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EDO (Engineering Duty Officer) Option

papacarter

College Student
Not really much about Engineering Duty Officers (EDO) here on Air Warriors. I read online that EDOs are forced to get a Master's from either NPS or MIT, but also read that EDOs require SWO training and 24 months minimum at sea. Anyone can give any gouge on this?
 

BigRed389

Registered User
None
Not really much about Engineering Duty Officers (EDO) here on Air Warriors. I read online that EDOs are forced to get a Master's from either NPS or MIT, but also read that EDOs require SWO training and 24 months minimum at sea. Anyone can give any gouge on this?
EDO's are one of the smallest communities in the Navy, it's a support community.

Read this for details:
https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/Detailing/rlstaffcorps/engineering/Pages/CareerInformation.aspx

Yes, you have to get a technical Master's, and your only 2 options will be NPS or MIT. It's because there are some Navy-specific engineering courses that will get thrown into your curriculum...which is how you end up with way more credits than a normal M.S. degree would require.

If you go SWO-EDO Option, you are expected to complete 2 sea tours as a SWO. That'll usually put you at closer to 48 months of sea time.
 

SharkBait

Well-Known Member
The EDO option on my ship did the normal two tours, then EDO as stated. I also work for an O-5 EDO right now, overall a pretty good community of people but its all about fixing ships.
 

azguy

Well-Known Member
None
You'll be URL while you are a SWO (1-2 tours from what I've seen); then you'll automatically lateral transfer to EDO and you'll be in the RL. Don't get too wrapped up about URL vs RL as an EDO.
 

psyengr

New Member
Good morning! BS/MS/PHD in EE with 15 e
Years in defense industry. I’m very interested in USN EDO reserves. Can anyone explain what the process is? Do you have to go to DCO/ODS before submitting credentials to EDO board? My recruiter is very slow to respond and I’m eager to learn about all this.
 

Hair Warrior

JO 1835
Contributor
Good morning! BS/MS/PHD in EE with 15 e
Years in defense industry. I’m very interested in USN EDO reserves. Can anyone explain what the process is? Do you have to go to DCO/ODS before submitting credentials to EDO board? My recruiter is very slow to respond and I’m eager to learn about all this.
SWO-EDO option is for active duty officers to first qualify as a SWO, then transfer to EDO at LTJG or LT. What you want is EDO as a direct commission officer, or DCO. You won’t spend any time as a SWO. You will be in EDO training for your first few years in the reserves. Search the forums and talk to a reserve EDO.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
SWO-EDO option is for active duty officers to first qualify as a SWO, then transfer to EDO at LTJG or LT. What you want is EDO as a direct commission officer, or DCO. You won’t spend any time as a SWO. You will be in EDO training for your first few years in the reserves. Search the forums and talk to a reserve EDO.
So for SWO-EDO, they actually complete their two SWO tours and then re-des to EDO. I thought it was like another other SWO-option program but this one is a bit different.

Also for the OP/you, an active duty direct accession EDO option will be coming out soon. The qualifications are pretty high but you end up commissioning as a LT.
 

RecruitingGuru

Making Recruiting Great Again
Do you know why and are you able to share why this is being introduced?
Here’s a good start:
 
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