Detachment 3 is one of 13 operations training development detachments located throughout Air Combat Command and was established October 1, 1991, as a major command special activity when control for operations training development reverted from tactical training wings to Headquarters, Tactical Air Command. Approximately 21 people are assigned to Detachment 3. Represented specialties include A-10 instructor pilots and EC-130H Compass Call subject matter advisors for mission and flight crew positions, education, training, instructional systems development specialist, editorial experts, and computer resource management specialists. The mission of Detachment 3 is to develop, manage and maintain all formal training syllabi and supporting courseware for the A-10 and EC-130H Compass Call weapon systems assigned to D-M. The unit establishes and validates training requirements, assists in the acquisition of training equipment, and oversees the development of academic course material in response to the weapon systems needs. Detachment 3 provides Contracted Aircrew Training and Courseware Development contract expertise and performs quality assurance functions on contracts valued at more than twenty million dollars.