MOS 0451 Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist

MOS 0451 Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist

MOS Description

Airborne and Air Delivery Specialists are responsible for the maintenance of all life support equipment relating to Airborne/Airdrop Operations. In addition, they will assist in preparing the supplies and equipment necessary to deliver personnel and equipment via parachute and conduct subsequent equipment recovery and throughput operations. They are responsible for performing parachute repack as well as conducting preventive and corrective maintenance on all airdrop equipment, and will assist in evaluating proposed Landing Zone/Drop Zones in order to support the planning and execution of effective personnel, supplies, and equipment clearance during airborne, airdrop and equipment recovery operations. They will also perform various supervisory duties in support of airborne and airdrop missions to include, but to limited to, mission planning, Jumpmaster (military freefall and static line), Drop Zone Safety Officer, Malfunctions Officer, and Airdrop Load Inspector Certification.

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Master Parachute Rigger- This is the upper level of the Parachute Rigger license sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A parachute rigger is a person who is certified to pack, maintain, or alter parachutes. There are experience, knowledge, and skill requirements needed in order to be eligible to take any of the the Parachute Rigger exams. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to pack and maintain two types of parachutes in common use.

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Senior Parachute Rigger- This is the lower level of the Parachute Rigger license sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A parachute rigger is a person who is certified to pack, maintain, or alter parachutes. There are experience, knowledge, and skill requirements needed in order to be eligible to take any of the Parachute Rigger exams. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to pack and maintain at least one type of parachute in common use.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The CPIM designation is aimed at professionals involved in career fields such as Production and inventory management, Operations, Supply chain management, Procurement, Materials management, and Purchasing. Candidates must pass two examinations and agree to adhere to the APICS Code of Ethics.

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Renewal Period: 1 year

Skydivers can qualify for and receive a variety of licenses and ratings according to their experience, skill, and knowledge level. USPA issues four skydiving licenses, A through D, indicating progressive levels of skill and accomplishment. USPA A License is an entry-level license. USPA licenses remain current with membership and are recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. Many skydivers also pursue ratings, which require qualifications in addition to those required for licenses. A skydiver is considered a student until issued a license.

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USPA licenses, recognized in all FAI member countries, serve as official documentation that the stated experience and skills have been attained. License qualifications made during military training jumps that meet the BSRs may be properly recorded on the application for that USPA license and verified by the appropriate USPA official.

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USPA issues four skydiving licenses, A through D, indicating progressive levels of skill and accomplishment. USPA licenses remain current with membership and are recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale. A skydiver is considered a student until issued a license. Additional requirements and certifying information is available from the certifying agency's web site.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) is for individuals who possess the knowledge to understand and manage the integration and coordination of end-to-end supply chain activities. The CSCP takes a broad view of operations, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain, from supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. CSCP candidates must meet an experience, degree or credential eligibility requirement and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

As a Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) your job encompasses more than just environmental protection, waste management, dangerous goods transportation, safety, or materials handling. Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant experience with responsibilities directly related to the handling of hazardous materials and/or waste in the workplace; or, an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited college or university in hazardous materials management, environmental science, environmental management, or environmental technology, plus 3 years of relevant experience as described above. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Certified Logistics Technician (CLTAE) recognizes individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor). The goal of the CLTAE is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs. The CLTAE consists of two parts: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and the mid-level technical CLT certification. Before taking the CLTAE assessment, candidates must have a CLA certificate. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level.

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Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) is a foundational-level credential and is a prerequisite for the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification. MSSC training and assessment addresses the need for employability and academic skills as well as technical skills. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at the 8th grade level of math and 9th grade level of English before attempting MSSC courses and assessments. There are no experiential or hands-on requirements for MSSC certification as it is expected that individual employers will determine those requirements based upon their own specific needs. MSSC does not require that individuals take MSSC courses prior to testing. Critical work functions and their related key activities for the CLA include: global supply chain logistics life cycle, logistics environment, material handling equipment, safety principles, safe material handling and equipment operation, quality control principles, workplace communications, teamwork and workplace behavior to solve problems, and using computers.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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