Aircrew Life support
CEM Code 1T100
- AFSC 1T191 Superintendent
- 1T171 Craftsman
- 1T151 Journeyman
- 1T131 Apprentice
- 1T111 Helper
1. Specialty Summary. Manages and performs inspections, maintenance, and adjustments of aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment. Supervises and conducts aircrew shelter processing, chemical defense training and life support continuation training. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 860.
2. Duties and Responsibilities:
2.1. Inspects, maintains, and adjusts aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks, survival kits, night vision systems, parachutes, anti-G suits, eye and respiratory protective equipment, chemical biological protective oxygen mask, and other types of aircrew life support and chemical defense systems.
2.2. Issues and fits aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment. Installs and removes aircrew life support aircraft equipment. Uses various types of test equipment such as oxygen testers, leakage testers, radio testers, and other types of testers to conduct reliability testing on aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment. Maintains inspection and accountability documentation on life support equipment issued to aircrews or prepositioned on aircraft.
2.3. Conducts aircrew life support continuation and chemical defense equipment training classes. Instructs aircrews on equipment use, operation, and capabilities. Teaches aircrew techniques such as evasion procedures, emergency egress, combat survival procedures, environmental hazards, and other survival actions. Instructs aircrew hanging harness post ejection and bail-out descent procedures, and chemical defense donning, doffing, and decontaminating procedures.
2.4. Plans, directs, organizes, and evaluates aircrew life support operational aspects such as equipment accountability, personnel reliability, mobility readiness, and other activities necessary to meet operational readiness. Determines facilities, funding, and mobility life support assets to support unit taskings. Develops and submits budget requirements. Requisitions aircrew life support equipment and supplies. Obtains support from other agencies to maintain life support equipment.
2.5. Provides staff assistance to subordinate units. Conducts quality assurance inspections for compliance with policies and directives. Identifies and documents equipment and personnel training discrepancies and recommends corrective action. Evaluates and critiques aircrew life support instructors' effectiveness, and ensures presentations are accurate and current. Advises and assists agencies whose functions affect life support activities. Evaluates data involving equipment development and modification. Resolves life support equipment problems.
3. Specialty Qualifications:
3.1. Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: aircrew life support equipment inspections and maintenance procedures; aircrew chemical defense equipment inspections and maintenance procedures; using, fitting, and caring for aircrew life support and chemical defense equipment; supply procedures; and conducting aircrew life support continuation and chemical defense training classes including post egress ejection and bail-out procedures.
3.2. Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in speech, general science, and basic computer applications is desirable.
3.3. Training. Completion of a basic aircrew life support aircrew life support specialist course is mandatory for award of AFSC 1T131.
3.4. Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
3.4.1. 1T151. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1T131. Also, experience in functions such as instructing aircrews in life support continuation and chemical defense training procedures.
3.4.2. 1T171. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1T151. Also, experience supervising or performing functions such as equipment inspections, specialist training programs, or aircrew life support continuation and chemical defense training.
3.4.3. 1T191. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1T171. Also, experience managing or directing life support operations and aircrew life support training functions.
3.5.1. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly without speech impediment is mandatory for entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs.
3.5.2. Qualification to operate a government vehicle according to AFMAN 24-309, Vehicle Operations is mandatory for entry into this specialty.