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Drones in the US Could Mean 100,000+ Jobs

By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University

In July 2015, the first drone delivery took place in the United States. This joint effort between NASA, the University of Virginia, and an Australian drone manufacturing company made a delivery of pharmaceuticals to a free clinic in Virginia. This historic delivery marks the beginning of a world filled with the conveniences that drones will bring.

As great as this advancement with drones is, the United States is well behind many other industrialized nations. In fact, Switzerland has already started using drones for mail delivery. The U.S. Postal Service is seriously considering using drones, but nothing has been decided yet.

Amazon Drones and Reverse Logistics

By Dr. Robert Gordon Faculty member, American Public University What’s most compelling is that Amazon’s announcement doesn’t address potential benefits to the reverse logistics field that drones can offer in the near future. In fact, Amazon might be missing out on a huge potential market.