Planning and Programming Officer

Following the same policies and procedures bring a sense of teamwork and cohesion to everything we do. That’s due in great part to Planning and Programming Officers. Responsible for developing and writing Air Force, joint services and combined plans, these professionals design plans that incorporate Air Force doctrine and war-fighting capabilities to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of Airmen around the world remain united.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Operations Administration

Career Tasks

  1. Develop and write Air Force plans, programs and policies.
  2. Analyze the effectiveness of programming decisions.
  3. Coordinate programming actions to resolve issues.

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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