Air Force Science Officer Careers

Every single one of the Armed forces of the United States has some sort of scientific career related billet or job title. In the Air Force, it is the Air Force Science Officer. The Science Officer is committed to finding answers, whether it is in the laboratory or in the classroom. An Air Force Science Officer conducts and managed activities, programs, projects and research endeavors. As an Air Force Scientist you will manage and conduct research designed to solve problems of a scientific nature. You will work with both the practical and the theory basis of different situations that have a mathematical or scientific solution.

What Does Air Force Scientists Do?

An Air Force Scientist works to prepare and develop new scientific techniques, methods and concepts, to prepare various types of scientific reports, and serves as an advisor to senior officers or commanders on scientific issues that they have expertise in. You will be called to find solutions and to solve well-defined situations, as well as be asked to brainstorm and think out of the box to find new and novel scientific answers to important problems.

Air Force scientists are sometimes chemical scientists or chemists, and chemists are expected to apply their expertise and knowledge of chemicals and different compounds as a materials, propulsion, fuels, biotechnology, or other type of chemist. The sky is literally the limit, and depending what your particular scientific niche is, is the type of Air Force Scientific Officer you will be.


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You will be asked to use mathematical procedures and techniques, to serve as a technical consultant, to prepare various technical solutions and document your work in technical reports, and to be a representative or advisor to technical and scientific boards and research groups. The different types of duties that you will have as an Air Force Scientific officer will depend what type of science specialty or background you have. Some Air Force Science Officers rotate through the Air Force Technical applications Center, and work to help monitor treaty expectations; other Science officers may be called to be instructors at the Air Force Military Academy. The career path of Air Force Science Officer is diverse and varied.

If you have a Masters or Doctorate degree in physical, applied, or technical science, or if you are close to an advanced degree, then the Air Force wants to talk to you. Serving in the Air Force as a Scientist is a competitive and demanding career, but it is also very rewarding. Go to the offical Air Force website for more details.

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military dot image Nikolas    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Nice! Great! I was wondering if i could mix science with air force because, i study physics but i always wanted to do a job that will be related to the military. Thank you and be sure that you will meet me soon.


military dot image Nick Mendoza    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Well im doing a project in my chemistry class ,and I was told to look research a job that was “SCIENCE RELATED JOBS.” I was wondering if you can give a few tips!


military dot image Rob Woods    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Upon comissioning into the Air Force I will be an analytical Scientist. I’m proud of that, and definitely excited, but when someone asks me “What are you going to do?” I respond with a long, abstract answer that’s incredibly close to I DONT KNOW; at least to the listener. It actually sounds similar to the definition that they give above this reply note. Is there even a simple way to explain the career? If so, please let me know, so I’d be able to understand it myself. Thank you for future posts in advance.
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C/Woods


military dot image tom    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Hello,

First of all, please excuse whatever ignorance that I may appear to have. This inquiry is primarily related to the nature that surrounds the current state of science inquisition that specifically relates to science careers within the United States Military Branches.

Although I have expressed a great interest in being part of the United States Air Force (I actually went to see a local Air Force Recruiter and Support Station and was planning on going to Officer’s Training Camp over a summer), I am currently slightly disappointed in the science career options that are currently available that I have observed.

This is considered to be my opinion of course, but I highly recommend that much more science related career positions be offered, which includes areas such as biology. Furthermore, it would be wise to offer much more specialized career positions that relate to science, which includes areas such as virology.

This may appear to seem like an assumption, but it seems logical to assume that the United States Military (One or more branches) are in fact heavily involved in Virus research (Advanced Bio-safety Level), and may very well be conducted in a “secretive” or not “overly transparent” manner for good reasons, which may include the Nation’s Security.

In the current era of world affairs, I completely understand the expressed need for scientific careers that specifically relate to combating bioterrorism. From what I observe, I am uncertain if the leaders in the United States Congress fully understand the need for the United States Military to be at the forefront of scientific inquisition. I highly respect all United States Military Branches, but I fully believe that based on my observations, I feel that it would be very wise to create much more or perhaps create a Fully Functional Military Sub-branch that is specifically involved in the development of scientific research, which includes research specifically related to the development of a vaccine or vaccines against HIV.

The United States of America would be better off if the great leaders of both the United States Military and Civilian Sector commit to the development of much more science (or science related) careers within the United States Military, including careers related to virology and bacteriology. Moreover, the creation of science internships in one or more United States Military Branches would be highly commendable.

Not only would this create much needed jobs (careers), this would be evidence to the United States of America’s commitment to the development of not only the United States Military, but to the United States of America as a Nation and a True Great Leader that Helps the World (a testament that the United States of America, which includes numerous and diverse people, does in fact feel a need to help the World).


military dot image carlos lopez    Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

hi, umm,i was just looking for some research on a project for school


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