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Careers Airfield Operations Officer

The management of our runways is as important as managing the people who run them. Airfield Operations Officers do both and also work as a liaison with anyone who needs to access the airfield for any reason. Their duties include ensuring the safe takeoff and landing of aircraft, maintaining navigational aids, performing inspections and communicating with air traffic control.

Relevant Interests and Skills:

  • Operations Administration
  • Engineering Applied Science
  • Facilities
  • Natural Science

Career Tasks:

  • Perform and lead airfield operations functions of air traffic control and airspace management.
  • Advise commanders on the effective use of airfield operations assets.
  • Provide staff leadership, supervision and technical assistance.
  • Develop and implement plans, policies and programs for executing Air Force airfield operations activities.

Spend Your Career Leading Others, Not Paying Off Debt

An education at the U.S. Air Force Academy is provided at no cost to cadets. Instead, once you graduate, you will commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force. The length of your commitment will depend on your career path, but the benefits will last a lifetime.

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