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Weather Reconnaissance Navigator/CSO

Overview: WC-130Js normally carry a weather reconnaissance pilot, navigator/CSO, ARWO, weather specialist and loadmaster. The navigator keeps track of the aircraft's position and movement and monitors radar to avoid tornadic activity.

Position:  Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Proficiency in techniques of all weapons systems 
  • Perform surveillance and intelligence 
  • Operate in a specific area of specialty


  • 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 
  • Current aeronautical rating and qualification for aviation service as CSO


  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the nine week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required
  • Completion of Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training (SUNT) or Undergraduate CSO Training