A Command Post Specialist manages and performs activities within command posts (CP), operations centers, rescue coordination centers, and command centers. Provides command, control, communications, and information support. Receives and relays command and control (C2) instructions and records, and collects, processes, and submits manual and automated data products. Establishes procedures for operational reports, readiness reports, and the Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) report. Reports international treaty compliance information. Uses communications systems and consoles to affect positive control of assigned forces and weapons systems. Ensures compliance with CP policies and procedures. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 250.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs nuclear C2 actions in the execution phase of Emergency War Orders, and directs conventional C2 actions supporting Emergency Plans, Operations Orders, and Operations Plans. Relays C2 instructions for launch, execution, diversion, recall, evacuation, recovery, recycle, and reconstitution of forces. Coordinates and executes search and rescue activities. Receives, processes, and disseminates emergency action messages via voice and record copy. Coordinates with other agencies and organizations during planning, executing, and evaluation phases of CP operations. Initiates receives and takes action on alert messages. Flight-follows aerospace resources and monitors mission status. Ensures proper use and control of resources and classified material. Develops and evaluates CP processes. Ensures operational readiness and adherence to standards. Recommends actions to correct CP deficiencies. Maintains and disseminates local and worldwide forecasts and current weather. Ensures existing directives for executing and controlling assigned forces are understood and properly applied.
Prepares and submits operational, readiness, and SORTS reports. Analyzes and disseminates information derived from operational and readiness reports. Develops operational reporting procedures. Manages base-wide SORTS program. Develops procedures, maintains databases, trains personnel, and conducts staff assistance visits. Ensures SORTS data is current and accurate. Monitors and reports information on international treaty requirements and aerospace assets. Reports aerospace mission readiness and disposition of forces information.
Operates and monitors voice, data, and alerting systems. Develops, maintains, and initiates quick reaction checklists supporting situations such as suspected or actual sabotage, nuclear incidents, natural disasters, aircraft accidents or incidents, evacuations, dispersal, and aerospace anomalies. Maintains operational status displays. Maintains proficiency in Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS) and aircraft flight following systems. Establishes staffing, communications, and facility requirements.
Maintains and provides Communications Security (COMSEC) to include receiving, safeguarding, utilizing, inventorying, and destroying COMSEC material. Maintains CP security, and performs entry control and escort procedures.
Performs administrative actions. Compiles and maintains entry authority list. Maintains International Civil Aviation Organization document and posts changes to the foreign clearance guide. Coordinates and provides input to base support plans.
Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of Air Force organization and administration; CP supporting data systems and reporting; automated data processing equipment use, capabilities, and limitations; techniques of presenting data; data collection procedures and summary techniques; purpose of command post for preparing, executing, and controlling assigned forces; emergency actions and directives; command weapon systems movement and transfer procedures; and encode, decode, and authorization procedures used by command of assignment.
Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school is desirable.
Training. For award of the AFSC 1C331, completion of the CP initial skills course is mandatory.
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
1C351. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C331. Also, experience in functions such as handling automated operational data, controlling input and output data from automated CP systems using data processing devices, data coding methods, and communication operations.
1C371. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C351. Also, experience performing or supervising functions of CP operations.
1C391. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1C371. Also, experience managing and directing CP functions.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
For entry into this specialty, normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123, Medical Examination, and Standards.
For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:
Continued demonstration of mental and emotional stability.
Ability to speak distinctly.
For award and retention of AFSC 1C331/51/71/91/00, eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance, according to AFI 31-501.
NOTE: Award of the 3-skill level without a final Top Secret clearance is authorized provided an interim TS has been granted according to AFI 31-501.
Note: This job requires a Sensitive Job Code, (SJC) of "F."
The Command Post Job in a War Zone
Strength Req: G
Physical Profile: 222121
Required Appitude Score: G-48 (Changed to G-49, effective 1 Jul 04).
Course #: E3ABR1C331 005
Length (Days): 29