*This is job post for an active duty or reserve Marine Officer. You must be willing to join the Marine Corps as an officer. See below for more details.
COMMON FIRST TOUR ASSIGNMENTS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Following completion of Primary and subsequent intermediate and/or advanced training
within the specific platform pipelines, you are designated as a Naval Aviator (winged
aviator) and are assigned to a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) which is an O-5
Marine (Lieutenant Colonel) command. While in the FRS, Naval Aviators learn the
aircraft systems, familiarization and formation flights, and basic tactics in their
platform. Training within an FRS can range from six to 18 months depending on the
aircraft. Upon successful completion of the program of instruction, Naval Aviators are
assigned to an O-5 (Lieutenant Colonel) operational squadron within a MAG as part of
the ACE of the MAGTF.
The focus of effort for the first year within a flying squadron is the aircraft commander
syllabus for the respective type/model/series (T/S/S). Simultaneously, Naval Aviators
are responsible for a ground job such as a Schedule Writer in the Operations
Department, Adjutant (S-1) or Assistant Logistics Officer (S-4A). You may be assigned
a collateral duty and will perform Squadron Duty Officer (SDO) and Operation Duty
Officer (ODO) several times per week.
For a detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of a Fixed Wing Pilot, see
the Marine Corps Recruiting video on Roles in the Corps: Fixed Wing Pilot on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAK2JuqFYPo. For a detailed description of the
duties and responsibilities of a Rotary-Wing and Tilt-Rotor Pilot, see the Marine Corps
Recruiting video on Roles in the Corps: Fixed Wing Pilot on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mORCXVoqKpc. For more information about the
Aviation community, see the Marine Corps Recruiting video on Roles in the Corps:
Must be at least 18 years old at time of application
Must not have reached 28th birthday at time of commissioning (freshman-juniors= your college graduation day; seniors-graduates= the day you complete Officer Candidate School)
Must be a citizen of the United States
Must pass a physical examination
Must pass a three mile timed run, max effort pull ups, and max effort crunches to the standards set by your gender and age group
Must have a bachelor’s degree or be a full-time student at a regionally or nationally accredited college or university
Must attend and graduate from Officer Candidates School (OCS) (www.marineofficer.com)
Please note, that you are first and foremost a Marine, then your job. In order to become a pilot and have a guaranteed contract you must pass a flight aptitude test. Captain Krygier will explain this in more depth during your interview.