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AFECD, 31 October 201931 October 2019AIR FORCE ENLISTEDCLASSIFICATIONDIRECTORY(AFECD)The Official Guide to theAir ForceEnlisted Classification CodesA Specialty for Every Air Force JobAndThe Qualifications Necessary to Perform Each JobOPR: HQ AFPC/DP3DWSupersedes AFECD, 30 April 2019Certified by: HQ AFPC/DP31

AFECD, 31 October 2019This Guide establishes the occupational structure of the Air Force enlisted force. The occupational structure isflexible to permit enlisted personnel to specialize and develop their skills and abilities while allowing the AirForce to meet changing mission requirements. Individual enlisted personnel have a joint responsibility withcommanders and supervisors at all levels to fully develop their abilities consistent with Air Force needs and withinthe established patterns of specialization. This directory is written primarily for use by personnel officials (officersand senior noncommissioned officers) and agencies engaged in procurement, classification, and training of AirForce members. It implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 36-21, Utilization and Classification of AirForce Military Personnel. Refer to AFI 36-2101, Classifying Military Personnel (Officer and Enlisted), formilitary classification tenets and base level procedures. Maintain and dispose of records created as a result ofprescribed processes in accordance with the Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) accessed from the web-basedRecords Information Management System. RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on thispublication.SUMMARY OF REVISIONSThis is the official directory for all military enlisted classification descriptions, codes, and identifiers. Updates tothis directory are according to the Air Force Career Field Managers’ Guide available at the myPers web site. Thisupdate contains all changes that have been approved and scheduled for implementation on 31 October 2019 andprovides a Change Summary and Conversion Instruction Guide (CS&CIG) or Change Summary Guides (CSG),as necessary. Each CS&CIG will include a summary of each change, conversion instructions for all AFSCchanges, mergers, additions, realignments, and deletions of classification identifiers, and appropriate pagechanges to the directory. Subsequent Change Summary Guides along with the description changes will beidentified by the effective date and as an appendix to the CS&CIG for that particular conversion cycle.Additionally, minor changes and corrections throughout the publication include correcting spelling or editingerrors. When a ( ) precedes the specialty description or title, it denotes a major or significant revision from theprevious edition – the reader must read the particular section of the publication in its entirety to determine theextent of the changed material.1. Using This Directory:1.1. This directory contains a Change Summary and Conversion Instruction Guide (CS&CIG) for each update tothe classification system, a Quick-Reference Guide, the Enlisted Classification Structure Chart to depict careerprogression through the specialties, Authorized Prefixes, Reporting Identifiers, Special Duty Identifiers, Air ForceSpecialty (AFS) descriptions, their assigned Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC), Additional MandatoryRequirements for AFSC Entry, Special Experience Identifiers, and Chief Enlisted Manager (CEM) codes used inthe enlisted classification system. Use the specialty descriptions and codes to identify different types of Air Forcejobs and the qualifications of enlisted personnel to fill these jobs. Individual specialty descriptions and otherattachments to this manual provide the occupational standards required or desired for successful performance inan AFS. Use these standards to procure, classify, and employ enlisted personnel; to develop career programs forinitial training, retraining, and skill upgrade; and to structure unit manpower document (UMD) positions.1.2. Attachment 4, Additional Mandatory Requirements for AFSC Entry, contains a consolidated listing byAFSC of mandatory requirements and restrictions for AFSC entry or retraining. This listing includes AFSCs notopen to non-United States citizens, AFSCs authorized for use without shredouts, combat-related AFSCs not opento enlisted women, minimum physical profiles, and strength and mental aptitude scores for AFSC entry orretraining.1.3. AFI 36-2101, Classifying Military Personnel (Officer and Enlisted), contains the procedural guidance forawarding and withdrawing classification codes, and tables that show the grade spread to skill-level relationshipused in authorizing UMD positions. For procedural system guidance, refer to the Active Duty Personnel ServicesDelivery (PSD) Guide – Personnel Employment (Classification), the Active Duty Personnel Services Delivery(PSD) Guide – Special Experience Identifier (SEI) Process, and the Personnel Services Delivery (PSD) Guide –Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) Conversion, for personnel; and AFI 38-201, Determining ManpowerRequirements, for manpower.2

