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PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (14E)

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

Overview

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.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for the movement and placement of the Patriot Fire Control systems in various locations and environments
  • Operate Patriot Fire Control electronic, hydraulic and mechanical components
  • Perform maintenance on radar, engagement control, target-identification, and communication systems.
  • Evaluate intelligence and identify targets; perform real-time status reporting during combat
  • Engage identified enemy targets threatening friendly forces
  • Establish and maintain digital, radio, and wire communications networks

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 Fire Control Enhanced Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 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 the Patriot Radar, and associated target-identification and command and control systems
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic, hydraulic and mechanical components
  • Operate digital data and communications networks
  • Identify and engage targets electronically
  • Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures and air battle strategy

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • 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)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 100

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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