Hello my name is Chris and I have been considering joining for a while now but currently I am 28 and feel I may be too old given I have no military experience. What would be the best avenue to join? I know that I would be at a disadvantage but I also am a techie with an IT background and also interested in comms and am a ham radio operator.
Welcome to CAPTalk!
Fellow techie / IT nerd here. CAP definitely has some awesome stuff to get into if you've got an interest in comms! I've been a member across both coasts and all of the comms folks I came across were knowledgeable, dedicated people!
Also -- as one of those members who's been in since they were a Cadet (currently 24 years old, going on 13 years of continuous membership), I certainly feel as if I'm in the minority. The vast majority of senior members I've come across started out later in life. You certainly wouldn't be at a disadvantage!
I can't speak much more for the comms side - besides the basics I've done as an aircrew guy - but on the tech side, I'm a CyberPatriot mentor for my squadron team and serve on my squadron IT staff maintaining our IT infrastructure, comms equipment, and website. Feel free to PM me if you've got any questions!
Feel free to send me a PM if you've got any questions!