Aviation officers coordinate/lead operations using Army helicopters: OH-58 Kiowa, UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and the AH-64 Apache. These operations can haul troops and carry supplies, as well as provide quick-strike and long-range target engagement.
- Coordinate employment of aviation Soldiers and aircraft at all levels
- Command and control aviation platoons
- Provide aviation coordination
- Instruct aviation skills at service schools and combat training centers
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for an aviation officer requires completing aviation school, where you study rotary-winged aircrafts and basic flying skills.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Basic flight physics and flight systems
- Emergency procedures
- Flight map drawing and reading
You will then begin Basic Combat Training in combat flight skills that are used by Army pilots, and eventually specialize in one of the following helicopters:
- OH-58 Kiowa
- UH-60 Black Hawk
- AH-64 Apache
- CH-47 Chinook