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Scientific Applications Specialist

Overview: Scientific Applications specialists are tasked with gathering and analyzing data to detect and determine where and when nuclear weapons have been tested or utilized. Entry into this highly technical specialty requires high scores on ASVAB (Electrical and Mechanical) and Electronics Data Processing Tests. 

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks: 

  • Perform data collection, analysis, observation, acquisition, maintenance, research and development, laboratory functions, and fielding of prototype and operational sensors on (including, but not limited to) specialized geophysical, nuclear radiation, radiochemical, electro-optical, radio frequency, infrared, radar, and rapidly deployable and fixed airborne collection platforms.
  • Process and analyze scientific data to derive, develop, integrate, and report information


  • Minimum ASVAB score of 88 on Mechanical and 85 on Electrical 
  • Minimum score of 57 on the Electronics Data Processing Test
  • Normal color vision


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX followed by Technical Training

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