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Become a Combat Aviation Advisor (CAA)

Career Information

  • Combat Aviation Advisors (CAA)

    Combat Aviation Advisors (CAAs) are Air Commandos responsible for the conduct of special operations activities by, with, and through foreign aviation forces.

  • Mission

    CAAs are tasked to carry out Foreign Internal Defense, Security Force Assistance, and Unconventional Warfare missions on behalf of USSOCOM.

  • Capabilities

    CAAs are trained in a wide range of specialized skills that they use to carry out SOF Mobility, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Agile Strike, and Surface Integration. When directed, USSOCOM employs mission- tailored Operational Aviation Detachments (OAD) to support combatant commanders' regional objectives.



    The 492d Special Operations Wing (492 SOW) is a primary support unit of the Air Force Special Operations Command, the Air Force component of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The 492 SOW is responsible for the training and education of Air Force special operations forces as well as AFSOC’s Aviation Foreign Internal Defense program, Non-standard aviation program, innovation development, command-level weapons and tactics, and operational testing in support of AFSOF throughout the world.
  • 6th SOS Fact Sheet

    6 SOS Fact Sheet:Intro/Mission:  Combat Aviation Advisors (CAAs) are Air Commandos that serve in