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  1. #1
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    SP Air Force

    Hello, does anyone know anything about this career and how beneficial it will be towards a 1811 job? I believe the correct job title of an SP is Security Forces Specialist. Would this military path be a adequate alternative to the law enforcement experience, or should I wait an additional year to take the law enforcement path. I also heard because the SP job is law enforcement and military, a resume involving the SP Air Force would be more favorable and competitive.

    Also if anyone has ever been an SP and could describe their experience as one, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'm pretty sure this question has been answered before but I'll try and give you the Cliff Note version:
    Security Forces does not make one more or less desireable than any other veteran when it comes to 1811. It is not investigative experience. In the past, some of my coworkers even had difficulty articulating how their time with AF SF police counted as LE experience because most of their assignments were physical security and standing post type assignments. Sec. Forces, MP, MAA, etc. is definitely LE experience, but not always the easiest to articulate when the hiring interview comes around.
    In short, the Air Force in general, and Sec. Forces in particular is a noble calling. However, only sign on the dotted line if you truly have a desire to serve our country as an Airman. There are lots of paths to 1811 and the military can be a great starting point, but only for those with the proper motivation. Many folks join the military with thoughts of moving on after one or two tours. Some never get the opportunity. Others have a miserable existence during that time. The ones that go in with the proper mindset do just fine.
    Good Luck with your endeavors and let the board know how it is working out.
    "There is no second place winner"-- Bill Jordan

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    Thank you for giving me the run around anyways. I am still debating it while I get more answers from recruiters, but I appreciate every feedback possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This User View Post
    Thank you for giving me the run around anyways. I am still debating it while I get more answers from recruiters, but I appreciate every feedback possible.
    LOL. I think maybe you meant "Thank you for giving me the rundown." Saying "thanks for the runaround" is like saying "thanks for nothing."

    You might want to consider asking an AFOSI recruiter what jobs they consider to be valuable. This may help give you a leg up into active duty OSI EVENTUALLY (after you do a tour in your primary AFSC, and show that you are a solid troop).

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    Rundown might be correct. I definitely appreciated the answer and did not think it was nothing.

    I did speak with several recruiters and sorted everything out. Thanks.


 

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