I want to go into the navy full-time after university. I'm 17 and will be 18 when I get back to college, so 22/23 when I finish uni-don't know if that's relevant, jut thought i'd mention it. I want to join the FAA after uni as a pilot. Failing that, MEO on the SF could work. Anyway, I know that with a degree you qualify for direct entry as a lt. if you pass the AIB and BRNC. What I was wondering is this: On another note, what branch would you recommend for someone wanting to join the FAA as a pilot? I was thinking about joining the RNR in the navigation branch? Edit to add a new question: How long does it take from applying to training? Edited to remove the first question.