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One of the ways the Army moves people and vehicles is by air. And it's the job of the Air Traffic Control Operator
to track planes and give landing and take-off instructions at air traffic control facilities.

Some of your duties as an Air Traffic Control Operators may include:

  • Follow flights using visual, instrument and special flight rules
  • Assist in the installation and relocation of tactical air traffic control facilities
  • Process flight plan data
  • Maintain logs, records, files and tape recordings of voice communications
  • Control airborne and ground traffic

Job training for an Air Traffic Control Operator requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic
Soldiering skills, and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent
in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Air traffic control management
  • Operation procedures for air traffic control
  • Communications and radar procedures
  • Aircraft recognition
  • Take-off, landing and ground control procedures

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced Air Traffic Control Operators provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same
discipline. As an advanced level Air Traffic Control Operator, you may be involved in:

  • Provide guidance on technical issues
  • Brief shift personnel on runway utilization, airfield conditions and weather and ground activity

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you will learn as an Air Traffic Control Operator will allow you to be work at airports - in towers and flight
service stations - and in air route traffic control centers, and for the U.S. Department of Defense, some work for
private air traffic control companies providing service to non-FAA towers and contract flight service stations.

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