OLE MISS NROTC

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

Air Combat Element

Air Combat pictureAIR DEFENSE OFFICER CONTROL OFFICER

Air Defense Control Officers direct and coordinate fighter aircraft in the interception of hostile aircraft and coordinate employment of surface-to-air missiles.

Specialized Training

Anti-Air Warfare Officers Course

Ft. Bliss, TX
6 weeks

Within the MAGTF
An Air Defense Control Officer works in a Tactical Air Operations Center (TAOC). This is the principal air defense agency. Here the officer works in conducting surveillance, combat identification, tactical air traffic control, data link coordination, air intercept control, illile control, deep air support, and air battle management.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first tour, you may be assigned to a billet available to all officers, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School, or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots. During your second fleet tour, lieutenants who demonstrate aptitude may have the opportunity to be a TAOC or Early Warning and Control detachment (EW/C) commander.

AIR INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

Air Intelligence Officers function in a variety of intelligence billets located within the air wing. Billets include Targeting Officer, Collections Officer, Dissemination Officer, S-2 Officer of a fixed-wing or rotary-wing squadron and Intelligence Officer at an intelligence battalion.

Specialized Training

  • Aviation Intel Officer Course
    Dam Neck, VA
    8 weeks
  • Weapons & Tactics Instructor Course*
    Yuma, AZ
    6 weeks
  • Joint Targeting School*
    Dam Neck, VA
    2 weeks
  • Intel Collection Manager’s Course*
    Bolling, VA
    5 weeks
  • SERE School*
    Brunswick, ME
    2 weeks

* Desired but not required for MOS.

Within the MAGTF
The Air Intelligence Officer is the primary staff officer of the Aviation Combat Element (ACE) and serves as the principal advisor to the ACE Commanding Officer. The Air Intelligence Officer researches and briefs on various topics from weather forecasts to enemy air defenses. Marines who excel in this MOS have strong analytical, public speaking, and computer skills.

Beyond Your First Tour
Upon augmentation and three or more years of intelligence experience, all Marine Corps Intelligence Officers are redesignated as MAGTF Intelligence Officers. The MOS is granted upon attending the MAGTF Intelligence Officer Course (MIOC) at NMITC in Dam Neck, Virginia. After qualification, the officer can be assigned to any level of the Marine Corps, external billets (mostly US Navy billets), joint intelligence tours and national intelligence agencies. There are also several opportunities to command intelligence organizations and units within the Marine Corps.

AIR SUPPORT CONTROL OFFICER

Air Support Officers direct and coordinate air support missions and advise commanders on matters pertaining to the employment and control of air support.

Specialized Training
Air Support Control Officers Course
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
29 Palms, CA
12 weeks

Within the MAGTF
An Air Support Control Officer works as a crewmember in a Direct Air Support Center (DASC). The DASC is responsible for the assignment and control of aircraft in operations that directly support ground forces on the battlefield. As a second lieutenant, you talk directly to and control fixed wing, rotary wing, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Beyond Your First Tour
As a senior lieutenant/captain you will work on your qualification as a Senior Air Director (SAD). Further schooling is available after that for Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI). If promoted, you will be redesignated as an Air Command and Control Officer, and fulfill roles within the other communities of the Marine Air Control Group (MACG) regardless of primary MOS. These include the Marine Air Control Squadron, Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron, LAAD Battalion, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Squadrons.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER

Air Traffic Control Officers command an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Detachment. They act as officers-in-charge of Air Traffic Control Facilities at Marine Corps Air Stations. They perform as Control Tower Operators and Radar Air Traffic Controllers. They coordinate and direct activities related to air traffic control and airspace management as staff officers at squadrons, Marine Air Control Groups (MACG)/Marine Aircraft Wings (MAW), and at other senior level units.

Specialized Training

Air Traffic Control School
Pensacola, FL
16 weeks

Within the MAGTF
Initially an ATC Officer will serve as a watch officer at an ATC Facility, until he or she achieves the prerequisite FAA qualifications. After receiving these qualifications, and sometimes during the process (depending on the needs of the Marine Corps), an ATC lieutenant will serve as a Marine ATC Mobile Team (MMT) Leader, ATC watch officer, or in another similar billet within the Marine Air Control Group (MACG). Regardless of billet, ATC officers are put in charge of Marines immediately upon arrival at their first command and frequently are in command throughout their first tour.

Beyond Your First Tour
There are numerous opportunities available to you in Air Traffic Control. After your first tour you may become an ATC Facility officer, or an ATC Detachment Commander. Often you will find yourself assigned to other squadrons within the Group regardless of your primary MOS. These other units include the Marine Air Support Squadron, Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron, Marine Wing Communications Squadron, Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Squadrons.

AVIATION MAINTENANCE OFFICER

Aviation Maintenance Officers supervise the maintenance of aircraft and aviation equipment. Their duties ensure that all Marine Corps aircraft are ready to fly to support any mission. These officers are in charge of aircraft inspection, managing technical training and administering safety programs. Officers begin at a Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron for 8 to 12 months.

Specialized Training

Aviation Maintenance Officer Course

Naval Aviation School
Pensacola, FL
10 weeks

Within the MAGTF
An Aircraft Maintenance Officer (AMO) has the primary duties of organizing and supervising the maintenance and repair of aircraft, aircraft components, and aviation support equipment. Other tasks necessary to accomplish this mission are supervising the scheduling of aircraft for inspection; ensuring the collection and dissemination of maintenance management information; directing technical training and establishing safety programs for maintenance personnel; and directing and monitoring requisitioning, receipt, and allocations of materials and tools.

