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Control the sky.

National Guard helicopter crews fly a variety of missions, from security operations to disaster relief. They might be transporting troops or aiding medical evacuations. Every member of aviation, from pilots to crew chiefs to mechanics, is vital to accomplishing a mission. Every helicopter has its own team of mechanics to ensure it’s always running efficiently.

In the event of a natural disaster, Guard pilots drop water and food and save those in harm’s way. They are trained to fly in any weather and take off or land in high-risk situations.

  • 15B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The aircraft powerplant repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft powerplant repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Maintain engine assemblies and engine systems
    • Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions
    • Perform limited maintenance operational checks
    • Use and maintain common/special tools
    • Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks, 4 days at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
    • Engine disassembly, inspection and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircrafts
    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Working with engine mechanics


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe/powerplant mechanic with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines and government agencies.

     

  • 15D Aircraft Powertrain Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The aircraft powertrain repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft powertrain repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Repair powertrain quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary-wing hubs and tanks
    • Disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, balance and align powertrain systems
    • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials
    • Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 4 days at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
    • Engine disassembly, inspection and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft
    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Experience working with engine mechanics


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe/powerplant mechanic with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines and government agencies.


  • 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The unmanned aircraft systems repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance functions on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. They keep the aircraft ready to fly and ensure their ability to collect and transmit information.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Repair the aircraft’s electrical, avionics, propulsion and fuel systems
    • Maintenance of optical payloads, weapons systems, electrical systems, radio frequency systems and takeoff/landing systems


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks at Fort Huachuca, AZ

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Electrical theory and system maintenance
    • Troubleshooting procedures
    • Soldiering skills


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft
    • Ability to work as a member on a team
    • Experience working with electronics and electronic equipment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Electronics (EL): 93
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    150U Tactical Unmanned Aerial System

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with intelligence agencies, commercial airlines and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.


  • 15F Aircraft Electrician

    OVERVIEW
    The aircraft electrician is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft electrical systems. They ensure that the electrical systems on airplanes and helicopters are properly maintained and repaired.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Diagnose malfunctions in electrical and electronic components
    • Maintain electrical/electronic elements of assemblies and nickel-cadmium batteries
    • Use and maintain common/special tools
    • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials
    • Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks, 4 days at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Electrical theory and system maintenance
    • Troubleshooting procedures
    • Soldiering skills

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Problem-solving
    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Experience working with electronics and electronic equipment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with intelligence agencies, commercial airlines and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.


  • 15G Aircraft Structural Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The aircraft structural repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft structures. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft structural repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Repair/replace aircraft structural components according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals and safety procedures
    • Fabricate structural parts using metal-forming techniques and fiberglass materials
    • Make repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures
    • Balance fixed-wing aircraft controls and apply primers/paints on aircraft surfaces
    • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable/hazardous materials


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks, 4 days at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Engine disassembly and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.


  • 15H Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The aircraft pneudraulics repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft pneudraulics systems. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft pneudraulics repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Remove, repair and test pneudraulics systems, subsystems and assemblies
    • Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions
    • Use and maintain common/special tools
    • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable/hazardous materials

    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks, 2 days at Fort Rucker, AL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Engine disassembly and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
    • Fix hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.


  • 15N Avionic Mechanic

    OVERVIEW
    The avionic mechanic performs maintenance on tactical communications security, communication, navigation and flight control equipment.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Perform maintenance checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionic and controlled cryptographic equipment
    • Maintain common/special tools and equipment
    • Troubleshoot equipment and diagnose repairs
    • Maintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionic equipment


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 28 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 28 weeks at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Restore avionic systems and subsystems
    • Basic electronics theory
    • Common soldering and systems-installation practices


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft
    • Ability to work as a member of a team
    • Multitasking


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Electronics (EL): 93

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with commercial airlines, aircraft manufacturers and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.


  • 15P Aviation Operations Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    The aviation operations specialist is primarily responsible for scheduling and dispatching tactical aircraft missions. They help operate one of the largest fleets of aircraft in the world and keep them running safely and efficiently.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Process local and cross-country flight clearances
    • Check accuracy of flight plans and coordinate them
    • Maintain flight logs on incoming/outgoing flights and individual flight records
    • Alert crash crews of emergencies
    • Interpret and post weather reports


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 3 days at Fort Rucker, AL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Introduction to Army aviation operations and record-keeping
    • Procedures for scheduling aircraft and assigning crews
    • Flight planning and airfield operations


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in working with computers
    • Ability to use typewriters and office machines
    • Interest in math, aircraft and air traffic
    • Experience keeping accurate records


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 91

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in aviation. Flight operations specialists often work for commercial and private airlines, air transport companies and airports.


