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.
Review (bi-annually), coordinate, and prepare aircrew position specific training syllabi (Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Mission Qualification Training (MQT), and Instructor Upgrade for Pilots and Sensor Operator) and Training Task Lists (TTLs). Coordinate changes through ACC/Training and Resources Support Squadron (TRSS) and TRSS Det 2.
Schedule/attend Syllabi Review Conferences.
Perform Courseware Development reviews (approximately 2 per year).
Review, coordinate, and prepare Program Flight Training (PFT) requirements.
Create, edit, and publish Education Training Course Announcement (ETCA) changes.
Create, edit, and publish PFT documentation and inputs.
Coordinate PFT allocations between AFPC, HAF, ANG, and MAJCOMs.
Manage PFT class flow.
Estimate personnel levels in conjunction with required operational and training taskings.
Coordinate with AFPC to ensure training allocations are filled.
Build operator skill sets and System Training Plans (STPs).
Minimum of two years of experience managing MQ-1 or MQ-9 related operations programs (recent within last three years), or five years rated MQ-1 or MQ-9 experience (recent within 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 (NAF) or higher level staff experience directly related to managing complex operations-related aviation programs.
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