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Command and Control Operations

Overview: The base command post is the central control point for base mission operations and often is in direct communication with the Wing Commander. Command and Control Operations personnel are key facilitators in ensuring optimal Command and Control (C2) operations and communications. Specific tasks depend on the mission and aircraft assigned to that base, which could range from cargo transport to space systems and nuclear operations.

Position: Enlisted

AFSC: 1C3X1

Specific Tasks:

  • Provide command, control, communications and information support 
  • Ensure commanders are advised of the status of aircraft and missions 
  • Prepare and submit operational, readiness and SORTS (Status of Resources and Training) reports 
  • Perform nuclear C2 actions in the execution phase of Emergency War Orders 
  • Operate and monitor voice, data and alerting systems

Requirements: 

  • For entry into this specialty, completion of high school is mandatory
  • Must pass Reading Aloud Test as defined in current version of Medical Standards Directory (MSD)
  • Certification by a Command Post Superintendent that the applicant is recommended and approved for entry and training into 1C3XX by the AFCFM IAW AFI 10-207 
  • ASVAB score of 57 on General and 55 on Administrative
  • Retrainees are only accepted IAW the following: E-1 through E-5 (no TIS restrictions), E-6 (less than 10 years TIS), SNCOs are not accepted. 
  • No record of psychiatric hospitalization
  • No history or evidence of chronic mental health disorder, substance use disorder or other significant chronic disorders by a licensed health care provider
  • Must have an S1 profile (for PULHES clearance) 
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance. Reclassified and/or retraining personnel may enter the career field with a Secret clearance.

Training: 

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training

Related Civilian Occupation:

  • Command and Control Center Specialists