OverviewUnmanned Aircraft Systems Operators are remote pilots of unmanned observation aircrafts, aka military drones, or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that gather intelligence used in operational tactics. Our drone operators are intelligence specialists; they are integral to providing Army personnel with information about enemy forces and battle areas.Job DutiesConduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting and acquisition missionsPlan and analyze flight missionsPerform preflight, in flight and postflight checks and proceduresLaunch and recover air frame from runwayPerform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles and crane operationsRequirementsThose who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.TrainingJob training for an unmanned aircraft systems operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and over 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn on your way to becoming an elite drone pilot are:Performing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance simulation missionsPreparing maps, charts and intelligence reportsAnalyzing aerial photographsUsing computer systemsHelpful SkillsInterest in remote/radio control vehiclesOrganize information and study its meaningThink and write clearlyAttention to detailCompensationTotal compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and vacation time. You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties.Education BenefitsIn the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.Future Civilian CareersThe skills you learn as a drone operator in the U.S. Army will help prepare you for a career with federal government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency. It can also prepare you for other fields such as research or business planning.PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) ProgramThose interested in a career as a UAV or drone pilot in the Army may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained veterans to join their organization.AAR Aircraft Services, IncLOCKHEED MARTINRaytheon CompanyL-3 Communications Linguist Operations & Technical SupportSome of our benefits include: – College tuition paid 100 percent the entire time you are employed with us- Up to $40,000 dollar sign on bonus and/or $65,000 Student Loan Repayment.- Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER your service which can be used by you or split among your immediate family members (If you choose to transfer this benefit to them)- Free housing (or your rent paid directly) and utilities 100 percent covered for you and your family- Free Medical and Dental for you and your family- 30 days paid vacation each year- Free Travel.In order to meet the minimum qualifications, you must: Be under 35 years oldBe a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551)Have a High School Diploma/GEDHave no major medical issues (missing limbs, mental health issues..)Have no major law violations (sexual misconducts, domestics..)If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please apply now and within 24-48 hours, you will receive an email from our recruiting team, directly.