New TACP Training Course


In the above article, it states: "The new TACP-focused unit will speed up the training process dramatically, from 18 months to 21 weeks, AETC said. This will also allow the Air Force to produce 270 fully qualified TACP operators annually, as opposed to 220 partially qualified TACPs per year."

Is this article implying that receiving the JTAC certification (fully qualified) will happen at the end of the 21 week FTU?
Curious to get a TACP's or someone in the know's perspective, thanks again!
 

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From the article:
“The activation of this unit will increase readiness and lethality of the Air Force special warfare TACP, and optimize advanced skills training and education to ensure a full spectrum, high end and fully qualified focused force ready to meet combatant commander’s requirements.”
This is clearly identifying 5-level upgrade training after completing all required entry training required for award of 3-skill level specialty code. The 31 October 2019 AFECD still discloses JTAC qualification and certification is required for award of 5-skill level specialty code.

The article further discloses "The new TACP-focused unit will speed up the training process dramatically, from 18 months to 21 weeks." The presumption is JTAC qualification and certification within 21 weeks (5.25 months), but unclear if this FTU provides all the other upgrade training required for award of 5-skill level AFSC code. The annual training efficiency increase suggested in the article of 270 fully qualified TACP operators annually, as opposed to 220 partially qualified TACPs per year is only a difference of 50 and achieving this goal has yet to be achieved. So....
 
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