PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (14E)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
A PATRIOT fire control enhanced operator is responsible for operating/maintaining the entire PATRIOT missile system. An important part of the Army’s air defense, they launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets.
- Responsible for placement of the PATRIOT system in the field
- Real-time status reporting during combat
- Maintenance on coordinate, communication and target-identification systems
- Evaluate intelligence and identify targets
- Establish radio and wire communications in the field
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 a PATRIOT fire control enhanced operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 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:
- Operating PATRIOT technology and rocket systems
- Calculating targets manually and electronically
- Artillery tactics and battle strategy
- Interest in missile and rocket operations
- Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
- Ability to multi-task
- Plotting and reading maps
- Capable of working as a team member
Required ASVAB Score(s)Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104
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.
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.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESSS (PaYS) Program
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 http://www.armypays.com.
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