Direct In-Put Limited-Duty Officer: an individual
commissioned into a branch
of the military
having traditional ROTC training. A DILDO is typically selected to fill
a specific job, with little or no opportunity for lateral movement. Most of these jobs could easily be filled
by civilians, but a commission
is bestowed to provide a visual level of authority to junior military
officers and enlisted.
A typical example are the officer
instructors at both the enlisted and officer
Naval Nuclear Power
Schools in Goose Creek, SC. Individuals apply for DILDO commissions out of college and, if selected, are sent through Officer Candidate
School. At completion are award a commission in the US Navy as an ensign. These officers then
become permanent members of the instructor staff at the Naval Nuclear Power
Training Command (NNPTC).