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SpuD 18 September 2016 18:53

Navy Officer JTAC?
 
Gents,

My familiarity with the JTAC/FAC community is limited to a Marine Corps infantry Bn, so forgive my ignorance with how our sister services do business.

Does the Navy employ pilots as JTAC's, similar to a USMC FAC? If so, would these naval officers find themselves on the ground providing CAS to GCE or SOF units (NSW for example), or would those slots be filled with SEAL JTAC's or guys from the AF SOF/ANGLICO/other joint communities?

In advance, I appreciate your time/knowledge.

swamppirate 19 September 2016 19:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpuD (Post 1058594490)
Gents,

My familiarity with the JTAC/FAC community is limited to a Marine Corps infantry Bn, so forgive my ignorance with how our sister services do business.

Does the Navy employ pilots as JTAC's, similar to a USMC FAC? If so, would these naval officers find themselves on the ground providing CAS to GCE or SOF units (NSW for example), or would those slots be filled with SEAL JTAC's or guys from the AF SOF/ANGLICO/other joint communities?



In advance, I appreciate your time/knowledge.

Check your PM.

Frog 20 September 2016 12:43

What's the "J " in JTAC stand for again?

RIVERSTYX 20 September 2016 17:44

PM inbound

VMI_Marine 21 September 2016 01:42

Not on a routine basis that I know of personally. I've known a few that were filling the NGLO billet at an ANGLICO. A buddy of mine was an SH-60 driver, went to the schoolhouse at NSAWC, and subsequently led a FCT in Iraq. Also know a reserve SWO who is not only JTAC qual'd but also a WTI. He actually did an 18-month eval for me about 3 years ago. Anyway, if it does happen it is not very commonplace like the USMC FAC program.

CLEARED HOT 11 December 2016 14:24

I've seen it several times. As a long time JTAC myself, I've been to all the schools and have seen several. I was in a bad place once with one by my side. He wreaked havoc on the enemy. I'll also add that Naval Aviators who are FAC-A's and have some sense on their feet are a great asset to have on the ground.


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