Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Specialists are the most skilled and courageous Airmen in the entire Air National Guard. They are Ranger and Airborne qualified, proficient in air assault, scuba operation, and various parachute tactics, and able to maintain the highest physical and mental standards. You’ll find TACP Specialists imbedded on the front lines of war among Army and Marine Special Force units to provide U.S. and allied forces with tactical air support for ground attack fighters. As a TACP Specialist, you and your team engage enemy forces, utilizing advanced technologies and weapon systems to direct air strikes in close proximity of friendly forces. You control and execute operational air and space power, and may operate in the most austere combat environments independent of an established airbase or its perimeter defenses.