ISR Operator

Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

Job Details

As an Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator, it’s your mission to collect all kinds of information related to the enemy’s strength, movements, and activity. You’ll be using a variety of classified techniques and specialized equipment to gather, interpret, and disseminate top-secret intelligence to the appropriate team members. Staying three steps ahead of the enemy is what ensures an aircrew’s mission success, and the Airborne ISR Operator is the person who gets them there.

Requirements and Benefits


•High school diploma or GED required. Additional prerequisites may be required for specific career fields.


Money for College – the Montgomery G.I. Bill helps with educational expenses

Career Skills – learn valuable, high-tech skills that can help launch your civilian career

Serve Where You Live – with more than 140 Air Guard units in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, you can serve close to home

Base Exchange (BX) and Commissary shopping privileges

Eligibility for VA home loans

Free space available air travel

A military retirement plan

Occupational outlook Handbook