Candidates seeking a position in this community must have completed a Ph.D. in Psychology, with primary emphasis in Industrial, Experimental, Cognitive, Organizational, and/or Human Factors or a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Industrial Engineering, or an inter-disciplinary program emphasizing human factors or behavioral science. Applicants who have completed a Master’s Degree in one of the above areas and have four years of commissioned service will be considered.
Applicants must meet aviation physical standards and be willing to learn to fly. Swimming ability should exceed basic staying afloat skills. For those individuals whose swimming skills are weak, additional training should be considered. Waivers for lack of water survival skills are not approved. The applicant must be in good health with a benign medical history. Eyesight must correctable to 20/20 in both eyes. Color vision/depth perception should be normal. All other systems must be normal and not compromised by the flight environment.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens, willing to serve worldwide, eligible for a Secret security clearance, must be commissioned before their 42nd birthday, and qualified for flight duty.