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Special Operations Forces/Personnel Recovery Electronic Systems

Overview: The Air Force Reserve encompasses many unique missions and types of aircraft, each with its individual requirements and training. Special Operations/Personnel Recovery (SOF/PR) systems specialists operate and maintain the highly sophisticated electronic systems utilized in special ops and rescue missions. There are three categories of SOF/PR systems personnel:

  • Integrated Communication/Navigation/Mission systems
  • Integrated Instrument and Flight Control systems
  • Integrated Electronic Warfare systems

Position: Enlisted

AFSC: 2A2X1, 2A2X2, 2A2X3

Specific Tasks: 

  • Operates and maintains communication/navigation/mission systems, flight control systems, or electronic warfare on SOF/PR C-130 variants, HH-60s, EC-130 Commando Solo, EC-130 Compass Call and CV-22 aircraft 
  • Removes, installs, checks, and repairs avionics systems and line replaceable units (LRU)
  • Inspects, evaluates, plans, organizes and directs aircraft maintenance activities

Requirements: 

  • Minimum ASVAB score of 70 on Electrical 
  • No record of acrophobia (fear of heights)
  • Normal color vision

Training: 

  • 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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