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M1 Abrams Tank on road during the winter

M1 Armor Crewman (19K)

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

Overview

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.

Job Duties

  • Operate tracked and wheeled vehicles over various terrain
  • Use communications equipment to receive and relay battle orders
  • Load and fire guns
  • Read maps, compasses and battle plans

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 M1 armor crewman requires 15 weeks of One Station Unit Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Tank operations
  • Armor offensive and defensive tactics
  • Map reading and scouting techniques
  • Field combat strategy

Helpful Skills

  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
  • Top physical and mental shape
  • Interest in medicine and science
  • Ability to work as a team member

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Combat (CO) : 87

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, but especially in the mechanics repair industry.

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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