Air traffic control managers oversee the operations of airfields and control centers, both on land and at sea, that direct the tactical employment of aircraft during combat or noncombat missions. They prepare flight operations plans and monitor the maneuvers of aircraft in and out of the airspace. They train, establish standards, and conduct operational evaluations to manage unit training and performance standards that ensure airfield operations personnel possess required job skills.
Air traffic control managers work in air traffic control towers and centers at airfields and aboard ships.
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Air Traffic Control Managers in the Military
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Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Air traffic control managers may have an education in business, science, or a related field. Job training for air traffic control managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Air traffic control managementOperational procedures for air traffic controlCommunications and radar proceduresAircraft recognitionTake-off, landing, and ground control proceduresRead More
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