Updated: April 2021

What does a 3P0X1 do?

Leads, manages, supervises, and performs security force (SF) activities in direct support of two-thirds of the United States Nuclear Enterprise; weapon system and physical security; law and order; military working dog; combat arms and area security operations.

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Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 3P0X1?

Tech School

65 Days - Lackland AFB


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What Does the 3P0X1 Duty Badge Look Like?

Force Protection Badge

Security Police Badge

What are the Demographics for the 3P0X1 Career Field?







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What are the Requirements to Become a 3P0X1?


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  • Normal color vision.
  • Must not have used/distributed/manufactured illicit narcotics as defined in schedule I/II or been arrested for narcotics in schedules I through V as listed in 21 USC §812. Exclude use of marijuana, hashish, or other cannabis-based products during this screening unless that use resulted in the documentation of a use disorder by a credentialed medical provider.
  • No history of excessive alcohol use or been arrested in the past two years for two or more alcohol related incidents regardless of disposition, except when found not guilty.
  • Must not have used a substance (sniffing/huffing) to obtain an altered conscious state from aerosol spray, lighter fluid, petro chemical, adhesives, Freon, or any other chemical for a purpose not intended for use.
  • No more than one active wage garnishment for delinquency.
  • No more than two delinquent charge off/collection (>= 30 days) payments within last two years.
  • Within three years prior to entry into military service, not have been terminated from civilian employment more than twice for reasons of misconduct, theft, or alcohol use.
  • No record of sleep disorders to include, but not limited to, sleep apneas, insomnias, hypersomnias, narcolepsy, or restless leg syndrome.
  • No current diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Perceptual /Learning Disorder(s), with no use of medication(s) to treat same in the last 12 months.
  • No history of mood disorders including bipolar disorder, major depression, dysthymia, or depression not otherwise specified.
  • No recorded evidence of personality disorder, sustained or untreatable emotional instability to include depression, or suicidal behavior to include attempts, gestures, ideations, threats or history of self-mutilation.
  • Distance visual acuity correctable to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other.
  • Never been convicted by a general, special, or summary courts-martial.
  • Never received nonjudicial punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) which resulted in either reduction or suspended reduction in grade, or correctional custody for offenses involving substantiated drug abuse as defined in AFI 44-121, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Program, acts of larceny, wrongful appropriation, robbery, burglary, housebreaking, misconduct in combat defined in UCMJ articles 99-106, convictions of domestic violence in accordance with the Lautenberg Amendment, or any act that harms or has the potential to harm the physical safety or well-being of animals to include Military Working Dogs.
  • Never been convicted by a civilian court of a Category 1, 2, or 3 offense, nor exceeded the accepted number of Category 4 offenses. Category 3 and 4 traffic offenses alone are not disqualifying. NOTE: Categories of offenses are described and listed in AFI 36-2002, Regular Air Force and Special Category Accessions, Uniform Guide List of Typical Offenses.
  • No speech disorder or noticeable communication deficiency.
  • Individuals who have had their spleen removed are not eligible for assignment to the military working dog program or any canine functions.
  • No diagnosed fear of acrophobia (fear of heights) or confined spaces.
  • No documented record of gang affiliation.
  • No fear of working around nuclear weapons or nuclear components.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 3P0X1?

Leads, manages, supervises, and performs force protection duties employing up to the use of deadly force to protect personnel and resources. Protects nuclear and conventional weapons systems and other critical resources. Performs air base defense functions contributing to the force protection mission. Defends personnel, equipment, and resources from hostile forces throughout the base security zone of military installations. Operates in various field environments, performs mounted and dismounted individual and team patrol movements, tactical drills, battle procedures, convoys, military operations other than war, antiterrorism duties, and other special duties. Operates communications equipment, vehicles, intrusion detection equipment, individual and crew-served weapons, and other special purpose equipment. Applies self-aid buddy care and life saving procedures as first responders to accident and disaster scenes.

