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Combat Systems Officer (CSO)

Career Description

Air and ground battles move at almost unimaginable speed. Consequently, so do our Combat Systems Officers (CSO). Calling upon their extraordinary level of focus, efficiency and leadership, they become the eyes of their fellow servicemen. Utilizing their expertise and precision in a wide range of high-tech equipment and weapons, they find and eliminate targets. CSOs typically operate from an aircraft, such as a bomber, a fighter or a tanker, but no matter where they are, their job is always to use their skills and accomplish the mission.

Career Tasks

  • Master principles and techniques of all weapons systems
  • Perform surveillance and intelligence
  • Operate in a specific area of specialty
  • Develop and conduct training for other Airmen

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Aircraft
  • Weaponry and Materiel
  • Intelligence
  • Computers and Computer Science

Becoming an Officer

To become an officer in the Air Force, you'll enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.