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Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR)

Overview: The need for accurate and timely information is essential in military operations. To ensure that information is up-to-the-moment, Airborne ISR specialists fly as members of the primary aircrew to operate, evaluate and manage airborne ISR information and related ground processing systems. 

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks: 

  • Processes intelligence information in an airborne environment. Operates assigned intelligence systems and mission equipment. 
  • Provides ISR information, including threat warnings and actionable intelligence. Compares sensor data with in-flight ISR data and database files.
  • Manages mission activities and determines mission priorities 


  • High school diploma or GED. Courses in advanced mathematics, computers, electronics and typing are desirable,
  • ASVAB score of 72 on General 
  • Must maintain eligibility to deploy and mobilize worldwide
  • No record history of temporomandibular joint pain or disorder
  • Physical qualification for aircrew duty 
  • Qualification for aviation service
  • Height must not be less than 64 inches or more than 77 inches
  • Eligibility for Top Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

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  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Training Coordinator