I can't speak for the Blues, but normal squadrons don't have SUPOs. Aviation is a whole other ball of wax. It's mostly a surface thing, although I had a friend who was a sub SUPO - much more responsibility and autonomy.metro said:As I said to Ky, when he joked about wanting to go to a "Supply Show" as we pulled into the Punta Gorda Air Show to see the Blue Angels:
"Kinda hard to fly anywhere without fuel, isn't it?"
There's plenty of cool stuff to do as a SuppO...and the Blue Angel billet is, in my opinion, one of the coolest of the cool things to get into. In fact, that's my goal after my first or second tour. I think I can do it...I can go the distance.
*cue the Rocky theme*
Yeah, a friend of mine just retired as a SuppO O-6. He might have gotten a star --- but his (rich) wife wanted him O-U-T of the Nav. I met him when he was Supply-O for NAS Whidbey --- he had a great job. Had his fingers into everything on the base. He later got into the Fleet POL stuff with CinCPac and DC --- retired and is now "well compensated" working for an oil company. Not too bad for a guy who didn't have the eyes to fly ....metro said:I think there has to be a SuppO somewhere in the chain for providing aviation squadrons with fuel/parts/materials/basic human function items...am I wrong?
Not for O or I level maintenance. Like I said, aviation supply is a whole other ball of wax.metro said:I think there has to be a SuppO somewhere in the chain for providing aviation squadrons with fuel/parts/materials/basic human function items...am I wrong?