  • 15Q Air Traffic Control Operator

    OVERVIEW
    Control sky traffic from takeoff to landing. Your attention to detail must be superb, and your ability to multitask must be even better. Control the movement of multimillion-dollar equipment, while ensuring that troops and machinery all arrive and depart safely.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Control air and ground traffic
    • Install or relocate air traffic control facilities
    • Process flight plan data, maintain logs and collect tape recordings


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

    Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks at Fort Rucker, AL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Air traffic control management and operational procedures
    • Communications and radar procedures
    • Aircraft recognition
    • Takeoff, landing and ground control procedures


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
    • Decisiveness and working within strict standards
    • Ability to work as a team member


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 101

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    150A Air Traffic Control Technician

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career at airports, traffic control centers and for the U.S. Department of Defense.

     

  • 15R AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The AH-64 attack helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of AH-64 attack helicopters (also known as Apaches). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, AH-64 attack helicopter repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
    • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
    • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 15 weeks at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Engine disassembly and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 99

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.


  • 15S OH-58D / ARH Helicopter Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The OH-58D/ARH helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the OH-58D/ARH helicopters (also known as the Kiowa Warrior). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
    • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
    • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
    • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks, 1 day at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Engine disassembly and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 99

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.


  • 15T UH-60 Helicopter Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The UH-60 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of UH-60 helicopters (also known as Black Hawks). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, UH-60 helicopter repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
    • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
    • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
    • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks, 1 day at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Engine disassembly and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.


  • 15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The CH-47 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the CH-47 helicopters (also known as the Chinook). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, CH-47 helicopter repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
    • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
    • Inspect and repair aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assemblies
    • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
    • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Engine disassembly and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.


  • 15V Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The observation/scout helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the observation/scout helicopters. With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, observation/scout helicopter repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
    • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
    • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
    • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 9 weeks

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Engine disassembly and repair
    • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
    • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 102

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.


  • 15W Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator

    OVERVIEW
    Unmanned aerial vehicle operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircraft that gather intelligence used in operational tactics. As intelligence specialists, they are integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces and battle areas.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition missions
    • Plan and analyze flight missions
    • Perform preflight, in-flight and post-flight checks and procedures
    • Launch and recover airframe from runway
    • Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light- and heavy-wheeled vehicles, and crane operations


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 32 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 32 weeks at Fort Huachuca, AZ

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance simulation missions
    • Preparing maps, charts and intelligence reports
    • Analyzing aerial photographs
    • Using computer systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in remote/radio control vehicles
    • Ability to organize information and study its meaning
    • Ability to think and write clearly
    • Attention to detail


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Surveillance & Communications (SC): 102

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    150U Tactical Unmanned Aerial System

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal government agencies such as the CIA or the National Security Agency. It can also prepare you for other fields such as research or business planning.


  • 15Y AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer

    OVERVIEW
    The AH-64D armament/electrical/avionic systems repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of AH-64D helicopters, twin-engine attack aircraft. With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, AH-64D armament/electrical/avionic systems repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in AH-64D systems and components
    • Maintain and authorize modifications to weapons components, fire control units, sighting elements, electronic and mechanical devices
    • Perform operational and preventive checks
    • Maintain records on weapons and subsystems


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 24 weeks at Fort Eustis, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Electrical theory
    • Troubleshooting procedures
    • Soldering techniques
    • Electrical system maintenance


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
    • Interest in working with electricity
    • Problem-solving
    • Ability to use hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 102
    Electronics (EL): 98

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (non rated)

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with commercial airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers and other organizations that have fleets of airplanes/helicopters.


