This is part 2 of a series about USAF CCT. You can find part 1 here.
Getting out the door
A CCT can get out the door one of a couple of different ways. First, he can deploy on emergency humanitarian missions to act as a mobile, self-contained Air Traffic Control unit to direct incoming aircraft aid and operations, and assess and direct runway repairs in order to re-open the airfield. Here’s an Af.mil article about the Sendai airport in Japan from 2011. Guys can also deploy as non-JTACs on assault zone rotations to hot spots around the world.
And then of course, the one everybody wants to hear about, is the JTAC role.