This is an awesome job. I have worked with thses guys many times in several warzones. They do good work and your back ground is righteous. You are a compliment to your your parents.
I tried to link this but it wouldn't take, so I cut and pasted it for you. Read it and contact a AF recruiter. This will tell you all about the TACP job and entry requirements.
Good luck young man....
This is a very physically, mentally and technically demanding job. It is the only true front-line combat job in the Air Force. TACPs are rich in combat experience and military tradition. All members are handpicked to ensure only the best will enter this elite career field and wear the black beret emblazoned with the flash and crest. They are highly sought after throughout the world for their combat skills, and they enjoy the best of what the Air Force and the Army have to offer. If you'd like to be in a job that is both challenging and rewarding, this is the best job in the Air Force! In this career field, you will serve as an assistant to a Forward Air Controller and be assigned to US Army direct combat units. To ensure specific ordnance or bombs are delivered on target, you will learn the systems and procedures necessary to provide the US Army and allied forces with tactical air support for ground attack fighters. You will also learn how to control and direct both airlift and reconnaissance aircraft. You will operate radios and rough terrain vehicles under field conditions and will be required to perform minor maintenance on both. To aid you in your job you will be required to learn various combat related skills such as map reading, compass usage, enemy target location, survival, escape and evasion techniques, camouflage techniques, and how to operate field convenience equipment. You will be working and living with the US Army. Due to the nature of the job you will be required to carry weapons. Members are aligned with US Army combat maneuver units and advise the Army ground commander on the capabilities and limitations of all types of air support. They are responsible for planning, coordinating and controlling close air support missions in the battle area. They operate state-of-the-art communications, target marking and navigation equipment. Members are experts navigating with map and compass, are trained in small unit patrolling techniques, utilize a variety of weapons and are trained to operate in hostile environments. Assigned to Special Forces, Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Armored, Infantry and Aviation units. The type of Army unit assigned drives operating methods and modes of transportation. As a member you will observe the battle area, identify hostile targets and pinpoint their locations using various types of equipment such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), laser rangefinders, and laser target designators. You are responsible for briefing the attack pilot as he enters the target area, ensuring he is aware of the target array, and all friendly positions. Clearance to attack target or "Cleared Hot" is only given when it is positive that friendly troops will be safe from the weapons effects. You will operate radio equipment and rough terrain vehicles such as HMMWVs (HUMMERS) and Armored Personnel Carriers. To aid you in your job you will learn various combat related skills such as: land navigation, artillery call-for-fire for Target Marking and Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses missions. Members will attend the USAF Combat Survival School immediately following technical school. Only those who volunteer for and graduate from airborne (parachutist) school will be assigned to Army Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces units. Other schools available to members include Air Assault (rappelling), Pathfinder, Ranger, HALO and Scuba. Members will also receive training from multi-service representatives on a wide variety of weapons. The bulk of the members are located at Army forts located throughout the U.S. and at various overseas locations. These members are presented with a special challenge; not only are they important to the accomplishment of the Army mission, but also they are highly visible liaisons representing the Air Force. All Airmen receive a short briefing on the career field during their 3rd week of training (during selection cycles only), if the Airman is interested and wants further information, he must identify himself and will receive further information. After an initial interview and a records check, Airmen will receive an appointment to the TACP Physical Training tryouts. This test is in accordance with US Army manual 21-20. All candidates should strive to meet the following standards:
RUN: 2 miles, 8 laps around a 440-yard track. Must complete in under 14 minutes and 30 seconds.
PUSH-UPS: Must complete at least 50 repetitions given a two-minute time limit.
SIT-UPS: Must complete at least 50 repetitions given a two-minute time limit.
PULL-UPS: Must complete at least 6 repetitions.
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