Part of being first on the scene in any conflict means that not only will you need to maintain dominance on the ground. You will also need to maintain dominance over the skies. This is only possible when you are using the right kinds of aircraft equipped with the most effective possible ordnance. Maintaining the ordnance used is of the utmost importance which is why the job of the United States Marine Corps Aircraft Ordnance Technician is so important.
What You Will Do
You will be in charge of making sure that all ordnance is stored and transported properly. You will also oversee and participate in the loading and unloading of all aircraft. Proper maintenance of all ordnance is another job which will fall upon you. You will also be in charge of fusing the ammunition and ordnance when you install it on the aircraft. Any aircraft not using ordnance will have to be disarmed before being stored or worked on. You will help to make sure that this is done effectively and safely.
Get the Training
You will first need to maintain a secret security clearance because of the nature of the ordnance that you will be working with. You will have to go through boot camp. You will also have to go through special training so that you will understand the different kinds of ordnance you will be working with and how best to protect yourself and those who work around the ordnance while maintaining maximum killing power.