The USAF has created a new single-entry program for recruits interested in special warfare careers to earlier identify candidates who may have the aptitude and skills to become a battlefield airman.
Beginning in April, selected special warfare candidates within basic military training will enter Air Education and Training Command's new Special Warfare Operator Enlistment Vectoring program, or SWOE-V, the service announced Feb. 21.
That means recruits on the path to become combat controllers, pararescue, Tactical Air Control Party, or special reconnaissance airmen will converge under the 9T500 Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC). This is a change from assigning airmen to specialties before they can make a competent decision about their career choice.
The act of joining the Armed Forces.
An alphanumeric code used by the USAF to identify a specific job.
The AFSC is similar to the Military Occupational Specialty Codes.