Why? WTF business do Airman have performing recon? Is this just a rebranding of SWOT to keep them relevant? JSOC, Army, Marines and SEALs already have recon capabilities.
Airforce=AIR. And from the USAF SR descprtion their job is the same as the CCTs who historically perform a pathfinding capability. Just with some EW and drone stuff thrown in.
Why would a battlefield commander request a team of airman to go 30miles into enemy lines, climb a feature, dig a hole, cam it up then sit in it for 10 days and onions on the enemy when thats that Delta, DEVGRU, RRC, Force Recon already does.