15Q AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) 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.

+ Enlisted
X Officer
+ Active Duty
+ Army Reserve
+ Open to Women
+ Entry Level