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Repairing Avenger System

Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember (14S)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level


An air and missile defense crewmember is responsible for operating the avenger system, a lightweight, highly mobile weapon system that provides air defense protection against air and land attacks.

Job Duties

  • Operate the AVENGER and Man Portable Air Defense System weapons systems
  • Establish radio/wire communications and maintain situation maps
  • Perform target engagement evaluations
  • Operate “friend or foe” identification equipment
  • Resupply ammunition and prepare systems for firing


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


Job training for an air and missile defense crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Ammunition-handling techniques
  • Missile and rocket system operations
  • Artillery tactics

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Interest in missile and rocket operations
  • Capable of working as a team member

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Operators & Food (OF) : 85

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.


Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

While there is no direct job equivalent in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline and leadership will help you in any civilian career you choose.


Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at

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