AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Drones are a game-changer on today's battlefield. Being able to observe our enemies to gain intel from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle creates a huge tactical advantage for our forces in the field. And it's up to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairers to keep these aircraft ready to fly and collect and transmit critical information.
In this role, you will repair the Army National Guard aircraft's electrical, avionics, propulsion and fuel systems, and oversee maintenance of equipment wiring harnesses, electrical components, and radio frequency paths.
• Maintenance of optical payloads, weapons systems, electrical systems, radio frequency systems, and takeoff/landing systems
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Electrical theory and system maintenance
• Troubleshooting procedures
• Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
• Ability to work as a member on a team
• Working with electrical and electronic equipment
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience for a civilian career with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines, and government agencies.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairers consists of 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment's notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers' primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.