The possibilities of enhancing our military effectiveness through the use of space are virtually endless. Space Operations Officers direct the entire system utilizing satellites that enhance our communication and tracking. They oversee space surveillance, spacelift, space warning and satellite command and control. By assessing the effectiveness of all space operations and incorporating new technology as it becomes available, they develop future plans for systems, facilities and personnel in order to defend our nation.

Career Categories




Career Duties

  • Formulate space operations policies
  • Establish training requirements and performance standards for all systems
  • Coordinate space operations activities
  • Plan, organize and direct space operations programs
  • Provide guidance on proper use and care of sensitive materials


Minimum Education

  • Any Bachelor or Master of Science degree


  • Knowledge of space systems, policies and related areas
  • Completion of the prerequisite Undergraduate Space Training (UST)
  • Completion of required specialty courses
  • Normal color vision
  • Completion of a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Completion of Officer Training School (OTS), Air Force Academy (USAFA) or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 42

Training & Education

How do we transform you into a leader and an officer in this field? From education to continued training, your Space Force path is here.

Status Upon Completion

days of Officer Training