AFECD, 31 October 2019AFECDTable of ContentsSection ISection I-ASection I-BSection IICross-Functional AFSC ApplicabilityForeign Language SkillsAuthorized Prefixes, EnlistedAFSCs/Identifiers1XXXOperations AFSCs, Enlisted2XXXLogistics AFSCs, Enlisted3XXXSupport AFSCs, Enlisted4XXXMedical AFSCs, Enlisted5XXXParalegal and Chaplain Assistant AFSCs, Enlisted6XXXContracting and Financial AFSCs, Enlisted7XXXSpecial Investigations, Enlisted8XXXSpecial Duty Identifiers (SDI), Enlisted9XXXReporting Identifiers (RI), EnlistedSection IIISpecial Experience Identifiers, Enlisted--NumericAttachment 1Attachment 2Attachment 3Attachment 4Attachment 5Attachment 6Change Summary and Conversion Instructions, EnlistedQuick Reference Guide, EnlistedClassification Structure Chart, EnlistedAdditional Mandatory Requirements for AFSC Entry, EnlistedChief Enlisted Manager (CEM) CodesAFSC Convertible Skills List, Enlisted3

AFECD, 31 October 2019SECTION I(Changed 31 Jan 12)Cross-Functional AFSC Applicability4

AFECD, 31 October 2019SECTION I-A(Established 31 Jan 12)Foreign Language SkillsSkill in languages other than English may be desired in any AFSC. Please refer to the annual USAF/A1P TechnicalTraining PGL Language Targets provided to USAFA/DPM, AFPC/DPSIP, 2 AF Det 1 and AFRS/RSO for AFSCswith specific language requirements.5

AFECD, 31 October 2019SECTION I-BAUTHORIZED PREFIXES(Changed 31 Oct 19)Prefix ADevelopmental Craftsman(Changed 30 April 2019)Prefix A identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted personnel serving in or qualified to serve in positions at the 5skill level or higher (or 3-skill level if no 5-skill level exists) that directly support research and development activities or projects.Affix prefix A to duty and control AFSCs when enlisted Airmen are assigned to authorized prefix A positions. Retain the prefixonly so long as they are incumbents.Award and affix the prefix to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4AFSC) when enlisted Airmen demonstrate development craftsmanqualifications. Retain the prefix as long as enlisted Airmen remain qualified.An enlisted person must meet the following prerequisites for award of this prefix:1. Possess an AFSC authorized for use with this prefix.2. Demonstrate qualification in scientific or engineering design, development, testing, or research functions for 6 months.Use prefix A with only the following EXXX (except 0Prefix CFlying Crew Chief(Changed 30 April 2019)Prefix C identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted Airmen serving in or qualified to serve in flying crew chief(FCC) positions. FCCs have first level supervisory responsibility for maintenance of the aircraft to which assigned, and ensure allmaintenance actions are performed off-station.Affix prefix C to the duty and control AFSCs when enlisted Airmen are assigned to authorized prefix C positions. Retain theprefix only so long as they are incumbents.Award and affix the prefix to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4AFSC) when enlisted Airmen demonstrate FCC qualification. Retainthe prefix as long as enlisted Airmen remain qualified.An enlisted person must meet the following prerequisites for award of this prefix:1. Possess an AFSC authorized for use with this prefix.2. Have a minimum of 12 months of experience on the weapon system to which assigned prefix C duty.3. Qualify for FCC duty according to AFI 21-101, Maintenance Management of Aircraft.Use prefix C with only the following AFSCs:2A031X/51X/71X A373/53M

