One of the more exciting jobs in the Air Force is the position of Air Battle Manager. It is a hectic and fast paced tactical position. You will work to organize, plan and direct the implementation of different tactical and defense missions. Work in the Air Battle Management field is hard work, but rewarding to be part of different missions that have a direct bearing on the security of the United States. You will work as one of the people responsible for defending airspace and be part of the crew that defends the United States by planning and implementation of different tactical missions. Air Force Air Battle managers select and employ aircraft for defined and specified missions in the Air Force. They work to provide surveillance, combat weapons, data links and other particular Air Force aerial missions.
Service as an Air Force Battle Air manager is a job that often operates from a mobile aerial command center. It often is and can be an aerial assignment, dealing with E-3 AWACS, and other aircraft. You can work with Airborne Laser assignment, and E-8 Joint STARS Aircraft and a number of other different Air Force equipment and national defense guidance procedures. Air Battle managers work to analyze national defense guidance procedures, and deal with helping to provide National Defense processes. They are responsible for unit management and training, and working with commanders to conduct flying and training exercises. They work to manage aviation assets and to make sure that the proper aircraft equipment and personnel are available to maintain operational readiness at all times.
Working in the Air Force as a Battle Manager requires being a commissioned Air Force Officer. There are a number of paths to this, you can complete an ROTC Air Force Training, attend the Air Force Military Academy in Colorado, or attend Air Force OCS after earning a college degree. The minimum of a 4-year college degree is required to be an Officer and to serve as an Air Force Battle Manager.
Serving as a Air Force Battle Manager is a challenging position, where you are still a Air Force Aviator but more into the operations and planning end of things. If you possess superior communication skills, and are able to keep a level head during stressful times or crisis situations, then this may be the career field that is best suited for you.