Operations - Air Branch
“Operations-Air” Officers handle Air Traffic Controller duties and are placed in charge of ATC units established in SLAF air bases. They also perform duties as Fighter Controllers who guide fighter aircraft to their targets using ground based radars. They are also assigned to command radar Squadrons, which perform a crucial function in providing air defense to the island. In the campaign against separatist terrorists, these Officers have served in the frontlines as Forward Air Controllers coordinating air strikes in support of Army and Navy units.

Ops Air Officers undergo approximately two years of Officer Cadet training which include basic ground combat, basic administration and ATC training. After been commissioned they would be trained as specialists in their field locally and overseas. With seniority they can rise in rank and appointment to be members of the SLAF Board of Directors.
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