Thinking of joining and working towards becoming an officer sometime soon. I have a master's degree so I can go to OTS after basic training but have heard that the selection board for Air Force officers is particularly competitive these days. I'm 24, have a master's degree in homeland security, athletic, and believe I possess good leadership qualities. Passing the exam should not be an issue. I plan on speaking with a recruiter soon but just wanted to hear from some people on here with military experience about the whole process of becoming an officer after completing basic. Once an officer, I'd like to do something intelligence or security related. What could I expect my salary to be as a commissioned officer with 0-2 years experience? How many years would I be required to serve at a minimum? Can they require me to move anywhere they say or would I be able to select my preferences?
My goal is to ultimately work for the federal government so former military tend to transition easier to that sector.