I'm currently deployed to Iraq on my second tour. I can't deal with anymore deployments so I'm getting out next September. My cousin is an air traffic controller in Dayton, Ohio. He was a controller in the Air Force for ten years then joined the FAA shortly after getting out of the service. He's been an air traffic controller in the FAA for about ten years now and he was gotten me interested in the field. I didn't know much about the job so I ordered a book called Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control. I've been reading quite a bit and I'm becoming very interested in being an Air Traffic Controller. Naturally the next step was to do some research online and I stumbled across this fantastic forum. I've skimmed through but there doesn't seem to be a thread on anyone's exact process. Like where do I find information on PUBNAT, do I have to go to CTI certified school being applying, what are some good point of contacts if I'm interested in talking to someone, what's the best route for me to get into this career field? If anyone could give me a summarized step by step process that would be most helpful and greatly appreciated. Also note that I am not in an aviation military occupation and I won't be out of the service till September 2010. I want to have as much information as I can before I get out of the service. Thank you for your time.