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


high school graduateadministrativeenlistedbusiness, operations & administrationarts & educationlogistics & transportation

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Career Description

The most valued parts of the Air Force are its Airmen, and as a Personnel specialist, you'll advise members of the Air Force on career development, job specialties, promotions and training programs. You'll counsel and advise Airmen from all departments of the Air Force, from pilots and plumbers to construction workers and combat fighters. Your ultimate mission will be to take your guidance and knowledge to help other Airmen reach their long-term career goals.

Career Tasks

  • Assist, advise and counsel military personnel and dependents of personnel on matters that concern them in the Air Force community
  • Initiate and maintain personnel records of military members
  • Collect and furnish management data changes to the personnel systems management office
  • Maintain files of correspondence, regulations, directives, letters and other publications pertaining to personnel administration
  • Advise personnel on career development, job specialties, special assignments, promotions, training, retraining programs, duty selection, restrictions and other personnel functions
  • Schedule and process personnel for separation, re-enlistment and changes of routine or special duty assignments, reassignments or other personnel actions

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Business, Operations and Administration
  • Art and Education
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • English Composition


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 Personnel technical training:

School location: Keesler AFB [MS]

Length of course: 26 days

College degree earned: Human Resource Management

College credits earned: 11