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M1 Armor Crewman Details


OVERVIEW
The M1 armor crewman is responsible for operating armored equipment such as the M1A2 Abrams to destroy enemy positions. As part of the tank and armor unit, they are ready to defend our country anywhere in the world.

JOB DUTIES
  • Operate tracked and wheeled vehicles over various terrain
  • Use communications equipment to receive and relay battle orders
  • Load and fire guns
  • Read maps, compasses and battle plans


TRAINING
Job training for an M1 armor crewman requires 15 weeks of One Station Unit Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat.

Advanced Individual Training: 15 weeks at Fort Benning, GA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Tank operations
  • Armor offensive and defensive tactics
  • Map reading and scouting techniques
  • Field combat strategy


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
  • Top physical and mental shape
  • Interest in medicine and science
  • Ability to work as a team member


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Combat (CO): 87

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in any field you choose, but especially in the mechanics repair industry.