Like their civilian counterparts, air traffic control operators in the Army are responsible for tracking planes and providing landing and takeoff instructions. It's an extremely important job; these soldiers are responsible not only for the safety of pilots and passengers aboard the planes they're directing but other planes in the area and people on the ground as well.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

These soldiers not only control air and ground traffic, but they also assist with relocation and installation of air traffic control sites. It includes processing flight plan data, keeping flight logs, records, files and recording of voice communications.

Military Duties Translated:

Monitoring the transit of aircraft on the ground and in the air, using radar, computers and visual references. Directing pilots through landings and takeoffs at airports Transferring control of departing flights to other traffic control centers and receiving control of arriving flights Informing pilots of runway closures, weather impacts and other critical information Monitoring and managing ground support vehicles such as baggage trucks and aircraft maintenance vehicles Alerting airport response teams in emergencies

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