3D1X2, Cyber Transport AFSC is officially established on November 1, 2009. Cyber Transport personnel deploy, sustain, troubleshoot, and repair standard voice, data, and video network infrastructure systems, IP detection systems and cryptographic equipment. They performs, coordinate, integrate, and supervise network design, configuration, operation, defense, restoration, and improvements. Cyber Transport personnel also analyze capabilities and performance, identify problems, and take corrective action. They fabricate, terminate, and interconnect wiring and associated network infrastructure devices. In short, they are computer network hardware and communication equipment specialists.
Specific duties of this AFSC include:
Provides mission critical voice, data, and video services. Installs, upgrades, replaces, configures, and maintains systems/circuits/IP-based intrusion detection systems that access military, Federal, and commercial networks. Manages infrastructure devices and systems using the latest approved software tools.
Deploys and operates expeditionary communications systems. Uses agile logistics support channels to sustain continuous network operations. Removes, repairs, and replaces assemblies and subassemblies to optimally sustain voice, data, and video networks.
Establishes priorities, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs network systems equipment and circuits utilizing tools and test equipment. Isolates malfunctions using diagnostic software, technical data, block diagrams, voltage and waveform measurements, and other tests requiring specialized test equipment.
Monitors performance of systems and circuits. Coordinates with coalition forces, DoD agencies, and other service providers to analyze and isolate performance faults and implement corrective actions. Checks equipment for serviceability and performs preventive maintenance. Isolates faults by coordinating with commercial service providers and depots to test system components and assemblies.
Initial Skills Training (Tech School): AF Technical School graduation results in the award of a 3-skill level (apprentice). Following Air Force Basic Training, airmen in this AFSC attend the following course(s):
- Course # E3ABR3D132 00AA, Cyber Transport Systems Specialist at Keesler AFB, MS - length unknown.
Certification Training: After tech school individuals report to their permanent duty assignment, where they are entered into 5-level (technician) upgrade training. This training is a combination of on-the-job task certification, and enrollment in a correspondance course called a Career Development Course (CDC). Once the airman's trainer(s) have certified that they are qualified to perform all tasks related to that assignment, and once they complete the CDC, including the final closed-book written test, they are upgraded to the 5-skill level, and are considered to be "certified" to perform their job with minimal supervision.
Advanced Training: Upon achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, airmen are entered into 7-level (craftsman) training. A craftsman can expect to fill various supervisory and management positions such as shift leader, element NCOIC (Noncommissioned Officer in Charge), flight superintendent, and various staff positions. Upon promotion to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, personnel convert to AFSC 3D190, Cyber Operations Superintendent. 3D190 personnel provide direct supervision and management to personnel in AFSCs 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D1X3, 3D1X4, 3D1X5, 3D1X6 and 3D0X7. A 9-level can expect to fill positions such as flight chief, superintendent, and various staff NCOIC jobs.
Assignment Locations: Virtually any Air Force Base.
Average Promotion Times (Time in Service)
Airman (E-2): 6 months
Airman First Class (E-3): 16 months
Senior Airman (E-4): 3 years
Staff Sergeant (E-5): 4.85 years
Technical Sergeant (E-6): 10.88 years
Master Sergeant (E-7): 16.56 years
Senior Master Sergeant (E-8): 20.47 years
Chief Master Sergeant (E-9): 23.57 years
Required ASVAB Composite Score: E-70
Security Clearance Requirement: Top Secret
- Must be a US Citizen
- Normal color vision
- Completion of high school is mandatory.
- Additional courses in business, mathematics, computer science, or information technologies is desirable.
- Network+ certification is desirable.
- The ability to obtain a government drivers license is mandatory.