HomeNewsArticle Display

185 Airmen to meet first enlisted RPA pilot selection board

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The first enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board meets at the Air Force Personnel Center Feb. 6-9, 2017 to identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.

AFPC has received complete application packages from 185 Airmen who are setting a historic precedence within the RPA community.

“Integrating enlisted pilots into the RQ-4 (Global Hawk) community enables the Air Force to meet mission requirements as the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission grows, while providing an opportunity to our highly skilled enlisted force,” said Chief Master Sgt. Eric Rigby, the enlisted aircrew assignments chief at AFPC.

AFPC has played an integral role in executing the new policies, running the selection board and planning for the career management of the new enlisted pilots.

“Expanding opportunities in the RPA program is one of many ways the Air Force is tapping into the talent of our skilled, diverse and innovative enlisted force,” Rigby said.

The enlisted RPA selection board mirrors that of the undergraduate flying training program as closely as possible and will look at each applicant’s entire military personnel record.

“This ‘whole person’ concept provides the measure of an applicant's aptitude for success in RPA pilot training,” he said.

AFPC will release the board results at the end of February.

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
An #Airman @124thFighterWing participates in a Major Readiness Exercise at #GowenField in #Boise, Idaho. (… https://t.co/PzSIjWaxF3
Catch up on #USAF news w/ this edition of Around the #AirForce! https://t.co/CTXpTp0vMX
.@374AirliftWing #Airmen are testing the M50 protective mask as the primary aircrew chemical defense ensemble.… https://t.co/4j3fhi0AHt
.@CivilAirPatrol National Commander leads over 60k volunteer #Airmen, and their roles are steadily increasing in… https://t.co/koF2MsckQl
.@KunsanAirBase medical professionals ensure #Airmen are dentally fit for the fight. https://t.co/g0fWjRWuTN https://t.co/ODp7RJMHOF
RT @Southcom: One of 3 @USAirForce C-17s at @Homestead_ARB that will transport #humanitarian aid from Miami to Cúcuta, Colombia. @StateDept
Who runs the world? #STEM girls! Mothers & daughters @319ABW participated in a science, technology, engineering and… https://t.co/Mb5drt7XLj
Pilots huddle after a mission during #RedFlag19-1 @NellisAFB. This is the 388th FW's 2nd Red Flag w/ the F-35A (our… https://t.co/Lvc7LyPatk
The 6 finalists of @SecAFOfficial’s #SparkTank initiative will showcase their ideas to #USAF senior leaders at… https://t.co/5CDsmaW2aD
A setback just may have been the perfect setup to this #Airman's success. #KnowYourMil https://t.co/sCl0o7PTQj
A #USAF #F22Raptor is parked on the flight line on Feb. 11, 2019, @JBLENews. The jets were staged as part of a rout… https://t.co/jLVo8vgGeh
The @35thFighterWing & the Korat Royal Thai Air Base improve security & unite the #multinational force to accomplis… https://t.co/tw86O89624
Find out why these @455thAEW #Airmen must race against time in order to 'detect' and 'protect' in their deployed en… https://t.co/jzSl24cxZ2
.@USAFReserve Chief recently approved changes to the Active Guard Reserve program & plans to grow the program by si… https://t.co/at2UBLEa7q
"Without our @DeptofDefense and the components of it, & @FEMA, these #islands would not have been able to recover i… https://t.co/Zu25GmCMQC
We’re using #augmentedreality tech to provide more realistic training for our #maintainers, cutting time & breaking… https://t.co/kzfErH8tmP
RT @SecAFOfficial: Strong words from @SenFischer: The face of 21st century warfare is changing. We must meet this challenge head on. The U.…
Thanks to the partnerships #Airmen built within their community, the @Dodgers hosted the first Los Angeles “Enlistm… https://t.co/B6dYDIfVvB