Beyond Your First Tour
Following your first tour you will either be assigned to a traditional B-billet, or to a billet outside the operating forces but related to your MOS such as recruiting duty or instructor duty at The Basic School. You could also attend a career level school, or pursue an advanced degree through either the Advanced Degree Program or the Special Education Program, followed by another tour in the operating forces.

AVIATION SUPPLY OFFICER

Aviation Supply Officers make critical decisions concerning budget, inventory management, deployment, personnel and other support matters. Working as an Aviation Supply Officer allows you to develop mid-level management skills right out of your MOS school. It provides you an opportunity to lead as many as six to 40 Marines on your first assignment. Regardless of the division you are working in, you will face a myriad of problems on a daily basis that often require on-the-spot decisions.

Specialized Training
Aviation Supply Officer Basic Qualification Course
Newport, RI
14 weeks

Within the MAGTF
Aviation Supply Officers serve in the Aviation Supply Department at any one of the 11 different Marine Aviation Logistics Squadrons (MALS), all dedicated to keeping Marine aircraft ready and safe.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first fleet tour, you can do another fleet tour. If you want to do something different, you can take a B-billet. You will probably be a senior first lieutenant or junior captain when you complete your first tour. After your second tour, wherever that is, you should consider attending a school, such as Expeditious Warfare School (EWS) or Command and Control Systems Course, or you may seek an advanced degree in Monterey, CA. If you attend AWS or Command and Control, you should consider going back to the fleet.

FIXED-WING PILOT

Marine Fixed-wing Pilots fly some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. These officers perform essential functions of Marine Aviation—assault support, anti-air warfare, offensive air support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles, and aerial reconnaissance—to support missions around the world.

Specialized Training

  • Aviation Preflight Indoctrination

    Pensacola, FL
    6 weeks
  • Primary Flight Training

    FL, TX or OK
    22 weeks
  • Advanced Flight Training

    TX, MS or FL
    14—49 weeks

After completing Advanced Flight Training, pilots will be assigned a specialty and train in a specific aircraft.

Within the MAGTF
In addition to flying their aircraft, pilots are assigned positions of leadership such as Operations Officer or Maintenance Officer within the squadron. Because of the precise demands of the aircraft and their integral role, Marine Corps Pilots undergo the longest and most extensive training in the Marine Corps.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first tour, you may be assigned to a billet available to all officers, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots.
As a pilot, you may also do a tour with an infantry or tank battalion as a Forward Air Controller, coordinating with aircraft to accurately time and target munitions.

NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER

Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) operate the advanced weapons and electronic systems on board F/A-18 Hornets and EA-6B Prowlers. The division of labor between the pilot and the NFO allows the pilot to focus on flying the aircraft and the NFO to focus on the weapons systems. The NFO often has the best situational awareness of the battlefield, and at times leads entire aviation missions.

As with pilots, NFOs can also be assigned to leadership positions within the squadron such as Operations Officer or Maintenance Officer.

Specialized Training

  • Aviation Preflight Indoctrination

    Pensacola, FL
    6 weeks
  • Primary Flight Training

    FL, TX or OK
    22 weeks
  • Advanced Flight Training
    Pensacola, FL
    14—49 weeks

Within the MAGTF
Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) belong to the Aviation Combat Element and specialize in airborne weapons and sensor systems. NFOs are not pilots, but they perform many of the duties expected of a co-pilot.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first tour, you may be assigned to a billet available to all officers, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots. Later in your career, you may be assigned to Expeditionary Warfare School or seek an advanced degree. This pattern of assignment is designed to expand your knowledge of the Marine Corps and overall strategic operations before you take on increased responsibility within your MOS.

As an NFO, you may also do a tour with an infantry or tank battalion as a Forward Air Controller, coordinating with aircraft to accurately time and target munitions.

ROTARY/TILT ROTOR PILOT

Marine Rotary-wing and Tilt-rotor Pilots fly aircraft in coordination with ground forces to execute the missions of the Marine Corps. These officers and the aircraft they command may be ship-based or shore-based. Tilt-rotor Pilots’ missions mirror that of Rotary-wing Pilots, combining transport capability with speed capability similar to that of Fixed-wing Pilots.

In addition to flying their aircraft, pilots are assigned leadership positions within the squadron, such as Operations Officer or Maintenance Officer.

Because of the precise demands of the aircraft and their integral role, Marine Corps Pilots undergo the longest and most extensive training in the Marine Corps.

Specialized Training

  • Aviation Preflight Indoctrination

    Pensacola, FL
    6 weeks
  • Primary Flight Training

    FL, TX
    22 weeks
  • Advanced Flight Training

    Whiting Field, FL
    27–44 weeks

After completing Advanced Flight Training, pilots will be assigned a specialty and train in a specific aircraft. Tilt-rotor Pilots’ unique training path prepares them to pilot an aircraft with both rotary-wing and fixed-wing capabilities.

Within the MAGTF
Part of the Aviation Combat Element (ACE), Marine Rotary-wing Pilots are engaged on the front lines in highly critical roles, including transportation of Marines, lethal air-to-ground firepower and lifesaving casualty evacuation.

Beyond Your First Tour
After your first tour, you may be assigned to a billet available to all officers, such as recruiting duty, instructor duty at The Basic School or series commander at one of the Marine Corps Recruit Depots. Later in your career, you may be assigned to Expeditionary Warfare School or seek an advanced degree. This pattern of assignment is designed to expand your knowledge of the Marine Corps and overall strategic operations before you take on increased responsibility within your MOS.

As a pilot, you may also do a tour with an infantry or tank battalion as a Forward Air Controller, coordinating with aircraft to accurately time and target munitions.