Ex_AO...My Son Mike is an Reserve AEDO 0-5 living in SDiego @ drilling with FRC SW Det. at China Lake. He is a new member on AW: maxsonic. Drop him a PM, he can probably answer some/all of your AEDO questions.Can anyone point me to a good description of what the duties of an AEDO (Aviation Engineering Duty Officer) are?
EX AO - here is a short description of what AEDO's primarily support: http://www.npc.navy.mil/Officer/SYSCOM/Aviation_NAVAIR_SPAWAR.htmCan anyone point me to a good description of what the duties of an AEDO (Aviation Engineering Duty Officer) are?
Part of the Reserve AEDO/AMDO Junior Officer training track includes an additional duty assignment to a Reserve squadron, so it's a good possibility. NRP AEDOs and AMDOs do some desk-based systems acquisition support, however, our focus now includes much more field work helping to get new weapon systems into the fight, and sustaining fielded weapon systems. This involves a strong possibility of multiple mobilizations to active duty for both CONUS and OCONUS assignments in support of GWOT/Overseas Contingency Operations - go in with your eyes open on this!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.
There is a possibility you could be assigned to a NRP Unit closer to home - there is one unit located at JRB Ft. Worth. In addition to NAS Pax MD, there are other NRP units located in CA, MN, OH, and FL.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?
Almost forgot, mo betta links to the Reserve AEDO / AMDO Community Brief gouge:
Been off the board awhile, here's a belated answer:Maxsonic or anyone else - I have been looking into a Navy commission for the past year. I just recently graduated with a BS in Aerospace Engineering, and was wanting to follow some of my friends from college into the nuclear side of things. However, my recruiter stated that the only area that I could possibly be a strong candidate in would be AMDO, mainly due to my age of 30 and no prior service. I am curious to know if it would be possble to transfer from AMDO to AEDO after a certain amount of years of service. Or, has anyone ever gone in as an AEDO as an Ensign active duty that was not in aviation, as it seems most AEDOs come from aviators. I have no problem being an AMDO, but the AEDO area seems to fit my degree a little better and sounds more exciting from my point of view.
Questions for Maxsonic or anybody with knowledge/experience to answer:Questions for Maxsonic or anybody with knowledge/experience to answer:
1) If you apply and are selected to a unit in San Diego, will you work at NAVAIR or SPAWAR? Or some other location?
2) I understand that the commitment for a non-prior service AEDO DCO in the Navy Reserve is 8 years total: 3 years in selected reserve, and then 5 as individual ready reserve. How often will you be activated during the selected reserve period? What about the individual ready reserve period?
3) How long are the deployments?
4) Where do the deployments take you?
Thank you for your time.
Any recent AEDO or AMDO applicants? I am interested in submitting my kit next year. Just wondering what the forecast is as far as FY15 hiring for these positions? Any recent gouge on speeding up the application tempo/ locating interviewers? I'd like to hear anyone's story from submitting kit to finally drilling.