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PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator/maintainers

PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (14T)

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

Overview

A PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator works directly with the PATRIOT launching stations. An important part of the Army’s air defense, the PATRIOT missile system can launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets. 

Job Duties

  • Place the PATRIOT launching system in the field
  • Operate PATRIOT launcher electronic systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Handle and supply PATRIOT missiles
  • Establish radio and wire communications in the field

Requirements

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.

Training

Job training for a PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 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
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy

Helpful Skills

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

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Operators & Food (OF) : 92

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

Compensation

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 knowledge about electronics systems can assist you as an electrician in the civilian world.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (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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