15W UAV Operator


: $64,760.00 - $89,230.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Defense/Security Clearance

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Job Description
Military drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are used in the field to gather intelligence for tactical operations. As an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator in the Army National Guard, you will be responsible for piloting these drones, and using your skills to gather and relay information about enemy forces and battle areas to your crews.
Job Duties
Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting, and acquisition missions
Plan and analyze flight missions
Perform preflight, in-flight, and post-flight checks and procedures
Launch and recover airframe from runway
Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles, and crane operations
Some of the Skills Youll Learn
Performing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance simulation missions
Preparing maps, charts, and intelligence reports
Analyzing aerial photographs
Using computer systems
Helpful Skills
Interest in remote/radio controlled vehicles
Organize information and study its meaning
Ability to think and write clearly
Strong attention to detail
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with federal government agencies, including the CIA and NSA.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT).
Paid training
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Federal and State tuition assistance
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Health care benefits available
VA home loans
Bonuses, if applicable
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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