This video will reveal the very complex nature of the many faceted mission capabilities that Air Force Combat Controller’s must master. These military professionals must possess a wide variety of combat and technical skills in order to do the mission they are required to do in battlefield and other situations. The video will give you a sense of the intelligence, the quality, the dedication and the courage of our young men and women in our modern military service.
Listen to this very confident and articulate young man explain the variety of skills that must be learned and mastered in order for one to become an Air Force Combat Controller. They are not just skilled in weapons of all kinds, or as communication specialist, or as air traffic controllers, etc., they must master each and every one of those skills and more.
They must bring these abilities to the chaos of the battlefield in order to manage all ground and air assets in a coordinated effort to bring control of that battlefield into the hands of friendly forces and away from the enemy.
The motto of the United States Air Force Combat Controllers is, “First There.” They are often teamed with Army or Navy Seal teams on combat missions. They are trained, among other things, to identify the terrain of a battlefield, and to apply whatever ground or air assets that would best be used to eliminate enemy threats. They communicate directly with those ground or air assets from the battlefield space itself.
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In the video, you will see and hear what it takes to become an Air Force Combat Controller. You will also see the wide variety of scenarios that they may be used in.
Air Force Combat Controller skills are also useful when called upon to mitigate and to coordinate the many chaotic issues that can arise in natural disaster and humanitarian aid situations. These professionals are a true asset to both battlefield operations and to helping bring organization and control to the difficult situations of natural disaster and humanitarian crises.
Enjoy this video. These Air Force Combat Controllers are worthy of our deepest respect. They can do it all.
Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.