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Airborne Mission Systems Operator


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Airborne Mission Systems Operator

Career Description

Airborne Mission Systems Operators are part of a team that works to manage the chaotic nature of war and help ensure victory. As part of this aircrew, you'll use airborne radar sensors and electronic countermeasures equipment to help manage the battle space and provide information to pilots and ground units regarding hostile activity. These specialists are integral to the success of the Air Force mission and can be stationed in the United States or with overseas units flying on E-3 or EC-130 aircraft.

Career Tasks

  • Perform aircrew member duties on numerous airborne platforms
  • Operate computerized airborne radar sensors and electronic countermeasures equipment, plus maintain communication nets with ground, air and sea surface units
  • Gather, record, display, control and distribute information between ground, air and sea surface command and control units
  • Perform preflight, postflight and in-flight duties to support the unit mission
  • Maintain operational inspection and maintenance records and documents

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Aircraft
  • Weaponry
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Airborne Mission Systems Operator technical training:

School locations: Lackland AFB [TX], Fairchild AFB [WA], Tinker AFB [OK]

Length of course: varies

College degree earned: Information Systems Technology

College credits earned: varies