From the article: Air Force Enlisted Jobs
Have you ever been assigned to an Air Force Enlisted Job, Knowledge Operations Management? Tell us all about your experience. Share your experiences
- If you choose this job you will really hate it. People will bully you around and treat you like a nobody. You will not progress in this career field and you will be at a stand still your whole 20+ years.
- —Guest 3D0
- I would just like to say that this career field is something else. Only field I see where they throw 15 different things at you not in your AFSC. Also when do you have to be a commanders sec?? Not in our CFETP...I just think its wrong to throw all those things at you when other career fields do their job. I would not recommend this career field to anyone.
- —Guest YAY3D
This used to be called Information Mgt
- Hello all, I was an Information Manager for a little over 20+ years (now a Knowledge Operations Manager) and absolutely loved it (most of the time). I worked in OSI for 6 years as the Admin so you can do special duty assignments as well. I also processed the Afghans onto the base using the eye scanning equipment while deployed to Kandahar. I worked with the Army on two deployments. This career field can work almost anywhere, that is the beauty of it. I also worked for a Training detachment as a special duty. My best job of all was working for the Command Chief as his executive assistant. Yes, as one of the posters said here, Records Mgt is a core job, you will learn all there is to know about ERM and files. Use your downtime to study for rank and classes. Most supervisors don't mind cuz they are doing the same thing. Most are one deep slots so you have to be very self-motivated. Good luck to the future KOMs of the Air Force. Its all what you make of it so have a positive attitude!
- —Guest IMer
- Thanks for all of your inputs on this career field. I just applied for a ART position doing this full time and I wanted to get some ideas of what the job entails.
KOM to the feast
- Guest KOM Troop is 100% correctomondo! I used the "boring" days to study and pass my Certified Information Systems Security Professional test (took 2 tries @ $550 a pop, but well worth it). I'll exit gracefully next year with extremely good prospects of landing an Information Assurance Officer position in metro DC at $90k/year.
- —Guest Guest KOM-2-IAO
- What you'll do in this AFSC will vary from base to base and even unit to unit. Our clearest function is Records Management. If you work at a higher level, such as the Wing or Group, you'll be tasked with a lot of additional duties outside of the career field. You will for sure have slow, boring days but that provides you with time to take college courses. The job is what you make of it
- —Guest KOM Troop
- if you like to work in an office with good hours and are some of a computer geek then you'll have no problem sitting all day bored with not much to do. some units will be more busy than others but mostly its a pretty slow job for new airman. not much gratification of your work either. your not gonna be too proud of what you do. this is why they say chair force.
- —Guest airman l