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Airfield Management

Overview: Airfield Management personnel ensure that runways, lighting systems, and other airfield components and systems are safe and well maintained at all times so that takeoffs and landings can proceed safely.  Clear and precise communication skills are required in order to respond quickly and effectively to the situations and emergencies that are part of airfield operations.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Inspect airfields and ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation 
  • Coordinate with agencies including air traffic control, civil engineers, and command post  
  • Perform mobile airfield management for worldwide deployment of aircraft 
  • Provide aircrews with information and services related to airfield management and flight planning


  • Normal color vision 
  • Ability to speak distinctly 
  • ASVAB score of 50 on General and 40 on Mechanical 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance 
  • Qualification to operate government vehicle


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 30 days at Keesler AFB, MS 
  • College credits earned: Aviation Management - 13 credits 

Related Civilian Occupation:

  • Airfield Operations Specialists