Originally Posted by arkeville
I'm 17 years old, female, and have applied for the ADF. I've always been interested in working EOR, which I believe generally progresses to EOD.
I have read you have to train as a Combat Engineer, but what stages go from there and is it a possibility to gain work as EOR being female?
I have just gotten out of the Army, trust me I spent a few years doing it.
First thing. I read before something from a RAAFie who knows JACK S@^t. A LAC is not the same as a LCPL. This Einstine needs to check the chart for RAN, Army and RAAF, then he will find out that a LAC is the same rank as a Private.
An Ammo Tech in the Army is easy to do. Join as an Op-Sup, whilst doing the Op-Sup phase of your training you can change to become an Ammo Storeman. As you proceed up in the world on the way to become an Ammo Tech you have to complete the EOR and EOD Courses which run at Orchard Hills (near Penrith NSW).
The Army does have female Ammo Techs and there are female ATO's as well. The best thing to do is to contact either Ammo Pl 9 FSB at Amberley, Ammo Pl 10 FSB at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville or your nearest Regional Office (SATO's Office) in Brisbane, Orchard Hills (Sydney), Melbourne, Adelade, Pearth, Darwin or Townsville. there is no office located in Tas (worst luck). Or you can always contact Ammo Wing at ALTC North Bandy (RAAOC School).
You will find that all Ammo Techs are very easy to approach and will give you all of the information that you require.
How do I know all of this, I was the OPS WO at the Sydney Office from Jan to Sep 2012. I am now out of the army.
I hope you find the answers that you are looking for and all the best, an Ammo Tech was the best job that I had in the Army, I done it for 14 years.