A3M is the MAJCOM division lead responsible for multi-role ISR policy and doctrine, maintenance of system operational configuration, development of CONOPs documents, coordination of operational plan taskings specific to the managed weapon systems, development of Air Force TTPs, proper execution of ISR procedures as established by authoritative guidance (e.g. CJCS Instruction 3250.01), and oversight of UTC management and Air Force Forces (AFFOR) readiness. A3M is also responsible to the command as the co-Program Element Monitor (PEM) for Program Management Doctrine and is therefore responsible for ensuring fiscal compliance with governing directives and proper execution of funding allocated to specified A3M programs. A3MH (High Altitude ISR Branch) is responsible for managing all aspects of current operations and operational doctrine involving Air Force high altitude multi-role ISR weapon systems and platforms.
Provide analytical, advisory, technical expertise and analysis for preparation and management of operational documentation on CAF ISR programs. These include systems, subsystems, data links, communications, training systems, intelligence systems, and future programs.
Update, coordinate, and maintain ACC Syllabus Courses, U-2S Basic Qualification Training Course (U2BQT), U-2S Re-qualification Training Course (U2RQT), U-2S Senior Staff Training Course (U2SST), U-2S Instructor Pilot Upgrade Training Course (U2IPUG), U-2S Mission Qualification Training course (U2MQT), U-2S Mission Planner (U2MP).
Assist in updating, coordinating, and maintaining U2/RQ-4/EQ-4 Flight Manuals and System Operational Technical Data as directed by ACC/A3MH.
Participate in U2/RQ-4/EQ-4 simulator and training integrated product teams (IPT) and Flight Technical Order Review Board for validation/verification and updates to U2/RQ-4/EQ-4 flight manuals.
Assist in updating, coordinating, and maintaining ACC Syllabus Courses RQ-4 Pilot Basic Qualification Training Course (RQ4PBQT), RQ-4 Sensor Operator Basic Qualification Training Course (RQ4ASOBQT), RQ-4 Instructor Pilot Upgrade Course (RQ4IPUG), RQ-4 Sensor Operator Instructor Qualification Training (RQ4SOIQT), RQ-4 Senior Officer Course (RQ4SOC), and all other applicable syllabi as directed by ACC/A3MH.
Construct and coordinate U-2/RQ-4/EQ-4 Instructions and policies (AFI 11-2MDSV1-3, AFTTP 3-1.U-2/RQ-4/EQ-4, and 9 RW Operational Instructions and policies) IAW governing AFI.
Provide resource allocation support for High Altitude ISR (HAISR) forces war planning documents.
Construct proposed allocations of HAISR platforms and associated equipment to meet theater and functional combatant commander needs. Provide support, as necessary, in the development of the Global Force Management Allocation Plan (GFMAP) and associated ACC Deployment Orders (DEPORDs) to prepare, deploy, employ, and reconstitute airborne High Altitude ISR systems.
Maintain current understanding of theater combatant commander operational and intelligence collection requirements for HAISR assets.
Assist in preparing, editing, compiling, and coordinating all documents necessary for the integration of HAISR assets into conventional and nuclear force applications.
Assist with the development and coordination of Designed Operational Capability (DOC) statements, Mission Essential Task Listings (METLs), CONOPs, and Concept of Employment (CONEMP) for planned utilization of HAISR resources.
Monitor Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS) and Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) reports, and notify ACC/A3MH of significant changes and obtain clarification when necessary.
Assist in preparing and coordinating detailed system acquisition documents, e.g., Operational Requirements Documents (ORD), Statements of Objectives, Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs).
Maintain electronic record(s) as necessary for operational, exercise, and test missions, used to define mission specifics (i.e. sortie duration, mission configuration, tasking, effectiveness, etc.).
Integrate HAISR sensor systems and programs into AF and Joint exercises and submit requests as necessary to include taskings in the ACC Consolidated Planning Order (CPO).
Coordinate requests for CONUS imagery intelligence (IMINT) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) exercise support and submit requests as necessary to include them in the ACC CPO. Coordinate, as necessary, to ensure Proper Use Memoranda (PUM) are developed, signed, and provided to the applicable units.
Assist in development and coordination of exercise requirements and objectives to ensure system capabilities are appropriately employed in exercise scenarios.
Review airborne ISR message traffic to determine operational system status.
Assist with the detailed development of theater war plans, collection planning, and proposed changes to AFIs that affect ISR operational processes and procedures.
Possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of operational experience within the HAISR mission area or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years operational experience within the airborne ISR mission area.
Minimum of two years of experience performing within a higher headquarters level staff.
Graduate of U2BQT, RQ4PBQT, or similar operational reconnaissance training course.