(Changed 31 Oct 97)
- CEM Code 3P000
- Journeyman AFSC 3P051
- AFSC 3P091 Superintendent
- Apprentice AFSC 3P031
- AFSC 3P071 Craftsman
- Helper AFSC 3P011
NOTE: The Combat Arms careerfield was recently (31 Oct 97) integrated with the security police/law enforcement careerfields to form the Security Forces careerfield. Personnel assigned to STS are trained Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) personnel...responsible for all weapons related training, maintenance, security. They are now (because of the integration) also responsible for force protection/security issues related to STS operations.
1. Specialty Summary. Leads, manages, supervises, and performs security force (SF) activities, including installation,weapon system, and resource security; antiterrorism; law enforcement and investigations; military working dog function; airbase defense; armament and equipment; training; pass and registration; information security; and combat arms. Related DoDOccupational Subgroup: 070.
2. Duties and Responsibilities:
2.1. Leads, manages, supervises, and performs force protection duties, including use of deadly force to protect personnel andresources. Protects nuclear and conventional weapons systems and other resources. Performs air base defense functionscontributing to the force protection mission. Controls and secures terrain inside and outside military installations. Defendspersonnel, equipment, and resources from hostile forces. Operates in various field environments, performs individual, andteam patrol movements, both mounted and dismounted, tactical drills, battle procedures, convoys, military operations otherthan war, antiterrorism duties, and other special duties. Operates communications equipment, vehicles, intrusion detectionequipment, crew-served weapons, and other special purpose equipment. Applies self-aid buddy care, life saving procedures,including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as first responder to accident and disaster scenes.
2.2. Provides armed response and controls entry. Detects and reports presence of unauthorized personnel and activities.Implements security reporting and alerting system. Enforces standards of conduct, discipline, and adherence to laws anddirectives. Directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Investigates motor vehicle accidents, minor crimes, and incidents.Operates speed measuring, drug and alcohol, and breath test devices. Apprehends and detains suspects. Searches personsand property. Secures crime and incident scenes. Collects, seizes, and preserves evidence. Conducts interviews of witnessesand suspects. Obtains statements and testifies in official judicial proceedings. Responds to disaster and relief operations.Participates in contingencies.
2.3. Develops plans, policies, procedures, and detailed instructions to implement SF programs. Plans, organizes, andschedules SF activities. Provides oversight, guidance, and assistance to commanders with the application of information,personnel, and industrial security programs. Operates pass and registration activities. Supervises and trains SF augmentees.Provides on-scene supervision for security forces. Inspects and evaluates effectiveness of SF personnel and activities.Analyzes reports and statistics.
2.4. Provides guidance on employment and utilization of military working dog teams. Ensures proficiency training andcertification standards are maintained. Employs military working dogs to support world-wide security force operations andexecutive agency requirements. Ensures health and welfare of military working dogs. Trains handlers and military workingdogs on all aspects of military working dog training. Acts as an intruder in dog bite and hold training. Reports and reacts todog alerts. Maintains dog training and usage records. Responsible for storage, handling, and security of drug and explosivetraining aids.
2.5. Leads, manages, supervises, and implements ground weapons training programs. Operates SF armories. Controls andsafeguards arms, ammunition, and equipment. Instructs ground weapons qualification training. Provides guidance onweapons placement to security forces and ground defense force commanders. Inspects ground weapons and replacesunserviceable parts. Analyzes malfunctions by inspection and serviceability testing. Uses precision gauges, testinginstruments, and special tools to adjust parts and operating mechanisms. Function-fires weapons for accuracy andserviceability. Controls and operates firing ranges and associated facilities to include supervising construction andrehabilitation.
3. Specialty Qualifications:
3.1. Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: Weaponry, laws, directives, programs, policies, and procedures governing SFactivities; installation security; weapon system and resource security; anti-terrorism; law enforcement and investigations;military working dog function; air base defense; armament and equipment; training; pass and registration; informationsecurity; and combat arms.
3.2. Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in government, behavioral science,computer, and communicative skills is desirable.
3.3. Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
3.3.1. 3P031. Completion of either the apprentice security course or law enforcement apprentice course, and Air ForceLevel 1, Ground Combat Skills course.3.3.2. 3P0X1A. Completion of the military working dog handler course.
3.3.3. 3P0X1B. Completion of the basic combat arms course.
3.3.4. 3P071. Completion of the advanced 7-skill level Security Forces course.
3.4. Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
3.4.1. 3P051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P031. Also, experience in SF functions such as weaponry;controlling entry into and providing internal control within installations and restricted areas; response force tactics; air basedefense concepts and procedures; terrorist threat response techniques; alarm monitor duties; control center duties; trafficcontrol; patrolling; or accident investigation.
3.4.2. 3P051A. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P031A. Also, experience in functions such as SF weaponry,maintaining dog handling equipment, caring for and training military working dogs, and reacting to dog alerts.
3.4.3. 3P051B. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P031B. Also, experience in functions such as classroominstruction, marksmanship fundamentals and techniques, weapons and range safety, subdepot level firearm maintenance andrepair, range operations and safety criteria, or controlling and storing weapons and ammunition.
3.4.4. 3P071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P051/A/B. Also, experience supervising or performing functionssuch as weapon systems and resource security, air base defense, law enforcement, military working dog functions, or combatarms functions.
3.4.5. 3P091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3P071. Also, experience in leading and directing SF activities.
3.5. Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
3.5.1. For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards.
22.214.171.124. For entry into 3P0X1A/B, qualification in and possession of 3P031/51.
3.5.2. For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:
126.96.36.199. No recorded evidence of personality disorder.
188.8.131.52. Visual acuity correctable to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other.
184.108.40.206. Qualification to bear firearms according to AFI 31-207, Arming and Use of Force by Air Force Personnel.
220.127.116.11. Never been convicted by a general, special, or summary courts-martial.
18.104.22.168. Never received nonjudicial punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) which resulted in eitherreduction or suspended reduction in grade, or correctional custody for offenses involving substantiated drug abuse as definedin AFI 36-2701, Social Actions Program, acts of larceny, wrongful appropriation, robbery, burglary, housebreaking, ormisconduct in combat defined in UCMJ articles 99-106.
22.214.171.124. Never been convicted by a civilian court for a major or serious offense, or serious traffic offense, nor exceeded themaximum amount of minor traffic or non-traffic offenses allowed for entrance into the Air Force according to AFI 36-2002,Regular Air Force and Special Category Accessions.
126.96.36.199. Ability to speak distinctly.
188.8.131.52. Individuals who have had their spleen removed are not eligible for assignment to the military working dog programor any dog functions.
3.5.3. For award and retention of AFSCs 3P031/31A/31B, 3P051/51A/51B, 3P071/91, and 3P000, eligibility for a Secretsecurity clearance according to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Management Program.
4. * Specialty ShredoutsSuffix Portion of AFS to Which Related:
A - Military Working Dog Handler
B - Combat Arms
NOTE: Suffixes A and B are applicable to the 1-, 3-, and 5-skill levels only.