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Space and Missile Operations Officer

Career Description

The possibilities of enhancing our military effectiveness through the use of space are virtually endless. From missiles that safely eliminate distant targets to satellites that enhance our communication and tracking, Space and Missile Operations Officers direct the entire system. They oversee surveillance, missile launch, space lift, ballistic space warning and satellite command and control. They also formulate policies, perform inspections, establish organizational structure and determine the personnel required to support mission areas. By assessing the effectiveness of all space and missile operations and incorporating new technology as it becomes available, they develop future plans for system, facilities and personnel.

Career Tasks

  • Coordinate space and missile operations
  • Maintain missile readiness
  • Perform satellite position predictions and maneuvers
  • Catalog foreign and domestic space objects

Relevant Interests & Skills

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

  • Weaponry and Materiel
  • Space
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Business, Operations and Administration

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.