Air Traffic Controllers
Every day, hundreds of military airplanes and helicopters take off and land all over the world. Their movements are closely controlled in order to prevent accidents. Air traffic controllers direct the movement of aircraft into and out of military airfields. They track aircraft by radar and give voice instructions by radio.
What They Do:Air traffic controllers in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
Training Provided:Job training consists of classroom instruction. Training length varies depending on specialty. Additional training occurs on the job. Aircraft carrier air traffic controllers receive specialized training. Course content typically includes:
Helpful Attributes:Helpful school subjects include general mathematics, English, and typing. Helpful attributes include:
Work Environment:Air traffic controllers work in land-based and shipboard control centers.