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Offline Lilswitche

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Re: Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]
« Reply #625 on: March 27, 2017, 12:58:13 »


I'm interested in Weapons but as far as I understand I don't get the option. Greenwood would be nice on that side of things. I've asked this in other threads but never received an answer, do you guys know when the next selection dates are for AEC, or when the next common course is being run?

Refer to a recruiter for selection dates.

Wrt which stream you'll be entered into:  you submit your preferences and they take that into consideration.  I haven't seen many that were made to go ATC when they wanted Weapons or vice versa.

The master course calendar can be found from any dwan computer: Borden mil site -> 16 Wg -> CFSACO -> "Master Calendar 2017".

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Looking for info on AEC VFR common phase
« Reply #626 on: May 17, 2017, 11:49:07 »
Looking for a VFR AEC officer who wouldn't mind sending me a direct msg to answer some questions I have regarding the common phase.

Would greatly appreciate your time :)

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AEC - what will a recruit school bypass offer consist of?
« Reply #627 on: June 18, 2017, 20:21:40 »
I've looked through the various forums and I've got part of an idea of what is upcoming. I recently was told that my file was selected from the competition list and will be receiving an offer shortly, since I'm bypassing BMOQ what is the next step? I know trades training for the AEC typically occurs in July and January, however I'm skeptical that I'd be able to be loaded on the course this short notice and I'm under the impression there is pre-course work to complete regardless. That leaves OJT as an option, or is there another course I'm missing that needs completion? I remember when I was in the Navy we had Naval Environmental Trg, is there an equivalent? I'm trying to figure this out to A) see if I'm going to be waiting a while for the offer (til say a week before an environmental course opens up) and B) the likelihood of going immediately onto OJT near my family to begin studying/DL/anything else required.

Any illumination into the matter would be appreciated!

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Re: Any AEC OJT questions?
« Reply #628 on: June 19, 2017, 09:00:40 »
If there's anyone still using this thread, would you be able to go through the general taskings, prep work, officership courses etc. that would take place on OJT prior to trades training for AEC?

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Re: AEC - what will a recruit school bypass offer consist of?
« Reply #629 on: June 19, 2017, 11:10:55 »
I've looked through the various forums and I've got part of an idea of what is upcoming. I recently was told that my file was selected from the competition list and will be receiving an offer shortly, since I'm bypassing BMOQ what is the next step? I know trades training for the AEC typically occurs in July and January, however I'm skeptical that I'd be able to be loaded on the course this short notice and I'm under the impression there is pre-course work to complete regardless. That leaves OJT as an option, or is there another course I'm missing that needs completion? I remember when I was in the Navy we had Naval Environmental Trg, is there an equivalent? I'm trying to figure this out to A) see if I'm going to be waiting a while for the offer (til say a week before an environmental course opens up) and B) the likelihood of going immediately onto OJT near my family to begin studying/DL/anything else required.

Any illumination into the matter would be appreciated!
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If there's anyone still using this thread, would you be able to go through the general taskings, prep work, officership courses etc. that would take place on OJT prior to trades training for AEC?

Since you're bypassing BMOQ, you'll be reporting to a unit for OJT until your AEC course starts. OJT near family can happen - I've seen many hard air trades do OJT with CFRC's and PRes units to be close to family. If you get an offer, push a request through the CFRC to be posted near your current location. Do bear in mind, it is only a request, 2CAD has every right to say no.

The RCAF has the Air Force Officer Development courses as the Environmental Training. AFOD 1-4 are all DL courses, and AFOD 5 is residential. As a 2Lt on OJT, AFOD 1 and 2 are good courses to get under your belt. AFOD 3-5 are more geared towards qualified Captains. Talk to your unit training rep about getting put on AFOD courses.

Also for pan-CAF officer development, there is the CAF Junior Officer Development (CAFJOD) courses - formerly the OPME's. All CAFJOD courses are available on DLN for self-nomination. If you did any OPME's while you were in the Navy, you can apply them towards completion of CAFJOD.

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Re: Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]
« Reply #630 on: June 22, 2017, 18:42:40 »
Thanks for the information! That's exactly what I was looking for, I asked the question to CFRC about OJT location and although they said the offer should be "any day now" they also indicated that OJT is done at the unit where you will be conducting your occupational training (in this case Cornwall). With that said you mentioned you can push/ask for an OJT posting more local. How would this process look? I've emailed the file manager in charge of my file with the request, I'm wondering if this is the proper process or is there anything else that needs/should be done. If it turns out that it's declined and there's nothing further I can do so be it, I just wanted to be sure I've turned over all the stones I can.

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Re: Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]
« Reply #631 on: June 23, 2017, 12:32:07 »
Thanks for the information! That's exactly what I was looking for, I asked the question to CFRC about OJT location and although they said the offer should be "any day now" they also indicated that OJT is done at the unit where you will be conducting your occupational training (in this case Cornwall). With that said you mentioned you can push/ask for an OJT posting more local. How would this process look? I've emailed the file manager in charge of my file with the request, I'm wondering if this is the proper process or is there anything else that needs/should be done. If it turns out that it's declined and there's nothing further I can do so be it, I just wanted to be sure I've turned over all the stones I can.

Unfortunately, I don't know the fine details of how to push such a request through a CFRC. I'd imagine that going through your file manager is the way to go. If not, once you've accepted the offer and re-enrolled, you could push such a request to 2 CAD / AF AEC Trg through your CoC at your first unit.