Slang for Aviation Ordnanceman, said by some to be the most important job in the Navy.
The stated primary function of the Navy is to provide for open sea lanes. This is done by show of force which requires the ability to deploy ordnance on target.
The aircraft carrier is the primary force in a naval battle group which all other ships in the fleet join to protect so that it may deliver ordnance on target.
Every job description is essential to maintain a successful mission but the ordy is a special breed often regarded as just a little bit touched
Pilot: I sure hope the ordies got my weapons straight otherwise I might as well be flying a hang-glider.