MOS 15Z—Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 15Z, Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant:

PULHES: 323222
Physical Demands Rating: N / A
Required ASVAB Score: N / A
Enlistment Bonus: N / A
Security Clearance: Unknown
U.S. Citizenship: Unknown
Training Length / Location: Unknown
Other Requirements

Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant (MOS 15Z) Description / Major Duties:

The aircraft maintenance senior sergeant supervises aviation unit maintenance (AVUM), intermediate (AVIM), and depot maintenance in activities having a mix of aircraft maintenance and/or component repair MOS. Prepares studies, evaluations, special reports, and records pertaining to aircraft maintenance, component repair, and related activities. Plans aircraft maintenance areas, components repair shops, and facilities. Applies production control, quality control and other maintenance management principles and procedures to aircraft maintenance and shop operations. Supervises the verification and validation of technical manuals, training devices and contractor furnished training material pertaining to new aircraft and/or component fielding. Supervises research and development projects in aviation and related areas. Assists in the development of maintenance procedures for prototype aircraft and components. Supervises the development and instruction of training programs. Recommends and establishes plans, policies and procedures for aircraft maintenance operations. Maintains supply economy and discipline.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 15Z:

(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, AHRC 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 us" 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 18th birthday and prior to enlistment in any armed force.

Article Last Modified: February 19, 2011

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