Hey y'all! So I'm a 16 year old in High School, and I've been researching some and it seems the best way to enter into Air Traffic Controlling without having to wait on the FAA, or wasting thousands of dollars on a CTI degree, is to get my Controller Tower Operator status in the military. What does getting a CTO degree involve? Would I have to go overseas and train? Would I have to go through military boot camp? Would I have to risk my life fighting (I mean it doesn't seem like it, but I just want to cover all bases)? Thank you everyone! I hope you have a great day!