I was speaking to a sailor freshly passed out of Raleigh as an engineer. He originally applied as a Warfare Specialist but the waiting list was too extensive for WS and opted for enginer instead. I find myself in a similar position as I'm currently awaiting my security clearance so I can get my entry dates to Raleigh. I'm hoping to join as a WS but the sailor I spoke to informed me that a large majority of the warfare branch hopefuls are being offered other roles to save them from a long time waiting for phase 2 training. Can anyone verify whether this is true? If it is can anyone tell me the current waiting list (2014/15) for General Medical Assistant? I'm too far from my nearest afco to ask them this, and they're closed at weekends. I also couldn't find any relevant/current posts on the forum. Any help would be terrific as I could phone my AFCO early and switch my preference to speed things up if possible.