PATRIOT FIRE CONTROL ENHANCED OPERATOR/MAINTAINER

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
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Job Description

A PATRIOT fire control enhanced operator is responsible for operating/maintaining the entire PATRIOT missile system. An important part of the Army’s air defense, they launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets. 


JOB DUTIES
  • Responsible for placement of the PATRIOT system in the field
  • Real-time status reporting during combat
  • Maintenance on coordinate, communication and target-identification systems
  • Evaluate intelligence and identify targets
  • Establish radio and wire communications in the field
  • Job Requirements

    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


    TRAINING

    Job training for a PATRIOT fire control enhanced operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operating PATRIOT technology and rocket systems
    • Calculating targets manually and electronically
    • Artillery tactics and battle strategy

    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in missile and rocket operations
    • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Plotting and reading maps
    • Capable of working as a team member