Provides armed response and controls entry to installations and protection level resources. Detects and reports presence of unauthorized personnel and activities and implements security reporting and alerting system. Enforces standards of conduct, discipline, and adherence to laws and directives. Directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic; investigates motor vehicle accidents, minor crimes, and incidents; and operates speed measuring, drug and alcohol, and breath test devices. Secures crime and incident scenes; apprehends and detains suspects; searches persons and property; and collects, seizes, and preserves evidence. Conducts interviews of witnesses and suspects and obtains statements and testifies in official judicial proceedings. Responds to disaster and relief operations and participates in contingencies.

Develops plans, policies, procedures, and detailed instructions to implement SF programs. Plans, organizes, and schedules SF activities and provides oversight, guidance, and assistance to commanders with the application of physical security and force protections in support of priority resources. Operates pass and registration activities and supervises and trains SF augmentees. Employs and utilizes the Incident Command System construct during emergency planning, response recovery operations. Inspects and evaluates effectiveness of SF personnel and activities.

Provides guidance on employment and utilization of military working dog teams. Ensures proficiency training and certification standards are maintained. Employs military working dogs to support worldwide security force operations and executive agency requirements to include nuclear, Presidential support, federal law enforcement and national strategic programs. Ensures health and welfare of military working dogs. Trains handlers and military working dogs on all aspects of military working dog training. Maintains dog training and usage records and is responsible for storage, handling, and security of drug and explosive training aids.

Leads, manages, supervises, and implements ground weapons training programs. Controls and safeguards arms, ammunition, and equipment and instructs ground weapons qualification training. Provides guidance on weapons placement to security forces and ground defense force commanders. Inspects ground weapons and replaces unserviceable parts and analyzes malfunctions by inspection and serviceability testing. Uses precision gauges, testing instruments, and special tools to adjust parts and operating mechanisms. Function-fires weapons for accuracy and serviceability. Controls and operates firing ranges and associated facilities to include supervising construction and rehabilitation.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 3P0X1?

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: Weaponry, laws, directives, programs, policies, and procedures governing SF activities; installation security; weapon system and resource security; anti-terrorism; law enforcement and investigations; military working dogs; air base defense; training; pass and registration; civilian work force; and combat arms.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or General Equivalency Diploma.

Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated in addition to successful completion of applicable Career Development Course requirements listed in the Career Field Education and Training Plan:

  • 3P031. Completion of the security forces (SF) apprentice course.
  • 3P0X1A. Completion of the military working dog handler course.
  • 3P0X1B. Completion of the combat arms apprentice course.
  • 3P071. Completion of the Security Forces course and the in residence Security Forces Craftsman course.

Experience. The following experience (if listed) is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated in addition to successful completion of applicable task requirements listed in the Career Field Education and Training Plan:

  • 3P051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P031.
  • 3P051A. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P031A.
  • 3P051B. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P031B.
  • 3P071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P051/A/B. Also, experience supervising or performing functions such as weapon systems and resource security, air base defense, law enforcement, military working dog functions, or combat arms functions.
  • 3P091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P071. Also, experience in leading and directing SF activities.

What Are the Different Specialties (Shredouts) for 3P0X1?

A             Military Working Dog Handler

B             Combat Arms

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 3P031?

  • Alconbury, United Kingdom
  • Altus, Oklahoma
  • Andersen, Guam
  • Aviano, Italy
  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Beale, California
  • Bellows, Hawaii
  • Bolling, District Of Columbia
  • Cannon, New Mexico
  • Chievres, Belgium
  • Columbus, Mississippi
  • Creech, Nevada
  • Croughton, United Kingdom
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Edwards, California
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Eielson, Alaska
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • F E Warren, Wyoming
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Hanscom, Massachusetts
  • 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, Alabama
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Moron, Spain
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Osan AB, South Korea
  • Palmdale AF Plant, California
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Robins, Georgia
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Sheppard, Texas
  • Sigonella, Italy
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • Tinker, Oklahoma
  • Travis, California
  • Tyndall, Florida
  • USAF Academy, Colorado
  • Vance, Oklahoma
  • Vogelweh Cantonmt, Germany
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio
  • Yokota, Japan

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3P031A?

  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Laughlin, Texas
  • Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Sheppard, Texas
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio

What Are the Possible Assignments for 3P031B?

  • Edwards, California
  • Kirtland, New Mexico
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Robins, Georgia
  • Tyndall, Florida
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio

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