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Security Forces

Overview: Security takes on a heightened meaning when the items being protected include the world's most advanced weapons systems as well as nuclear armaments. From enforcing traffic regulations to being essential components of antiterrorism activities, Security Forces officers direct all air base security, defense and law enforcement functions.

Position: Officer

AFSC: 31PX

Specific Tasks:

  • Protect nuclear and conventional weapons systems and other resources 
  • Direct air base defense functions including control and security of terrain inside and immediately adjacent to military installations 
  • Enforce standards of conduct, discipline and adherence to laws and directives 
  • Coordinate security forces functions with other units, military services and civilian agencies

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree; undergraduate academic specialization in sociology, criminology, police administration, criminal justice, legal studies or a related area is desirable
  • Normal color vision
  • No history of excessive alcohol use or been arrested in the past two years for two or more alcohol related incidents regardless of disposition, except when found not guilty
  • Must not have used a substance (sniffing/huffing) to obtain an altered conscious state from aerosol spray, lighter fluid, petro chemical, adhesives, Freon or any other chemical for a purpose not intended for use
  • No more than one active wage garnishment for delinquency
  • No more than two delinquent charge off/collection (>= 30 days) payments within last two years
  • Within three years prior to entry into military service, have not been terminated from civilian employment more than twice for reasons of misconduct, theft or alcohol use
  • No record of sleep disorders to include, but not limited to, sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, narcolepsy or restless leg syndrome
  • No current diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or perceptual / learning Disorder(s), with no use of medication(s) to treat same in the last 12 months
  • No history of any the Bipolar and Related Disorders, Depressive Disorders or Anxiety Disordersression not otherwise specified
  • No recorded evidence of personality disorder than negatively affects duty performance
  • Must not have a sustained or untreatable emotional instability to include depression or suicidal ideations
  • Must not have a record of suicidal attempts, gestures, threats or history of self-mutilation
  • Distance visual acuity correctable to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other
  • Qualification to arming, suitability to arm or suitability under Personnel Reliability Assurance Program
  • Never been convicted by a general, special or summary courts-martial
  • Never received non-judicial punishment under the UCMJ for offenses involving substantiated drug abuse 
  • Never been diagnosed with a severe substance use disorder by a certified medical provider
  • Never received non-judicial punishment for acts of larceny, wrongful appropriation, robbery, burglary, housebreaking, misconduct in combat as defined in UCMJ articles 99-106, or any act that harms or has the potential to harm the physical safety or well-being of animals to include Military Working Dogs
  • Never been convicted by a civilian court of a Category 1, 2, or 3 offense, nor exceeded the accepted number of Category 4 offenses. Category 3 and 4 traffic offenses alone are not disqualifying.
  • No speech disorder or noticeable communication deficiency
  • No diagnosed fear of heights or confined spaces
  • No documented record of gang affiliation
  • No fear of working around nuclear weapons or nuclear components, nor have an identifiable negative opinion of the role of nuclear weapons in our nation’s strategic deterrent mission
  • Must not have used/distributed/manufactured illicit narcotics as defined in schedule I/II, used a drug that can cause a flashback, or been arrested for narcotics in schedules I through V as listed in 21 USC §812. Exclude use of marijuana, hashish or other cannabis-based products for entry unless that use resulted in the documentation of a use disorder by a credentialed medical provider.
  • Must not have used/distributed/manufactured illicit narcotics as defined in schedule I/II, used a drug that can cause a flashback or been arrested for narcotics in schedules I through V as listed in 21 USC §812. Exclude use of marijuana, hashish or other cannabis-based products for entry unless that use resulted in the documentation of a use disorder by a credentialed medical provider.
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license to operate government motor vehicles 

Training:

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