Mission Commander-ISR - 37921 in Hardy, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/27/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Hardy, VA
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    Not Specified
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  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description


Huntington Ingalls Industry is seeking a Mission Commander (MC) supporting program flight operations as an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Subject Matter Expert (SME) working in a small, close-knit crew environment providing expertise in support of mission requirements. Leverages their aviation and ISR experience and critical thinking skills to develop tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to counter emerging threats. Coordinate with DoD entities and agencies to facilitate cutting-edge product development to ensure client capabilities meet current and future objectives. Shall have strong knowledge of ISR operations, air navigation, aircraft mission planning, and the key factors in aircraft survivability. Recent operational experience is a must. Must be comfortable with managing multiple tasks in a dynamic environment and possess the ability to complete assignments with little or no supervision. Demonstrate sound Crew Resource Management/Operational Risk Management (CRM/ORM) skills and airmanship. Requires deployments up to four months in length to remote sites with austere conditions.  Work will be in support of multiple Combatant Commands to include but not limited to EUCOM and Indo-PACOM.  


  • The primary responsibilities of a Mission Commander are to work with the Pilot in Command to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft to complete assigned mission, effectively operate assigned remote sensing systems, aircrew resource management, and support the processing, exploitation and dissemination of collected information.
  • Deploys OCONUS working with US Military Forces and/or Foreign Allied Military Forces in Tactical Operations Centers, Military Intelligence Community or Manned Aircraft.
  • Provide technical, tactical, and operational Signals Intelligence, Electronic Warfare Analysis, Mission Planning and/or Operations support to external and internal customers.
  • Performs U.S. military intelligence, signals intelligence & electronic warfare analysis, tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination (TCPED) with an operational background focused on Manned ISR mission sets.
  • Conduct real-time communication and distribution of multi-source information with aircrew and ground assets during all phases of flight via Tactical Data Link and chat (e.g., Link-16/mIRC) or beyond line of site satellite communications (BLoS SATCOM).
  • Operate Airborne Communications systems (e.g., ICS, PRC117, ARC 210/231) as well as Small Secure Datalink (SSDL) radios.
  • Provide post-mission airborne mission system equipment performance debrief.
  • Maintain appropriate electronic and hard copy products, reports and records.
  • May provide guidance and training to less experienced Operators.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • TOP SECRET/SCI eligibility with Polygraph.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Have or be able to obtain a FAA Class III medical certificate.
  • Successfully complete Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape 220 training.
  • Successfully complete a FAA High altitude chamber / physiological training.
  • United States Passport valid throughout deployment periods
  • Experience with Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance operations.
  • Recent deployed operational experience in the ISR mission set.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with the tasking authority, local officials, customer on-site representatives, and crew members.
  • Applicants must be fully deployable according to AFRICOM, EUCOM, Indo-PACOM and CENTCOM’s Theater Entry Requirements.
  • Recent Operational ISR experience.
  • Ability to deploy OCONUS and to travel with reasonable notice for periods up to four months
  • Read, write, speak and understand English fluently.


  • 5 years as a Navy SS-3/EWO/Special Projects (P-3C, P-8A), ECMO/WSO (EA-6B, EA-18G), or EP-3E LABOP or EWOP or Mission Commander. Air Force EWO/WSO (RC-135, EC-130 Compass Call), Air Force/Navy Air Battle Manager (AWACS, E-2C/D).
  • Graduate of military technical training courses such as Electronic Warfare Officer, Navy Aviation Electronic Warfare School, Air Battle Manager, Navy Airborne Early Warning School, or qualification as a Mission Commander in the U.S. Military or on prior DoD contracted aircraft.
  • Experience in aircraft and sensor test and evaluation and sensor integration.
  • Experience with international operations.


Bachelor’s degree in management or a related military discipline or 8 years of relevant experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving complex operations.


50% travel to OCONUS locations expected.



Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

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