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HELICOPTER PILOT - U.S. Army

Date Posted: Oct 22, 2020
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    1 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
    Diploma
  • Apply Before:
    Feb 28, 2021

Job Description

Warrant Officer pilots are tasked with commanding the Army's fleet of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

In order to become an Army pilot, you must first past Warrant Officer Flight School, where you will learn to fly a variety of missions, depending on the type of aircraft in which you choose to specialize.

Warrant Officer Flight School candidates are commonly recruited from the civilian world and high schools in a policy known as "high school to flight school" and "from street to seat".

What is a Warrant Officer?

As the technical experts in the Army, warrant officers manage and maintain many of the Army’s combat systems, vehicles and networks. Once they reach the rank of chief warrant officer two, they are commissioned by the president and receive the same status as a commissioned officer.

Job Duties

  • Command and control operations during land combat on the unit level
  • Pilot helicopters, UAV, and fixed wing aircraft for a variety of missions
  • Train and counsel Soldiers on various areas of technical specialty
  • Command operations that combine armed companies on the battalion, brigade and division levels
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for a variety of missions

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training requires six weeks at the Warrant Officer Candidate School, followed by attending the Warrant Officer Basic Course, where you’ll learn the basic skills of becoming a warrant officer.

Helpful Skills

  • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities

Required ASVAB Score(s)

General Technical (GT): 110

In addition to basic pay Soldiers are entitled the following allowances:

ARMY FOOD ALLOWANCE - $200.00/mo

The Basic Allowance for Subsistence is used to pay for food for enlisted Soldiers and officers authorized to eat off post. Most Soldiers who qualify for this Army food allowance receive more than $200 per month.

ARMY HOUSING ALLOWANCE - $800.00 - $1,800.00/mo

The Basic Allowance for Housing offsets the cost of housing when Soldiers live off post. BAH rates are based on location, rank and family status. This Army housing allowance is the second-largest piece of compensation for most Soldiers.

ARMY CLOTHING ALLOWANCE - $200.00 - $350.00 annually

Enlisted Soldiers receive an annual Army clothing allowance to replace uniforms and uniform decorations. For jobs that require civilian clothes, the military provides a civilian clothing allowance.

ARMY COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE - Subject to location.

Soldiers assigned to high-cost locations in the continental U.S. and overseas are paid a Cost of Living Allowance. This Army COLA offsets the higher costs of food, transportation, clothing and other nonhousing items. Higher housing costs are covered separately by the Basic Allowance for Housing.

ARMY MOVING ALLOWANCE - $800.00 - $5,050.00

The Army pays a moving allowance for the transportation of household goods during a permanent change-of-station move. In addition, a Temporary Lodging Allowance covers the cost of temporary housing at the beginning and end of a move. To further offset moving costs, a Dislocation Allowance is also granted for permanent change-of-station moves.

FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE - $250.00/mo

Soldiers assigned or deployed to locations where the military will not move families receive an Army Family Separation Allowance of $250 per month to cover expenses incurred during a Soldier’s separation from their family. Soldiers are also entitled to the allowance if their families are unable to accompany them overseas due to medical reasons.

Additional benefits that you could be eligible for include:

. Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $40,000

. Up to $24,012 for college

. Up to $50,000 to repay qualifying student loans

. Up to $4,000 a year tuition assistance while serving

There is no other employer in the world that provides the career opportunities, financial stability, health care, promotion opportunities, education benefits or family support as the U.S. Army. Whatever challenges and adversity it faces, the Army goes rolling along.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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