Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (14G)

The air defense battle management system operator operates with equipment systems that guard against aerial and space attack. They play an important role in the Army’s air defense artillery team.

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On the battlefield, spotting an incoming threat in advance can be a critical advantage in protecting ground forces from aerial and missile attacks. In order to detect, locate, track and identify those incoming threats, the army relies on the highly skilled men and women who serve in military occupational specialty Air Defense Battle Management System Operator.

Soldiers working in this MOS provide situational awareness, target information, and early warning to air defense artillery systems.

Soldier: “We correspond with other air defense weapons systems. Sometimes being avengers or [unintelligible] weapons. Or we clear airspace, find tracks and make sure we know where everything’s at.”

Candidates in this MOS should have an interest in mathematics, as well as missile and rocket operations, and be physically and mentally fit, with the ability to multitask while under pressure and work as part of a team. To qualify for this MOS, you must complete 10 weeks of basic combat training followed by 16 weeks of advanced individual training with on the job instruction at air-defense artillery school in Fort Sill Okla.

Soldier: “Air defense is always growing and changing with new weapons and new  tactics they attack with, we have to develop new tactics to fight back and defend against them.”

Soldier: “They are a big asset to protection and overall ease to soldiers deployed right now.”  

After successfully completing training, you may be assigned to work supporting military operations across the globe, in the field or serving as an air-ground integrator manager responsible for planning, coordinating, and establishing connectivity in joint land and airspace networks. You may be expected to evaluate intelligence data, operate and maintain a variety of communications systems to sustain airspace superiority, and assure fire support and aviation operations are not in conflict, helping to maintain the unit’s ability to provide immediate counterfire.

You may also be responsible for equipment and unit emplacement, as well as technical inspections, adjustments and preventative maintenance checks and services.In addition, you may assist in the setup of radar equipment and shelter systems used to detect and track aircraft and transmit early warning information to air defense units such as the avenger, the counter rocket artillery and mortar system, or the patriot air and missile defense system.

Skills learned while serving in this MOS such as team work, discipline and leadership will help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector in virtually any career you choose.

Soldier: “A lot of the training we do as a 14G is to acquire technical certification for it or network certification and that can be transferred to civilian jobs.”

serving a vital role in the air defense artillery teams mission to ensure air superiority. Military Occupational Specialty, Air Defense Battle Management System Operator.