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Special Operations Weather Team Specialist (Males Only)


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


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Special Operations Weather Team Specialist (Males Only)

Career Description

As a Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT) Specialist, you'll be a battlefield Airman who works hand in hand with other special operations units providing the information they need to complete their missions. Using high-tech atmospheric instruments, you'll retrieve data from radar and weather satellites and relay it to teams as they carry out high-risk missions. You'll receive extensive combat and survival skills and deploy around the world in a variety of climatic conditions. As a SOWT Specialist, you'll always be ready at a moment's notice to carry out the next mission.

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Career Tasks

  • Plan, supervise, give instructions and perform evaluations on special operations weather teams
  • Collect, analyze and predict oceanographic, meteorological and space atmosphere conditions; merge and prepare reports on weather advisories, warnings and inclement environmental conditions
  • Collect weather data, observe meteorological conditions and integrate into military-making decisions
  • Learn how to read and interpret weather satellite imagery, climatology reports and computerized weather prediction

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Intelligence
  • Natural Science
  • Special Operations
  • Future Technology


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 Special Operations Weather Team Specialist (Males Only) technical training:

School location: Lackland AFB [TX]

Length of course: varies

College degree earned: Weather Technology

College credits earned: 72