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Old 03-10-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Hi everyone! I just swore in for the first time (yay!) last Thursday. I was able to get the rate of AG (Aerographer's Mate) which is great as I had been wanting this rate in the first place. Now I know it's a relatively small field to be in but was wondering if anyone had any more insight (other than the general descriptions of what the rate entails) on the AG rating. I have heard several conflicting things such as AG's aren't actually stationed on ships these days, as well as duty sites are limited. Any information/advice would be great! Thank you!

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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Hi everyone! I just swore in for the first time (yay!) last Thursday. I was able to get the rate of AG (Aerographer's Mate) which is great as I had been wanting this rate in the first place. Now I know it's a relatively small field to be in but was wondering if anyone had any more insight (other than the general descriptions of what the rate entails) on the AG rating. I have heard several conflicting things such as AG's aren't actually stationed on ships these days, as well as duty sites are limited. Any information/advice would be great! Thank you!
"AG is classified as an INUS/OUTUS (in the U.S./Outside the U.S.) community, which means that instead of being assigned to ships, many of their overseas assignments are classified as sea tour duty for sea/show flow purposes. Aerographer's Mates are assigned as weather observers following completion of their initial training. An observer tour is required prior to attending Forecaster "C - School" (advanced training). Upon completion of Forecaster "C -School," follow on assignments as an AG will be for Forecaster Billets. Sailors in the AG community can expect to serve more than half their careers in operational support tours ashore. "

It sounds like more than likely you will be stationed on shore at a major base somewhere and you may even be sent to work with the AF and CG

I'm assuming it is a very small rating, so advancement may be very competitive so do everything you can to EP and pass your tests to advance
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My son has been an AG for 5 years now and will run this by him as to how accurate your info is. He's deploying again later in the year so I've got time to clarify things.
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Future Navy Sailor Aerographer's Mate Gallardo Jr. here!~ ^_^

I'm really excited about my new future job!~



I would also like to learn more about Aerographer's Mates and opportunities to travel:



I love the sound of MET teams: how does one go about volunteering for those sorts of things after RTC and A School?~

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