  • 15 Aviation Officer

    OVERVIEW
    Aviation officers coordinate/lead operations using Army helicopters: OH-58 Kiowa, UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache. These operations can haul troops and carry supplies, as well as provide quick-strike and long-range target engagement.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Coordinate employment of aviation Soldiers and aircraft at all levels
    • Command and control aviation platoons
    • Provide aviation coordination
    • Instruct aviation skills at service schools and combat training centers


    TRAINING
    Job training for an aviation officer requires completing aviation school, where you study rotary-winged aircraft and basic flying skills.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basic flight physics and flight systems
    • Emergency procedures
    • Flight map drawing and reading


    You will then begin Basic Combat Training in combat flight skills that are used by Army pilots, and eventually specialize in one of the following helicopters:

    • OH-58 Kiowa
    • UH-60 Black Hawk
    • AH-64 Apache
    • CH-47 Chinook


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
    • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities

     
    FUTURE CIVILAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in fields such as business management. Being an officer in the Army is closely related to holding a managerial position in a corporation.


  • 150A Air Traffic and Air Space Management Technician

    DUTIES
    The air traffic and air space management technician supervises the effective utilization of air traffic control (ATC) equipment and personnel at all categories of Army ATC facilities; supervises fixed-base ATC training and rating programs, combat support training and certification programs, and combat support and fixed-base facility operations procedures; and supervises airspace management functions and processing procedures into the National Airspace System (NAS).

    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Be a SGT (E-5) or above in MOS 15Q.
    • Must have had the last five years of experience in MOS 15Q, hold an Air Traffic Control Tower rating or Radar Air Traffic Control rating.
    • Must successfully pass a Class IV Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) in accordance with AR 40-501 that has been approved by the commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center.
    • Must have two years' experience in air traffic control leadership positions as tactical team leader or shift leader as defined in DA Pam 611-21. Leadership experience must be documented in NCOERs.
    • Applicants from sister services or other Army MOSs will be considered based on qualifications and experience.
    • Must be an Advanced Leadership Course (ALC) graduate in a feeder MOS.


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Have two years of college credit at an accredited institution.
    • Have experience as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controller.
  • 151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (not rated)

    DUTIES

    • Manage personnel, supply, equipment and facility assets to maintain and repair Army rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft.
    • Organize maintenance elements to inspect, service, test, disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, replace parts and retest aircraft or aircraft components.
    • Prepare, implement and maintain standing operating procedures for management of maintenance activities.
    • Interpret regulations, technical manuals and orders pertaining to maintenance of Army aircraft for commanders and subordinates.
    • Supervise aviation equipment maintenance and repair shop, section or platoon.
    • Direct maintenance and accountability of organizational test equipment, supplies and recovery equipment.


    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Be a SGT (E-5) or above.
    • Hold an MOS in CMF 15 (excluding 15P/Q MOSs).
    • Must have worked five of the last eight years in CMF 15.
    • Be an Advanced Leadership Course (ALC) graduate in a feeder MOS.
    • Have at least one year of experience as a section chief or have supervisory experience as defined in DA Pam 611-21.
    • Supervisory experience must be documented in NCOERs.
    • Less than 12 years of AFS on date that DA Form 61 is signed.


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Have two years of college credit at an accredited institution.
    • Hold an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

     

  • 150U Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (TUAS) Operations Technician

    DUTIES

    • Develops UAS requirements and identifies appropriate payloads to satisfy collection requirements.
    • Coordinates airspace requirements and acts as the Army liaison for all UAS missions.
    • Articulates requirements for UAS collection and integrates UAS into collection strategies.
    • Assists all-source and imagery analysts with analysis of UAS data to satisfy priority intelligence requirements.
    • Provides information to cue other collection assets and assist targeting by coordination retasking of the UAS.
    • Supervises UAS standardization and safety programs in accordance with all applicable guidance.
    • Serves as advisor and subject matter expert for all UAS-related issues.


    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Be a SGT (E-5) or above.
    • Be an Advanced Leadership Course (ALC) graduate.
    • Be a high school graduate (or hold GED equivalent) and U.S. citizen with a GT score minimum of 110, and have less than 12 years Active Federal Service.
    • Hold PMOS 15E or 15W.
    • Have at least one year of experience as a section chief or have supervisory experience as defined in DA Pam 611-21. Supervisory experience must be documented in NCOERs.
    • Have a Secret clearance. Applicants for MOS 150U who do not possess a Secret clearance must submit a request for a Secret clearance through their local security office prior to submitting an application. A verification memorandum from the security office stating the request has been submitted and the date it was submitted must be part of the packet.
    • Enclose a written recommendation from a senior warrant officer (CW3 and above preferred) from within the applicant's organization who holds the UAS warrant officer MOS. In organizations where no senior warrant officer in the correct MOS is available, a letter of recommendation from any senior warrant officer can be substituted.


