I am cross training. I am torn between TACP or CCT. Which one is better?
That is a question that cant be answered. You have got to decide what to do for yourself. You can find facts on both the career fields and make your decision that way, but i dont think you are going to find anyone that can answer that question without using a biased opinion.
This post speaks nothing but the truth.
Does anyone know where I can find videos or information on CCT or TACP schools and what thier AFSC are like. I have already looked on Special Tactics.com.
This is what I would do if I was in your situation....Look at the core jobs, not all the fancy chest candy...
For example, the core job of CCT is Air Traffic Control
THe Core job of TACP is to be a liason between our buddies (lt infantry, mech infantry, etc) on the ground and air assets, mainly for air support
If you look at the core job, it makes it easier...to me anyway...
Granted there has been a lot of moss grow on my north side since I was on a CCT, but I did serve during war time.
At least back then a CCT (three men and a jeep) was made up of two air trafic controllers that first off went through the same school as any other controller and one radio repairman (me) that first off went through the same repair school as any other radio repairman.
(So all I ever controlled was an on/off switch). It is only after this training that there is any specialized training.
Our team spent probably 90% of our time controlling air traffic at an army fire base (what traffic there was)Personally I spent most of my time repairing junk radios for the grunts. Not nearly as glamorous as one would think.
The hard part of the job, like most other jobs in the military, is becoming prepaired for whatever might get tossed in the way of completing a mission. Sometimes a CCT can find it's self waist deep in the ----, but that doesn't mean that it will be like that all the time or happen to every team.
how in the world do you get that spell check to work?
Although CTT and TACP have slightly different focus, both enlisted AFSCs changed considerably during the 1980s and both have direct action role to direct aircraft.
TACP’s focus is to direct tactical engagement of targets in close proximity of friendly forces which is why they are embedded as support as part of Army units. TACP’s embedded in an Army's unit role is to direct the action of combat aircraft in providing close air support and other offensive air operations from a forward position and engage targets in close proximity to friendly forces.
CCT’s role is to direct the airfield action of tactical airlift getting direct action assets and resources into air assault airfields, air assault helicopter landing zones, and establishing combat drop zones as the first in controlling ground party. In this regard CCT is instrumental in establishing the air head. (air head--A designated area in a hostile or threatened territory which, when seized and held, ensures the continuous air landing of troops and materiel and provides the maneuver space necessary for projected operations. Normally it is the area seized in the assault phase of an airborne operation. 2. A designated location in an area of operations used as a base for supply and evacuation by air. See also beachhead; bridgehead. –ref Joint Publication 1-02). The nature of CCT's employed participating and contributing to the mission drives the requirement that CCT members also have the capability to direct the action of combat aircraft in providing close air support and other offensive air operations from a forward position and engage targets in close proximity to friendly forces.
BTW-PJs due to the nature of providing SERE and security also have some obligation to be able to direct the action of combat aircraft in providing close air support and other offensive air operations from a forward position and engage targets in close proximity to friendly forces. Consequently one of the reasons on the special operations side of the house for STS being combined CCT&PJ teams. Of note there is no CCT on the conventional combat rescue/personel recovery side of the house.
Here’s a few History of CCT links:
Here’s a history of USAF TACP link:
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Bet I can guess which war that was. That explains why my CCT buddies cross-trained into radio repair after it ended. I always wondered about that.
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