AFECD, 31 October 2019 Prefix DEnlisted Force Development(Changed 31 October 2019)Prefix D identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted Airmen serving in or qualified to serve in positions providedby the AFSC functional community during the Enlisted Development Team (EDT) panels. Authorized AFSCs do not includeskill levels 1, 3 and 5.Affix prefix D to duty and control AFSCs when enlisted Airmen are assigned to authorized prefix D positions. Retain the prefixonly so long as they are incumbents. The following AFSCs are NOT AUTHORIZED for use with Prefix D:All SDI with the exception of 8RXXX. All RI with the exception of 9S100. Prefix EElectronic Warfare (EW) Support(Changed 31 October 2019)Prefix E identifies positions on manning documents and enlisted Airmen serving in, or qualified to serve in, positions requiringfunctional area expertise to include:Enlisted Airmen require knowledge of US and foreign Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, capabilities, vulnerabilities, strategies,tactics, operations and related activities, and support Electronic Combat Coordinators and other EW operations positions.Award and affix the prefix to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4 AFSC) when enlisted Airmen demonstrate EW qualification. Retainthe prefix as long as enlisted Airmen remain qualified. Award by headquarters no lower than Numbered Air Force level.Enlisted Airmen must complete one of the following courses plus 6 months EW duty for award of this prefix:1. EW Coordinator’s Course (S-V8E-S) (PDS Code JWK)2. NATO Joint Service Course for Electronic Warfare Planning and Analysis in Exercises (PDS Code 474)3. Air Defense Command and Control Warfare Course (PDS Code 474)4. AWACS Electronic Combat Officer ECO Instructor Upgrade (PDS Code WIM)5. Fighter Electronic Combat Officer Course (PDS Code XSX)6. Non-Traditional Electronic Warfare Applications Course (NEWAC) (S-V9E-S) (PDS Code 9O1)7. Coalition/Joint Electronic Warfare Course (C/JEWC)8. Tactical Electronic Warfare Operation (TEWO) Course (3B-SI/ASI1K/230- ASI1K (CT)9. Joint Electronic Warfare Theater Operations Course (JEWTOC) 10. Global Hawk Electronic Combat Officer Course (GHECOC)Use prefix E only with the following AFSCs:1A371/X1C8731D7X1/X3DXXX1N0711N271A7 1U1X1/X

AFECD, 31 October 2019Prefix GAutomated Systems Programming Craftsman(Changed 30 April 2019)Prefix G identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted Airmen serving in, qualified to serve in, or receiving formaltraining to qualify to serve in positions requiring functional area expertise with the ability to program computers associated withautomated Air Force functions. Automated systems programming craftsman interpret and refine plans and specifications preparedby systems analysts and prepare system logic flow charts depicting automated problem solutions for which detailed functionalarea knowledge is essential. Automated systems programming craftsmen use functional area knowledge to expedite convertingplans, flow charts, and operational sequence specifications into machine instructions. Automated systems programmingcraftsmen prepare system charts, administrative processing charts, and data layouts showing information to be processed. Inaddition, automated systems programming craftsmen use functional area knowledge to develop, maintain, and modify programs.Affix prefix G to duty and control AFSCs when enlisted Airmen are assigned to authorized prefix G positions and retained onlyso long as they are incumbents.Award and affix the prefix to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4AFSC) when enlisted Airmen demonstrate automated systemsprogramming qualification. Retain the prefix as long as enlisted Airmen remain qualified.This prefix is awarded and deleted by headquarters no lower than major command level. An enlisted person must meet thefollowing prerequisites for award of this prefix:1. Possess an AFSC authorized for use with this prefix.2. Have at least 12 months of experience in the operational aspects of an Air Force functional area while serving in an authorizedAFSC applicable to the area.3. Have completed a formal training course in computer programming and possess a minimum of 12 months of experienceperforming the duties described above (6 months of additional experience may be substituted for the 9 weeks' formal training).The unit commander or supervisor of the automated system certifies the proficiency in programming the functional areaautomated system.Use prefix G with only the following 001Z4X1/003F400 Prefix IReserved(Changed 31 October 2019)Reserved. This prefix is not to be utilized. Award criteria is under development for future utilization.Use prefix I with only the following AFSCs for UMD authorization 71/91/00 51/71/91/00 F051/719G100

