MOS 15P—Aviation Operations Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 15P, Aviation Operations Specialist:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: medium
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 91
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 7 weeks at Ft Rucker, Alabama
Other Requirements

Aviation Operations Specialist (MOS 15P) Description / Major Duties:

The aviation operations specialist schedules and dispatch tactical aircraft missions and performs associated operational administrative duties.

Duties for MOS 15P at each skill level are:

MOSC 15P1O. Processes cross country and local flight clearances, including examination for conformance with flight rules and regulations. Prepares and maintains cross country kits. Checks accuracy of flight plans. Coordinates flight plans with all related agencies. Maintain flight information on inbound and outbound flights. Monitor, with the proper agencies, overdue flights. Alerts crash crew for emergencies. Maintains current file on aircraft flying regulations and navigation information, such as Army, DoD and FAA regulations, DoD flight information publications (FLIPS) and aeronautical charts. Safeguards classified material. Knows terminology used in air navigation and is aware of air traffic control advisory radio procedures. Encodes, decodes and posts notices to airmen (NOTAMS). Interprets and posts teletype weather reports. Maintain individual flight records and functional files. Maintain flight operations equipment in a tactical environment. Prepare, submit operator meacoming, intrusion, jamming and interference reports. Participate in maintaining situation map.

MOSC 15P2O. Supervises and instructs subordinates in proper work technique and procedure. Reviews, consolidates and prepares technical reports. Know procedures for reporting flight violations. Prepare situation map. Supervise receipt and transfer of classified material. Participate in the development of a tactical crash rescue system.

MOSC 15P3O. Provide technical guidance to subordinate personnel. Supervise the preparation of the situation map. Assist in preparation of operations estimates and orders. Supervise airfield services and administration. Apply operational and administrative techniques in movement of military personnel and supplies by air. Perform administrative duties in aircraft accident investigations. Prepares operations letters.

MOSC 15P40. Provide tactical and technical expertise to subordinates and superiors in aviation operations. Plans, coordinates and supervises activities pertaining to organization, training, combat operations and combat intelligence. Coordinates implementation of operations, training programs and communications activities.

MOSC 15P50. Plans, organizes and manages ATC facilities. Serves as chief instructor in the ATC School. Serve as ATC operations NCO in ATC Battalion, Brigade, ATC School and as senior staff NCO at Brigade level or higher.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 15P:

(1) Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any Soldier or potential enlistee from this MOS. This disqualification will not be waived, even though the Soldier/potential enlistee satisfactorily completes the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) or a civilian equivalent, except as specified below:

a. A medically diagnosed history of alcohol abuse as defined in the substance use disorder section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual , 4th Edition, 2000(DSM IV) is disqualifying. Cdr, HRC may waive this disqualification after a Soldier/potential enlistee in this MOS successfully completes the ASAP Education, out-patient or inpatient programs, or its civilian equivalent, based on the recommendations of the chain of command and the Cdr, USA Aeromedical Center. A Soldier/potential enlistee who completes any aspect of ASAP and is involved in an additional offense involving alcohol or alcohol abuse will be immediately reclassified or denied enlistment in this MOS as a high risk.

b. Except as provided in (e) below, a wrongful or improper use of narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying.

c. A positive result of urine test administered per AR 600 85 that leads to medical evaluation and a finding of "no diagnosis apparent, improper use" is disqualifying.

d. Except as provided in (e) below, a documented instance of the use, sale, transfer, possession, or manufacture of any narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by 21 USC 801, et seq, is disqualifying. A documented instance includes conviction by any courts martial or any civilian court. Convictions include juvenile adjudication, non judicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, or voluntary confession after proper rights warning according to Article 31(b), UCMJ.

e. A Soldier or potential enlistee will not be disqualified for teenage civilian experimentation with marijuana or other cannabinoids disclosed in voluntary confessions of drug experimentation documented solely by information obtained from SF 2808, or SF 2807-2. (Experimentation is defined as one time use or casual use over a short period of time resulting from peer pressure.) The use disclosed must have occurred prior to the individual's eighteenth birthday and prior to enlistment in any armed force.

(2) Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 15P course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center) mandatory. Waiver for formal training criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAWC, ATTN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362-5000 for approval.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 15P:

A2—Aviation Safety.
P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
Q2—Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE).
1X—Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma (personnel only).
1Y—Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (personnel only).
1Z—Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (personnel only).
2A—Non-Lethal Weapons Trainer (personnel only).
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
4A—Reclassification Training.
5A—Joint Air Tactical Operations.
5U—Tactical Air Operations.
5W—Jumpmaster (personnel only).
6Q—Additional Duty Safety NCO (Reserve Component personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2-4 personnel only).

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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