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Generalist Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot

Overview:  Generalist RPA pilots oversee RPA operations, pilots and crews. They develop plans and policies, monitor and evaluate operations, coordinate staff activities, and advise commanders.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks: 

  • Monitors, evaluates, and directs flying operations and training programs
  • Develops requirements for equipment and training
  • Prepares and coordinates budgets
  • Analyzes rated manpower requirements and formulates personnel policies. Prepares, coordinates, and disseminates policy directives and implementing instructions. 
  • Develops contingency plans
  • Plans and prepares for mission, including tasking, intelligence and weather information


  • Bachelor’s Degree; an undergraduate degree specializing in physical sciences, mathematics, administration, or management is desirable
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve
  • Prior qualification in any remote pilot AFSC (18X3) is mandatory
  • Current aeronautical rating and no permanent disqualification for aviation service as RPA