In Shariki, a tiny village near the Sea of Japan, about 100 government contractors work withAN/TPY-2 radar, "which points high-powered radio waves westward toward mainland Asia to hunt for enemy missiles headed east toward America or its allies," according to Stars & Stripes.
The contractors "work for Raytheon and Chenega Blackwater Solutions, who, respectively, run the missile radar and provide security at the base." Two soldiers supervise the 100-person team.
What kind of people are doing the guard-work? Well, according to this Blackwater job description, anyone applying for the position must be at least 21 years old, with a high school diploma (or GED equivalent), and some experience with " a civilian police force, military police force, or civilian security guard organization."
The "ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations," is also a must. And, be warned, job-seekers:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee may occasionally sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk, or table. The employee may stand for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to occasionally travel by designated transportation i.e. aircraft, vehicle, mass transit system.
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