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We are currently hiring for the following positions. Contact us for for more information.

F-5/T-38 MAINTENANCE SUPPORT TECHNICIANS
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Positions: Maintenance Control, Airframe, Powerplant, Avionics/Electrical, Logs and Records, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Tool Control, Supply, IMRL, HAZMAT.
– Location: Reno, Jacksonville, Key West.
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Description: Provides expertise in assigned career field in support of F-5 maintenance and operations
– Experience: 5 years experience in support of F-5 or similar high performance military aircraft. A&P license preferred.
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Education / Qualifications: Military technical training in assigned career field or equivalent hands on experience.
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Clearance: ** Must be U.S. Citizen and capable of attaining appropriate security clearance in support of operations.
HUMAN RESOURCE (HR) GENERALIST
Position: Human Resource (HR) Generalist 
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Description: Tactical Air Support is seeking a Human Resource (HR) Generalist to join our rapidly growing team! You will perform human resources-related duties at the professional level and may carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee performance management, employee relations, employment legal compliance, policy administration, employee training, employee career development, employee administration, benefits management, employee on-boarding, recruitment, payroll processing, workplace respect, and employment equity.
Experience: 3-5 years human resource experience, or a recent HR College Graduate with at least 2-3 years of HR experience.  
Education / Qualifications: Minimum High School Diploma or GED.  Preferred bachelor's degree or better in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related discipline and PHR or SHRM-CP certification.
Clearance: ** Eligibility for a U.S. government security clearance **
F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER WARFARE SYSTEMS ANALYST
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Positions: Warfare or Tactical Systems Subject Matter Experts; F-35/Joint Strike Fighter; Senior or Mid-Grade.
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Location: MCAS Yuma, Nellis AFB, Eglin AFB, Edwards AFB, Fort Worth, TX; other locations as available.
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Description: Participates in and facilitates warfare analyses of alternatives, tactical systems usability studies, Strike Fighter aircrew tactical systems training and manual production, and other efforts that leverage extensive operational Strike Fighter experience and graduate-level credentials in Strike Fighter employment, instruction and/or flight test.
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Experience: F-35 JSF recent experience plus at least 8 years of direct experience employing the US DOD Strike Fighter Aircraft, as aircrew. Relevant Instructor experience a plus.
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Education / Qualifications: 4-year degree required. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Aviation or relevant discipline preferred. Other degrees considered on case-by-case basis based on aggregate experience/education. Weapons School graduates, Test Pilot School graduates and former Weapons School, TPS or FRS/RTU instructors highly preferred.
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Clearance: ** Must be U.S. Citizen with a current DoD Secret or better clearance. Eligibility for SAP/SAR programs a strong plus.**
FA-18(A-F) WARFARE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS ANALYST
Positions: Warfare or Tactical Systems Subject Matter Experts; F/A-18A-F; Senior or Mid-Grade.
Location: NAS Patuxent River, NAS Oceana, NAS Lemoore, MCAS Miramar, MCAS Yuma; other locations as available.
Description: Participates in and facilitates warfare analyses of alternatives, tactical systems usability studies, Strike Fighter aircrew tactical systems training and manual production, and other efforts that leverage extensive operational Strike Fighter experience and graduate-level credentials in Strike Fighter employment, instruction and/or flight test.
Experience: At least 8 years of direct experience employing the US DOD Strike Fighter Aircraft (F/A-18A-F aircraft), as aircrew. Relevant Instructor experience a plus.
Education / Qualifications: 4-year degree required. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Aviation or relevant discipline preferred. Other degrees considered on case-by-case basis based on aggregate experience/education. Weapons School graduates, Test Pilot School graduates and former Weapons School, TPS or FRS/RTU instructors highly preferred.
Clearance: ** Must be U.S. Citizen with a current DoD Secret or better clearance. Eligibility for SAP/SAR programs a strong plus.**
EA-18G WARFARE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS ANALYST
Positions: Warfare or Tactical Systems Subject Matter Experts; EA-18G; Senior or Mid-Grade.
Location: NAS Patuxent River, NAS Whidbey Island; other locations as available.
Description: Participates in and facilitates warfare analyses of alternatives, tactical systems usability studies, Electronic Attack aircrew tactical systems training and manual production, and other efforts that leverage extensive operational electronic attack experience and graduate-level credentials in electronic attack employment, instruction and/or flight test.
Experience: At least 8 years of direct experience employing the US DOD Electronic Attack Aircraft (EA-18G aircraft), as aircrew. Relevant Instructor experience a plus.
Education / Qualifications: 4-year degree required. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Aviation or relevant discipline preferred. Other degrees considered on case-by-case basis based on aggregate experience/education. Weapons School graduates, Test Pilot School graduates and former Weapons School, TPS or FRS/RTU instructors highly preferred.
Clearance: ** Must be U.S. Citizen with a current DoD Secret or better clearance. Eligibility for SAP/SAR programs a strong plus.**
