Cravin wrote:A couple of things to add - First, the aviation commitment doesn't start until you finish flight school. That's usually about 2-3 years from the date you start OCS. Second, all three major warfare communities in the Navy (surface, aviation, subs) are very insular. You won't learn anything about the others regardless of which one you pick (nor will you want to).
If you're going to do it to set yourself up for free education/post-military career, pick SWO. It has a shorter commitment and you're more likely to want to bail when its over. Supply (non-line) specialties can set you up for a specific post-navy career (like working in defense contracts), but you might be more across-the-board attractive to many employers coming from an unrestricted line community.