posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 05:27 PM
Wow, I'm always surprised by the sheer amount of disinformation that some of you put out there. There are a couple of ways to work there:
Military Route: You can't request Dulce, Area 51, or any other location like that. As a matter of fact, no one is actually stationed in these
areas. All of these areas are linked to an acknowledged installation. I was stationed at Nellis, as are all of the military personnel who actually
work up-range. I don't want to say too much, but they are officially assigned to a test squadron on Nellis, but they work for a "detachment" of
that squadron. As for how to get there, it really is sort of random. It helps if you know someone who is already assigned there who can put your
name out there when there is an opening. Other than that, you can just get to be known as a subject matter expert in certain areas like intelligence,
engineering, air-defense, etc. Usually what happens is there is an opening and the person up-range who is hiring contacts the appropriate squadron
commander back at Nellis and asks who would be the best candidate. If they like you, they'll have your commander get your resume and copies of your
performance reports. If they decide to hire you, they'll start the process of getting you approved for access to the site. Once you are approved,
someone will escort you up there and start your inprocessing.
Contractor: Much the same as the military. When there is an opening the program manager up-range starts asking other managers for suitable
candidates. If they like you, they start the process of getting you cleared and transferred out there.
Basic gist is that you can't request a job out there, they'll find you if you are a good candidate and your commander/manager recommends you. When
I was getting out of the AF I was referred to JT3 by a few people who already worked out there, but there were no openings at that time. Also, having
SCI and/or SAP access is a bonus, but not absolutely necessary. You guys make it out like it's so "secret squirrel" when in fact it's an
organization like any other. They simply have to be discreet about their activities so as to avoid too much interest.