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    AEC - Space Operations?

    While not an 'AEC'-specific job (Air Ops & CELE) the AEC occupation manages & staffs the majority of the billets. The two 1-year remote positions (Thule Greenland & Clear, AK) flip between CELE(Air) & AEC. These are normally - but not always - followed by a posting to Colorado Springs space...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    Cornwall/CFSACO only provides the initial qualification - you still need to undergo operational (live) training at an OTU.  On the ATC side (post-Cornwall), you're posted to a unit where you undergo checkout, so all those units mentioned above function as OTU's.  Once you 'check out', you remain...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    The more things change...
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    EADS

    EADS isn't really a base anymore - there are several military facilities but what was Griffiss is mostly a business park these days.  Both times I was there we were put up on the economy.  Most recently at a Wingate which had just opened down the street from the Sector.
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    Ref. PD, the current DP2 for the RCAF is the AFOD (Air Force Officer Development) program (and the OPME program).  It currently comprises of 3 distance learning 'blocks' (Blocks 2-4), with a final residential block (block 5) still under development.  The 3 DL blocks are all conducted online on...
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    The utility of three military colleges, funded undergrad degrees; Officer trg & the need for a degre

    Mostly related to the topic at hand (in that it addresses higher education in the military), the following article presents several interesting considerations 'from the top' (Gen. Petraeus' perspective) on the benefit of a degreed (well, higher-degreed) officer corps, as well as providing some...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    No, there's a decent mix of ops- and staff-type work through the ranks, so you'll get your chance to do what you're trained to do.  Of course, I had a buddy (in trade) go off to a staff job after a bit less than a year of a first op posting - needs of the service, and all.  I wouldn't say this...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    Well, there's always admin and paperwork... That being said, I'm guessing what they meant is that in order to be 'well-rounded', we generally have to have both Ops and Staff experience.  Your ops postings are basically your primary (operational) duty, whereas staff (to include formal...
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    PLT Foreign Posting

    Nice!  Guess we'll see you here - got down in '09.  It's a pretty sweet posting thus far.
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    AEC streams

    No problem.  In the relatively short time that I've been doing this gig, I will certainly seen it that way.  Plenty of great opportunities, very challenging at times, lots of variety on the horizon.  I enjoy what I do.  If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
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    AEC streams

    Squadron Air Traffic Control Officer - the ATC dude attached to the TacHel sqns (427, 408, etc).
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    AEC streams

    SATCOs are of the ATC variety, whereas the G3/FAC jobs can go to either.  We split Maj/Capt positions in Edmonton, Pet, Valcartier, Gagetown with the pilots.  The 8ACCS position is ATC, I believe.  However (and someone may correct me), I believe the permanent AEC manning at 8ACCS is minimal -...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    Zoomie - Sorry to threadjack slightly, but we do have a few (very few) AEC positions in Edmonton, Pet, Valcatrazz, and Gagetown.  Some are SATCOs, others as G3 Air, FAC, etc.  However, none of these are first ops tours...
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    Airborne Warning not Aircrew?

    Rifleman is correct, we do have SigOp (army) positions in Tinker.  As far as I know, we don't have anyone serving w/ JSTARS...
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    Airborne Warning not Aircrew?

    Cajun:  I'm fairly certain that there's a staff paper floating around on this exact subject.  Bear in mind, I'm going off memory here, so my recollection may not be 100%, but I believe the answer was that full wings were reserved for MOCs/positions contributing to the operation of the aircraft &...
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    Air Force Course List

    AOEW (Advanced EW) Space Ops C2 (out of DRTSET in Trenton) AFOD... Aerospace Systems Course
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    @Old Guy You're right, our controllers are officers, with the exception of Precision Approach Radar (PAR) controllers, which is an enlisted sub-specification.  A big difference between our structure and yours (USAF) is that our occupation ended up merging ATC with what you guys refer to as...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    @srhodes You are correct, in that a good second language profile may be worth up to 5 points (of 100) when you get to a point where your file goes before a promotion board.  It wasn't that long ago that second language training (SLT) was completed immediately after BOTP, so those who hadn't...
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