An Air Defense C4I Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator is a member of the Army's air defense artillery team. This team helps to protect soldiers from aerial and missile attacks and shields them from enemy surveillance. It’s categorized as a military occupational specialty (MOS) 14J.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

This particular member of the air defense artillery team deals with manual early warning network (MEWN) functions. They’ll either supervise or be part of the team or platoon that handles operations and intelligence functions for the air defense artillery team. Soldiers who are in MOS 14J detect, track and identify aircraft, both friendly and enemy, and broadcast necessary early warning information. They’ll operate and perform maintenance on team vehicles and other equipment, and perform and support operations and intelligence duties in air defense units. These intelligence duties may vary widely depending on the mission at hand.

Military Duties Translated:

Because of the serious nature of this work and zero margin for error, the training regimen and proficiencies needed to become an air traffic control specialist, are demanding. Initial selection does not guarantee placement into federal civilian service. Entry-level applicants must complete required training courses at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City and gain on-the-job experience before becoming certified professional controllers.

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

Air Traffic Controller