F-15E WARFARE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS ANALYST
Positions: Warfare or Tactical Systems Subject Matter Expert; F-15E Strike Eagle background; Senior or Mid-Grade.
Location: Patuxent River, MD or other locations with access to classified networks.
Description: Assist in the development of training products and programs to support domestic and foreign military training for current and future weapon systems.  Team members provide the operator perspective in the overall training system development process and present aircrew lectures, coordinate non-aircrew training efforts, supervise mission planning training, produce technical publications, execute international training travel, develop simulator instruction, and participate in the developmental and operational test process for emerging weapon systems while working alongside other current and former aircrew. 
Experience: 8-15 years of direct experience employing the F-15E aircraft with operational experience in the past five years, as aircrew. Relevant Instructor experience a plus.
Education / Qualifications: 4-year degree required. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Aviation or relevant discipline preferred. Other degrees considered on case-by-case basis based on aggregate experience/education. Weapons School graduates, Test Pilot School graduates and former Weapons School, TPS or FRS/RTU instructors highly preferred.
Clearance: ** Must be U.S. Citizen with a current DoD Secret or better clearance. Eligibility for SAP/SAR programs a strong plus.**
F-16 INSTRUCTOR
Position: F-16 instructor supporting international flight training
Location: OCONUS
Description: TacAir Global requires qualified F-16 instructors to provide flight instruction and advanced ground and flight instruction for OCONUS F-16 pilots. The purpose is to improve and strengthen the host country’s tactical air operations, thereby enhancing interoperability with US and other friendly forces to further defense cooperation and regional stability. Support will include developing and executing and advanced instructor course, instructing pilots in flight procedures and techniques in advanced F-16 ground school courses and flight training. Act as a subject matter expert by applying advanced technical concepts in the area of aviation and provides assistance in creation of training material. Assists in the preparation of schedules, maintenance of training records and ensures that course standards, training requirements, and objectives are met by each student. Evaluates and monitors student's performance.
Experience: F-16 Instructor pilot (minimum 1500 hours) and recent F-16 flying experience (within the last 3 years). Desired: current F-16 instructor, CFI/CII/MEI, combat experience and OCONUS assignments.
Education / Qualifications: USAF WIC graduate.
Clearance: ** Must be U.S. Citizen with a current DoD Secret or better clearance. **
An Equal Opportunity Employer. Tactical Air Support hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
Just a Small Sample of our Team...
Jeff
Director of Test and Evaluation
“Jeep” is TacAir’s Director of Test and Evaluation and Business Capture Manager. He has flown 30 types of aircraft ranging from gliders to the B-52 with over 5,100 flight total hours (over 2,000 each in the A-7 and F/A-18) and has completed six operational deployments. Jeff served as Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Lemoore, VX-9, VFA-151, and the Strike Fighter Weapons School, Pacific. He is a graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School and has extensive experience in both Developmental and Operational Test including HARM, Harpoon, and Tomahawk Developmental Testing and F/A-18E/F OPEVAL. Jeff has an extensive background in aviation and ground safety and is TacAir’s Safety Officer and Operational Risk Manager.
Josh
Tactical Systems Analyst
“TIA” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He has over 1,800 flight hours in the EA-6B and EA-18G aircraft. Josh earned combat experience in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM while assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 142. He is a graduate of the Electronic Attack Weapons School (EAWS) and a qualified Prowler Tactics Instructor (PTI). Following his transition to the EA-18G, Josh spearheaded the creation of “HAVOC,” the new Airborne Electronic Attack Weapons School (AEAWS) in Fallon, NV. As a qualified Growler Tactics Instructor (GTI), he is one of the few “dual patch wearers” in his community. His last assignment on active duty was as the Training Officer at Electronic Attack Squadron 139. He continues to serve in the US Naval Reserve supporting Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Camille
Tactical Systems Analyst
“PINC” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. She has over 3,300 flight hours including 1,800 as an F/A‑18A-F fleet pilot and instructor. Camille is a TOPGUN graduate and served as the Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic’s Air-to-Air Employment Subject Matter Expert. She has flown over 40 combat missions over Iraq and continues to fly with the U.S. Naval Reserves as a C-40A (B-737) pilot with VR-56 at NAS Oceana.
Adam
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Flanders” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He has amassed over 3,000 hours in Navy tactical jet aircraft. His extensive Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) instructional experience includes serving as the F/A-18A-D NATOPS Model Manager and the Officer-in-Charge of the VFA-122 Squadron Augment Unit (SAU). Adam also has seven years of experience as a Contract Simulator Instructor supporting F/A-18 training in Lemoore, CA. In addition to remaining NATOPS-qualified in the F/A-18A-F and E/A-18G, he also provides Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the Maritime Air Operations community by routinely participating in 3rd Fleet Combined/Joint international exercises as a Naval Reservist. He currently flies as an instructor with the VAQ-129 SAU and will assume the duties of Executive Officer beginning December 2014. Adam has completed two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