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Have a minimum of three NCOERs with one in a leadership position.
    • Possess an associate degree from an accredited college or university.

     

  • 152D OH-58 Pilot

    DUTIES
    This position pilots and commands utility/observation helicopters under combat and noncombat conditions, and transports passengers, cargo or mail for military purposes.

    OH-58 pilots also supervise aircraft maintenance and oversee loading and unloading to ensure load stability balance and adherence to aircraft load limitations. They may function as service school instructors for aviators or serve in aircraft procurement activities.

    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Any MOS may apply.
    • Must be at least 18, but not have reached their 33rd birthday at the convening of the selection board.
    • Must successfully pass the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) test.
    • Must successfully pass a Class 1A Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 40-501 that has been approved by the commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center.
    • Waivers will be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and only on a case-by-case basis.


    It is required that applicants have a letter of recommendation from a Guard aviator in the rank of CW3 to CW5, or major and above. If the unit commander or above is a field-grade aviator, the aviator interview may be part of the commander's endorsement. In this case, the commander's endorsement must contain the same statement required for the aviator interview. Use a memorandum format and start with the statement: “I have interviewed [your name] and find [he/she] has the needed personal characteristics, motivation, physical stamina and qualifications to be appointed a U.S. Army National Guard Reserve warrant officer, and appears acceptable for selection into the Warrant Officer Flight Training program as a warrant officer candidate.” Applicants from other military services may be interviewed by a field-grade aviator from their branch of service if a Guard aviator is not readily available. Guard aviators will conduct the interviews whenever possible.

    Acceptance to Warrant Officer Flight Training (153A) will require attendance at and successful completion of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence:

    • Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion course (SERE-C)
    • Helicopter Overwater Survival Training (HOST), or dunker training


    NOTE: The waiver authority for this requirement is the commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5000.

  • 152F AH-64 Attack Pilot

    DUTIES
    This position pilots and commands attack and scout helicopters under combat and noncombat conditions, in all types of weather conditions during the day and night, and under night-vision systems. These pilots also coordinate, conduct and direct combat helicopter operations, reconnaissance and security missions.

    AH-64 attack pilots maintain current flight status in accordance with established training requirements. Knowledge and skills are equivalent to FAA commercial/instrument ratings on rotorcraft-category aircraft.

    NOTE: Knowledge and skills may be equivalent to other FAA certificates/ratings (flight instructor, instrument instructor, ground instructor, airline transport pilot, flight engineer, etc.), or the applicant may be trained on additional categories of aircraft.

    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Any MOS may apply.
    • Must be at least 18, but not have reached their 33rd birthday at the convening of the selection board.
    • Must successfully pass the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) test.
    • Must successfully pass a Class 1A Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 40-501 that has been approved by the commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center.
    • Waivers will be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and only on a case-by-case basis.


    It is required that applicants have a letter of recommendation from a Guard aviator in the rank of CW3 to CW5, or major and above. If the unit commander or above is a field-grade aviator, the aviator interview may be part of the commander's endorsement. In this case, the commander's endorsement must contain the same statement required for the aviator interview. Use a memorandum format and start with the statement: “I have interviewed [your name] and find [he/she] has the needed personal characteristics, motivation, physical stamina and qualifications to be appointed a U.S. Army National Guard Reserve warrant officer, and appears acceptable for selection into the Warrant Officer Flight Training program as a warrant officer candidate.” Applicants from other military services may be interviewed by a field-grade aviator from their branch of service if a Guard aviator is not readily available. Guard aviators will conduct the interviews whenever possible.

    Acceptance to Warrant Officer Flight Training (153A) will require attendance at and successful completion of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence:

    • Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion course (SERE-C)
    • Helicopter Overwater Survival Training (HOST), or dunker training


    NOTE: The waiver authority for this requirement is the commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5000.

  • 153D UH-60 Black Hawk Pilot

    The Black Hawk is the military’s most versatile helicopter, suited for a variety of missions, including command and control, air assaults, medical evacuations, and lift operations. Capable of carrying four crewmembers (two pilots and two crew chiefs) plus a fully equipped 11-person infantry squad, the Black Hawk can also hold a 105 mm howitzer or a Humvee suspended below the aircraft during sling-load operations.

