As a Special Operations Pilot, you’ll master all aspects of advanced aviation, and use those skills while embedded with Army or Marines special forces units all over the world. You’ll be flying airstrikes in close proximity of friendly forces — in the most austere combat environments, independent of an established airbase or its perimeter defenses. Life as a Special Operations Pilot will take you all over the world, and make you a part of the most exciting, dangerous missions the Air National Guard is involved in, making it critical that you perform with 100% accuracy. The lives of many hang in the balance whenever you take off on a new mission. You need a cool head and nerves of steel.