Pros: exciting and technically advanced
Cons: extremely stressful at all times/no room for mistakes
United States Navy Naval Air Station Key West, FL
Air Traffic Control July 2010- Aug 2013
Responsible for controlling, expediting and ensuring the safety of all aircraft arriving, departing, and transitioning threw the airspace under the jurisdiction of Naval Air Station Key West.
Supervised and trained over 30 fellow air traffic controllers in – more... the flight planning branch while providing services to aircraft
Obtain Naval Qualifications including federal secret security clearance, on-the-job training instructor, Duty Driver certification, and head supervisor of the flight planning branch for our division of over sixty sailors.
Member of the Naval Air Station Key West Auxiliary Security Force Team and actively completed security watches and catastrophic response training exercises; including being qualified to carry and operate the M9 pistol, M500 shotgun and M4 rifle.
Coordinated special operations including parachute jumping exercises, aerobatic maneuvers in airspace, active SAR missions, Customs and Borders control vessel inspections and Special Forces training missions. – less