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Overview:  Radiotherapists play an essential role in the multi-disciplinary management of cancer patients. These specialists use various types and sources of radiation to treat pathological conditions, providing each patient with personalized treatment for their individual care. 

Position: Officer



Specific Tasks:

  • Evaluates patients to determine suitability for radiation therapy.
  • Reviews radiographic and other imaging studies, laboratory data, histopathological slides, and other diagnostic information.
  • Instructs radiologic personnel in proper patient positioning, beam alignment, field setup, and treatment areas.
  • Selects the most appropriate technique or modality, including external beam therapy with photons or particles at various energies, surface applications, intracavitary applications, or interstitial applications.
  • Participates in the delivery of continuing medical education in radio therapy for physicians and other personnel.


  • A Doctor of Medicine degree or a doctor of osteopathy degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy is mandatory for entry into this AFSC
  • Current enrollment in a radiotherapy residency program acceptable to the Surgeon General, HQ USAF


  • For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This 5 week course at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life, your role as an officer and military healthcare.