USAF Combat Controller
Combat Controllers (CCT) are ground combat forces
assigned to Special Tactics Squadrons within the Air
Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). They are
organized, trained and equipped to rapidly establish
and control the air-ground interface and provide airmanship
skills in the objective area. Functions include assault
zone assessment and establishment; air traffic control;
command and control communications; special operations
terminal attack control; and removal of obstacles
with demolitions. The CCT provide a unique capability
and deploy with joint air and ground forces in the
execution of Direct Action, Counterterrorism, Foreign
Internal Defense, Humanitarian Assistance, Special
Reconnaissance, Austere Airfield, and Combat Search
and Rescue operations.
Photos and Articles
Site of EOD Exercise"
controllers ensure safe landings in Ecuadorian rain
Get Medals for Somalia Actions" - 1st Lt.
Kurt W. Buller, a combat controller, is officer in
charge of Blue Team, 23rd Special Tactics Squadron,
Hurlburt Field, Fla. He was the senior air traffic
controller at Mogadishu responsible for air space
management and air traffic control and terminal guidance
of more than 150 sorties. He was cited for "ensuring
the safe and effective use of air space throughout
Controller- Zips through the forest on a motorcycle
member of the Canadian Combat Controller biathlon
team clears his weapon after firing during the
biathlon competition at Airlift Rodeo '96 on June24,1996.
Airlift Rodeo '96 is the United States Transportation
Command's tanker/airlift competition which tests the
flight and ground skills of aircrews as well as the
related skills of combat control, security police,
aerial port, aeromedical evacuation, and maintenance
team members. Crews from the U.S. and nine other countries
are participating in the competition held this year
at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.
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