The Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator is a military occupational specialty (MOS) 14E, and it is part of the Army's air defense artillery team. The Patriot missile is a highly technical piece of equipment that requires an entire team of soldiers to operate and maintain. The system has a power plant, a communication relay group, a control station, and a launching station.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

As part of the Patriot missile team, soldiers in MOS 14E have specific technical duties that are part of launching the missile system. They include initializing and operating the Patriot's information and coordination center, its engagement control station, its radar set, and the antenna mast group. Part of the job involves maintaining and conducting preventive checks on the Patriot's fire control section and related equipment, an obviously important part of the job dealing with delicate parts of the missile system. These soldiers also evaluate target data and then identify and engage targets. They'll also perform operation and intelligence duties on the Patriot's fire control section.

Military Duties Translated:

Assembling, evaluating, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, and apparatus. Troubleshooting and repairing malfunctioning equipment, appliances, and apparatus. Constructing and fabricating parts, using hand tools and specifications. Reading and interpreting electrical and electronic circuit blueprints, diagrams, and schematics. Advising management on continued use of unsuitable equipment, appliances, and apparatus. Supervising electricians. Ordering of electrical supplies and equipment.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Electronics Technician