Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Space Cadre overhaul

http://i.space.com/images/i/000/015/472/i02/atlas-5-launch-muos-1-liftoff-3.jpg

Navy Space gets a new look, and new codes.

New Space Cadre AQDs. Message is here:

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2013/NAV13110.txt

- It's eliminating the VS1 AQD. So no more getting space cadre credit by doing some distance courses from NPS.
- It's requiring Space 200 and Space 300 (Air Force courses) for AQDs. This is a good thing, from everything I've heard the Air Force courses are more rigorous than what we had previously.
- It's creating new AQDs for DAWIA certification. That's a good thing...we don't have enough smart people in Navy Acquisitions, so this will help differentiate them from others.

Overall, I think this is good. We need a real space cadre, not just some folks that spend a tour in a space billet and then punch. This should make it easier to develop a career path for Navy Space Cadre Officers.

I haven't found links yet on how to register for Space 100, 200 and 300...but I'm searching.

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