The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has released more information about the incoming changes in the new Special Warfare career field.

Launched this past October, Special Warfare is comprised of the Pararescue (1Z1), Combat Control (1Z2), Tactical Air Control Party (1Z3) and Special Reconnaissance (1Z4) Air Force Specialties. Previously these were separate career fields, and technically they still are — a Combat Controller and a Special Recon operator aren’t going to be the same.

The Special Warfare designation is an administrative term that groups together relevant jobs. Before Special Warfare launched, the four jobs were scattered across the Air Force’s vast career fields list. Bringing them together under one umbrella ensures a more streamlined administrative experience for the operators (for example, promotions, qualifications, training, funding, etc.).

“The Air Force is invested in ensuring ready and lethal special warfare Airmen who operate primarily from the land domain to achieve air, space and cyberspace dominance for the joint force,” said Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan. “These Airmen will provide the connective tissue to conduct multi-domain operations, even in the most difficult scenarios.”