Special Operations Airmen navigating the land with a helicopter hovering over them.

THE SPECIALTY IN SPECIAL WARFARE

The Airmen who make up Air Force Special Warfare are the most specialized warriors on the planet. They are the ones other special forces look to when the mission calls for their unique skills and fearless commitment. A job for the mentally tough and physically strong, these elite heroes go where others won’t because they’re trained to do what others can’t.

ANYPLACE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

U.S. AIR FORCE PRESENTS

INTO THE STORM

THERE ARE FOUR DISTINCT SPECIAL WARFARE CAREERS.

COMBAT CONTROLLER (CCT) communicating with someone via a phone with the rest of his team behind him ready for mission.

COMBAT CONTROLLER (CCT)

  • AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
  • AIRFIELD ESTABLISHMENT
  • SPECIAL TACTICS

PARARESCUE (PJ) Airman on his way up to the helicopter during a rescue mission

PARARESCUE (PJ)

  • SEARCH AND RESCUE
  • COMBAT MEDICAL
  • SPECIAL TACTICS

SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE (SR) pointing his gun to the wilderness in snowy conditions.

SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE (SR)

  • GLOBAL BATTLESPACE ACCESS
  • INTELLIGENCE & SURVEILLANCE
  • SPECIAL TACTICS

TACTICAL AIR CONTROL PARTY (TACP) Airmen navigating their way around tall grassy fields

TACTICAL AIR CONTROL PARTY (TACP)

  • AIRSTRIKE TARGETING
  • CLOSE AIR SUPPORT
  • SPECIAL TACTICS

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Every Special Warfare career is highly specialized, which means the gear Special Warfare Airmen bring on a mission must be too.