U.S. Air Force – Career Detail


Formulate space operations policies

Establish training requirements and performance standards for all systems

Coordinate space operations activities

Plan, organize and direct space operations programs

Provide guidance on proper use and care of sensitive materials

Career Tasks

Tracking beyond the skies

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.

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Qualifications Summary

Minimum EducationBachelor’s or master’s degree in science, technology engineering or math disciplineQualifications

  • Knowledge of space systems, policies and related areas
  • Completion of the prerequisite Undergraduate Space Training (UST)
  • Completion of required specialty courses
  • Normal color vision
  • Completion of a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Completion of Officer Training School (OTS), Air Force Academy (AFA) or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 39
Training & Education

How do we transform you into a leader and an officer in this field? From education to continued training, your path is here.

  • Officer Training School

    9.5 weeks

Military Training Location

Maxwell AFB AL

Interests & Skills

  1. Operations & Administration
  2. Space
  3. Weaponry & Materiel

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