MOS 15W—Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 15W, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: medium
Required ASVAB Score: SC: 102
Enlistment Bonus: Level 5
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 9 weeks, 2 days at Ft Huachuca, Arizona
Other Requirements

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator (MOS 15W) Description / Major Duties:

The UAV operator supervises or operates the UAV, to include mission planning, mission sensor/payload operations, launching, remotely piloting and recovering the aerial vehicle.

Duties for MOS 15W at each skill level are:

MOSC 15W1O. Prepares and conducts air reconnaissance surveillance, targeting and acquisition missions. Plans and analyzes flight missions. Deploys and redeploys the UAV ground and air system. Operates and performs operator level maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light and heavy wheel vehicle and some crane operations. Launches and recovers the air vehicle, performs pre-flight, in flight and post-flight checks and procedures.

MOSC 15W2O. Performs and supervises duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Supervise site setup. Participate in mission planning, using maps, terrain studies, and intelligence reports. Participates in and supervises operator maintenance and crew procedures performed on UAV air and ground equipment, communications equipment, vehicles, power sources and other assigned equipment.

MOSC 15W3O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill levels and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Performs site selection and supervises site setup of UAV ground equipment using maps, aerial photographs, terrain studies, and intelligence reports. Assist in intelligence collection and dissemination. Coordinate methods of employment to higher and adjacent units. Creates and maintains a mission and operational data base.

MOSC 15W40. Performs duties shown in preceding skill levels and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Supervise operations and activities of the platoon. Applies military intelligence collection processes and surveillance planning to UAV operations.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 15W:

(1) Normal color vision.

(2) The Soldier must meet SECRET security eligibility requirements prior to attendance/arrival to training. An interim SECRET security access granted by CCF meets this requirement.

(3) The Soldier must meet and annually maintain Army Class III medical physical. Soldiers must complete and pass medical physical prior to arrival at training base. Soldiers are not required to complete or pass the Type II decompression sickness/chamber training requirement. Soldiers found medically disqualified will follow procedures outlined in AR 40-501.

(4) Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, except as specified in AR 614-200 (para 3-2).

(5) No information in military personnel, Provost Marshal, intelligence, or medical records that would prevent the granting of security eligibility under AR 380-67 (3.401.a).

(6) No record of conviction by court-martial.

(7) No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations.

(8) Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 614-200 and DA Pam 351-4.

(9) Formal training (completion of MOS 15W common core course and one UAV specific ASI Track conducted under the auspices of the USAAWC, Ft Huachuca, AZ) mandatory.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 15W:

E1—External Pilot Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator (for use with Hunter UAV 7E only) (skill level 1-4 personnel only).
U5—Extended Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) (skill level 1-4 only).
7D—Shadow UAV Operator.
7E—Hunter UAV Operator.

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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