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Spectrum Operations


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


high school graduateelectronicsenlistedintelligencecomputers & computer sciencebusiness, operations & administration

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Spectrum Operations

Career Description

The skies are full of radio waves, and making sure nothing interferes with the delivery and reception of all Air Force electromagnetic broadcasts is the job of Spectrum Operations specialists. From troubleshooting interference to combating electronic jamming, keeping our communications up and running is paramount to our success.

Career Tasks

  • Analyze requirements and request frequencies to support ground, air and space systems and coordinate radio, radar, land and other electromagnetic radiating or receiving requirements
  • Possess a solid understanding of wireless communications systems technologies and configurations
  • Provide guidance to program offices, developers and potential users of radiating and receiving equipment planned for introduction into the Air Force inventory and for modification to existing equipment

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Intelligence
  • Computers and Computer Science
  • Future Technology
  • Business, Operations and Administration


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 Spectrum Operations technical training:

School location: Keesler AFB [MS]

Length of course: varies

College degree earned: Electronics and Telecommunications

College credits earned: varies