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Designed to transport infantry or scouts with armor protection, and provide covering fire to suppress enemy troops and armored vehicles the Bradley Fighting Vehicle is one of world’s most sophisticated infantry fighting vehicles. Maintaining the Bradley is the responsibility of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer.

In this career field your duties will include: diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions and performing maintenance on the Bradley fighting vehicle suspension and steering systems along with performing maintenance on vehicular mounted armament and associated fire control systems and maintaining the fire suppression and CBRN protection systems. Ultimately you will be responsible for keeping the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and its components operational and battle ready.

To excel in the career field you should be physically fit in order to lift heavy tools, components and parts, have an interest in auto mechanics, engineering, and technical troubleshooting, enjoy working with computers, and electrical equipment, and possess a high attention to detail.

After successfully completing Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend approximately 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer at Fort Benning, Georgia. There, you will spend time in both shop and field environments, troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems, repairing and replacing power packs, weapons systems, and electronic and suspension components, as well as updating software.

After successfully completing all training, you may be eligible for worldwide assignments as a member of an Armor, infantry, or cavalry unit. You may have the opportunity to advance your career through additional technical, tactical, and leadership training and certifications. The skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline, and leadership, may help you transition from the military to the civilian work force where you may find employment as an automotive or heavy equipment mechanic.

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer, a crucial member of the Armor, Infantry, or Cavalry Team… GO ORDINANCE!

Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (91M)

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

Overview

The Bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer handles the maintenance and repair of the M2/M3, A2/A3 Bradley fighting vehicle, the M6 Bradley linebacker air defense vehicle and the M-7 Bradley fire support team vehicle.

Job Duties

  • Perform maintenance on gas particulate systems, vehicular mounted armament and associated fire control systems
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions and perform maintenance and onboard direct support tasks on the Bradley fighting vehicle suspension and steering systems
  • Perform maintenance on fire extinguisher and suppression 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 a bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine repair and tune up
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems
  • Repair and replace body panels, fenders, power packs, weapons systems and radiators

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in auto mechanics and the industrial arts
  • Troubleshooting and repairing mechanical problems
  • Interest in automotive engines and how they work
  • Enjoy physical work

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 99
OR
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 88, General Technical (GT): 92

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

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with auto and construction equipment dealers, farm equipment companies and state highway agencies. You’ll be able to pursue a career as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, radiator mechanic, construction equipment mechanic or endless track vehicle mechanic.

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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