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UAS Platform Instructor (USO)

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Crew Training International

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
August 01, 2017
Crew Training International
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level

About Crew Training International

For over 20 years, CTI has developed advanced training solutions for the DoD, government, and corporate training programs. Using our expertise in identifying needs in high-stress, time critical environments, we develop custom training solutions using cutting-edge learning to help your teams accelerate their performance. CTI’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 certified. CTI also operates flight training academies with bases in Millington, Tennessee and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. CTI Professional Flight Training (CTI-PFT), a FAA Part 141-approved training center, is a wholly owned subsidiary of CTI. CTI-PFT’s approach to training is unique—we train to the highest level of professional standards, while providing students with the care and individual attention necessary to create competent, confident, safe, and disciplined pilots.

Contact name
Julie Reyna

Job description



Education:   High school diploma or equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, and/or work/military experience. 

Training and Experience:   Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Aviation Reconnaissance and Surveillance.  UAS experience preferred. 

Computer Skills:  Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Security Clearance:  Must maintain a Secret level security clearance.



  •  Application of map reading techniques for UAS Operations. 

  • Capabilities and limitations of Army UAS Systems and their payloads. 

  • Fundamentals of UAS Missions with emphasis on teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft (MUM-T) missions; route, zone, and area reconnaissance; aerial surveillance; security operations; attack operations, and other UAS missions. 

  • Fundamentals of laser safety, different types of lasers on UAS payloads, employment, capabilities and effective utilization of lasers during UAS missions. 

  • Fundamentals of UAS tasking to include the Operations Process; Mission, Enemy, Terrain and Weather, Troops and support, - Time available and Civil considerations (METT-TC); and coordination of UAS collection and planning methods that encompass the Concept of Operations. 

  • Fundamentals of the five S methodology to help identify targets. Advantages and limitations of motion imagery, imaging sensors, grazing angles, enemy deception methods and techniques, IR characteristics, capabilities and limitations, and how to analyze and interpret IR imagery from a UAS perspective. 

  • Fundamentals of Ground Considerations in Operational Reach to include an overview of areas, infrastructure, Lines of Communications (LOCs), and activities of Tactical Importance. 

  • Fundamentals of UAS support to the tactical assets of the six respective Warfighting Functions. 

  • Characteristics and limitations of Intelligence and Intelligence products, to include the targeting process, target intelligence, target development, target types, and combat assessment. 

  • Fundamentals of the Intelligence Preparation for the Battlefield (IPB) process as an UAS operator will support the commander’s tactical decision-making by providing information that enhances situational awareness of the operational environment. 

  • Concepts and application of Army reporting formats to include SALUTE, SALT, SPOT and BDA reports. 

  • Concepts and application of imagery identification techniques. 

  • Concepts and participants in the operational environment; the eight operational variables and the range of military operations. 

  • Concepts of how a UAS operates in offensive, defensive, stability, and defense support of civil authorities operations. 

  • Fratricide and how to prevent it as a UAS operator thru positive identification of targets and situational awareness. 

  • Concepts and application of military Symbology. 

  • IAW AR 95-23, TC 3-04.61, TC 3-04.63, and TC 3-04.45 preparatory to system specific training in the operation of Shadow 200 and Gray Eagle UAS’s. 


  • Conduct UAS instruction using lesson plans and material provided by the Government IAW the applicable regulations listed in the references section listed within each specific TO. 

  • Test/re-test student(s) in accordance with Government provided references, procedures and forms. 

  • Grade students' work in accordance with Government provided references, procedures, and forms. 

  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.