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Air defense enhanced early warning system operators

Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator (14H)

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

Overview

The air defense enhanced early warning system operators supervise PATRIOT air defense units and air defense activities that engage in liaison functions. Their teams are used to neutralize air targets and are an important part of the Army’s space defense system.

Job Duties

  • Perform march orders, emplacements, initializations and system maintenance on air/missile defense planning control systems
  • Evaluate tactical electronic intelligence data for operations in a joint network
  • Perform data connectivity between various networks and communication systems

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 an air defense enhanced early warning system operators requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nearly 11 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.

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)

General Technical (GT) : 98, Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 99

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

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in any field you choose.

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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