I wanted to convert from the active duty Navy to FTS (previously referred to a TAR), and do C-9/C-40/C-130 aircrew - but the Navy can't promise me orders to a VR
squadron. So, I'm now considering getting out when my term is up and pursuing what I want to do in the civilian world. I'm 21, an AT2, and will have been in 4 years in August.
I'd imagine the younger you are when applying, the better chances you have of being hired. It's the nature of the business. Unless, of course, you apply at NWA.