NANA Regional Corporation Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Operations Support - TS Required/SCI eligible in Langley AFB, Virginia

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Operations Support - TS Required/SCI eligible


Ikun provides a full range of technical system planning, logistical and management services in support of national, state and local agency disaster relief efforts. Essential functions include providing operations, maintenance and upgrades for emergency deployable communication systems in support of national emergencies and exercises for major events. Additional capabilities include engineering, design, integration, testing, training, delivery, maintenance and coordination of services to first response missions for state and local relief

The MQ-1/MQ-9 Operations Branch (ACC/A3MU) is responsible for the organization, training, management, and provides the operational expertise required to meet current and future needs of MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper. The organization develops, coordinates, and publishes command guidance for all aspects of aircrew training in CAF RPA units. A3MU also develops realistic training requirements, programs, and instructions to ensure combat-ready forces for theater wartime tasking. With the proliferation of RPA in the battlespace, A3MU is continually being tasked to support the development and operations outside of RPA expertise. Although the branch is funded and tasked specifically to support the Predator and Reaper, tasks shall extend to all fielded or un-fielded RPAs as determined by ACC/A3MU.

  • Manage and execute aircrew training within the MQ-1/9 enterprise. Manage funding, travel, and student allocations to fulfill requirements within the RPA training community.

  • Review, coordinate and prepare RPA Instructions and Policy changes and rewrites in coordination with Wing and Staff standardization and evaluation functions.

  • Review, coordinate, and prepare Ready Aircrew Program (RAP) tasking messages and reports.

  • Review, coordinate, and prepare Realistic Training Review Board (RTRB) briefings, and publish pre and post RTRB products semi-annually.

  • Perform duties as operations representative for Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) and Distributed Missions Operation (DMO) integration. Develop DMO Strategy and brief leadership.

  • Review, coordinate, and prepare responses for Safety Investigation Board (SIB) or Accident Investigation Board (AIB).

  • Review, coordinate, and prepare mishap review panel brief and semi-annual AF Safety Automated System (AFSAS) review for Commander, ACC (COMACC)

  • Review, coordinate, and prepare waiver packages required for deviation from regulations and AFIs.

  • Provide support for the development and staffing of Staff packages, CONOPS, CONEMPS, EnablingConcepts, Roadmaps, and Contingency Plans; perform Major Weapons System (MWS) Lead Command duties.

  • Coordinate with Wing and DoD Staff agencies to organize, train, and equip the RPA enterprise in accordance with (IAW) Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) direction.

  • Coordinate with RPA Systems Program Office at Wright Patterson AFB, OH, and ACC/A5I for RPA system enhancements and assist in defining modernization requirements to support current and future weapon system upgrades, training, sustainment, and employment.

  • Attend Component Commander Exercise and Planning Conferences (approximately 4 per year).

  • Manage and coordinate MQ-9 exercises, as required.

  • Coordinate with Stan/Eval on MQ-9 related FCIFs, publications, etc.



  • Possess a Bachelor Degree.

  • Minimum of two years of recent experience managing MQ-1 or MQ-9 related operations programs (within last three years) or five years of recent (within last year) rated MQ-1 or MQ-9 experience (recent within last six years).

  • Minimum of six years of operational mission experience in DoD aircraft performing duties as rated aircrew member.

  • Minimum of two years of Numbered Air Force or higher level staff experience directly related to managing complex operations-related aviation programs.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Job: Military Specific Occupations

Primary Location: US-VA-Langley AFB

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: AKI03930