So here is the deal I have read a lot of the posts already about Army 15q training and so forth but have some specific questions. Here is my situation, I am a 28 yr. old E-5 in the Army Natl. Guard. Been an 11B since I joined in 06. I have always been interested in aviation and had an opportunity to transfer into a E-6 15Q slot in our Brigade HHC BAE cell. So I took the slot and have been at the unit for about 8 months, did a warfighter exercise and saw what a BAE does and realized I won't be doing much in that position. So one of the WO in our cell is the state aviation recruiter, we talk and he is like why not drop a Warrant packet. So I am, however the unit is wanting me to leave for 15q training as soon as I can. Here is my dilemma from what I have read so far a 15Q in the Army isn't going to do much, let alone one that is in the HHC of a Armor Brigade. I really want this warrant packet to work out but also understand the reality of not getting selected. I feel like even using the 15Q as a back up is a waste of 16 weeks or more at Rucker for a skill I won't use in my unit because we won't control anything unless we deploy, even then the chance is slim. NC guard does have an AOB and other aviation assets so I guess if warrant doesn't work and I get the 15q I could transfer to a aviation unit but still don't know if I will use it then. Just really questioning my choice of this assignment now that I am in it. But I don't want to go back to ground pounding and riding in Bradley's. Should I look into 15P slots to stay in the aviation side or just stick it out where I am at and see how the warrant boards go the next few years, as of right now max age is 33 so even if I non-select the first two times I still have some time left. Just looking some advice from those who understand Army aviation more than me. Thanks in advance.