MSOC changes how security forces accomplishes the mission

Airman 1st Class Dillan Caceres, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron response force leader, performs a random antiterrorism measure at a missile alert facility Aug. 28, 2017, near Belt, Mont.

Airman 1st Class Dillan Caceres, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron response force leader, performs a random antiterrorism measure at a missile alert facility Aug. 28, 2017, near Belt, Mont. Twentieth Air Force recently implemented a missile field security forces restructure that aims to increase the readiness and lethality of defenders across Numbered Air Force. The 341st MSFS and 741st MSFS are included in the restructure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. --

The Missile Security Operating Concept is changing the way security forces squadrons are organized at Malmstrom Air Force Base.  The reorganization includes the creation of a new squadron, the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron, which allows defenders to deploy to the field as an entire squadron at a time.  One of the largest benefits Airman will see is on the training and quality of life side of things. 

Second Lt. Frank Rosette, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron flight commander, highlighted some of the benefits that MSOC has already brought to security forces members.

“Now, our supervisors, staff sergeants, technical sergeants, and even our high speed senior airmen are allowed to lead trainings when it comes to shoot, move communicate, recapture, and recovery drills,” Rosette said. “That’s really going to help them out in the future as they progress through their Air Force career.”

One of the highest priorities of MSOC is ensuring security forces members have a high quality of life, and are able to take advantage of their time off. 

“I’ve never seen an operations staff in leadership so adamant about making sure these troops, when it is their off day, that they are not called in unless it is an absolute emergency,” Rosette said.

Security forces members will also be given the opportunity to learn different skills and become certified in different tasks within their career field.

Airman 1st Class Dillan Caceres, 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron response force leader, talks about the benefits of MSOC.

“When MSOC first came around we heard that there was going to be more opportunity and more certifications, so a lot of people have been looking forward to that.”

MSOC was implemented Oct. 6, after being tested at the 91st Security Forces Group at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in November 2016.  The end product will be a better trained, more combat-capable lethal force defending our nation.

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