The United States Army operates on different continents and in different countries around the world. There is also a need to operate missions which will defend the base and attack enemy forces. All flights must be properly coordinated to make sure that there will not be any problems. It is the job of the aviation operations specialist to make sure that all flights are properly conducted with the right mission standards being set.
Part of making sure that the missions which are flown every day are being conducted properly will be to make sure that they are being planned correctly. This includes everything from planning the exact route of the flight to deciding the perfect conditions for the flight itself. You will use the most up to date intelligence to make sure that the mission will be one which can be completed without any problems. You will also make last minute changes when new information is made available.
To make sure that you know what you are doing, you will go through advanced training right after basic training. You will learn as you earn. Your training will be in both classroom and hands-on situations. This will allow you to understand how to make command decisions and to understand why some missions will work better than others. Click on the link above to find out how you can get started in this career field.