38TH ENGINEERING SQUADRON

The 38 ES, 38 CEIG, Tinker AFB, Okla., is subordinate to the 688th Cyberspace Wing, 24th Air Force, JBSA-Lackland.

The 38 ES, 38 CEIG, Tinker AFB, Okla., is subordinate to the 688th Cyberspace Wing, 24th Air Force, JBSA-Lackland.


The 38th Engineering Squadron (38 ES) is one of five squadrons within the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group (38 CEIG) headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.  

Mission:
The primary mission of the 38 ES is to establish, extend and support the cyberspace enterprise infrastructure by baselining, planning, designing, establishing, expanding, optimizing and/or replacing cyberspace systems.  The 38 ES resources provide expertise to design, engineer, install, configure and test the full range of cyber infrastructure systems, equipment and components typically found at main operating bases as well as other specialty systems unique to expeditionary and strategic communications forces.

Vision:
Air Force experts delivering a robust, secure, and resilient cyberspace domain supporting Air Force and Joint missions for the National Defense.

People:
Employing over 200 highly skilled civilian and military professionals, the 38 ES provides expert engineering planning, implementation and installation capabilities delivering the latest cyberspace infrastructure systems and equipment to mission partners worldwide in both peace and war time conditions.  In addition to engineering expertise, personnel with the following skill sets are required in order to execute the 38 ES mission:  Contracting, budget, information technology, program management and acquisition professionals.  These 38 ES professionals maintain accreditations in a diverse set of proficiencies (i.e. PE, CCNA, Security+, CISSP, ISSEP, and Acquisition) in support of our mission.

Organization:
The 38 ES is aligned under the 38 CEIG and provides worldwide engineering and planning services to mission partners in the areas of cyberspace infrastructure planning, implementation, assessment, and analysis through its four flights:  Enterprise Engineering, Requirements and Implementation, Operational Engineering, and Engineering Planning.  Collectively, the 38 ES flights provide the infrastructure planning, engineering, installation and operational engineering necessary to support the 38 CEIG mission. 

Cyberspace Capabilities
The 38 ES provides technical guidance on the development and documentation of the cyberspace infrastructure by translating mission-based requirements into achievable solutions. Cyberspace Integrators (CSIs) provide worldwide systems engineering, technical consultation and implementation to cyberspace communications and infrastructure planning, in collaboration with Air Force, DoD and other government agencies.  24th Air Force tasks Special Mission Teams (SMTs) to perform missions regarding network and infrastructure operability.  Program Managers in the 38 ES oversee the AF Work Plan, ensuring the AF cyberspace infrastructure is mission ready.

Emblem Significance: 
The 38 ES is the United States Air Force’s single source for Cyberspace Domain engineering, design, analysis and problem resolution.  At the heart of the 38 ES emblem is the fierce, fearless honey badger signifying the unit’s perseverance in accepting any cyber engineering challenge head-on, moving forward without reservation to conquer the most complex engineering issues facing the US Air Force.  The honey badger is surrounded by the vibrant ultramarine blue background representing the overarching US Air Force mission.  The honey badger’s white crown signifies wisdom and knowledge of cyber systems and infrastructure while the piercing Air Force yellow eyes exemplify the unit’s global vision of the Cyberspace Domain.  The venomous cobra represents the rapidly increasing threat to the Cyberspace Domain ever so close to penetrating Air Force cyber defenses but continually held at bay by the vigilant honey badger.

History:
Established as the 38th Aviation Squadron (Separate) on 8 May 1942 and activated on 16 May 1942.  Redesignated as 38th Aviation Squadron on 1 April 1943, then disbanded on 12 Apr 1944.  Reconstituted, and consolidated (8 Mar 1985) with 38th Installations Squadron, Bombardment, Light, which was constituted on 10 Aug 1948 and activated on 18 Aug 1948.  Inactivated the following year on 1 Apr 1949.  Then, redesignated as 38th Installations Squadron on 15 Nov 1952 and activated on 1 Jan 1953.  Inactivated on 18 Jun 1958.  Redesignated as 38th Civil Engineering Squadron, and activated, on 10 Sep 1962.  Organized on 25 Sep 1962.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Sep 1966.  Activated on 1 Dec 1973.  Inactivated on 1 Dec 1975.  Redesignated as 38th Engineering Squadron on 22 Dec 2011.  Activated on 6 Jan 2012.