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Employer Perspective: Come Fly with Us - Pilot Opportunities in the Marine Corps


Are you interested in being a pilot?  Did you know the US Marine Corps offers GUARANTEED Aviation opportunities?  That's right, as a Marine Corps Officer you are not simply constrained to the limitations of the land or sea, but can take to the skies to offer aerial aid. This special division called the United States Marine Corps Aviation department has been providing tactical mission support from the skies since World War I. New growth in the Corps has allowed the aviation branch to expand and grow.

Today, Marine aviation is task organized to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, as the aviation combat element, by providing six functions: assault support, anti-aircraft warfare, offensive air support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles, and aerial reconnaissance.[1]

Sound like your cup of tea?   As a part of The Career Center's Marine Corps Day on Campus, we are please to invite you to come and learn more at the aviation presentation held right in our very own EMU, Fir room from 4:30-5:30pm on Tuesday, October 19. We will be hosting Captain Jason Kurz, a Marine Pilot with over 3,000 hours in various military aircraft, will discuss in depth the function, future, and various aircraft available within Marine Corps aviation.  He will also discuss how aviation is a program that is GUARANTEED for eligible applicants. 

Those who attend the brief will also be eligible to receive a FREE FLIGHT LESSON from Captain Kurz in a King Air twin propeller airplane on October 20th at the Eugene Airport.

If you’re interested in being a part of the USMC Aviation department, don’t let this opportunity fly right by you! 

[1] "United States Marine Corps Aviation." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 05 Oct. 2010. <>

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