Nuclear and Missile Operations Officer

As an elite military power, we have unparalleled nuclear and missile capabilities. It is the great responsibility of Nuclear and Missile Operations Officers to run and manage these operations. By assessing the effectiveness of missile operations systems and incorporating new technology, they develop future plans for systems, facilities and personnel. Performing associated command, control, communication and launch activities, these experts ensure that we continue to successfully defend and support the United States and allied forces.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Computers/Computer Science
  • Space
  • Weaponry Materiel

Career Tasks

  1. Coordinate nuclear and missile operations policies, activities and programs.
  2. Establish training requirements and performance standards.
  3. Advise commanders and staff on offensive and defensive unit capabilities.
  4. Operate and control nuclear and missile operations.

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 or Space 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 training. 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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