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MOS 15N - Avionic Mechanic Email This Story Print This Story

15N Avionic Mechanic EL: 95
  Enlisted/Officer/Active Duty/Army Reserve  

(The Army recently changed this MOS from 68N to 15N) The aircraft electrician team has the responsibility of keeping the electrical systems on airplanes and helicopters in a state of proper maintainence and repaire. The avionic mechanic performs unit level maintenance on tactical communications security, communication, navigation, identification friend or foe, and flight control equipment.


  • A minimum score of 95 in aptitude area EL

  • .A physical demands rating of very heavy (be able to lift on an occasional basic over 100 pounds with frequent or constant lifting in excess of 50 pounds)

  • Normal color vision

  • A Security Clearance of SECRET

  • Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 68N course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School) mandatory or meet the ACASP criteria listed in AR 601-210. Waiver for formal training or ACASP criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAVNC, ATTN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362 for approval

  • Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any soldier or potential enlistee from this MOS



  • Perform operations and preventive checks and alignments on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment

  • Troubleshoot equipment with the aid of technical manuals and schematic drawings

  • Perform unit maintenance on special and common hand tools, as well as test, measurement and diagnostic equipment

  • Requisitioning and maintaining shop and bench stock

  • Inspecting and maintaining electrical systems

  • Replacing faulty wiring

  • Soldering electrical connections

  • Repairing or replacing instruments, such as tachometers, temperature gauges and altimeters

  • Reading electrical wiring diagrams


  • Nine weeks of basic training

  • 25 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, including practice in repairing electrical systems. (Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions)

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As an Avionic Mechanic you will acquire the skills that will help prepare you for a future with commercial airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers or other organizations that might maintain fleets of airplanes or helicopters.

Information source: Army Pamphlet 611-21


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