Combat Control (CCT)
Air Force Retrainee & Prior Service Entry, Training Information
Combat Control is one of the Air Force’s most physically demanding and mentally challenging
specialties. The physical stressors include a heavy dose of physical training (PT) in the categories of
swimming, running, and strength exercises. Other challenges include combat skills training, land
navigation, and hours of training in the field under all environmental conditions in preparation for
special operations and ground combat missions in the world’s most dangerous places. The nine-month
long CCT training pipeline combines early morning PT, classroom academics, and tough field training;
as a whole this course requires a high level of commitment in both mind and body to succeed. Your
enlisted experience will also be called upon to lead your team through training, you’ll be an example to
the new Airmen. Earning the red beret of CCT qualifies you as an air traffic controller, combat scuba
diver, military free fall jumper, demolition trained, and a member of a very small and elite career field.
Less than 1 percent of the entire Air Force can say they are CCT, meet the challenge and join the ranks
of those who are “First There.”
o Standard: Must be at least 20/70 or better in both eyes and both correctable to 20/20 with
glasses. Must have normal color vision.
o Waiver possibilities: If one eye is 20/70 or better and other no worse than 20/200, or if
both eyes are no worse than 20/100.
o Depth perception required.
NOTE: PRK and LASEK laser surgery is approved by Air Force. Applicant must wait one year
after procedure, pre and post conditions must be met; waivers to start training have been
approved after the three-month point. LASIK is not approved for military free fall.
Flight Physical: Must be able to pass a Flying Class III.
Age: Must join Air Force before 28th birthday. If person has any military time, it is subtract