Ryan
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“TSU” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He has over 3,500 flight hours (2,900 as an F/A‑18C/E Pilot) and completed seven deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Southern Watch. Ryan served as Commanding Officer of VFA-25, completed a tour at Special Operations Command, and has expeditionary experience deploying with Marine Aircraft Group 12. He is a TOPGUN graduate and served as the Training Officer for Strike Fighter Weapon School Pacific. He is a subject matter expert in laser guided weapons, targeting pods and the Joint Standoff Weapon.
Michael
Senior Warfare Analyst
“Beads” is a Senior Warfare Analyst for TacAir. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain who has over 2,500 hours of operational and instructional experience in the F-14 and F/A-18. Mike served as Commanding Officer of NSAWC-0194, Operational Test Director for VX-4, Operations Officer for VF-154, and an instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC). As a recognized Dynamic Strike (DS) expert, Mike was mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom to lead numerous 3rd Fleet and USAF Research Lab exercises and tests. He has been a project manager for an extensive list of tactics development projects on behalf of NSAWC and NAVAIR. Most recently, Mike was the recognized subject matter expert on digitally-aided close air support (DACAS) for the Joint Staff and F/A-18 Program Office.
Matt
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Jams” is a Project Manager and Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He has over 3,500 flight hours (2,500 as an F/A-18D/F Weapon System Officer) in 25 types of military aircraft, and completed five operational deployments. Matt served as Commanding Officer of VMFA(AW)-121, led them through a combat deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and flew numerous missions as a Forward Air Controller over Iraq. He is a USN Test Pilot School graduate and served as the F/A-18(A-D) Dept Head for VX-23, testing upgrades for the F/A-18D and F. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Matt worked for six years as a Program Manager at Northrop Grumman, leading teams on the Global Hawk and Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) programs. He is a subject matter expert in close air support and UAS and a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course.
Luke
Tactical Systems Analyst
“SOFD” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He has over 3,000 flight hours (2,800 in the F/A-18A-G) and made two operational deployments to the Middle East and Asia. During his deployments, Luke flew numerous combat sorties and delivered smart weapons in a variety of roles from first-strike to close air support. He served as Training Officer for VFA-94 and then VAQ-129 during the introduction of the EA-18G Growler into the Navy. Luke is a TOPGUN graduate and Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI). He separated from active duty in 2013, but Luke still serves his country flying EA-18Gs in the reserves with VAQ 129.
Chris
Tactical Systems Analyst
“Rat” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a former TOPGUN instructor who led 65 combat missions over Iraq and Afghanistan and has over 2,500 flight hours in the F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, F-16 Viper and F-15 Eagle. While in the Persian Gulf, Chris flew 40 combat missions over Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and 25 combat missions over Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and stayed on as an Instructor pilot. While at TOPGUN, Chris was the Navy’s Subject Matter Expert for Air-to-Air Mission Planning and developed tactics to counter the latest emergent threats. After TOPGUN, he served as the Training Officer for VFA-151, responsible for the individual flight mission qualifications of all squadron pilots and overall squadron readiness reporting. In addition to his work at TacAir, Chris currently serves as a Florida National Guard pilot flying the F-15C Eagle in defense of our homeland.
Will
F-5 Program Manager
“Fisher” is the F-5 Program Manager for TacAir. He has over 4,300 flight hours in 12 types of military aircraft, and completed eight operational deployments. Will served as the Commanding Officer of VMA-513, led them through a combat deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and flew numerous CAS and ISR missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a former Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) AV-8B Instructor, F-5 adversary pilot, and Deputy Commander of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Will worked as an F-35 Instructor Pilot and forward deployed ISR pilot and sensor operator.
