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Avenger Crewmember (14S)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Entry Level

Overview

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.

Job Duties

  • Movement and placement of the AVENGER weapons system in various locations and environments
  • Operate AVENGER electronic, hydraulic, radar and mechanical components
  • Perform maintenance on the AVENGER system
  • Perform target engagement evaluations; operate “friend-or foe” identification equipment and engage targets
  • Transport, prepare, reload and resupply missiles and ammunition
  • Establish and maintain digital, radio and wire communications

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 AVENGER 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:

  • Operate AVENGER weapon system and wheeled vehicles (HMMWV) over various terrain
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic and mechanical components
  • Navigate terrain using maps, compass and GPS devices
  • Utilize digital communications equipment to identify receive target information and engagement orders
  • Load, fire, and reload missile and gun systems
  • Ammunition-handling procedures
  • Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures and air battle strategy

Helpful Skills

  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to work 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.

Compensation

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

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

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.

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 experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

 

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