Profession air force officer

Air force officers specialise in flying or ground duties, and supervise a team of air force personnel. They coordinate their team's training and welfare, and perform duties specific to their area of specialisation.

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Knowledge

  • Camouflage

    The different kinds of materials and specialised clothing used for concealment of people, vehicles or other equipment.

  • Military weaponry

    The types of arms used by different military organisations, such as army, navy or air force and in different nations worldwide; the weapons' aspects, damage potential and ways to defend against them.

  • Surveillance methods

    Surveillance methods used in the gathering of information and intelligence for investigation purposes.

  • Military aviation

    The rules and regulations concerning military aviation procedures, such as military air space, aviation procedures in civilian air space, and specific military aviation equipment.

  • Military drill

    The marching techniques and use of weapons, and other disciplinary methods applied in military operations.

  • Military combat techniques

    The fighting techniques specific to military operations, using military weapons and equipment, and the regulations concerning military combat actions.

  • Air force operations

    The operations, procedures and compliant behaviour of a military air force, and of a specific air force base.

Skills

  • Handle surveillance equipment

    Monitor surveillance equipment to observe what people are doing in a given area and ensure their safety.

  • Identify security threats

    Identify security threats during investigations, inspections, or patrols, and perform the necessary actions to minimise or neutralise the threat.

  • Supervise crew

    Supervise and observe the behaviour of employees.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Apply air force procedures

    Apply the procedures present in a military air force and on a specific base and being compliant with all the regulations and policies.

  • Lead military troops

    Lead the actions of military troops on the field during a mission, either combat, humanitarian or otherwise defensive, compliant with the strategies devised prior to the operation and ensuring communication with other troops is maintained.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Devise military tactics

    Devise the strategic and tactical components of a military operation, taking into account the available equipment and assigning tasks to the different troops, and supervising the use of weapons and other battle equipment.

  • Apply military aviation regulations

    Apply the procedures and regulations present in military aviation operations and missions, ensuring compliance with policies, safety and security.

  • Perform military operations

    Perform military operations according to given instructions from superiors, such as battle operations, rescue missions, aid missions, search and intelligence missions or other operations concerning defense.

  • Train air force crew

    Train a crew of air force personnel in activities specific to their duties, in air force regulations and operations, and ensure their welfare.

  • Ensure compliance with types of weapons

    Use different kinds of firearms and other types of weapons and their matching ammunition, in compliance with legal requirements.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Give instructions to staff

    Give instructions to subordinates by employing various communication techniques. Adjust communication style to the target audience in order to convey instructions as intended.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate radio equipment military code communicate in english at a competent user level coordinate rescue missions coordinate humanitarian aid missions write situation reports operate cockpit control panels execute flight plans aviation meteorology create a flight plan ensure efficient communication in air traffic services aircraft flight control systems undertake procedures to meet aircraft flight requirements give battle commands perform flight manoeuvres ensure compliance with civil aviation regulations coordinate patrols visual flight rules