TITLE: Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice
AFSC: 1C431 DATE UPDATED: 8/1/2014
CATEGORY: Technical DOD CODE:
SECURITY: Unclassified
LOCATION: Lackland AFB (Tech Trng)
OWNER CODE: 0JTT
LENGTH: 5 days
ORG/PGM: Air Education and Training Command / Enlisted Operations Training
CLASS FREQ:
ADSC DESC: None

Course Description:

This course provides for training and a process/mechanism for follow on training for the TACP (1C4X1). Course includes physical training, AFSC history, joint service organization, functional fitness/nutrition, mission and TACP communications and equipment. This is a prerequisite course for the TACP Apprentice Course.

Prerequisites:

Must have a valid civilian drivers license; comply with the Ground Based Aircraft Controller Medical Standards according to AFI 48-123; no speech impediment or any physical limitations preventing students from participating in a rigorous physical training program and meeting and maintaining worldwide mobility criteria. Must have a completed TACP physical ability stamina test (PAST). Members also require a minimum of 49 in the General category of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.

Tactical Air Control Party (TACP)

Physical Ability Stamina Test (PAST) Criteria

There is a mandatory physical training program for all students assigned to this course. On day one of the course, students will be administered a physical conditioning evaluation consisting of the same event criteria required for the PAST.

NOTE: The TACP PAST requirements are designed to test for a minimum fitness level necessary to insure safety. TACP candidates must train throughout their application process to exceed these minimums in order to enhance their chances of success in the TACP training process.