Space Operations Officer

The possibilities of enhancing our military effectiveness through the use of space are virtually endless. Space Operations Officers direct the entire system utilizing satellites that enhance our communication and tracking. They oversee space surveillance, space lift, space warning and satellite command and control. By assessing the effectiveness of all space operations and incorporating new technology as it becomes available, they develop future plans for systems, facilities and personnel in order to defend our nation.

Relevant Interests And Skills

  • Operations Administration
  • Space
  • Weaponry Materiel

Career Tasks

  1. Formulate space operations policies.
  2. Establish training requirements and performance standards for all systems.
  3. Coordinate space operations activities.
  4. Plan, organize and direct space operations programs.
  5. Provide guidance on proper use and care of sensitive materials.
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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