Quiz: How High Could You Rank in the Air Force?
How High Could You Rank in the Air Force?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The United States Air Force is the most powerful such entity in the history of the world. Since aviation first began, only USAF has ever managed to achieve total air supremacy. This branch of the military can single-handedly blockade a port, wipe out a base, enforce a no-fly zone, drop aid to refugees, or - if it were to choose so - level an entire civilization.

That sort of power entails an extremely high level of responsibility, and that means the higher a person wants to go within the Air Force, the more serious-minded they need to be. Piloting a plane is in and of itself, a challenging job. Maintaining them is likewise very tough, as is designing them, or managing their flights from the deck of an aircraft carrier. Commanding whole squadrons and making battlefield decisions requires a different kind of toughness. 

Then there's command: strategic thinking that demands a solid grasp of the geopolitical landscape and the ability to effortlessly code switch between officers, airmen, diplomats, and government officials. A wrong decision can destroy civilians or spark a conflagration that might consume the entire world.

Tell us about yourself, and we'll see where you would fit into this amazing flying machine!

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