MOS 7242 Air Support Operations Operator

MOS 7242 Air Support Operations Operator

MOS Description

Air Support Operations Operators perform duties that support the integration of aviation with the Ground Combat Element (GCE). They are responsible for processing immediate requests for close air support, casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), and assault support; integrating aviation with other supporting arms and ensuring safety of flight for aircraft throughout the MAGTF area of operations. Their efforts support the management of combat airspace and the delivery of kinetic and non-kinetic aviation fires in support of ground forces. They also coordinate air missions that require deep air support (DAS), electronic warfare (EW), aerial refueling and designated aerial reconnaissance (AR). They are also responsible for the preparation, movement, emplacement and operation of air support equipment and tactical data systems. During operations they normally work in the Direct Air Support Center (DASC) which is co-located with the GCE or the Tactical Air Command Center (TACC) which is the operational command post for the ACE. During amphibious operations Air Support Operations Operators can also be employed in the Navy Tactical Air Control Center (TACC Afloat), Supporting Arms Coordination Center (SACC), and Landing Force Operations Center (LFOC) as required.

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