I'm a phase 1 trainee at the moment, with ambitions to become an Officer, I'm currenty in the WS branch but during my DTO interview the Chief suggested that I change branches to AET because of my RT score and a few other factors. I'm now close to passing out and having spoken to a lot of Navy personel, the FAA has been highly reccomended. My DO said he would be happy to apply for a branch transfer, but that it would be much less likely that I could become an Officer, in particular my age (26) would be a big disadvantage down this route. If I wanted to become a warfare officer would the AET route be a big mistake? Is it possible to become an Engineering officer after serving for several years as an AET? Any advice would be appreciated.