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Computer Systems Programming

Overview: Military computer systems require software that is unique to each mission, organization, aircraft and application. Computer Systems Programming personnel write, analyze, design and develop application, client-server, online and database systems critical to modern war-fighting capabilities.

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Supervise and perform as a computer analyst, coder, tester and manager in application and system design, development, maintenance, testing, configuration and documentation 
  • Develop standardized tools and interfaces in accordance with Air Force Network Operations guidance 
  • Develop and implement policy to enable effective information discovery, indexing, storage, life cycle management, retrieval and sharing


  • High school diploma or GED is mandatory. Additional courses in algebra, geometry, computer science and computer programming is desirable. Any network or computing commercial certification is desirable.
  • ASVAB score of 64 on General or 54 on General and 60 on Cyber Test
  • Minimum score of 71 on Air Force Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT)
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Careers: 

  • Software Developers, Systems Software