Air Force Global Strike Command officials hiring now for top priority mission

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  • By Carla Pampe
  • Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
Air Force Global Strike Command officials are aggressively working to hire the best people available for one of the Air Force's top priorities: reinvigorating the nuclear enterprise. Active-duty, civilians, Guard and Reserve, especially those with nuclear experience, are being encouraged to apply for positions at AFGSC headquarters here and at the units that fall under 8th and 20th Air Forces in six other states. 

Because it is a new major command that is still building up to full operational capability, Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, AFGSC commander, said there are a lot of opportunities for people looking for a unique challenge.

"Everyone at Global Strike Command is the 'first ever' in that job, for now and forever," he said recently. "I think the opportunity to create something new, to know that whatever you do is going to have a lasting impact on the command, is a powerful incentive for people to join our team."

Global Strike Command bases will include Minot AFB, N.D., Malmstrom AFB, Mont., F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., Whiteman AFB, Mo., as well as the headquarters at Barksdale. One squadron each at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., and Offutt AFB, Neb., also will fall under the command.

Jobs representing specialties across a range of functional areas are being advertised now through the Air Force Personnel Center Web site; the Air Force Portal; and the USAJobs Web site.

As the command approaches the assumption of the ICBM mission Dec. 1 and the nuclear-capable bomber mission Feb. 1, the need is critical for Airmen and civilian experts ready to take on these special missions and responsibility for the most powerful weapons in the nation's arsenal, officials said.

"We are actively hiring active-duty, Guard, Reserve, government civilians, retired and former military as we steadily grow to our authorized strength," General Klotz said. "This requires developing skilled Airmen being fully involved in the mission."

Not only is the nuclear mission a top priority of Air Force senior leaders, it is also vital to the security of the nation, according to senior defense officials.

During the activation ceremony for AFGSC in August, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz said, "In this organization, we will have many of the Air Force's brightest minds focusing on the operations, resourcing and management of America's nuclear missiles and nuclear-capable bombers, and leaders who will foster a culture of exacting compliance, critical self- assessment, and uncompromising excellence and performance."

Military members interested in joining the command should update their assignment preference worksheets, look for announcements on the AFPC Web site, and discuss options with their respective assignment managers. There are also up to 250 civilian positions open, with an emphasis on people with specialized nuclear experience.

Civilians interested in a position at AFGSC can either Click Here to search for AFGSC jobs on the Air Force Personnel Center site by clicking on the state of Louisiana, or Click Here to search for AFGSC jobs via the USAJobs Web site.