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Combat Soldiers

Combat Careers

  • Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember (14P)

    The Air and Missile Defense Crewmember operates and maintains three of the Army’s surface-to-air advanced weapons systems, which provide mobile, short-range air defense protection against cruise missiles and other threats.

    The crewmember is responsible for transporting and maintaining several weapons systems, including the counter-rocket artillery and mortar, and the Avenger missile system. He is also responsible for reloading and resupplying these weapons systems as well as tracking, identifying and destroying ground-based enemy threats.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Air Defense Artillery Officer (14A)

    The Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Officer leads the air defense artillery branch at all levels of command. ADA officers manage modern complicated military computers on complex networks, communications equipment systems, and radars in order to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces from aerial attack, missile attack, and aerial surveillance.  ADA officers are responsible for the tactical employment, command and control, and the airspace management of air defense artillery missile and gun units. They must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems.

    They also become experts in one or more of the following systems: the Patriot/THAAD missile system; the AVENGER and Counter-Rocket, Mortar, Artillery (C-RAM) system; associated radars; and command and control computer systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

    The Air Defense Battle Management System Operator maintains, manages and operates modern complicated military computers on complex networks, communications equipment systems, and the Sentinel Radar in order to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces from aerial attack, missile attack, and aerial surveillance. Soldiers are responsible for integrating all air defense detection assets and firing units, maintaining tactical computer data links/networks that provide situational awareness, communication of detected threats throughout the air defense network, and serves as an air defense liaison to other services in all combat environments involving air defense.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator (14H)

    The Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning Systems Operator evaluates and communicates critical data about incoming enemy aerial and missile attacks and aerial surveillance by operating, maintaining and managing modern complicated military computers on complex networks, and utilizing sophisticated communications equipment. These Soldiers are responsible for the preparation and deployment of air defense equipment and systems, setup of a unit command post, establishing communication and network interoperability and integrating with Allied, Joint service and other Air Defense units.

    The 14H Soldier maintains computer data links and networks that provide early detection and tracking of possible air threats from the earth’s surface to space, providing the units with situational awareness and current air threat data which enable their engagement and destruction by Air Defense units.  They also serve as an air defense liaison to other services in all combat environments involving air defense.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Armor Officers

    Armor Officer (19)

    Armor officers are responsible for tank and cavalry/forward reconnaissance operations on the battlefield. The role of an armor officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the armor branch and to lead others in many areas of combat operations.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Avenger Crewmember (14S)

    An Avenger Crewmember operates and maintains an Army surface-to-air missile system, designed to provide protection  against cruise missiles, and low-flying aircraft. The crewmember is responsible for operating and maintaining the Avenger system, which consists of eight STINGER missiles enclosed inside of two missile pods. It is also combined with a remotely fired .50 cal machine gun that is mounted to a Humvee.

    • Active/Reserve: Army Reserve
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Cannon Crewmember working on equipment.

    Cannon Crewmember (13B)

    Cannon crewmembers work the howitzer cannons that support infantry and tank units during combat, and play crucial roles in the Army’s success on the battlefield.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • U.S. Army Cavalry Scout using radio.

    Cavalry Scout (19D)

    The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity and direct the employment of weapon systems to their locations.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier putting away ammo.

    Field Artillery Firefinder RADAR Operator (13R)

    The field artillery firefinder radar operator is responsible for detecting enemy forces and alerting the units in the Army. Using a “firefinder” — which are highly specialized radars — they can detect various objects and their locations.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Field Artillery Officer talking to Soldiers.

    Field Artillery Officer (13A)

    The field artillery officer leads the field artillery branch, who neutralizes the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire. The officer must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers training in the field.

    Fire Control Specialist (13J)

    The fire control specialist integrates and processes tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and JOINT automated battle command systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier operating a laser range finder.

    Joint Fire Support Specialist (13F)

    The joint fire support specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army’s field artillery team.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers firing a mortar.

    Indirect Fire Infantryman (11C)

    The indirect fire infantryman is a member of a mortar squad, section or platoon. The mortar has the most power and range of any weapon in an infantry unit.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers training in a field.

    Infantry Officer (11A)

    The infantry officer is responsible for leading the infantry and combined armed forces during land combat.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers training in a field.

    Infantryman (11B)

    The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying and repelling enemy ground forces.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers training in a field.

    Infantryman (11X)

    The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. It’s also the starting point for many advanced schools such as: Special Forces, Airborne School, Ranger School, Sniper School, and Pathfinder School.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers firing the M1A1-SA Abrams Tank.

    M1 Armor Crewman (19K)

    The M1 armor crewman is responsible for operating armored equipment such as the M1A2 Abrams to destroy enemy positions. As part of the tank and armor unit, they are ready to defend our country anywhere in the world.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS/HIMARS) Crewmember (13M)

    A multiple launch rocket system crewmember is responsible for operating and maintaining the entire multiple launch rocket system. They support infantry and tank units by supplementing cannon artillery during combat.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (14E)

    A Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer operates and maintains one of the world’s most advanced missile systems – Patriot; the center piece weapon system of the Army’s air defense mission against multiple air threats to include ballistic missile, cruise missiles, and aircraft of all types. The 14E is responsible for operating and maintaining the five major parts of the Patriot Fire Control system: Radar Set, Engagement Control Station, Electronic Power Plant, Antenna Mast Group, and Battle Command Post. The 14E Soldier is also responsible for identifying, tracking, and combating those identified threats using a technology advanced interceptor missile that is capable of destroying enemy air threats at a moment’s notice.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (14T)

    A Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator-Maintainer, is in charge of one of the world’s most advanced missile systems: the Patriot. The Patriot system is the center piece weapon system against multiple air threats, including  ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. The operator-maintainer is responsible for operating and maintaining the Patriot Launching Station, which includes transporting, emplacement, electronic and maintenance.

    The 14T is also responsible for the transport, preparation and loading of technologically advanced interceptor missiles that ensure the Patriot missile system is capable of tracking, launching, and destroying enemy air threats at a moment’s notice.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Candidate (18X)

    Special Forces candidates are given the opportunity to become a member of one of the most highly skilled combat forces in the world. But they must complete and endure the extensive mental/physical training in order to join the Army elite.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Soldiers in a Leightweight Tactical All Terrain Vehicle (LTATV).

    Special Forces Communications Sergeant (18E)

    Special forces communications sergeants can operate every kind of communications gear, from encrypted satellite communications systems to old-style high-frequency Morse key systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C)

    Special forces engineer sergeants are specialists across a wide range of disciplines, from demolitions and constructions of field fortifications to topographic survey techniques.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D)

    Special forces medical sergeants are considered to be the finest first-response/trauma medical technicians in the world.

    Though they’re primarily trained with an emphasis on trauma medicine, they also have a working knowledge of dentistry, veterinary care, public sanitation, water quality and optometry.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Officer wearing Army service uniform.

    Special Forces Officer (18A)

    The Special Forces Officer is a captain who is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and participating in Special Forces operations. He has several duties, including training, resource management, mission and logistics planning, and working with U.S. and foreign government agencies.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Soldier shooting

    Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B)

    Special Forces Weapons Sergeants are capable of operating and maintaining a wide variety of United States, allied and foreign weaponry.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None