    DUTIES

    • Pilot, navigate and communicate under combat and noncombat conditions.
    • Operate aircraft in all types of weather conditions during the day and night, and under night-vision systems.
    • Perform all military aircraft operations, including:
      • Reconnaissance
      • Security
      • Gunnery
      • Rescue
      • Air assault
      • Internal/external load
      • Paradrop/rappelling operations
      • Command and control
    • Perform aerial route, zone and/or area reconnaissance in support of combat operations.
    • Routinely participate in real-time and training operations that include combat, combat support or combat service support operations.
    • Perform administrative or liaison missions to transport passengers, mail or cargo.
    • Maintain aviator flight requirements according to current aircraft Aircrew Training Manual.


    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Any MOS may apply.
    • Must be at least 18, but not have reached their 33rd birthday at the convening of the selection board.
    • Must successfully pass the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) test.
    • Must successfully pass a Class 1A Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 40-501 that has been approved by the commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center.
    • Waivers will be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and only on a case-by-case basis.


    It is required that applicants have a letter of recommendation from a Guard aviator in the rank of CW3 to CW5, or major and above. If the unit commander or above is a field-grade aviator, the aviator interview may be part of the commander's endorsement. In this case, the commander's endorsement must contain the same statement required for the aviator interview. Use a memorandum format and start with the statement: “I have interviewed [your name] and find [he/she] has the needed personal characteristics, motivation, physical stamina and qualifications to be appointed a U.S. Army National Guard Reserve warrant officer, and appears acceptable for selection into the Warrant Officer Flight Training program as a warrant officer candidate.” Applicants from other military services may be interviewed by a field-grade aviator from their branch of service if a Guard aviator is not readily available. Guard aviators will conduct the interviews whenever possible.

    Acceptance to Warrant Officer Flight Training (153A) will require attendance at and successful completion of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence:

    • Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion course (SERE-C)
    • Helicopter Overwater Survival Training (HOST), or dunker training


    NOTE: The waiver authority for this requirement is the commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5000.

    NOTE: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.

  • 154C CH-47 Chinook Pilot

    The Chinook is the workhorse of all Army aviation airframes, suited for a variety of missions, including air assault, lift operations, medical evacuations, resupply operations, aircraft recovery and paradrop/rappelling operations. The Chinook is a tandem-rotor helicopter capable of reaching speeds in excess of 170 knots, making it the fastest in the U.S. Army. It features a triple-hook cargo system, allowing it to carry heavy payloads, such as bulldozers, 155 mm M198 howitzers, or 40-foot cargo containers.


    DUTIES

    • Pilot, navigate and communicate under combat and noncombat conditions.
    • Operate aircraft in all types of weather conditions during the day and night, and under night-vision systems.
    • Perform all military aircraft operations, including:
      • Security
      • Gunnery
      • Rescue
      • Air assault
      • Internal/external load
      • Paradrop/rappelling
      • Troop insertion, resupply operations and equipment emplacements in support of combat maneuver operations
    • Routinely participate in real-time and training operations that include combat, combat support or combat service support operations.
    • Perform administrative or liaison missions to transport passengers, mail or cargo.
    • Maintain aviator flight requirements according to appropriate aircraft Aircrew Training Manual.


    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Any MOS may apply.
    • Must be at least 18, but not have reached their 33rd birthday at the convening of the selection board.
    • Must successfully pass the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) test.
    • Must successfully pass a Class 1A Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 40-501 that has been approved by the commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center.
    • Waivers will be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and only on a case-by-case basis.


    It is required that applicants have a letter of recommendation from a Guard aviator in the rank of CW3 to CW5, or major and above. If the unit commander or above is a field-grade aviator, the aviator interview may be part of the commander's endorsement. In this case, the commander's endorsement must contain the same statement required for the aviator interview. Use a memorandum format and start with the statement: “I have interviewed [your name] and find [he/she] has the needed personal characteristics, motivation, physical stamina and qualifications to be appointed a U.S. Army National Guard Reserve warrant officer, and appears acceptable for selection into the Warrant Officer Flight Training program as a warrant officer candidate.” Applicants from other military services may be interviewed by a field-grade aviator from their branch of service if a Guard aviator is not readily available. Guard aviators will conduct the interviews whenever possible.

    Acceptance to Warrant Officer Flight Training (153A) will require attendance at and successful completion of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence:

    • Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion course (SERE-C)
    • Helicopter Overwater Survival Training (HOST), or dunker training


    NOTE: The waiver authority for this requirement is the commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5000.

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