What’s Your Why? • U.S. Air Force • Tactical Air Control Party Perspective

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Airmen explain why they chose this specialized career field, what they do, and why it’s important. A United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party, commonly abbreviated TACP, refers to an individual or team of United States Air Force Special Warfare Airmen with AFSC 1Z3X1, who are aligned with conventional, Special Operation Forces, and Tier 1 combat maneuver units to provide precision terminal attack guidance of U.S. and coalition fixed- and rotary-wing close air support aircraft, artillery, and naval gunfire; establish and maintain command and control (C2) communications; and advise ground commanders on the best use of air power.