U.S. Military offering up to six figures for AI job positions

| April 13, 2023

The U.S. Military is hiring from among those who have relevant professions related to developing AI. One of the AI jobs posted to USAjobs.gov offers a pay ranging from $170,000  to $212,000. The military is looking to improve AI to effectively operate in the battlefield as part of a combined arms/combined service effort.

From Fox News:

One of the higher paying jobs advertised in the last few weeks is for a senior technologist for “cognitive and decision science” at the U.S. Navy’s Point Loma Complex in San Diego. That job starts at $170,000 and could pay as much as $212,000 year for someone who can help insert “cutting-edge technology” into Navy weaponry and equipment.

That includes technologies such as “augmented reality, artificial intelligence, human state monitoring, and autonomous unmanned systems.”

The Navy is also looking to hire a manager at Naval Information Warfare Systems Command in South Carolina to work on adding AI applications to support the “expeditionary warfighting, decision intelligence and support functions of the military,” and a data scientist to help look for ways to incorporate AI into the decision-making processes of Naval Special Warfare Command.

This month, Chief of Naval Operations Michael Gilday said the Navy was moving quickly to use AI and said he imagined the use of “minimally manned” ships before moving to fully autonomous ships.

The Department of Defense’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) is also looking to hire two AI experts at jobs that start at $155,000. CDAO, which was established last year, is working to accelerate the use of AI to “generate decision advantage” in wartime — the office is looking to hire a supervisory program manager and a supervisory computer scientist.

Elsewhere, the Air Force is looking to hire a senior scientist in the field of “human machine teaming” who will guide programs in which “humans, machines, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and technology-centric solutions are the focus of the research.” That job, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, starts at $156,000.

Fox News has the rest of the story here.

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“Must know Windows 98 and Lotus Notes” in the USAjobs posting may discourage a few people.


Basic 2.0 on a commodore 64 or even better a VIC-20.


I was cutting edge. I had a commodore 128.


So why can’t the AI application do the job? Ain’t that the point of AI, take the inefficient human out of the loop?


“Captain – th battleship is under attack – sound General Quarters for the crew!” “I can’t, he’s seasick today.”


Sky Net grins. And so it begins…

RGR 4-78

senior proctologist for “cognitive and decision science”

What a huge difference just a few letters make. 😉 

Seriously, I just hope they don’t hire another snowden/winner.


The median list price of a home in San Diego is $925,000. This, with 20% down – a house payment of $5500 a month or $66K a year.

If you live in Cali and make $200K you will pay $70K year in income tax.

You will also pay around about $22K a year in SS, Medi, BS taxes etc.

That leaves about $40K a year to live on in a city with one of the highest cost of living in the US.

Green Thumb

AI = Anal Insertion.


Well, knowing how things are today…
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‘human state monitoring’, ‘autonomous unmanned systems’ and ‘human machine teaming‘?!

Maybe I’m reading this wrong, or maybe right?

I guess the ads are geared to the ‘target market’ after all!


Nobody else is jumping on that blazingly obvious straight line?

Recruiting is so tough these days that the Navy can’t recruit any real intelligence so they have to go to AI.

C’mon, folks, I know you can do better!


Malcolm Nance ain’t going back, of course they need superultraquantum computoryzing to fill his boots.

Forest Bondurant

Sounds like some “Men Who Stare at Goats” nonsense to me.

Cloudbursting and all that…