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Careers Special Tactics Officer

Some missions require exceedingly specialized skill and knowledge to get the job done. One of the most highly trained and elite career fields in the U.S. Air Force, Special Tactics Officers help provide global access for coalition forces with assault zone assessment and control, fire support, personnel recovery/combat search and rescue, battlefield trauma care and tactical weather operations. These highly trained officers provide subject matter expertise to plan and manage the command and control of Special Tactics forces.

Relevant Interests and Skills:

  • Special Operations
  • Weaponry Materiel
  • Intelligence

Career Tasks:

  • Coordinate, plan and conduct reconnaissance, surveillance and terminal control.
  • Provide air traffic control services for expeditionary airfields and assault zones.
  • Establish command and control communications.
  • Ensure Special Tactics teams are organized, trained and equipped to perform the core missions.

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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