Aviation Operations Specialist

MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Schedules and dispatches tactical aircraft missions and performs associated operational administrative duties.

Skill Level 1 Processes cross-country and local flight clearances, including examination for conformance with flight rules and regulations. Prepares and maintains cross country kits. Checks accuracy of flight plans. Coordinates flight plans with all related agencies. Maintains flight information on inbound and outbound flights. Monitors, with the proper agencies, overdue flights. Alerts crash crew for emergencies. Maintains current file on aircraft flying regulations and navigation information, such as Army, DoD and FAA regulations, DoD flight information publications (FLIPS), and aeronautical charts. Safeguards classified material. Knows terminology used in air navigation and is aware of air traffic control advisory radio procedures. Encodes, decodes, and posts notices to airmen (NOTAMS). Interprets and posts teletype weather reports. Maintains individual flight records and functional files. Maintains flight operations equipment in a tactical environment. Prepares and submits operators meacoming, intrusion, jamming, and interference reports. Participates in maintaining situation map.

Skill Level 2 Supervises and instructs subordinates in proper work techniques and procedures. Reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical reports. Knows procedures for reporting flight violations. Prepares situation map. Supervises receipt and transfer of classified material. Participates in the development of a tactical crash rescue system.

Skill Level 3 Provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Supervises the preparation of the situation map. Assists in preparation of operations estimates and orders. Supervises airfield services and administration. Applies operational and administrative techniques in movement of military personnel and supplies by air. Performs administrative duties in aircraft accident investigations. Prepares operations letters.

Skill Level 4 Provides tactical and technical expertise to subordinates and superiors in aviation operations. Plans, coordinates, and supervises activities pertaining to organization, training, combat operations, and combat intelligence. Coordinates implementation of operations, training programs, and communications activities.

Skill Level 5 Plans, organizes, and manages ATC facilities Serves as Chief Instructor in the ATC school. Serves as ATC operations NCO in ATC Bn, Bde, and ATC school and as Senior Staff NCO at Bde level or higher.

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Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
95 total from GS+WK+PC+MK+MC
Other Qualifications: 
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Security Clearance of SECRET
  • Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 15P course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School) mandatory. Waiver for formal training criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAVNC, ATTN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362 for approval.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any soldier or potential enlistee from this MOS. This disqualification will not be waived, even though the soldier/potential enlistee satisfactorily completes the Army Alcohol or Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Program or a civilian equivalent, except as specified below:
    1. A medically diagnosed history of alcohol abuse as defined in the substance use disorder section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, 3rd Edition, 1980 (DSM III) is disqualifying. Cdr, PERSCOM may waive this disqualification after a soldier/potential enlistee in this MOS successfully completes the Army Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program (ADAPCP) Track I, II or III, or its civilian equivalent, based on the recommendations of the chain of command and the Cdr, USA Aeromedical Center. A soldier/potential enlistee who completes any aspect of the ADAPCP program and is involved in an additional offense involving alcohol or alcohol abuse will be immediately reclassified or denied enlistment in this MOS as a high risk.
    2. Except as provided in (5) below, a wrongful or improper use of narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying.
    3. A positive result of urine test administered per AR 600-85 that leads to medical evaluation and a finding of “no diagnosis apparent, improper use” is disqualifying.
    4. Except as provided in (5) below, a documented instance of the use, sale, transfer, possession, or manufacture of any narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying. A documented instance includes conviction by any courts martial or any civilian court. Convictions include juvenile adjudication, non judicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, or voluntary confession after proper rights warning according to Article 31(b), UCMJ.
    5. A soldier or potential enlistee will not be disqualified for teenage civilian experimentation with marijuana or other cannabinoids disclosed involuntary confessions of drug experimentation documented solely by information obtained from DD Form 1966, SF 88, or SF 93. (Experimentation is defined as one time use or casual use over a short period of time resulting from peer pressure.) The use disclosed must have occurred prior to the individual’s 18th birthday, and prior to enlistment in any armed force.
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