Which Roles for These Ranks?!?

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  1. Basically, I am wondering what specific roles, officers have at certain ranks?
    Specifically a Pilot at Lt., L/Cdr. and Cdr. (Such as a flight commander possibly.
    An AEO at the ranks listed above
    And although it is not FAA so probably the wrong forum, A logistics officer. :)
    Cheers guys!
  2. Pilots
    Cdr kicks arse
    Lt/Cdr Can wipe his own arse
    Lt Knows where his arse is.
    Cdr Has a nice warm office
    Lt/Cdr Has a pen
    LT Is allowed to write in Chinagraph pencil

    Logistics officer.
    Cdr Owns everything on a ship
    LT/Cdr Pretends he owns everything on a ship
    Lt Doesn't care who owns anything as long as it aint on his slop chit.
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Basically for aircrew, you pretty much stop being a pilot when you reach Commander.

    For Logistics, you may only see one seagoing appointment after reaching Commander. For AEO, likewise but odds are you'll never serve on a ship more than twice in an entire career.
  4. I know several Cdr AE who've never done more than 4 months on a ship.
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  5. Kinell wonder who they upset to get that long?
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  6. And those will both be cocktail parties......
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  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Funny world, the FAA. AETs mank like ten when they are told upon joining that they probably won't get to sea for four or five years. They then spend the remainder of their career trying to make sure it's not that soon. ;)
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  8. Was it better in the 90s/early 00s? The Sea Harrier days - so were regularly had jets at sea. And Baggers routinely went to sea, sometimes even Junglies......
  9. Oh, they've done multiple tours of Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, just no sea drafts.
  10. Just a reflection of the land centric recent past I guess - the AEO goes where his aircraft go. When we kept a CVS in the Adriatic with SHAR, SK6, and SKW then surely there were AEOs with those squadrons....
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    There were indeed but my first post in this thread with regard AEOs still applied then, as now.
  12. Errr - what were we arguing about?

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