FAA - FO 7220.1B
Certification and Rating Procedures for Department of Defense (DoD) Personnel
|Publication Date:||20 October 2008|
Purpose of This Order.
a. This order specifies procedures for the certification and rating of Department of Defense (DoD) air traffic controllers operating in the national airspace system. These procedures apply to all DoD civilian and military personnel engaged in air traffic control activities.
b. This order provides for the issuance of control tower operator (CTO) certificates to DoD air traffic controllers who serve as control tower operators. All other persons serving as DoD air traffic controllers will be issued air traffic control specialist (ATCS) certificates.
c. For administrative purposes the military services will include this order in their inventory by means of implementing directives. This is being done to emphasize its applicability to DoD personnel. The implementing military directives will be cited in this foreword upon receipt. However, operational control and administration of this handbook remain within the purview of the FAA. Any changes will be coordinated, prior to adoption, consistent with FAA policy.