. I absolutely loved Boise and wish I could go back. I think joining the military is a very honorable and respectable career choice, and my biggest regret was not staying in.

Definitely pray about it, and if you feel like God is calling you to serve our country, definitely do it :)
Feb 26, 2019
I think is awesome that you are thinking about your future ! I am in the Army , I can tell you that it was one of the best things I have done , I can't tell you what type of technician you should be as I don't have much experience in the field but If you have any question about the Army / military let me know Ill be glad to help !

Keep it up ok!!


Junior Member
May 18, 2017
How many days does boot camp last and what is it like?
Air Force boot camp is 6 weeks long. It's changed since I went through (a little over 10 years ago), so I can't tell you what's it like now, but when I went through it was challenging, but in a good way. Lots of marching, getting yelled at, push ups, running, cleaning, classroom learning, etc. I can answer specific questions if you have them.

I will tell you the advice my dad gave me before I went to boot camp (he was in the Navy and also served as a Training Instructor for Marines boot camp). He told me to lay low. Keep under the radar. Do not intentionally bring attention to yourself. Just do as you are told, do the best you can, and just get through the 6 weeks you're there. I did the opposite and made life a lot harder on myself going through. I did JROTC in high school and thought I knew everything. I was always volunteering, etc. Don't do that lol I brought a lot of attention to myself so when I did make a mistake it was on full blast. I have many stories from boot camp. It was an interesting experience.

My brother joined the Air Force reserves years after I had joined the military and he took my dad's advice and ended up being an honor graduate!

My brother also told me that trainees are allowed to have their cell phones now and can pull "time out" cards if they can't handle getting yelled out. That was definitely not the case when I went through, and I think it's absolutely ridiculous to baby trainees like's the military. War is real. If you can't handle getting yelled at, being under pressure, etc then the military is probably not for you. I don't know if they are still doing things that way or not, but you can probably find out by doing some research or talking to a recruiter.