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Computer Systems Programming

Overview: Military computer systems require software that is unique to each mission, organization, aircraft and application.  Computer Systems Programming personnel write, analyze, design and develop application, client-server, online and database systems critical to modern war-fighting capabilities.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Supervise and perform as a computer analyst, coder, tester and manager in application and system design, development, maintenance, testing, configuration and documentation 
  • Develop standardized tools and interfaces in accordance with Air Force Network Operations guidance 
  • Develop and implement policy to enable effective information discovery, indexing, storage, life cycle management, retrieval and sharing


  • ASVAB score of 64 on General, or 54 on General and 60 on Cyber Test
  • Minimum score of 71 on Air Force Electronic Data Processing Test 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 50 pounds
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance 


  • 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 is 70 days at Keesler AFB, MS 
  • College degree and credits earned: Computer Science Technology - 19 credits

Related Civilian Careers: 

  • Software Developers, Systems Software