Answer: You can join the airforce at any time, but you must be in good health and meet certain requirements. The best time to join is when you will not have to wait long for your opportunity.
Question: What are factors that determine my chances of becoming an officer?
Answer: Your total number of points, academic performance (defined by your ASVAB score), military experience (as measured by service commitment) and potential demonstrated leadership skills all contribute to your chances of being selected for officer training. Training depends on several variables such as eligibility standards, funding levels, staffing availability and other considerations unique to each program. For more information about the Officer Candidate Program consult with a recruiter or read their website at http://www.coastguardairrescueofficerprograms.org/. Click here if you want help with finding a Coast Guard Recruiter .