This MOS encompasses duties incident to the inspection, maintenance and repair of armament equipment and loading of aviation ordnance on Marine Corps aircraft. The aircraft ordnance technician performs a variety of duties and tasks such as inspecting ammunition, testing aircraft systems, performing preventive maintenance and effecting repairs, loading and fuzing ammunition and arming/dearming aircraft.

Aviation ordnance equipment repair technicians perform duties incident to the accounting, stowage, breakout, testing, maintenance, assembly and transportation of airborne armament equipment, armament-handling equipment, air launched missiles, and conventional munitions. At the IMA level, aviation ordnance equipment repair technicians perform required inspections, tests, checks adjustments, preventive maintenance and repair on support equipment, missile launching equipment, multiple ejection/bomb racks, aircraft guns, turrets, aerial targets, and a wide variety of highly technical aircraft armament weapons systems in addition to performing quality assurance, safety, and maintenance management duties.

The aviation ordnance chief supervises the establishment and functions of aviation ordnance activities. The aviation ordnance chief assists the aviation ordnance officer with the daily planning, conduct, and execution of the ordnance section, division, or department. They also serve as staff Action Officers at the MARFOR, MEF, and Wing levels, as well as select Naval and Joint aviation logistics/acquisition billets.

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