Army Reserve Aviation (15A) and Aeromedical Evacuation (67J) Officer Careers


Army Reserve Aviation Officers coordinate/lead operations using Army Aircraft such as UH-72,UH-60 Black Hawk, HH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, C-12, and UC-35.

The Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) contains all Aviation assets within the Army Reserve.  Mission sets conducted by ARAC tenant units include Combat Assault, Command and Control, Casualty Evacuation, Heavy Lift, and Personnel Transport.

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Job Duties

  • Coordinate employment of aviation Soldiers and aircraft at all levels
  • Command and control aviation platoons
  • Provide aviation coordination
  • Instruct aviation skills at service schools and combat training centers


Job training for an aviation officer requires completing aviation school, where you study rotary-winged aircrafts and basic flying skills.

Some of additional skills you’ll learn are:

  • Instrument flight
  • Basic flight physics and flight systems
  • Emergency procedures
  • Aeronautical Navigation
  • Meteorology


You will then begin Basic Combat Training in combat flight skills that are used by Army pilots, and eventually specialize in one of the following aircraft:

  • UH-72 Lakota UH-60 Black Hawk
  • HH-60 Black Hawk (Air Ambulance)
  • CH-47 Chinook
  • C-12 Huron (King Air)
  • UC-35 A/B Citation (Ultra/Encore)

Helpful Skills

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

Unit Locations

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Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Civilian Careers

Wigley Hoist Flag The skills you learn will help prepare you for leadership in either an aviation related, management, or medical career field. An Aviation Officer in the Army is closely related to managerial positions in many of the following corporations:

  • Boeing
  • Sikorski
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Bell
  • Airbus
  • General Electric
  • All major airlines

Applying to Become an Army Reserve Aviator

There are several steps incorporated into becoming an Aviator in America’s Army Reserve.  We have put together a checklist to help you organize all requirements.  For all questions related to Army Reserve Aviation accessions and additional inquiries, please contact the Army Reserve Headquarters Aviation Officer Accession personnel at

Contact Us

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(910) 570-9990

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