3E9X1 Emergency Management

The 3E9X1 AFSC, Emergency Management, involves administering and executing emergency management programs to ensure readiness for and response to various threats, including major accidents, natural disasters, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Here’s an overview of their duties, requirements, and specialty qualifications:

What does a 3E9X1 do?

  • Administers MAJCOM and Installation Emergency Management Programs.
  • Prepares, plans, trains, educates, and equips personnel and installation leaders on emergency preparedness and response.
  • Performs detection, monitoring, sampling, warning, and reporting of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) events.
  • Provides expert advice for commanders to make risk-based decisions during emergency response operations.

Tech School Duration and Location:

  • Tech School: 67 days at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.
  • CCAF: Emergency Management.

Duty Badge:

  • Civil Engineer Badge.


  • Male: 71.7%
  • Female: 28.3%


  • ASVAB: General - 62.
  • Strength: 50 lbs.
  • Ability to speak distinctly.
  • Normal color vision.
  • No record of claustrophobia.
  • Secret clearance or similar environment access.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and executes Installation Emergency Management Program.
  • Provides hazardous materials (HAZMAT) response capability for CBRN incidents.
  • Coordinates prompt response during emergency operations.
  • Establishes, monitors, and maintains CBRN detection, warning, and reporting systems.
  • Prepares plume models for CBRN events and interprets data.
  • Organizes Emergency Management Working Group meetings and conducts EM Staff Assistance Visits.
  • Manages EM Training and Education Program and equips the Emergency Operations Center.
  • Determines requirements, develops budget, executes and monitors expenditures for EM materials and equipment.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment, maintains CBRN equipment accounts, and coordinates EM plans.
  • Acts as installation liaison to local emergency planning committee (LEPC) and conducts individual protection determination activities.

Specialty Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of WMD characteristics, detection and identification of CBRN contamination, threat analysis, contamination control principles, and EM planning, training, and operations.
  • Education: Completion of high school with desirable courses in algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, typing, computer operations, and speech.
  • Training: Completion of basic EM Apprentice course, CBRN Responders Course, and Craftsman (7-skill level) EM course.
  • Experience: Progression through different levels of experience involving functions such as helping prepare emergency management plans, preparing plans, and conducting EM activities.

Emergency Management specialists play a crucial role in ensuring preparedness and effective response to emergencies, safeguarding personnel, resources, and the environment from various threats.

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