Aviation machinist's mate

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Aviation machinist's mate
Rating Badge AD.jpg
Rating insignia
Issued by United States Navy
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation AD
Specialty Aviation
An aviation machinist's mate inspecting a jet engine for foreign object damage
An aviation machinist's mate performs maintenance on a jet engine in the jet shop of an aircraft carrier.

Aviation machinist's mate (abbreviated as AD) is a United States Navy occupational rating.

Aviation machinist's mates maintain aircraft engines and their related systems, including the induction, cooling, fuel, oil, compression, combustion, turbine, gas turbine compressor, exhaust and propeller systems; preflight aircraft; conduct periodic inspections on engines and engine-related systems; field-test and adjust engine components, including fuel controls, pumps, valves and regulators; remove, repair and replace compressor and turbine blades and combustion chamber liners; preserve and depreserve engines, engine accessories and components; and supervise engine work centers.[1]

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  1. ^ "Navy enlisted manpower and personnel classifications". Bureau of Naval Personnel. US Navy. Archived from the original on 2 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-11. 

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