The US Space Force is here, and the Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) have been announced- at least a few of them, anyway.
While the idea of a US military force in space sounds pretty awesome, it’s actually pretty mundane in reality, since not many people will be leaving the ground anytime soon.
According to Military.com, Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier said Space Force now has built a staff of about 110 in its headquarters element, and will require about 200 personnel.
Overall, the Space Force will be pretty small- only about 15,000 personnel in all.
“Eighty percent of the common support the space force needs … is going to come from the Air Force. So we can really focus on the things we were told to do. If it’s a Space Force-specific function, Space Force will execute,” Crosier said.
The USSF will focus on space operations, space engineering, space intelligence, space acquisition and science, and space cyber- kind of disappointing if you were imagining giant mechs and starfighters.
The Space Force will draw new recruits -both officers and enlisted- from the US Air Force training pipelines for now, though all branches (except the Coast Guard) are currently staffing the Space Force.
However, there is some exciting news in the form of new MOSs, with the following being the current open spaces:
13S Space Ops
- 1C6 Space Systems Ops
- 14N Intel
- 17C Cyber Ops Officer
- 17D Cyber Ops
- 1N0 All Source Intel
- 1N1 Geospatial Intel
- 1N2 Signals Intel
- 3D1N4 Fusion Analysis
- 3D0 Cyber Ops
- 3D1 Cyber Support
- 62E Development Engineer
- 62S Materiel Leader
- 63A Acquisition Manager
- 63G Senior Materiel Ldr-Upper Ech
- 63S Materiel Leader
While “Starfighter Pilot” or “Mobile Infantryman” haven’t made the MOS list yet, the Space Force is still a young organization- and there is no telling what the future holds.
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