Regional specialization within the IW community

Postby Sum1 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:51 pm

Wolfpack wrote:The other experts on regional affairs are the FAOs. They are not on ships either (then again, not sure how much operational time they actually have). SWOs are not in aviation squadrons, so with your logic, SWOs are excluded from a large part of naval warfare.

whoanelly - great response, could not agree more. I knew an IWO on a carrier who was more interested in his SWO pin than what SESS or the EW Mod were doing.


From looking at the FAO community, I'm not sure their mandate is to facilitate targeting and hard kill/soft kill determinations. There are relatively few FAOs, who are spread thinly out throughout major staffs to facilitate international and inter-military military communication/cooperation. They are language and cultural experts in their AOR, and are experienced officers (8 years commissioned service before eligible for the community), but how much of their in-demand time can be spent with the IWO working the targeting problem when the Admiral usually wants him or her around?
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Postby Sum1 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:09 am

Apologize the additional bump.

A pretty heated discussion regarding the value of LREC in the greater Navy as written into policy versus the actual observations:

http://www.usnavyocs.com/portal/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12011&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

The forum is predominately for prospective OCS applicants/candidates, but a lot of general Navy information sharing goes on, too.
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