Army MOS 14S Air Missile Defense Crew Member
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  • Prepare, operate and fire the Avenger and Man Portable Air Defense System weapons systems
  • Establish and maintain radio and wire communications
  • Assist in maintaining situation maps
  • Perform target engagement evaluations
  • Apply infrared techniques to detect and engage targets
  • Operate 'friend or foe' identification equipment
  • Resupply ammunition
  • Prepare systems for firing

Requirements
Air and Missile Defense Crew members must have the physical stamina to perform strenuous activities for long periods
without rest. They're also required to have normal color vision in order to identify color-coded ammunition and to read
maps and charts.

Training
Job training for an Air and Missile Defense Crew member requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn
basic Soldiering skills, and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is
spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Ammunition-handling techniques
  • Gun, missile and rocket system operations
  • Artillery tactics

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Air and Missile Defense Crew members provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within
the same discipline. As an advance level Air and Missile Defense Crew member, you may be involved in:

  • Supervise, prepare and fire of the Avenger/Man Portable Air Defense System weapons systems
  • Collect and consolidate intelligence information
  • Process special and periodic reports
  • Prepare and maintain situation maps
  • Transmit intelligence and grid locations of incoming targets
  • Designate fighting positions

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you will learn as an Air and Missile Defense Crewmember, such as teamwork, discipline, leadership and a
strong background in surveillance techniques, will help you in any civilian career you choose.

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Army MOS 14S Air Missile Defense Crew Member        
An Air and Missile Defense Crew member is a member of the
Army's air defense artillery team using the AVENGER system.

The AVENGER system is a lightweight, highly mobile and
transportable surface-to-air missile/gun weapon system. It
provides mobile, short-range air defense protection against air
and land attacks. The Air and Missile Defense Crew member
serves as a member of the highly mobile Avenger operations
team.

Some of your duties as a Air and Missile Defense Crew member
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ay include: