Air Force Enlisted Jobs: Specialty Codes

Air Force Specialty Codes

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In the military, enlisted member's jobs are called rates in the Navy and Coast Guard and Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) in the Army and Marine Corps.  However, in the Air Force, enlisted jobs are known as "AFSCs," or "Air Force Specialty Codes."

The Air Force divides their AFSCs (enlisted jobs) into the following overall categories: Operations, Maintenance & Logistics, Support, Medical & Dental, Legal & Chaplain, Finance & Contracting, and Special Investigations.

Withing these categories, AFSCs are further assigned to "career fields." A career field may have one AFSC assigned to it, or it may have several. AFSCs with similar functions are grouped together in the same career field.


1A - Aircrew Operations

1A0XX In-Flight Refueling 
1A1XX Flight Engineer 
1A2XX Aircraft Loadmaster 
1A3XX Airborne Mission System 
1A4XX Airborne Operations 
1A6XX Flight Attendant 
1A7XX Aerial Gunner 
1A8XX Airborne Cryptologic Linguist 

1B - Cyberspoace Career Field

1B4XX Cyberspace Defense Operations 

1C - Command & Control Sytems Operations

1C0XX Aviation Resource Management 
1C1XX Air Traffic Control 
1C2XX Combat Control 
1C3XX Command Post 
1C4XX Tactical Air Control Party 
1C5XX Command and Control Battle Management Operations
1C6XX Space Systems Operations 
1C7XX Airfield Management 

1N - Intelligence

1N0XX Operations Intelligence 
1N1XX Geospatial Intelligence 
1N2XX Signals Intelligence Analyst 
1N3XX Cryptologic Language Analyst 
1N4XX Network Intelligence Analyst 

1P - Aircrew Equipment

1POXX Aircrew Flight Equipment 

1S - Safety

1S0XX Safety 

1T - Aircrew Protection

1T0XX Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape 
1T2XX Pararescue 

1U - Unmanned Aerospace Systems

1U0XX Career RPA Sensor Operator 

1W - Weather

1W0XX Weather 


    2A - Aerospace Maintenance

    2A0XX Avionics Test Station and Components 
    2A3XX Avionics Systems 
    2A5XX Aerospace Maintenance 
    2A6XX Aerospace Propulsion 
    2A7XX Aircraft Metals Technology 

    2E - Comm-Elec/WireSystems Maintenance

    2E1XX Satellite, Wideband and Telemetry Systems 
    2E2XX Network Infrastructure Systems 
    2E6XX Communication Cable and Antenna Systems 

    2F - Fuels

    2G - Logistics Plans

    2M - Missile & Space Systems Maintenance

    2P - Precision Measurement

    2R - Maintenance Management Systems

    2R0XX Maintenance Management Analysis 
    2R1XX Maintenance Management Production 

    2S - Material Management

    2T - Transportation & Vehicle Maintenance

    2T0XX Traffic Management 
    2T1XX Vehicle Operations 
    2T2XX Air Transportation 
    2T3XX Vehicle Maintenance 

    2W - Munitions & Weapons


      3A - Information Management

      3C - Communication-Computer Systems

      3C0XX Communication-Computer Systems 
      3C1XX Information Systems Technology 
      3C2XX Network Integration 

      3D - Cyberspace Support

      3D0XX Knowledge Operations Management 
      3D1XX Client Systems 

      3E - Civil Engineering

      3E0XX Electrical Systems 
      3E1XX Heating, Ventilation, AC, Refrigeration 
      3E2XX Pavement and Construction Equipment 
      3E3XX Structural 
      3E4XX Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance 
      3E5XX Engineering 
      3E6XX Operations Management 
      3E7XX Fire Protection 
      3E8XX Explosive Ordnance Disposal 
      3E9XX Emergency Management 

      3M - Services

      3N - Public Affairs

      3N0XX Public Affairs 
      3N1XX Regional Band 
      3N2XX Premier Band 

      3P - Security Forces (Military Police)

      3S - Mission Support

      3S0XX Personnel 
      3S1XX Equal Opportunity 
      3S2XX Education and Training 
      3S3XX Manpower 



        4A-V - Medical

        4A0XX Health Services Management 
        4A1XX Medical Material 
        4A2XX Biomedical Equipment 
        4B0XX Bioenvironmental Engineering 
        4C0XX Mental Health Service 
        4D0XX Diet Therapy 
        4E0XX Public Health 
        4H0XX Cardiopulmonary Laboratory 
        4J0XX Physical Medicine 
        4M0XX Aerospace and Operational Physiology 
        4N0XX Aerospace Medical Service 
        4N1XX Surgical Service 
        4P0XX Pharmacy 
        4R0XX Diagnostic Imaging 
        4T0XX Medical Laboratory 
        4V0XX Ophthalmic 

        4Y - Dental


          5J - Paralegal

          5R - Chaplain Assistant


            6C - Contracting

            6F - Financial


              7S - Special Investigations (OSI)


                Special Duty Assignments are usually jobs that a member performs temporarily, working outside of their normal AFSC. When the special duty tour is completed, members usually return to their primary AFSC (enlisted job). Examples would be recruiter, first sergeant, or military training instructor.

                8X - Special Duty Identifiers

                8A1XX Career Assistance Adviser 
                8A2XX Enlisted Aide 
                8B0XX Military Training Instructor 
                8B1XX Military Training Leader 
                8B2XX Academy Military Training NCO 
                8C0XX Airmen/Family Readiness Center 
                8D0XX Strategic Debriefer
                8F0XX First Sergeant 
                8G0XX Honor Guard 
                8H0XX Airman Dorm Leader 
                8M0XX Postal 
                8P0XX Courier 
                8P1XX Defense Attaché 
                8R0XX Enlisted Accessions Recruiter 
                8R2XX Second-Tier Recruiter 
                8R3XX Third-Tier Recruiter 
                8S0XX Missile Facility Manager 
                8T0XX Professional Military Education Instructor 

                9X - Special Reporting Identifiers

                9A0XX Awaiting Retraining-Reasons Beyond Control 
                9A1XX Awaiting Retraining-Reasons Within Control 
                9A2XX Awaiting Discharge, Separation, Retirement for Reasons Within Their Control 
                9A3XX Awaiting Discharge, Separation, Retirement for Reasons Beyond Their Control 
                9C0XX Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force 
                9D0XX Dormitory Manager 
                9E0XX Command Chief Master Sergeant 
                9F0XX First Term Airmen Center 
                9G1XX Group Superintendent 
                9J0XX Prisoner 
                9L0XX Interpreter/Translator 
                9P0XX Patient 
                9R0XX Civil Air Patrol-USAF Reserve Assistance NCO 
                9S1XX Scientific Applications Specialist 
                9T0XX Basic Enlisted Airman 
                9T1XX Officer Trainee 
                9T2XX Pre-Cadet Assignee 
                9WOXX Wounded Warrior 

                The Air Force offers a wide variety of jobs for any given skill set.  Most are highly technical and require an above average ASVAB score compared to other services.