Army MOS 15Q Air Traffic Controller

The 15Q Air Traffic Controller is responsible for tracking planes and giving them landing and takeoff instructions at air traffic control facilities.

Job Duties

  • Control airborne and ground traffic
  • Assist in the installation/relocation of tactical air traffic control facilities
  • Process flight plan data and maintain logs, records, files and tape recordings of voice communications

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for an air traffic control operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.

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

About the Author MSG Washington

MSG Washington has served within the ranks of the United States Army since June of 2001. With ten years of recruiting experience, he is an expert on Recruiting Operations, who willingly assists applicants across the Country with their enlistment process.

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