"I take risks," Col. LeMieux said. "That's a risk, that I'll get FAA certification within a year. But that's my goal, and I'm building a program to go in that direction. ... A lot of schools are trying to get into this game."
"We're looking to the future," he said. "We are trying to develop the future leaders of this industry. When you graduate from this school, you will have a job. If you're a fighter pilot, the war is winding down, so what are you going to do? You can go to a school, get 50 hours of flight training, and now you have a degree in unmanned aerial vehicle operations."