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Security Forces Officer

Minimum Education Requirement: bachelor’s degree


The ultimate objective of every Air Force operation is security — for our Airmen, our bases and our country. Security Forces Officers help achieve this through their broad expertise encompassing weapons systems, antiterrorism, law enforcement, air base defense, industrial security and combat arms. Directing air base defense functions, they control and secure the terrain inside and adjacent to military installations as well as the personnel, equipment and resources within. Responsibilities include directing team patrols, tactical drills, battle procedures and antiterrorism duties, as well as enforcing standards of conduct, adherence to laws and planning future security measures. Security Force Officers are needed around the world and may be called upon to travel internationally to develop, implement and supervise a defense program.

Career Tasks

  • Direct air base defense functions
  • Lead individual and team exercises and drills
  • Serve on boards and planning groups involving security

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