U.S. Air Force Targets Budding IT Pros
Two police officers are on the prowl to find someone, possibly a suspect. They finally spot the young man in question, shine the spotlight on him and call him over to their police car. The officer in the passenger seat points to his laptop and shamefully says, “It crashed again.” The young man, probably a senior in high school says, “Reboot with F8 in safe mode,” while he swiftly hits the corresponding computer keys for the police officer.
This is a synopsis of one the U.S. Air Force’s newest TV advertisements to encourage young men and women to learn more about serving in the Air Force, retain current Air Force members and increase public awareness of the Air Force mission. The four-spot series, which continues the “Cross Into the Blue” theme, all depict teenagers with particular skills or interests applying them in an Air Force specialty. In this particular advertisement, the commercial tells viewers, “We’ve been waiting for you,’ and then highlights the potential career opportunity of an airborne OPS tech with the Air Force.
Information technology professionals play a key role in every day military operations. The Air Force is planning and recruiting for its future, and computer-savvy individuals are required for that future to be bright and successful. To watch the Air Force advertisements and learn more about what it takes to work as an IT pro for the Air Force, see www.airforce.com/index.php.