Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer

Community Overview: 

Aviation Maintenance Duty Officers (AMDO) responsibilities include:

  • Influence emerging aviation weapon system designs to reduce, simplify or eliminate maintenance actions.
  • Provide operational support to the Fleet’s personnel and aircraft.
  • Manage all material and manpower needed to support Flight Operations.
  • Make certain all aircraft maintenance has been performed correctly.
Training Pipeline After Commission: 

After completion of the 13-week Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, Rhode Island, prospective AMDO's must then complete a 6-week air indoctrination course at Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Florida.

After that, you must then successfully complete a 10-week course at Aviation Maintenance School in Pensacola, Florida, to learn the entire spectrum of Naval aviation maintenance management with particular emphasis on the organizational and intermediate maintenance activities to include their interface with the supply system as well as various other related activities such as aviation maintenance processes, operational readiness organization and support maintenance control, manpower management, safety, and aircraft weight and balance.

Special Pay/Bonuses: 


Active Duty Obligation: 
Four years from date of appointment
Service Obligation: 
Total of 8 yrs Active & Inactive duty
Basic Eligibility Requirements: 
Aviation/aeroautical background/aviation maintenance experience preferred but not required.
Age Requirement: 
You must be at least 19 and less than 35 at time of commission.
Education Requirements: 
BA/BS in Technical/Business/Engineering/Physical Science with a minimum GPA of 2.0
Medical Requirements: 
Vision must be correctable to 20/20 (PRK and LASIK only eye surgeries are waiverable)
Color vision and depth perception not required