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DoD Corrosion Office Unveils Coating Applicator Training

In partnership with industry, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office is unveiling two new courses for aerospace engineers and aircraft maintenance technicians who plan, design, and maintain military aircraft.

Two Course Options

The first course, Aerospace Engineer Coating Application Training, is designed to familiarize engineers with corrosion mitigation, coating application, and coating inspection practices to ensure that they support corrosion prevention and control during the lifecycle of military systems.

This course will primarily benefit engineers involved in the planning and design of corrosion prevention for military aircraft, according to the office.

The second course, Aerospace Maintainer Coating Application Training, is constructed to familiarize aerospace maintainers with corrosion mitigation and coating application practices necessary to reinforce corrosion prevention and control during the sustainment lifecycle of DoD systems.

The maintainer course differs from the engineer course in that it is targeted toward service members who perform maintenance and repair work on military aircraft.

Specialized Corrosion Needs

“These two courses provide the military departments with programs that meet the highly specialized needs of the civilian engineers who design and engineer corrosion control products and processes that are vital to DoD aircraft operated by the Departments of Army, Navy, and Air Force,” said Walter Juzukonis, the U.S. Air Force Deputy Corrosion Prevention and Control Executive.

“These state-of-the-art training courses enable a formal and more effective transfer of knowledge during one-on-one interactions with corrosion subject matter experts,” he added.

The training is available to U.S. Army, U.S. Marine, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel as part of the DoD Corrosion Office’s mission to educate the corrosion prevention and control workforce. 

For more information, contact: Jennifer Merck, (412) 281-2331, x2221,