AFECD, 31 October 2019 Prefix JParachutist(Changed 31 October 2019)Prefix J identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted Airmen serving in or qualified to serve in parachutistpositions. (See AFI 11-410, Personnel Parachute Operations, for further explanation of this prefix.)Affix prefix J to duty and control AFSCs when enlisted Airmen are assigned to authorized prefix J positions and retained only solong as they are incumbents.Award and affix the prefix to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4AFSC) when enlisted Airmen demonstrate parachutist qualification.Retain the prefix as long as enlisted Airmen remain qualified, notwithstanding orders terminating parachutist duties.An enlisted person must meet the following prerequisites for award of this prefix:1. Successfully complete parachute training.2. Meet physical standards to perform parachute duty.3. Hold a parachutist rating. Prefix KInstructor(Changed 31 October 2019) Prefix K identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted airmen serving in or qualified to serve in positions as anInstructor Aircrew Operations, Tactical Air Control Party, Space Operations, Airborne Intelligence, Pararescue, RPAPilot/Sensor Operations, Aerial Reconnaissance Weather, Aerospace Maintenance, Airborne Cyberspace, Cyber WeaponsSystems, Airborne Journalist, or Airborne Scientific Specialist for the weapon system with which the AFSC is associated.Affix prefix K to the duty AFSC when Airmen are assigned to authorized prefix K positions and retain only so long as they areincumbents.Award and affix the prefix to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4AFSC) when Airmen demonstrate instructor qualification. Retainthe prefix as long as Airmen remain qualified.An enlisted Airman must meet the following prerequisites for award of this prefix:1.Possess an AFSC authorized for use with this prefix.2.Perform satisfactorily in an authorized position requiring performance as an instructor.3.Meet physical/medical standards for duty in accordance with applicable guidance.4.Qualify for aviation service according to AFI 11-402, Aviation and Parachutist Service, Aeronautical Ratingsand Aviation Badges, if applicable Use prefix K with only the following /91/001A851/71/901A851X/71X 712A590/00 21N051/711N8X1 /71X/91/001A951X/71X/91/001N1911U051X/71X/91 1Z351/712A233/53/732A872E/J2A9739S100

AFECD, 31 October 2019Prefix MMulti-Domain Operations(Established 31 Oct 18, Changed 30 April 2019)Prefix M identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted airmen serving in or qualified to serve in positions requiringfunctional area expertise, and experience and training relating to employment of military capabilities or effects generated in/frommultiple domains (air, space, cyber).Prefix M is affixed to duty and control AFSCs when enlisted airmen are assigned to authorized prefix M positions, and retainedonly so long as they are incumbents.It is awarded and affixed to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4 AFSC) when enlisted airmen demonstrate qualifications in more thanone domain through training or experiences identified below. It is retained until changed or revoked by the AFSC career fieldmanager.An enlisted person must meet the following prerequisites for award of this prefix:1. Possess an AFSC authorized for use with this prefix.2. Perform satisfactorily in an authorized multi-domain position3. Have at least 12 months of experience in the operational aspects of an Air Force multi- domain functional area while serving inan authorized PAFSC applicable to the area.4. Have completed a minimum of one formal training course in a military warfighting domain outside of their PAFSC andpossess a minimum of 6 months of experience.Use prefix M with only the following 551/71/91/003DXXX1C551D/71D1C651/71/91/00 Prefix NNetwork Systems Administrator(Changed 31 October 2019)Prefix N identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted Airmen serving in or qualified to serve in network systemsadministration positions.Affix prefix N to duty and control AFSCs when enlisted Airmen are assigned to authorized prefix N positions and retained onlyso long as they are incumbents.Award and affix the prefix to the awarded AFSC (P/2/3/4AFSC) when enlisted Airmen demonstrate qualification.An enlisted person must meet the following prerequisites for award of this prefix:1. 7-skill level and below.2. Currently serving as system administrator for a client-server networked system.3. Six months systems administration experience and completion of technical training in systems administration; or, eighteenconsecutive months of experience performing primarily as systems administrator. (NOTE: Systems administration technicaltraining can be through AFSC-specific technical school, supplemental course, or through contract provided training.)4. Supervisor’s recommendation and commander’s certification.NOTE: This prefix is authorized for use on manpower documents with any RI, SDI, or AFSC (5- and 7-skill levels only).10

AFECD, 31 October 2019 Prefix QStandardization/Flight Examiner(Changed 31 October 2019) Prefix Q identifies positions on manpower documents and enlisted airmen serving in or qualified to serve instandardization/evaluation/flight examiner position as Flight Examiner, Space Evaluator, Aircrew Evaluator, PararescueEvaluator, RPA Evaluator, Aerial Reconnaissance Weather Evaluator, Aerospace