I'm a rising high school junior and over this summer I've decided that I would like to be a Test Pilot in the Air Force, going through AFROTC. I plan on getting an aerospace engineering degree (possibly mechanical, or both) in college. Now, the question is what is the feasibility of serving the 7 or so years in the Air Force and then finding a job as an aerospace engineer at somewhere like NASA or a private aerospace company? Also, what are the possibilities for graduate education while serving as a pilot in the Air Force? On multiple sites it says that you can pursue a degree at the Air Force Institute of Technology, but it doesn't seem that a Masters or Doctorate degree from there holds the same respect as from a higher end civilian university. Can you get money and time to get a Masters/Doctorate from a place like Stanford or MIT while still serving? Thank you for any answers.