Updated: April 2021

What does a 3D1X1 do?

Deploys, sustains, troubleshoots and repairs standard voice, data, video network and cryptographic client devices in fixed and deployed environments. Sustains and operates systems through effective troubleshooting, repair, and system performance analysis. Manages client user accounts and organizational client device accounts.

Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 3D1X1?

Tech School

67 Days - Keesler AFB


Information Systems Technology

What Does the 3D1X1 Duty Badge Look Like?

Cyberspace Support Badge

What are the Demographics for the 3D1X1 Career Field?







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What are the Requirements to Become a 3D1X1?


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  • Normal color vision.
  • Specialty routinely requires work in the networking environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 3D131/3D151/3D171, must attain and maintain a minimum Information Assurance Technical Level II certification.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 3D1X1?

Performs client-level information technology support functions. Manages hardware and software. Performs configuration, management, and troubleshooting. Removes and replaces components and peripherals to restore system operation. Installs and configures software operating systems and applications. Provides service to end-users for operation, restoration, and configuration of information systems. Reports security incidents and executes corrective security procedures. Manages client user accounts.

Performs client-level voice network functions. Manages client hardware and software. Performs configuration, management to include adds, moves, changes and troubleshooting between the wall outlet to the client device. Plans, schedules, and implements installation and maintenance functions associated with voice systems. Removes and replaces telephone instruments. Reports security incidents and executes corrective security procedures.

Performs client-level Personal Wireless Communication Systems (PWCS) functions with the exception of Land Mobile Radios (LMRs). Manages hardware, software and Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI). Performs configuration, management, and troubleshooting. Plans, schedules, and implements installation and maintenance functions associated with PWCS. Removes and replaces components and peripherals to restore system operation. Reports security incidents and executes corrective security procedures. Reports spectrum interference incidents.

Plans, organizes and directs sustainment activities. Establishes work standards, methods and controls for preventative, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance actions. Determines extent and economy of repair of malfunctioning equipment. Ensures compliance with technical data, instructions, and work standards. Develops and enforces safety standards. Interprets malfunctions and prescribes corrective action. Serves on, or directs inspection teams organized to evaluate base or command sustainment programs. Manages, or performs research and development projects for assigned systems. Coordinates and documents repairs. Manages, administers, controls, and evaluates contracts. Manages organizational client device accounts with the exception of LMR devices.

Manages, supervises, and performs planning and implementation activities. Manages implementation and project installation and ensures architecture, configuration, and integration conformity. Develops, plans, and integrates base communications systems. Serves as advisor at meetings for facility design, military construction programs and minor construction planning. Evaluates base comprehensive plan and civil engineering projects. Monitors status of base civil engineer work requests. Performs mission review with customers. Controls, manages, and monitors project milestones and funding from inception to completion. Determines adequacy and correctness of project packages and amendments. Monitors project status and completion actions. Manages and maintains system installation records, files, and indexes. Evaluates contracts, wartime, support, contingency and exercise plans to determine impact on manpower, equipment, and systems.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 3D1X1?

Knowledge. Knowledge of: IT fundamentals, test equipment, special tools, maintenance, management, and security practices is mandatory.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Additional courses in business, mathematics, computer science, or information technology is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 3D131, completion of Client Systems initial skills course is mandatory.

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

  • 3D151. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3D131. Also, experience performing functions such as client systems support.
  • 3D171. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3D151. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as client systems support and management of information systems.

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 3D131?

  • Alconbury, United Kingdom
  • Altus, Oklahoma
  • Andersen, Guam
  • Aviano, Italy
  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Beale, California
  • Cannon, New Mexico
  • Columbus, Mississippi
  • Creech, Nevada
  • Croughton, United Kingdom
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Eielson, Alaska
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • F E Warren, Wyoming
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Fort George Meade, Maryland
  • Geilenkirchen, Germany
  • Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Hill, Utah
  • Holloman, New Mexico
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Incirlik AB, Turkey
  • JB Andrews, Maryland
  • JB Charleston, South Carolina
  • JB Elmendorf-Rich, Alaska
  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • JBSA Randolph, Texas
  • Joint Base Lewis–McChord, Washington
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Kadena, Japan
  • Keesler, Mississippi
  • Kirtland, New Mexico
  • Kunsan, South Korea
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Laughlin, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Luke, Arizona
  • MacDill, Florida
  • Malmstrom, Montana
  • Maxwell Gunter, Alabama
  • Maxwell, Alabama
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Osan AB, South Korea
  • Patrick, Florida
  • Pensacola NAS Che, Florida
  • Pope, North Carolina
  • Presidio Of Monterey, California
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Robins, Georgia
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Sheppard, Texas
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • Travis, California
  • Tyndall, Florida
  • Vance, Oklahoma
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio
  • Yokota, Japan

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