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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #275 on: February 27, 2020, 17:41:45 »
I got my offer yesterday!👍 BMOQ starts May 18.

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #276 on: February 27, 2020, 18:01:35 »
congrats!

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #277 on: February 29, 2020, 13:27:25 »
Thanks!

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #278 on: March 08, 2020, 13:42:15 »
Thanks!

Congrats, though I'm jealous! I completed/passed ACS in Feb, but I'm still waiting for my medical to be approved.

Do you know how many ACSOs they're hiring for FY 20/21?

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #279 on: June 15, 2020, 18:13:35 »
Congrats, though I'm jealous! I completed/passed ACS in Feb, but I'm still waiting for my medical to be approved.

Do you know how many ACSOs they're hiring for FY 20/21?

Thanks.

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #280 on: June 16, 2020, 18:26:51 »
Good afternoon!
I've conducted my enrollment via Skype in May; just waiting for a BMOQ date. I'm trying to set myself and my daughter up with a realistic expectation of what the next 3 years will be like. I'd like to know what your experiences were from BMOQ to qualified.

1)Where did you OJT?

2)What accommodations did you use?

3)What % of time did you spend away for pre-req training?

4)When did you move your belongings?

Thank you so much.

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #281 on: August 17, 2020, 09:15:56 »

Congrats Mother Goose!


There's not going to be a straight answer on this -- everyone's mileage varies -- but here's my experience so far:


1) After BMOQ, I got posted to NDHQ for my BTL/OJT (since Dec 2019)... flying a desk
2) I'm renting an apartment because there are no PMQs available for officers here (but my stuff is still stuck in storage, no one knows why I was posted IR)
3) I haven't been sent off for pre-req training yet, but I've been told I'll be gone for "a week or two, here and there" (nav school slated to start Fall 2021)
4) They packed & stored my belongings days before BMOQ (I'm not sure when I'm allowed to get it back, I'm assuming when I go to nav school... or my first posting after that lol)


Good luck! Once you embrace the "hurry up and wait" (there's A LOT of it), it's easy sailing. Just don't expect things to go as planned lol
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Good afternoon!
I've conducted my enrollment via Skype in May; just waiting for a BMOQ date. I'm trying to set myself and my daughter up with a realistic expectation of what the next 3 years will be like. I'd like to know what your experiences were from BMOQ to qualified.

1)Where did you OJT?

2)What accommodations did you use?

3)What % of time did you spend away for pre-req training?

4)When did you move your belongings?

Thank you so much.
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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #282 on: August 29, 2020, 00:11:18 »
Thanks, Spc Cdt!

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #283 on: September 19, 2020, 09:56:43 »
Course loaded! BMOQ at CFLRS 19 Oct. - 5 Feb.

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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #284 on: September 19, 2020, 10:10:07 »
Congrats!

Land survival is about a week and in manitoba.
Sea survival is couple days and in comox.
BEW is an online course that can be completed in a week or less if you really want to finish it fast .... which I don’t recommend since you will use this knowledge once on course as per the new ACSO training plan. Waiting time can varies a lot. I’ve seen couple month to 2 years. Depends on the waiting list when you finish your BMOQ. Right now it’s easy to imagine what it looks like because of the pandemic.


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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #285 on: September 19, 2020, 10:19:29 »
Congrats!

Land survival is about a week and in manitoba.
Sea survival is couple days and in comox.
BEW is an online course that can be completed in a week or less if you really want to finish it fast .... which I don’t recommend since you will use this knowledge once on course as per the new ACSO training plan. Waiting time can varies a lot. I’ve seen couple month to 2 years. Depends on the waiting list when you finish your BMOQ. Right now it’s easy to imagine what it looks like because of the pandemic.


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If you have time, the Basic Space Operations Course is also interesting and online.  It's not totally relevant to basic ACSO training but may come into play later in your career, esp learning about GPS and such.
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Re: Air Combat Systems Officer ( ACSO )
« Reply #286 on: September 19, 2020, 19:11:54 »
Great info, thanks carpeboi and Dimsum.