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Aerospace Control and Warning Systems

Minimum Education Requirement: High school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


Defending our air space from intruders requires constant vigilance. As an Aerospace Control and Warning Systems specialist, you’ll be part of a global team using the most sophisticated radar systems available in order to watch the skies and keep us safe. Whether you’re based in a permanent facility on a base in the United States, Europe or Asia or part of a mobile team that can set up shop wherever you’re needed, you’ll be a vital member of the national defense system.

Career Tasks

  • Manage and operate aerospace control and warning systems, including functions involving electronic countermeasures (ECM) and counter-countermeasures (ECCM), surveillance, data link management, identification and weapons control
  • Provide radar control and monitoring of air weapons during offensive and defensive air operations
  • Make decisions in the conduct of air operations and in system equipment management
  • Proficient use of the Joint Surveillance System, the main component of the North American air defense structure and responsible for the defense of the continental United States and Canada from airborne attack
  • Expert use of the Ground Theater Air Control System is a highly mobile system that supports joint forces operations at deployed locations and is responsible for defensive and offensive airborne operations within an assigned area

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