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Naval Flight Officer

Navy ROTC at The Citadel

As a student Naval flight officer you'll receive specialty training on the most advanced tactical systems and complex communications equipment found in all Naval aircraft. You'll also get basic training in meteorology, air navigation, flight planning and aircraft safety procedures. Next you'll train in a specialized area: radar intercept, advanced radar navigation, airborne tactical data systems or advanced navigation. In any of these positions you'll analyze all information collected and direct action against enemy submarines, surface ships or aircraft.

When you complete the specialized training, you'll be designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO), receive your "wings of gold" and report to a fleet readiness squadron for training in a specific type of fleet aircraft. Finally you'll report to your first operational squadron.

Like Naval Pilots, today's NFO's are challenged with enormous responsibility for coordinating successful completion of each operational mission conducted by the most advanced aircraft systems in the world today. The best will ultimately serve in critical operational command assignments.