Air Force

1A8X2:Airborne ISR Operator

They manage and operate all intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment onboard aircraft. They are responsible for using equipment to perform ISR-related tasks.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

An Air Force Airborne ISR Operator (1A8X2) collects and provides top-secret intelligence to command. An Airborne ISR, or Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operator, collects information about the enemy, including strength, movements, and activity. This position requires individuals to be highly trained on both techniques and equipment to ensure they can gather and provide the best intellect possible.

Military Duties Translated:

Designing and maintaining data systems and databases; this includes fixing coding errors and other data-related problems. Mining data from primary and secondary sources, then reorganizing said data in a format that can be easily read by either human or machine. Using statistical tools to interpret data sets, paying particular attention to trends and patterns that could be valuable for diagnostic and predictive analytics efforts. Demonstrating the significance of their work in the context of local, national, and global trends that impact both their organization and industry. Preparing reports for executive leadership that effectively communicate trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Data Analyst