Updated: Nov 2019

Specialty Summary

 Maintains, operates, and supervises maintenance on ground and air missiles, spacelift boosters, payloads, guidance and control systems, and subsystems. Monitors, analyzes, and compiles system performance data. Performs and supervises maintenance on automated and manual electronic test, launch control, checkout, and support equipment (SE). Designs and supervises assembly, calibration, operation, troubleshooting, and testing of research and development (R&D) systems and SE.

Tech School

59 Days - Vandenberg AFB


Electronic Systems Technology

Duty Badge

Maintenance & Munitions Badge

Missile Badge








Total: 812

For Entry Into This Specialty


Mechanical: 55


Electrical: 50


40 lbs (Shredout A - 70 lbs)

  • For entry into AFSCs 2M011/2M031A, or 2M031B, accessions must be screened for eligibility and meet requirements of the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).
  • Normal color vision.
  • Freedom from fear of heights.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Top Secret material or similar environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitors, operates, and supervises operation of consoles, fault display panels, and checkout equipment. Monitors status of air-launched cruise missiles, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), space lift boosters, payloads, subsystems, and SE. Operates or oversees checkout and test equipment operation.

Supervises and performs missile, space lift booster, and payload systems maintenance and launch processing. Coordinates and oversees activities of contractor personnel during space launch activities. Operates, calibrates, inspects, maintains, or oversees these actions on missiles, missile and aircraft integration systems, aerospace vehicle equipment, operational ground equipment, automated and manual test equipment, space lift boosters, and payloads. Diagnoses flight data gathered during operational and test launches. Performs ICBM coding activities.

Performs or assists malfunction analysis and repair of missile, space lift booster, and payload systems and subsystems. Determines system status. Operates or supervises operation of automated and manual test and checkout equipment to include performing calibrations. Disassembles, inspects, services, and replaces components and wiring. Modifies and repairs airframe and surfaces. Reassembles and verifies repairs, or supervises these actions on electronic components of cruise missiles, ICBMs, space lift boosters, and payloads. Maintains technical orders and publication files. Records findings.

Performs or supervises maintenance on electronic equipment, and coordinates launch processing and maintenance activities. Performs or supervises electronic equipment maintenance. Uses or monitors use of manual and automatic checkout and test equipment to check integrated missile, space lift booster, payload systems, subsystems, and related electronic equipment.

Performs laboratory R&D activities. Assembles, maintains, and operates specialized R&D systems such as energetic materials, propulsion, composites, optical, satellite, space structures and power. Collects and analyzes R&D test data. Designs, maintains, modifies and operates support equipment such as data acquisition devices, fiber optic, instrumentation, vacuum systems and environmental control systems.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of electronic theory, circuitry, and schematic diagrams; and electronic principles of missiles, space lift boosters, and payloads.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in mathematics and physics is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 2M031/31A/31B, completion of a specific basic 3 level missile and space systems electronic maintenance course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 2M051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2M031/31A/31B. Also, experience in functions such as maintaining or operating missiles, space lift boosters.
  • 2M071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2M051. Also, experience performing or supervising missile maintenance, space lift, or R&D activities.


A             ICBM

B             ALCM

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