Talk:Tactical Air Control Party

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    • TACPs getting sent to Special Tactics Squadrons to TRAIN CCTs????!!!! - LOL, somebody delete that nonsense. -D. former 3/75th (talk) 18:32, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't like how there is no page for them on AF.MIL. Their website mentions CCTs, Pararescue, stealth planes, etc., but no TACPs. 03:51, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I edited the page so that the last paragraph was in the correct place and I cleaned up the grammar some. I still don't like the way the last paragraph is worded, but don't have anything better to put in there at this time.

This whole page really needs a clean-up.

The US Marines have a TACP also. It is similar, but has its own characteristics. I don't have the means to get references right now, but thought I would let everyone know in case someone gets bored —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sean Peake (talkcontribs) 22:50, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Here is a link to a USMC TACP course. Hope this helps someone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Who deleted all the stuff?[edit]

I had been working on this article for a long time. I added sections for training that TACPs go through, trying to get the article going into something longer than the one paragraph that it was, trying to make it a little more on par with Pararescue article. Nice to see someone deleted everything and added a mess of junk that isn't even broken up into sections. Plus, it looks like all the crap was just copied and pasted into here with complete disregard to adding sources or probably rewording it. Can we say plagiarism? Anyway, thanks for messing up this article. Amnion (talk) 02:13, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Your page is crap. Where are there TACP's stationed at an STS to "train" CCT. The only positions you have in AFSOC are liason positions, so you guys can learn how real operators do stuff. The TACP career field is made up mostly of CCT wash-outs or guys that are buying their time till they can cross train to CCT. You should really stop making stuff up to make you guys sound more like operators. Also when have you ever been attached to an SF, SEAL, JSOC team? I highly doubt you ever have! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:36, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

The previous comment deserves a response. The entire military is not in Special Forces or assigned thereto. I am a Field Artillery Fire Support Officer. I just returned from Iraq where I saw JTACs out in the field walking the walk with JFOs and other Cav Troopers whatever the mission. They are very professional, highly skilled and among the best and the brightest in the Air Force. They take great pride in their profession and they are a real combat multiplier for the Army. Your comment is abusive and in violation of Wikpedia rules at best. Have the honor to either sign in or remove your inappropriate comment instead of playing the "bigger and better" game.

Botendaddy (talk) 20:42, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Section about training[edit]

I added a section about the training TACPs go through. Maybe some of you can work on it a bit and add some more information so it becomes a little more comparable to the articles about Pararescue and CCTs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Der rikkk (talkcontribs) 19:27, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

You're in total denial! When will you realize that there is no comparison for TACP to CCT or PJ. I am currently a TACP and am embarrassed to admit so. The TACP career field is dying and rightfully so. The tech school continues with old school training that does not reflect what this job really is, therefore misleading all the students who go through it. They come to realize what a crock this job is when they arrive at there first duty station and spend more time cleaning and doing other forms of busy work than actual training. The best part is when they first deploy and see what the job really consists of, all that stuff they did in tech school is gone, and it's time to sit in the TOC and stare at a computer screen for hours, and maybe go outside the wire but only for the opportunity to say they went outside the wire and not to actually control. Anybody who comes across this and is not a TACP but considering it, don't make the same mistake myself and hundreds of others have made. If you are just looking for an easy pay check and a lame job that you don't feel any sense of accomplishment for doing than TACP is right for you, otherwise don't waste you're time! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:12, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

I am also a TACP. I have been deployed but I sat in a TOC the entire time I was in the desert. I saw no "action" whatsoever. Some of the other guys get lucky, though, and go out on one or two missions during their whole deployment. That's it... and that is considered lucky! Back home all we do is bounce emails back and forth and clean vehicles that we don't even use, and paint stuff that just got painted... Literally! That is all we do every day! So I do not like it all. There is no challenge, physical or mental, in this career field at all. If you really want to be a man, go get a real job in AFSOC, MARSOC, Army S.F., or NAVSPECWAR. Those guys are the real deal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:14, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Our ALO, TACPs, JTACs and all were very valuable to us. They had so many eyes in the sky in our sector, the bad guys could barely move without being seen. All of our TACP rotated in and out of the gate. They were just as valuable in the TOC as they were out in the sand. It was an honor and a privilege to work with them. I believe that the work of our TACPs helped cut down our casualties dramatically. Many Cav Trooper's families were grateful on their arrival home this month that there was an "eye in the sky". Thanks "blue guys" I'll never forget you. Botendaddy (talk) 01:07, 22 June 2009 (UTC)