Tony
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Tonto” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He accumulated over 3,300 hours of operational and instructional flight experience in the A-6E, F/A-18C, and F/A-18E/F aircraft. Tony served as Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific, Officer In Charge of the Super Hornet Fleet Transition Team, and Executive Officer of Naval Air Station Lemoore. Since leaving military service, Tony has been working as a contract instructor pilot in the F/A-18A-F simulators, teaching the next generation of combat aircrew. Tony completed five deployments, including the Operation Desert Storm combat cruise onboard USS Ranger.
Rip
Tactical Systems Analyst
“Drama” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. Rip is a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) with over 1,500 hours of operational and instructional experience in the F-14D, F/A-18A-D and F/A-18E/F. Rip served as the Air-to-Air Mission Planning Subject Matter Expert for Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic (SFWSL) and is qualified as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller. Rip continues his affiliation with the U.S. Naval Reserve at Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12), where he currently serves as an adversary pilot. Rip has completed three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in the F-14D, F/A-18E and the F/A-18A+.
Andrew
Chief of Staff - Senior Warfare Analyst
“Oscar” is a Vice President and Senior Warfare Analyst for TacAir. As an Electronic Counter Measures Officer (ECMO), he logged over 2,000 hours of operational and test experience in the EA-6B, F/A-18, F-16, and F-15. Andrew served as Operational Test Director for VX-9, Flight Test Director for the 413th Flight Test Squadron, a two-time instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), and the Readiness/Training Officer for a carrier air wing. He is an electronic attack and unmanned aircraft systems subject matter expert who has served as project manager for numerous aircraft and weapon system improvement programs including foreign material exploitation. In 2003, Andrew was awarded the “Information Operations Individual Award” from the Association of Old Crows for his leadership as Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) Chief in the Combined Air Operations Center during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Scott
Vice President - Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Gak” is a Vice President and Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) with over 3,500 hours of operational and instructional experience in the F/A-18A-D. Scott served as Commanding Officer of VFA-94, Naval Amphibious Liaison Element Director for 5th Fleet, and a Carrier Air Wing Strike Operations Officer. In 2000, he was awarded the “Carrier Aviator of the Year Award” from the Commander Naval Air Pacific (CNAP) and the “Exceptional Pilot Award” from the Order of Daedalians. After leaving military service, Scott worked as a Business Architect for USAA, Airport Director for San Marcos Municipal, and Director of Aviation Planning for the Texas Department of Transportation. Scott has completed five combat deployments.
Eric
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Ripper” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a retired U.S. Marine Colonel and Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) who has 4,000 hours of operational and instructional experience, nearly all in the F/A-18A-D. Eric had commanded at the squadron and Marine Aircraft Group level in addition to serving as a TOPGUN instructor and Executive Officer. He is a subject matter expert in close air support and a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course. Eric has combat experience in Iraq, Bosnia, and Afghanistan.
Adam
Tactical Systems Analyst
“Blute” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) with over 1,700 flight hours of operational and instructional experience in the F/A-18A-F. Adam served as the Training Director and Standardization Officer at Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic (SFWSL) as well as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Standoff Weapons and the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System. Adam has completed three operational deployments and remains current in the Hornet via his affiliation with the U.S. Naval Reserve at Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12), where he currently serves as an adversary pilot.
Jim
Senior Manager for Business Development
