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Careers Space Operations Officer

The possibilities of enhancing our military effectiveness through the use of space are virtually endless. Space Operations Officers direct the entire system utilizing satellites that enhance our communication and tracking. They oversee space surveillance, space lift, space warning and satellite command and control. By assessing the effectiveness of all space operations and incorporating new technology as it becomes available, they develop future plans for systems, facilities and personnel in order to defend our nation.

Relevant Interests and Skills:

  • Operations Administration
  • Space
  • Weaponry Materiel

Career Tasks:

  • Formulate space operations policies.
  • Establish training requirements and performance standards for all systems.
  • Coordinate space operations activities.
  • Plan, organize and direct space operations programs.
  • Provide guidance on proper use and care of sensitive materials.

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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