Well, I must say. I can tell you certainly are NO impostor, unlike like cmakin. You DEFINITELY ARE a tried and TRUE marine engineer in every respect if I ever saw one.
Let me guess...English or reading COMPREHENSION was not your best subject at the academy? You were probably better at THERMODYNAMICS but couldn't write a term paper to save your life....
Oh wait, I see...a vocational track CMES graduate. Well...that explains A LOT. They produced fine engineers CMES did...and everybody knows that...some of the best. But I guess you are ONE that never bothered to learn to READ English!!
"When an academy graduate can demonstrate that industry specific training has been provided prior to graduation, an endorsement for designated duty engineer (DDE)...may be applied for"
The words "when" and "can demonstrate that industry specific training has been provided" implies that there is a RULE and an ACCEPTION to the rule you moron.
>>>>>>Being a graduate PLUS industry specific training, as apposed to JUST being a run of the mill graduate. <<<<<<<<
I can't believe, I have to explain this. If you still need some hand holding to understand the context of my original comment on the matter...this is directly from the Chief OSV checklist:
Service Requirements for Original C/E OSV AND DDE
Must meet all DDE requirements. Upon completion of
DDE examinations a C/E OSV may be issued in conjunction with the
[B]Encase you didn't know, a person that qualifies for 3rd A/E Unlimited, also qualifies for DDE Unlimited, which means they qualify for Chief Engineer OSV.[/B] If you really want to get nit picky about it, that is for people who started service before March 24th, 2014.
I am not formally edumacated myself, however I speak a few languages, two of them being Latin based, and I can read language pretty DAMN well!
However, I still don't think you have an excuse for not understanding something as BASIC such as this.
Being an engineer, clearly you have studied LOGIC gates????
...or maybe it could it be that you are just an idiot?