Air Force

1C2X1:Combat Controller

They manage command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C3ISR) during military operations. This includes air traffic control and targeting, air strikes, and other communications.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

CCTs are integral to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the Air Force component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Combat Controllers also work with Navy SEALs, Delta Force Teams, Army Rangers, and Army Special Forces as part of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). CCTs oftentimes work alone, as well. Airstrike control, communications capabilities, and expert airfield seizures are but a few of the operations to which a CCT is vital.

Military Duties Translated:

Due to the peculiar duties performed by Air Force CCT, civilian opportunities are somewhat limited for CCTs looking to use all of the skills and experience learned and gained in their careers. Jobs with civilian military organizations such as DynCorp, Armed Maritime Security, and Academy are certainly options. There is also a smattering of positions for combat control instructors.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

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