I'm hoping to get into a certain Guard unit soon mainly for geographic reasons. Problem is I'm a C-130 co-pilot (800 hours total mil time) and they fly KC-135's. I might be able to get in now but I'd like to avoid having to go through the KC-135 co-pilot school and having to go again later for Aircraft Commander upgrade (I'm not even sure the unit would pay for all that). In the C-130, the minimum time for upgrade to AC is 1000 hours of military time (800 C-130, 200 UPT). My question...what is the required time in the KC-135 for upgrade? Could I get the required minimum 135 time in the C-130, switch units and have them send me though the AC initial qual (PIQ) at Altus or would I have to upgrade to AC in the C-130 first and then switch a year down the road? I know with the first way, I would still have to fly right seat for a long time but it would allow the unit to only have to send me to school once. I'm just trying to figure out if the regs would allow a maneuver like that. I know this is all confusing but any help in this matter would be appreciated!