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Weather and Environmental Sciences

Overview: Weather and the environment has always played a key factor in military operations and it still does today, even with modern flight technologies. These officers are responsible for directing atmospheric and space weather forecasting activities and integrating weather conditions into the planning of military missions as well as disaster relief and humanitarian operations.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Analyze meteorological and environmental intelligence to provide forecasts and predict effects on operations
  • Conduct meteorological, astrophysical and geophysical studies
  • Coordinate atmospheric and space research activities with military and civilian agencies


  • Bachelor of Science in atmospheric sciences or meteorology is mandatory for 60 percent of those entering this field. Mathematics, computer sciences, science technologies, statistics, physical sciences, mathematics and general sciences are also permitted disciplines. 
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance
  • Ability to clearly speak and communicatate in the English language


  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the eight-week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required