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20 Sep 2018

Part-Time UCT {Combat Systems Officer (CSO) — Navigator}

116 ACW / JSTARS – Posted by fergie Warner Robins, Georgia, United States

Job Description


The 116th Air Control Wing is pleased to announce an Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training (UCT) selection board. This board will select candidates to attend USAF CSO training. Individuals who meet all qualifying criteria (listed below) are invited to apply.

Position Description:

The candidate selected by the board will be invited to join the Georgia Air National Guard as Drill Status Guardsman (officer), also referred to as Traditional Guardsmen. Upon completion of all training, officers will be retained as Drill Status Guardsman (Part-Time). The opportunity to apply for full time employment as a Federal Civil Service Technician, or as an Active Guard Reserve, may occur periodically following the completion of all training.

UCT candidates will be interviewed by a board consisting of members from the 116th Air Control Wing. The objective of the selection board is to choose the finest candidate(s) for a commissioning opportunity in the Georgia Air National Guard and a subsequent assignment to perform duties as an aircrew member aboard the E-8C JSTARS.


Training for potential JSTARS aircrew will begin with an assignment to the Officer Training School, an eight-week commissioning school at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery AL. Newly commissioned officers will then proceed to Pueblo, CO to attend USAFInitial FlightScreeningProgram–athreetosixweekintroductiontomilitaryflight training if the individual does not have a PPL. Successful candidates will then advance to NAS Pensacola, FL to attend UCT – an 11 month course where students will undergo intense military flight training and earn USAF Combat Systems Officer wings. Water and combat survival training will be accomplished after attending undergraduate flight training. The CSO graduate will then be assigned to the 129th Combat Training Squadron at Robins AFB, GA, where they will receive initial qualification training aboard the JSTARS. Total training duration is typically two years from beginning of OTS to completion of E-8C crew member qualification training.

How to Apply

All application packages must be received by 26 October 2018. Please utilize one of the following delivery options: EMAIL TO (PREFERRED):
USPS: 116 OG/DP Attn: Maj Robert Ferguson 515 Borghese Drive Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098
UPS/FED EX: 116 OG/DP Attn: Maj Robert Ferguson 700 Joint Stars Street Bldg 2039, Rm 109 Robins Air Force Base, GA 31098 Dates/Timeline: 26 OCT 18: Package Submittal deadline 4 NOV 18: Board Interviews   Applicants submitting packages for this opportunity must include the following:
  • Cover letter explaining your desire to be a Combat Systems Officer
  • One page résumé outlining education and work history
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • AFOQT Scores
  • College Transcripts (Official and sealed)
  • Copy of any FAA licenses/ratings (NOT a requirement)
  • Last 3 OPRs / EPRs (prior or current military only)
  • Total Active Federal Commissioned Service Date (current military officers only) ***Please email, or submit your packages in loose-leaf format inside a manila folder. Bound packages will be broken down for processing and are strongly discouraged. *** Applicants must meet the following Prerequisites:
  • Birth date after 1 Oct 1990
  • Baccalaureate Degree (or higher) completed from an accredited University or College
  • Achieve minimum qualifying scores on the AFOQT; Verb: 15, Quant: 10, Pilot: 10, Nav: 25, Total >50 (competitive scores are significantly higher)
  • Pass a USAF Flying Class I Physical (administered after candidate selection).
  • No UCMJ actions, DUI/DWI, history of drug/substance abuse, or felony criminal convictions (must be able to obtain Top Secret security clearance at a later date)
  • Meet US Air Force appearance standards
  • Able to pass US Air Force Physical Fitness Test (Prior to OTS start date)
  • Be available to attend in person the Selection Board at Robins AFB on 4 November 2018.

Job Categories: CSO. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: Combat Systems Officer, CSO, Nav, Navigator, UCT, and UNT.

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