Marine Corps

7041:Aviation Operations Specialist (MOS 7041)

Ensure that flightlines, squadrons, and various aircraft support MOS’ are all prepared and functioning properly. These specialists manage files, flight logs, and other aspects of a normal flightline to keep everything running on a normal schedule.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Aviation Operation Specialist assist with flight details and preparation of orders. Their role surrounds communication regarding aviation operations. Course training provides Aviation Operation Specialist with the ability to function at all levels of command. Specialist use standard systems and software applications to maintain orders of flight time in both master and individual flight files. They maintain files of extended flight and draft correspondence. The Specialist will store, maintain and disseminate flight information publications. They assist with flight details to the best of their abilities. Flight details may include posting radio and landing facility charts, flight information manuals, or maps. Specialist prepare Aviation Operations Safety Reports.

Military Duties Translated:

Working as an Aviation Operations Specialist allows individuals to gain experience in logistics and aviation flight planning. This position relates to position as Airfield Operations Specialist, Correspondence Clerks and with some additional training, Flight Control. Salaries range for these positions, but are generally around the same or more as a Marine Aviation Operations Specialist. Through USMAP, Marines have opportunities towards U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship programs that can lead to other civilian aviation positions. Another opportunity Marines have is to use the USMC COOL program to receive additional certifications in areas such as aviation, Microsoft Office and record management.

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

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