“JJ” is a Senior Manager for Business Development for TacAir. He has over 20 years of experience in the USMC as an Aviation Command and Control Officer, Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) and Senior Air Director in both the Tactical Air Operations Center (TAOC) and Direct Air Support Center (DASC). His operational tours included combat operations as a Sector Anti Air Warfare Coordinator during Desert Shield/Storm, as well as Western Pacific/Indian Ocean contingency deployments with HMM-262 and HMM-265, as part of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit. As a TOPGUN (USN Fighter Weapons School) instructor, JJ was responsible for establishing a training program and providing instruction for Air Intercept Controllers in surface and airborne Command and Control platforms, to include the USN Aegis Combat System and E‑2C and the USMC TAOC. He is a graduate of Joint Command and Staff College, USAF Air Command and Staff College, USMC WTI course, and TOPGUN.
Ron
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Semi” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) with over 1,900 hours of operational and instructional experience in the F/A-18A-D. At Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific (SFWSP), Ron managed the Advanced Tactical Training Program and is a subject matter expert in Air to Ground Employment and Mission Planning. He also served at United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and spearheaded the funding and development of joint service command and control airborne tactical communications focused on integrated fighter support. Ron has completed four operational deployments to Iraq, flying more than 80 combat missions during Operation Southern Watch (OSW) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
Rick
Tactical Systems Analyst
“Dick” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He has over 2,000 flight hours in multiple aircraft including the EA-6B, F/A-18A-F, EA-18G and F-5N. His operational experience includes EA-6B combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and strategic level employment of the EA-18G along the Korean DMZ. He has trained 14 Carrier Air Wings in preparation for combat deployment as an instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center and was the lead instructor in the development of the EA-18G Airborne Electronic Attack Weapons School and Growler Tactics Instructor Course. A triple “patch wearer”, Rick is a Prowler Tactics Instructor, Growler Tactics Instructor and TOPGUN Adversary Instructor. He continues to serve in the Naval Reserve as an adversary with Fighter Composite Squadron Thirteen and an EA-18G Weapons School Instructor, flying both the F-5N and EA-18G.
Thomas
Tactical Systems Analyst
“Skirt” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. Tom has amassed over 1,300 hours of operational and instructional experience in the EA-18G and EA-6B. He is a graduate of the Electronic Attack Weapons School (EAWS) course and a qualified Prowler Tactics Instructor (PTI). Tom was an Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) instructor at EAWS and a recognized communications AEA subject matter expert. Tom continues his affiliation with the US Navy as an active member of the US Naval Reserve assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron One Two Nine Special Augmentation Unit (VAQ-129 SAU) where he serves as a fleet replacement aircrew instructor Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) and Selected Reserve Safety Officer. Tom has completed two combat deployments to Afghanistan since 2004.
Kimo
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Retch” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) with over 3,200 flight hours of operational and instructional experience in the F/A-18A-D and E/F. Kimo served as the Commanding Officer of VFA-31 and the Training Officer of the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He is a subject matter expert in air-to-air employment and weapon systems. Kimo has combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Richard
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
"Alf" is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst and FA-18 Program Manager for TacAir. He has over 3,500 hours (2,200 in the F/A-18A-D) of operational and adversary experience in the F/A-18 and F-5. Richard is the F/A-18A-D Naval Aviation Technical Information Product (NATIP) Lead responsible for all weapons and internal systems of the F/A-18A-D aircraft. He has flown numerous missions in support of Operation Southern Watch.
Bex
Tactical Systems Analyst
