A Few Words About Us


Combat Controllers are inseparably and fraternally joined into a unique brotherhood by the strong bonds of patriotism, conviction, and commitment to never fail.

It is to this fraternity and philosophy that we have committed our service to, and to which we have formally organized The Combat Control Association.

Fast Facts


What is the CCA?


The Combat Control Association is a membership organization of Combat Controllers, past and present, of family members and friends of Combat Controllers, and of a broader community of individuals who are engaged in promoting and supporting the association.


How large is the CCA?


The Combat Control Association is an organization of more than 1.200 members, with a steadily growing membership from Combat Control Teams, and the broader community. The CCA is a well organized, actively engaged and strongly supported organization.


What does the CCA do?


The CCA is actively engaged in assisting the membership in its mission to extend the proud history, heritage, and fraternity of Combat Controllers and of The United States Air Force Combat Control Teams.

The mission of the Combat Control Association is the primary foundation of all association activity and events.


How do I join the CCA?


Regular Memberships are offered to current, retired and to former Combat Controllers.


Associate Memberships are extended to immediate family members of Combat Controllers, and to other individuals who share an interest in promoting and preserving the history, heritage and brotherhood of all Combat Controllers in the global community.

(Associate members are nominated and sponsored by a CCA member in good standing. Associate membership is approved by the CCA Board of Directors.)

Officers and Directors

Related Links

These links are a mix of official, un-official and social resources for site visitors to explore.

  • The United States Air Force
  • USAF Special Operations Command
  • Claiming the Title of Combat Controller
  • Overview:  Special Operations Command
  • The Joint Special Operations Command
  • Continuing the Legacy of Valor
  • The Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • The Combat Control School & Heritage Foundation
  • The Air Commando Association
  • The Combat Control Blog Spot
  • The Combat Control Team Room (Sgt Mac's)
  • The CCA Member LogIn

USAF Combat Controllers
First There - At The Tip of the Spear


Leading the way for in-theater combat and humanitarian relief operations, anywhere and any time, Combat Controllers are living up to the creed, "First There".

To become a Combat Controller is to run a long, and demanding course of challenges.

Crossing the finish line requires physical readiness, mental maturity, emotional stability and a never-quit, never-give-up and never fail attitude.

Facing a gauntlet of qualification challenges, training to be a Combat Controller is intensely intellectual, technically and physically challenging.

Combat Controllers are among the most technically qualified and highly trained special operations forces anywhere in the world.

"The life of a combat controller is split between working with Delta and SEALs, with a little moonlighting with the 75th Ranger Regiment now and again.  They carry the motto that would be hard to look another operator in the face and say — if it weren’t true   — 'First There.'"

“Bomb Like There Is No Tomorrow” Kill Bin Laden
Dalton Fury, Delta Force Ground Commander

Combat Control Teams deploy to perform reconnaissance, and establish air assault and airfield operations while providing command and control, primary air traffic control operations, and ground and air assault operations in support of counter-terrorism, foreign internal defense, and humanitarian relief operations.