40 Space Operations

Army Space Operations (FA 40) is a functional area within the Operations Support category. FA 40 officers use space capabilities to integrate with other systems to provide timely capabilities to the warfighter. They specialize in integrating space operations into the military decision-making process.

FA 40 officers: Serve as the principal Space Operations staff officer in the G3 section at division level and higher. Serve as an Army Space Support Team leader or member of a Joint Space Support Team. Serve as the Space Operations instructor at TRADOC schools.

FA 40 officers use space capabilities with systems owned and operated by the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, civil agencies, and commercial partners.

They specialize in the following space mission areas: Positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) and alternative navigation. Friendly-force tracking. Space control. Tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

The day-to-day work of an FA 40 officer varies based on their job, boss, and how much space knowledge they can bring to the fight.

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