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The Army's primary surface to air, medium to high altitude air defense weapon is the Patriot Missile System.

Maintaining it are the most highly trained and skilled professional Soldiers in the world.

This Army career requires individuals who have an interest in electronics, mechanical systems and mathematics.

And have the ability to understand complex diagrams and schematics.

94S NCO Testimonial: Why is this MOS important to the Army?

Your primary duties as a Patriot System Repairer will be to maintain, troubleshoot and repair components of the weapon system to include the radar set, the engagement control system and the launching station.

You will perform tests and make adjustments on components to specific tolerances..,

...isolate system malfunctions using diagnostic software, and test equipment..,

...and repair unserviceable items by removing and replacing defective components.

In addition you will determine shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic assemblies, and system test equipment.

AIT Student Testimonial: How was training?

After completion of 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training you will be assigned to the U.S. Army Ordnance School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma for 45 weeks of Advanced Individual Training.

Your training will begin with Basic Electronics Maintenance and includes courses taught in classroom with labs, as well as on the job and tactical field training.

After completion of your training you will be eligible for worldwide assignment, you may work in a maintenance shop or deploy in a tactical field environment.

Your experience and knowledge as a Patriot System Repairer may help you in your transition to civilian employment in avionics, electronics and mechanical maintenance career fields.

94S Testimonial: What career opportunities does this MOS offer after the service?

Ensuring battlefield success as an essential member of the Army's weapon maintenance teams, is the Patriot System Repairer.

PATRIOT System Repairer (94S)

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


As an essential member of the Army’s weapons maintenance team, the PATRIOT system repairer is primarily responsible for performing field level maintenance on the PATRIOT system, a combat missile system that features a phased array radar set and control station.

Job Duties

  • Perform tests and adjust components to specific tolerances and determine shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic assemblies, subassemblies, modules and circuit elements
  • Isolate malfunctions using automatic and semiautomatic program maintenance diagnostic software, unit self-test and built-in test equipment
  • Repair unserviceable items by removing and replacing defective components
  • Perform quality control measures


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.


Job training for a PATRIOT system repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 53 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Principles and concepts of electronics and mechanics
  • Use electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operate, test and maintain weapons systems

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics, science and electronic or electrical equipment
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL): 107

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.


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

The skills you learn will help you progress at firms that design, build and test weapons systems for the military. The same skills may also prepare you for a future as an electronics  mechanic, avionics technician or missile facilities repairer.

Through your extensive Army training, experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.


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


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