Cost Analysis Officer

One of the best ways to strengthen the effectiveness of the Air Force is to optimize costs. Responsible for planning, organizing and evaluating cost-analysis programs, Cost Analysis Officers are depended upon to inform key decisions that support daily operations. Their analysis on everything from information and weapons systems to force structures and research and technology programs is critical in ensuring the Air Force is operating at maximum efficiency.

Relevant Interests And Skills

  • Operations Administration
  • Computers/Computer Science

Career Tasks

  1. Advise commanders and leadership on financial and programmatic planning.
  2. Coordinate cost-analysis programs and activities.
  3. Develop, coordinate and administer research activities and training programs.
  4. Design and develop cost and economic analysis methods, processes and techniques.
  5. Plan and conduct research projects to improve effectiveness.
Service Commitment
A Duty and An Honor

After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective trainings. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.

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