Job Description: The air traffic control operator is responsible for tracking planes and giving them landing and takeoff instructions at air traffic control facilities. Job duties include controlling airborne and ground traffic; assisting in the installation/relocation of tactical air traffic control facilities; processing flight plan data and maintain logs, records, files and tape recordings of voice communications.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 15Q
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $39,056
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: ST: 101
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Transportation & Aviation
Average Age
27 Average Age
Average Age
1,163 Number Employed
Average Age
5.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Decent pay, but a lot of career lack grossly behind their civilian counterparts.

Cons: A lot of jobs seem to have very little to no accountability.


As an Air Traffic Control Operator, I interacted accordingly to coordinate and track air and ground traffic at various facilities. We all work together to complete the mission. Everyone is likeminded and buckle down to do work to complete the tasks at hand. We are held to a high standard are expected to do our best then look at way we could improve and do better.