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Air Defense Artillery Officer Details

The air defense artillery officer leads the air defense artillery branch, which protects U.S. forces from aerial attack, missile attack and enemy surveillance. They must be experts in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of air defense systems.

They also become experts in one or more of the following systems: the PATRIOT missile system and the AVENGER system.

  • Coordinate the air defense target engagement process in joint and multinational operations
  • Employment of air defense artillery Soldiers at all levels of command

Job training for an air defense artillery officer includes completion of the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course. This will provide in-depth knowledge on leadership, tactics and the operational aspects of weapons/vehicles.

  • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in fields such as business management. Being an officer in the Army is closely related to holding a managerial position in a corporation.