Aviation Officer

Branch: 
Aviation
CMF: 
15O
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

An Officer within the Aviation Branch is first an expert aviator, but is also responsible for the coordination of Aviation operations from maintenance to control tower operations to tactical field missions. All Aviation Officers lead Soldiers and Aviation units and work with the following Army helicopters; OH-58 Kiowa, UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, and AH-64 Apache.

The responsibilities of an Aviation Lieutenant may include:

  • Coordinate employment of Aviation Soldiers and aircraft at all levels, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Provide Aviation coordination.
  • Instruct Aviation skills at service schools and combat training centers.

Responsibilities of an Aviation Captain may also be:

  • Commanding and controlling Aviation platoons.
  • Coordinate employment of Aviation Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique Aviation missions.
  • Instruct Aviation skills at service schools and combat training centers.
  • Serve as an Aviation advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.
Qualifications and Prerequisites
Other Qualifications: 
  • MUST be an officer
  • Must past Aviation Training, specializing in one of the following aircraft:
    • OH-58 Kiowa
    • UH-60 Black Hawk
    • AH-64 Apache
    • CH-47 Chinook

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