Air Force

1C1X1:Air Traffic Controller

They manage and direct aircraft as they enter and exit terminal air traffic using visual, radar, and non-radar tracking.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Controlling and regulating both in route aircraft and ground terminal air traffic Promote the orderly, safe and expeditious flow of air traffic under both visual and instrument controls by issuing advisories, instructions, and clearances Must have the ability to supervise and manage all aspects of air traffic control facilities

Military Duties Translated:

Inspect all airport areas, including hangers, runways, and fuel storage areas for compliance with airport and Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations. Specialists ensure airfield safety by monitoring weather conditions, maintenance work, wildlife activity, and runway conditions. Air-traffic control and airfield operations specialists coordinate the arrival, departure, refueling, parking, and loading of aircraft. Other duties include using radios to direct emergency response units and providing first aid during airfield emergencies.

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

Airfield Operations Specialist