10 Duties of a Nigerian Air Force Officer

10 Duties of a Nigerian Air Force Officer – The Nigerian Air Force is the arm of the Nigerian military that is responsible for protecting the airspace in Nigeria. It is a body of aviators and air women.Information Guide Nigeria

Like every organisation where there are human and material resources, the Nigerian Air Force has people who manage its resources. These people are the officers found in the Nigerian Air Force. Their duties depend on their areas of management.

While we can find many officers in the Nigerian Air Force, this post is limited to the duties of ten such officers.

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Duties of Nigerian Air Force Officers

The ten officers whose duties we want to look at in the Nigerian Air Force include:

  • Protocol Officers
  • Security Officers
  • Technical Officers
  • Logistics Officers
  • Medical Officers
  • PilotsDuties of a Nigerian Air Force Officer
  • Public Affairs Officers
  • Training Officers
  • Intelligence Officers
  • Combat Officers
  1. Protocol Officers

A protocol officer in the Nigerian Air Force makes sure that everything about the Force goes well all the time. He maintains protocols. He makes sure that peace reigns all the time wherever the Force is. Some of the duties of a protocol officer include:

Ceremonies: He maintains ceremonial etiquette in all the ceremonies of the Force. He makes all attendees of the ceremonies understand the etiquettes of the Force and follow things accordingly.

Hospitality: the Protocol officer is always hospitable. He takes care of visitors to the Force. Where high-ranking officers are to visit the Force, he prepares the Force members for such a visit. He takes care of everything about the visitors. He makes sure that visitors to the Force are well secured.

Functions Planning: He plans all events held in the Force. He organizes all functions of the Force. He sets the seating arrangement for all functions.

Funeral Arrangements: If any member of the Force dies, he makes all arrangements for the burial of the member. He prepares people for the burial and receives visitors during the burial.

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  1. Security Officers

A security officer in the Nigerian Air Force is responsible for the security of humans and materials that are in the Force. He provides safety for all. He disallows theft and vandalism in the Force and around the Force. He researches and recommends how to increase security in the Force. If the lighting system is not enough, he plans for more lighting points to be installed.

The security officer in the Nigerian Air Force also performs the duties of patrolling all around the airspace and general grounds. He watches out for all inappropriate conduct that can trigger criminality. He makes sure that all guests to the Force are safe.WAEC Result

Security Officers always carry radios and phones for emergency calls in case of any suspected criminal activities. They always equip themselves with devices with which they can control every emerging danger. They have the ability and training to give first aid treatment to Force members that sustain injuries. They write security reports for their superiors.

Security officers in the Nigerian Air Force are the people who provide escorts for those of high profiles. They make sure that their high officers are well protected.

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  1. Technical Officers

Technical officers in the Nigerian Air Force are responsible for all technical equipment that the Force owns. They provide the technical work Force that the Force needs. The management needs their signature before they can approve any technical work that is to be done in the Force. They supervise the artisans in the Force. They make recommendations to the management regarding any technical work that the Force needs to do.

  1. Logistics Officers

The logistic officer in the Nigerian Air Force has the duty of planning the movement of people and equipment for operations. He is the officer in charge of supplies. He takes care of contract management in the Force. He distributes aviation fuel. He engages in all manners of problem-solving that emerge in the Force. He is a personnel team leader. He takes care of the accounting systems. He manages all inventories in the Force.

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  1. Medical Officers

A medical officer in the Nigerian Air Force is responsible for medical services. He provides all forms of medicines for aviators and airwomen. He cares for them when they are at home and cares for them when they are in operations. He is responsible for their well-being and medical fitness. He treats all patients in the Force. If any case is more than he can handle, he provides referral services and makes sure that the patient is well treated.

  1. Pilots

All pilots in the Nigerian Air Force are officers. Pilots in the Nigerian Air Force are of different kinds. Bomber pilots are always in charge of the bomber aircraft used for combat operations. They also take care of trainees in bombing missions.Npower Recruitment

A test pilot is responsible for testing newly designed aircraft. Some pilots are specially trained to handle military aircraft. They prepare mission plans with team members. The different pilots make sure that the aircraft they handle is ready for flight at all times. They inspect the aircraft and fuel them in readiness for operations.JAMB Result

  1. Public Affairs Officers

The Nigerian Air Force Public Affairs Officer’s duties have to do with communication tools. He ensures accurate and timely information. He educates the public in matters relating to the Force concerning any foreign threats. He works closely with media officers. He relates well with civilians with all securities.

  1. Training Officers

The training officer in the Nigerian Air Force is responsible for all learning programs in the Force. He designs the learning programs. He is the one that runs all the training courses. He analyses the learning needs of trainees. He prepares the specialists in the Force. He develops technical training programs for the Force and trains the technicians that work for the Force. He is often a career consultant. He also advises trainees in their endeavours. He solves the problems of trainees in their various training areas.

  1. Intelligence Officers

An intelligence officer in the Nigerian Air Force has the duty of protecting information in the Force. He collects every data that relates to the Force from outside. An intelligence officer plans operations with team members and the management of the Force. Without an intelligence officer, successful operations can be very difficult. He specializes in analysing data. He tries to figure out the abilities of adversaries. Where an intelligence officer does his homework very well, successful missions can always be guaranteed.

  1. Combat Officers

Combat officers in the Nigerian Air Force are those who supervise the operations of the Force. They plan all the missions that the Force is to embark upon. If there is any remote piloting that the Force is to launch, they are the ones who plan it. They also plan recovery operations. They use specialized aircraft to manage battles. They can work from ships when necessary. They equally work from ground locations.JAMB Form

System combat officers provide surveillance to aviators. Thus, they provide the necessary information that aviators need for precision attacks no matter how complex their missions might be. To do this, they always go with sophisticated high-tech systems. They equally go with specialized weaponry.

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Bottom Line

The Nigerian Air Force has aviators who operate in the Nigerian airspace. These men and women have Nigeria fully covered in the sky. They have officers who are team leaders that know their onus.

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