One of the biggest benefits of joining the National Guard is the ability to choose a career that matches your skills, interests, and goals. The Aviation Branch is one that you should definitely consider.
Job training for jobs in the Aviation field consists of 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training. Along with this, you are required to complete 9 to 24 weeks of on the job instruction coupled with Advanced Individual Training.
From the Guard to Civilian Life
The skills that you learn in the Aviation career field can prepare you for many similar jobs when your time in the National Guard comes to an end. From working for a commercial airliner to aircraft manufacturers, your options are varied.
Note: employers love to hire people with military experience. In other words, time spent in the National Guard will look very good on your resume.
The Aviation Branch of the National Guard is large. For this reason, you will have many career paths to choose from:
– 15A Aviation Life Support System (ALSS) Repairer
– 15B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer
– 15D Aircraft Powertrain Repairer
– 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer
– 15F Aircraft Electrician
– 15G Aircraft Structural Repairer
– 15H Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer
– 15J OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (available for cash bonus)
– 15K Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor
– 15M UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
– 15N Avionic Mechanic
– 15P Aviation Operations Specialist
– 15Q Air Traffic Control Operator
– 15R AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer
– 15S OH-58D/AHR Helicopter Repairer
– 15T UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
– 15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
– 15V Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
– 15W Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator (available for cash bonus)
– 15X AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer
– 15Y AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer
If you have any interest in National Guard Aviation careers, you won?t have a difficult time finding a position that matches your skills and career goals.