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Being a conventional TACP is already a challenging and arduous task, but, couple that intensity with the demanding and specialized operations of the U.S. Army Rangers, Special Forces, and U.S. Navy SEALs and you'd be describing the mission of an AFSOC TACP.

AFSOC TACP members deploy with Special Operations Forces as Joint Terminal Attack Controllers. Integrating air combat power and surface fires into the ground scheme of maneuver, they enable dynamic, synergistic, and lethal firepower on today's battlefield.

AFSOC TACP motto: "100%, and then some"

tabAFSOC TACP Overview  
AFSOC TACPs are composed of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) who provide terminal attack control and fire support expertise for all three Ranger Battalions, the 75th Ranger Regiment's Reconnaissance Company, U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Detachment A teams (ODAs), U.S. Navy SEAL Team platoons, and other Special Mission Units.

AFSOC TACPs are assigned to the 17th Special Tactics Squadron at Ft. Benning, Ga., and all four active duty Special Tactics Squadrons located in the continental United States.
tabAFSOC TACP Requirements 
  •  JTAC (SEI 914) with one year experience in DOC tasked unit
  • Basic Airborne qualified or volunteer for parachutist duty
  • Have a current class III Flight Physical
  • Retainability to complete four-year controlled tour
  • Eligible for TOP SECRET/SCI clearance
  • Financially stable
  • Able to deploy within 18 hours
  • Exceed Air Force Fitness Standards
tabAFSOC TACP Opportunities 
tabAFSOC TACP Physical Requirements 
Calisthenics Minimums:
8 chin-ups in 2 minutes
60 sit-ups in 2 minutes
45 push-ups in 2 minutes
Run Minimum: 
3 miles, non-stop, completed within 24:00 minutes

Combat Water Survival Test

12-mile road march with 55-pound rucksack, weapon, LCE and helmet in less than 3 hours
tabAFSOC TACP Training  
Joint Terminal Attack Controller Qualification Course - 4 weeks - Nellis AFB, Nev.
Basic Airborne Course - 3 weeks - Ft. Benning, Ga.
Special Tactics Advanced Skills Course - 12 weeks - Hurlburt Fld, Fla.

Military Freefall Parachutist Course - 5 weeks - Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.
Staticline Jumpmaster School - 3 weeks - Ft. Benning, Ga.
Military Freefall Jumpmaster School - 3 weeks - Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.
U.S. Army Pathfinder School - 3 weeks - Ft. Benning, Ga.
U.S. Army Air Assault School - 2 weeks - Various Locations
U.S. Army Sniper School - 5 weeks - Ft. Benning, Ga.
U.S. Army Ranger School - 61 Days, Ft. Benning, Ga.
Combat Diver Qualification Course - 7 weeks - Key West, Fla.

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