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Safety Specialist


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


high school graduategeneralenlistedbusiness, operations & administrationemergency management & response

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Safety Specialist

Career Description

We've all heard the age-old adage “safety first.” Well, in the Air Force, it's not just a saying, it's a full-time job. As a Safety Specialist, you'll be responsible for planning, organizing and directing safety activities for everybody at your base. You'll train Airmen and their families on safety precautions around the base, as well as enforce safety rules to keep everybody out of harm's way.

Career Tasks

  • Ensure the safety of everyone on base
  • Make sure everyone is properly trained in all of the different safety programs that are available
  • Keep civilians on base safe

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Business, Operations and Administration
  • Emergency Management and Response


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 Safety Specialist technical training:

School location: Lackland AFB [TX]

Length of course: 35 days

College degree earned: Safety

College credits earned: 13