Career Assistance Adviser (CAA) & First Term Airmen's Center (FTAC)
Career Assistance Advisors are principal advisors to commanders and supervisors on enlisted force management and professional enhancement. CAAs advise Airmen on career progression and planning, monitor mandatory pay and benefits briefing programs, and conduct advertising and publicity programs. CAAs also manage the First Term Airmen Center (FTAC).
FTAC provides a structured program to transition Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. FTAC provides orientation type information and reinforces lessons learned in training to aid in successful transition. This provides a unique opportunity to create an environment for Airmen to further develop their warrior ethos and continued expeditionary mindset.
First Term Airman Center (FTAC)
The FTAC provides a structured program to transition Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment. The FTAC transitions an average of 450 Airman annually from Shaw and McEntire ANGB.
Career Assistance Advisor (CAA)
The CAA assists Airmen with professional enhancement and informed decision making, shaping tomorrow’s Air Force. Additionally, the CAA helps supervisors with counseling enlisted personnel on retraining, special duties, reenlistments and AF benefits. The CAA also develops, supervises, and manages local retention and professional enhancement courses.