On this episode, I’m interviewing an Air Force Master Sergeant (MSgt) Philip Lucas on the 1C3X1 – Command Post AFSC.
MSgt Lucas has over 18 years of experience in the Command Post career field, and has been stationed or deployed all over the world. The information that he shares with us in this episode is invaluable!
Also, this was my AFSC when I was Active Duty and while in the Reserves, and I believe it is one of the best career fields the Air Force has to offer!
Some of the biggest things that I took away from this very informative interview was:
1. The Command Post mission is VERY diverse and every base is a little different. You’ll learn new things everywhere you go.
2. At most bases, this is a shift working job. Command Posts operate 24-hrs a day. Shift schedules range from base to base.
3. Because of the shift work, this is a great job to do some online college once you are done with all of your upgrade training (UGT).
Here’s a little overview of the AFSC:
Duties. Manages and performs activities within fixed ground, mobile and airborne command and control (C2) facilities such as installation and expeditionary command posts (CP), operations centers, rescue coordination centers, and Combatant Command and Major Command (COCOM/MAJCOM) command centers. Provides command, control, communications, and information support throughout the full spectrum of operations to include peacetime, emergency and disaster situations, crisis, contingency and war. Receives and relays C2 instructions and records; collects, processes, and submits manual and automated data products. Disseminates time-sensitive critical information to senior leaders and support agencies. Establishes procedures for operational reports and defense readiness reporting systems. Reports international treaty compliance information. Uses communications systems and consoles to affect positive control of assigned forces and weapons systems. Supports chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE), and conventional warning and reporting activities. Ensures compliance with operations center and CP policies and procedures.
1. You’ll need at least 55 admin AND 67 general score on the ASVAB
2. There are roughly 1597 people within the AFSC, with 1032 males (64.62%) and 565 females (35.38%).
3. Tech School is 31 classroom days Keesler AFB, in Biloxi, MS
4. Lastly, you’ll earn credits toward a CCAF degree in Emergency Management.
Want to learn more about the different AFSCs?
Check out the Individual Job pages. Each AFSC has a dedicated page with description, ASVAB requirements, CCAF Degrees, YouTube videos, and more. I created these to help you research what jobs are available to you and which ones meet your career goals.