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Nuclear and Missile Operations

Overview:  Nations with nuclear and missile capabilities possess unique and tremendous responsibilities to maintain and control these weapons for the preservation of peace and the well-being of all. Nuclear and Missile Operations officers are tasked to effectively manage these operations and successfully protect and defend our nation and its allies. 

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks: 

  • Formulate and coordinate nuclear and missile operations policies and procedures
  • Plan, organize, and direct nuclear and missile operations programs
  • Operate and control nuclear and missile operations
  • Control storage and issue of positive control, authentication materials, and code components.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; preferably with STEM disciplines
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve
  • Physical qualification for Missile Operator Duty (MOD) according to AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards


  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the nine-week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required