CoAspire is hiring a part-time F/A-18 Mission Planning SME

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F/A-18 Strike Planning Subject Matter Expert

Did you recently fly the legacy Hornet or Super Hornet and want to get back into an exciting part-time role in naval aviation? If so, please consider applying for this part-time position with CoAspire, or pass this along to other aviators.

CoAspire, LLC ( is seeking a part-time F/A-18 Strike Planning Subject Matter Expert (SME) with extensive knowledge of the U.S. Navy Strike Planning Process, deep understanding of F/A-18 mission flow and mission execution with excellent connection and relationships with personnel in the Naval Strike Warfare Enterprise at NAWDC, NAS Lemoore and NAS Oceana.  Impeccable fleet reputation is a must. The ideal candidate will have completed a fleet department head tour or CO/XO tour. The SME will be supporting Progeny Systems Corporation (

START DATE: Expected start date is May/June 2019. This is a funded activity with a funded period of performance of two years.  The following is the link to the FBO award for the supported activity: MAPEM Award Link.

HOURLY RATE: Negotiable.

LOCATION: Proximity to major fleet concentration areas/strike fighter bases preferred but not required.

HOURS: The former or current (US Naval Reserve) Naval Aviator or Naval Flight Officer selected for this position will work for CoAspire, LLC on a part-time basis of approximately 7 hours a week (a minimum of 28 hours a month with variation in hours and travel week by week). The position may grow in scope and responsibility well beyond 7 hours a week/28 hours a month.

The independent contractor will be reimbursed for expected travel expenses to meet with Strike Fighter mission planning customers and to meet with business development and engineering personnel from Progeny.  Progeny is developing a new mission planning system for the U.S. Navy called the Multi-asset Planning and Execution Monitoring (MAPEM). CoAspire and Progeny need the support of the SME and the completion of these and other tasks.

TASKS Include:

  • CONOPS/CONEMP Development

  • CONOPS/CONEMP Socialization with the F/A-18 Community

  • Briefing Material Development

  • Subject Matter Expert advice of capabilities and functions of Multi-asset Planning and Execution Monitoring (MAPEM)

  • Subject Matter Expert input to the MAPEM Graphical User Interface

  • Aircrew training on new capabilities

Interested Candidates should contact CoAspire, LLC by email at and provide an intro email and resume with references.

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