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NAVAIR Reserve Program (NRP) and DCO opportunities: AEDO & AMDO

Perry136

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Reserve AEDO?

Does anybody know where a Reserve AEDO can drill? I can only find a handful of east coast reserve squadrons on-line, and I have heard that Oceana maybe closing. I have been told that this designator may be an option for me, but I have to figure out the logistics before I waste anybody’s time and apply.

Anyone have any info?
 

bert

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Are you sure you don't mean AMDO? Are you already commissioned? There are only a couple reserve AEDO's and it doesn't seem like your profile would match.

EDIT: saw your other thread. You won't direct commission into AEDO.
 

Perry136

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Thanks

Hey Joe and bert,

Thank you for your replies. At the time of the post I was scrounging for any information I could find. My recruiter has changed 3 times since I started this journey. But that is another story.

AEDO, as well as AMDO was explained to me by my most recent recruiter and I have to agree, I do not fit the bill.

I applied for SWO(EDO) Reserve. Everything is submitted and I am awaiting a selection board which is labled rolling or open. (Whatever the term that means, "there is no set date"). So, we'll see.

Thanks again.
 

Ex_AO

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I finally got in touch with the OPO. After hearing my background he suggested I go for AEDO instead of AMDO. First he said it would match my background better (Aerospace Engineering) and second he said there are no AMDO's positions this year.

Can anyone point me to a good description of what the duties of an AEDO (Aviation Engineering Duty Officer) are? My OPO by his own admission said he has never had anyone apply for AEDO, so I'm not sure how familiar he is with it. He said I would be attached to a squadron and if/when they deployed I could go with them (call me weird, but I want to go out on CVs again). However from what I can dredge up, AEDO sounds like a cube/desk job, which is pretty much what I do in my civilian life and I'm looking for new challenges that would benefit me and the USNR. Ideally I want to work with aircraft and be on CVs from time to time, I'm not too picky on exactly what I do.

Dumb question; if I understand correctly, I have to pay my way to/from my drilling location correct? So If I go AEDO and have to go to PAX I will have to pay for my flight to/from Houston. Correct?

Thanks!
 

bert

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Here is a link to the approved 1510 community brief. I didn't think we ever took new ensigns - even in the reserves - but I could be wrong. Not all jobs are in cube farms, but the ones that aren't tend to be flying jobs.
 

Ex_AO

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Here is a link to the approved 1510 community brief. I didn't think we ever took new ensigns - even in the reserves - but I could be wrong. Not all jobs are in cube farms, but the ones that aren't tend to be flying jobs.
Thanks for the link! However it brings up what appears to be a community brief for 1520/25 AMDO.... I tried replacing the 'AMDO' in the link you provided with 'AEDO', but I got the same AMDO presentation.
 

Uncle Fester

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I've never heard of a new Enswine going to AEDO or AMDO. All the ones I've known were LDOs or redesignated pilots. Not saying it never happens, just that I've never heard of it. So if there are new-accession spots, I'd imagine they're very few and far between.

Basic diff between them? AMDO = squadron maint control or AIMD. AEDO = Pax River, VX squadron.
 

Ex_AO

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I've never heard of a new Enswine going to AEDO or AMDO. All the ones I've known were LDOs or redesignated pilots. Not saying it never happens, just that I've never heard of it. So if there are new-accession spots, I'd imagine they're very few and far between.

Basic diff between them? AMDO = squadron maint control or AIMD. AEDO = Pax River, VX squadron.
Thanks for the input. The OPO said there are 10 open billets this year, however if an Enswine could get one is another story. In the end I don't think I want to be an AEDO as I don't want to serve in a shore duty only billet.

Is there a such thing as an 'Aviation Line Officer?' I saw it mentioned on a PowerPoint I dug up however there was no mention of if it is an Active Duty only billet. If so what billet number would I ask for?

I never thought it would be hard to find an aviation realted sea going billet in the Navy :confused:

Thanks,
 

Scoob

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Is there a such thing as an 'Aviation Line Officer?' I saw it mentioned on a PowerPoint I dug up however there was no mention of if it is an Active Duty only billet. If so what billet number would I ask for?
1300 = General Aviation Officer. Not sure if it's possible to enter the Navy as a 1300, as its typically an intermediate stop between 13XX and something else. I was one briefly, and encouraged by the detailer to not hang out there long.

Again, not sure if you could get 1300 as a new commission, but with a sledgehammer, and a few whacks to your elbow, you could get in the same way I did.:D
 

Uncle Fester

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Is there a such thing as an 'Aviation Line Officer?' I saw it mentioned on a PowerPoint I dug up however there was no mention of if it is an Active Duty only billet. If so what billet number would I ask for?
1300 = General Aviation Officer.
If that's what it was talking about, you really don't want to be one. GenAv isn't a career, as Scoob says, it's a holding-pattern designator. GenAvs wind up holding the shitty Boat jobs nobody wants (Fuels Officer, ATO, etc).

In the end I don't think I want to be an AEDO as I don't want to serve in a shore duty only billet.

I never thought it would be hard to find an aviation realted sea going billet in the Navy :confused:
You don't need to worry about that. If you join the Navy as an officer, and you want to have any kind of a career, you will go to sea. Period. The types of billets or ships you could be assigned to may be limited based on your designator, but 'lack of sea duty' is not a problem.

Based on the ppt bert posted, I'd say it doesn't look like there's a way for a brand-new ENS to go AEDO. Notice there's nothing on the career track before "transfer/redes window" at the O-3/O-4 level. There may be Ensign billets in AEDO, but I'd bet money they're LDO Ensign billets.
 

Pags

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Based on the ppt bert posted, I'd say it doesn't look like there's a way for a brand-new ENS to go AEDO. Notice there's nothing on the career track before "transfer/redes window" at the O-3/O-4 level. There may be Ensign billets in AEDO, but I'd bet money they're LDO Ensign billets.
I believe all AEDOs are lat xfers from 13XX. You have to be warfare qualified to transfer and I want to say 4yrs of fleet aviation experience (not that I've been looking at the AEDO community....)
 

Brett327

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There are also plenty of non-LDO AMDOs around. I think they're 1520s. Every squadron I've been in has had one. They're usually your MCO, but I've seen the really good ones do the QAO or AMO jobs. They come straight from their commissioning source as an ENS after going through various NAMP schools. I also think AEDO requires an engineering background, which would eliminate most LDOs.

Brett
 
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