Aircraft Maintenance Officer

The safety of our Airmen and the success of every mission all hinge on the integrity of our aircraft. It’s up to the Aircraft Maintenance Officers to ensure that everything is in perfect working order. More than just directing essential maintenance operations, they implement crucial aircraft inspections, deliver combat support and perform airdrops all around the world. From technical systems to economic factors, they play a critical role in the U.S. Air Force’s continued success.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Aircraft Flight
  • Weaponry Materiel

Career Tasks

  1. Direct aircraft maintenance operations and reparation activities.
  2. Manage quality assurance through training, budget and resource management.
  3. Formulate maintenance plans and conduct periodic inspections.
  4. Manage the maintenance activities for everything from working and disabled aircraft to ground equipment and structural repair.

Service Commitment A Duty and an Honor

After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force or Space Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year, active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year, active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective training. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.

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