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Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember Details


OVERVIEW
An air and missile defense crewmember is responsible for operating the Avenger system, a lightweight, highly mobile weapon system that provides air defense protection against air and land attacks.

JOB DUTIES
  • Operate the Avenger and Man-Portable Air Defense Systems weapons systems
  • Establish radio/wire communications and maintain situation maps
  • Perform target engagement evaluations
  • Operate "friend or foe" identification equipment
  • Resupply ammunition and prepare systems for firing


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks at Fort Bliss, TX

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Ammunition-handling techniques
  • Missile and rocket system operations
  • Artillery tactics


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mathematics
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Interest in missile and rocket operations
  • Capability to work as a team member


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Operators & Food (OF): 85

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
140A Command and Control Systems Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
While there is no direct job equivalent in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline and leadership will help you in any civilian career you choose.