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Army Training -- MOS 15Q -- Air Traffic Control Operator


Initial Training Overview:

Job training consists of nine weeks of Basic Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Additional Training Information:

Specific formal training opportunities for this MOS, including advanced training courses available at specific points of the soldier's career, can be found on the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) Web Site.


During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions.

Training Details:

Provides instruction to learn the following skills: VFR Tower, IFR control, radar/non-radar procedures, rules, regulations, concepts, procedures, and techniques. Airspace management, flight following, Tactical Terminal Control System (TTCS) and Tactical Airspace Integration Systgem (TAIS). Other areas of instruction 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, and control airborne and ground traffic.

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