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Air Traffic Controller

Overview

Air Traffic Control RoomThe FAA hires hundreds of veterans every year in all occupations.  Two significant occupations reside in the FAA's Air Traffic Organization (ATO).  The ATO employs thousands of Air Traffic Controllers and Technicians to safely operate the National Airspace System.  Military controllers and technicians possess the skills the ATO is looking for in new employees.  In fact, the ATO actively seeks former military controllers and technicians through special job vacancy announcements.  Furthermore, veterans may be able to use their Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits when employed by the ATO while in training to become certified.

What is my military experience?

If you have experience in any of the following Military Occupational Specialty areas, you have experience that can be used in the civilian workforce.

Service MOC MOC Title O*Net1 O*Net1 Title

Air Force

1C1X0

Air Traffic Control

53-2021.00

Air Traffic Controllers

Air Force

1C1X1

Air Traffic Control

53-2021.00

Air Traffic Controllers

Army

15Q

Air Traffic Control (ATC) Operator

53-2021.00

Air Traffic Controllers

Marine Corps

7257

Air Traffic Controller

53-2021.00

Air Traffic Controllers

Marine Corps

7291

Senior Air Traffic Controller

53-2021.00

Air Traffic Controllers

Navy

AC

Air Traffic Controller

53-2021.00

Air Traffic Controllers

Where can I find more information on Air Traffic Controller careers?

To learn more about becoming an air traffic controller, visit:

For complete information on the FAA's veteran's employment programs, visit:

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information regarding questions of converting military experience to a civilian license, contact the FAA’s Joel Wilcox at joel.d.wilcox@faa.gov.

Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012