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Special Ops seeking applicants for CAA positions

Master Sgt. John Hickman, a combat aviation advisor student with the 6th Special Operations Squadron, provides security during Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27, 2017. Air Force Special Operations Command’s 6th SOS is the only unit in AFSOC whose primary mission is to execute combat aviation advisory operations worldwide, in support of U.S. Special Operations Command’s tailor-made theater security cooperation plans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Master Sgt. John Hickman, a combat aviation advisor student with the 6th Special Operations Squadron, provides security during Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27, 2017. Air Force Special Operations Command’s 6th SOS is the only unit in AFSOC whose primary mission is to execute combat aviation advisory operations worldwide, in support of U.S. Special Operations Command’s tailor-made theater security cooperation plans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Capt. Nathan Maxton, a combat aviation advisor student with the 6th Special Operations Squadron, returns simulated fire to hostile forces during Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27, 2017. Raven Claw is the capstone event for the Air Force Special Operations Training Center’s combat aviation advisor mission qualification course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Capt. Nathan Maxton, a combat aviation advisor student with the 6th Special Operations Squadron, returns simulated fire to hostile forces during Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27, 2017. Raven Claw is the capstone event for the Air Force Special Operations Training Center’s combat aviation advisor mission qualification course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron tend to a wounded casualty during Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27, 2017. Students came under simulated fire from hostile forces during a checkpoint and had to navigate through the woods to a safe location while carrying a casualty weighing approximately 210 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Combat aviation advisor students with the 6th Special Operations Squadron tend to a wounded casualty during Operation Raven Claw at Duke Field, Fla., April 27, 2017. Students came under simulated fire from hostile forces during a checkpoint and had to navigate through the woods to a safe location while carrying a casualty weighing approximately 210 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – An outreach team from the 492nd Special Operations Training Support Squadron will be at Sheppard AFB Nov. 4, 2019, to talk to Airmen in specific career fields about the opportunity to serve as combat aviation advisors.

The team will be at 1 p.m. in Professional Development Center’s Airmen Leadership School auditorium, Room 2202, located in Bldg. 1900.

CAA positions include 16 Air Force Specialty Codes that range from special operations pilots to aircrew flight equipment, security forces and medical specialties. These commandos serve in operation aviation detachments and are responsible for conducting special operations activities by, with and through foreign aviation forces.

According to an Air Force Fact Sheet, “CAAs are trained in a wide range of specialized skills to carrey out their mission. Ultimately, CAAs exist to facilitate the availability, reliability and interoperability of participating foreign aviation resources that support joint and combined operations. This is done primarily through hands-on, adaptive advisory missions designed to demonstrate the practical application of air resource management.”

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Eligible career fields include:

  • 11XXX – Special Operations Pilot
  • 12XXX – Combat System Officer
  • 13XXX – Air Liaison Officer
  • 14NXX – Intelligence Officer
  • 1A9X1 – Special Mission Aviator
  • 1NXXX – Intelligence Analyst
  • 1P0X1 – Aircrew Flight Equipment
  • 1T0X1 – Survival Evasion Resist & Escape
  • 2A5X1 – Airlift Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance
  • 3P0X1 – Security Forces
  • 3D1X3 – RF Transmission Systems
  • 3D1X1 – Client Systems
  • 4N0X1 – Independent Duty Medical Technician
  • 48RXX – Residency Trained Flight Surgeon
  • 48GXX – General Medical Officer
  • 41AXX – Health Services Administrator

Those interested in applying for a CAA position must be:

  • E-5 to E-7 or O-2 to O-5
  • Enlisted must be 7 level or higher
  • Four-plus years of experience in one of the above AFSCs
  • Eligible for and able to maintain a top secret/sensitive compartmented information clearance
  • Four years retainability upon assignment
  • Defense Language Aptitude Battery score on the SURF or print out
  • 80% or better on the AF physical fitness test with no component exemptions
  • Qualified for worldwide duty with no physical or medical restrictions
  • Qualify with firearms and be comfortable using them
  • CONUS candidates must have at least two years time on stations
  • OCONUS candidates must be within one year of their date estimated return from overseas
  • Aircrew must be instructor qualified.

For more information, contact the 492nd Special Operations Training Support Squadron at 492sow.caa.hiring@us.af.mil.