In the Army, an aviation operations specialist schedules and dispatches tactical aircraft missions. You've heard the expression "keep the trains running on time"? Soldiers in this job, which is military occupational specialty (MOS) 15P, keep the planes running on time.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

If you're someone who revels in schedules and plans, this is the Army job for you. You're responsible for making sure local and cross-country flight clearances are processed, checking the accuracy of flight plans and coordinating them. Flight logs on all flights and individual flight records also fall under your purview in MOS 15P. This job also includes alerting crash crews of emergencies, and perhaps most importantly, you'll need to have a bit of meteorologist in you, because it's up to you to interpret and post weather reports that could affect flight and flight missions.

Military Duties Translated:

Perform regular system inspections Maintain systems and equipment Use gauges and diagnostic tests to detect malfunctions Repair or replace broken aircraft parts Perform troubleshooting Keep maintenance and repair logs Use power and hand tools (e.g. cranes, grinders) Understand and apply guidelines from manuals and blueprints Ensure compliance with regional safety regulations Collaborate with other mechanics and electricians

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Aircraft Mechanic