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Targeting Analyst

Overview: Modern military operations are often controlled from high-tech information centers quite distant from actual areas of conflict. The precise identification, analysis, prioritization and selection of military targets is the role of Target Analysts, who utilize a systems database analysis approach to optimizing mission success. 

Position: Enlisted

AFSC: 1N8X1

Specific Tasks: 

  • Develops all-source analytical products which identify target systems that have relevance to stated objectives, military importance and priority of attack
  • Nominates and prioritizes targets to achieve the effects and objectives outlined in commander’s guidance and are coordinated and de-conflicted with agencies and activities that might present a conflict with the proposed action
  • Determines precise weapon(s) placement, consequences and hazards presented by weapons effects
  • Conducts Combat Assessment (CA). Performs Battle Damage Assessment (BDA), Munitions Effectiveness Assessment (MEA), and Reattack recommendations

Requirements: 

  • Completion of high school with courses in mathematics, advanced English, and computer applications is desirable 
  • Stereopsis (depth perception) acuity equivalent to depth perception standards for flying Class I or Class IA with or without correction
  • ASVAB score of 66 on General 

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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