3 Combat Controller (1C2X1) Average deployment:Active Duty: 77 daysNational Guard: 93 daysExtremely competitivePass Combat Control Team Physical Ability and Stamina Test.
4 Combat ControllerDirects and controls the delivery and battlefield application of lethal and non-lethal airpower.Provides limited weather observationsPlans, organizes, supervises, and establishes air traffic control in the target area.Deploys into forward areas and forward operating locations.
5 Combat Controller Continued Identifies, assesses, and marks assault zones with visual and electronic navigation aids for day and night air-land and airdrop operations.Plans, coordinates, and conducts fire support operations to include close air support and supporting arms.
6 Combat Controller Qualifications and Required Training 35 week training at various locationsAir Force Combat Controller Orientation CourseCombat Control Operator FundamentalsCombat Control Tower TrainingJump School (U.S. Army Airborne School)U.S. Air Force Basic Survival SchoolCombat Control Apprentice CourseU.S. Navy Underwater Egress TrainingAdvanced Skills Training (AST)U.S. Army Combat Divers SchoolU.S. Army Military Free Fall Parachutist Course
7 Combat Controller Missions Air expeditionary forceForce projectionCounterterrorismpersonnel recoveryNon-combatant evacuation operationsCounter drugFire support operationsCounter proliferationDemolitions
8 Pararescue (1T2X1) Average Deployment: Active Duty: 70 days National Guard: 49 daysReserves: 73 daysAlso extremely competitiveCertified emergency medical technician or paramedic required
9 Pararescue (1T2X1)Performs, plans, leads, supervises, instructs, and evaluates pararescue activities.Provides assistance in and performs survival, evasion, resistance, and escapeUses aerial and surface methods to load and assist in loading objectivesConducts scuba, adverse terrain, and mountain rescue and recovery operations.Supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in recovery of aerospace personnel and materiel
10 Pararescue Qualifications and Required Training Pararescue Indoctrination.Airborne (Parachutist).Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification.Combat Survival Training.United States Navy Underwater Egress Training.Military Freefall Parachutist.Special Operations Combat Medic Course.Pararescue and Recovery Apprentice.