“Rex Roid” is a Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) with over 1,900 hours of operational and instructional experience in the F/A-18A-F. Bex served as the Training and Standardization Officer for Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic (SFWSL) and as the Tactical Development Director, managing the Navy’s Advanced Tactical Training Program (ATTP) for the east coast. In addition, he was the F/A-18 Radar Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the APG‑65, APG-73 and APG-79. Bex has completed three combat deployments in the F/A-18E and remains current in the Hornet via his affiliation with the U.S. Naval Reserves. Bex flies with Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12) as an adversary pilot.
Ken
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Hock” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a retired Navy Captain who has nine years of operational and flight test experience in the FA-18A-F. As a test pilot Hock served as the lead carrier suitability pilot on the Super Hornet Integrated Test Team during the Engineering & Manufacturing Development flight phase. Ken served 12 years with NASA where he was the lead astronaut for X-38 development, Ascent/Entry CAPCOMs and Astronaut Support Personnel at the Kennedy Space Center. Hock served as Pilot of Discovery on STS-124 and Commander of Atlantis on STS-132; both Space Shuttle missions to assemble the International Space Station. Hock has over 2,500 hours in the T-38N. He was an instructor pilot in the Talon and a Research Pilot in the WB-57F. He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Aeronautical Engineering. His last Navy duty was as Chairman of the Aerospace Engineering Department and Senior Aviator at the US Naval Academy. Hock has 6,000+ hours of flight time in over 50 different aircraft types. He has combat time in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan.
Matt
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
“Fingers” is a Senior Tactical Systems Analyst for TacAir. He is a retired U.S. Marine LtCol and Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor who has over 3,000 hours of operational and instructor experience in the FA-18 A-D. Matt served as Training and Standardization billets in numerous squadrons and was the Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232. He also served as an Instructor at TOPGUN in Fallon, Nv. As an instructor at TOPGUN, Matt was the SME for Threat Aircraft and Strike Fighter Missions. In addition to his combat flight experience in Iraq, Matt also served as the 5th Marine Regimental Combat Team Air Officer in Iraq in 2003.
Ross
Senior Tactical Systems Analyst
"Migs" started his career as an Artillery Officer and then transitioned to aviation flying out of land bases in the Western Pacific, Southern Europe, and Kuwait as well as off of aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas where he logged over 3100 hours in the FA-18 A-D and E/F. He flew in support of no-fly zones and combat operations to include NATO action in Bosnia-Herzegovinia, Operations Desert Fox and Southern Watch over Iraq, planned carrier operations for Operation Allied Force over Kosovo, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Between operational deployments, Migs trained new fighter pilots as an FA-18 instructor pilot and later furthered his education at the Naval War College and Air War College. Migs took command of a two-seat FA-18D squadron, the "Hawks", in 2002 and in 2003 deployed to Kuwait, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also commanded the Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team in 2006 and the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 23 in July 2010 where he flew and instructed in the FA-18A-D and the FA-18E/F Super Hornet.

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CONSULTING

Tactical Air Support (TacAir) provides the most qualified, current, and combat-experienced military aviation experts in the industry.

AIR SERVICES

Imagine solutions to training requirements that are both affordable and quickly available on a flexible, rapid-response DoD contract vehicle.

CAS/JTAC TRAINING

Requirements for qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) continue to grow, while military aircraft available to support training continue to decline.

TACAIR GLOBAL

The global training group within TacAir, uniquely positioned to provide highly specialized training for our international partners.

WHY SELECT TACAIR?

Tactical Air Support, Inc. (TacAir) is a small business consisting of former fighter weapons school and operational commanders, instructors and test pilots, providing the benefits of a cost-effective commercial center of excellence. TacAir mirrors the mission areas of a fighter weapons school. With an operationally current instructor cadre, we provide advanced flight training, subject matter expertise, tactics development & evaluation, and academic training.

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