An Air and Missile Defense Crewmember is a member of the Army's air defense artillery team that uses the surface-to-air Avenger missile system. These soldiers handle some of the most volatile weapons systems the Army has, in all types of terrain and weather, and usually in combat situations. The Army categorizes this job as military occupational specialty (MOS) 14S.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

These soldiers prepare, operate, and fire the Avenger portable weapons systems. In the course of doing so, they establish and maintain radio communications, and evaluate potential targets and target engagement. They use infrared to detect and engage targets, and resupply ammunition for firing. They're also tasked with performing emergency procedures for weapons systems, maintaining sight alignment on systems, and operating and maintaining system carriers.

Military Duties Translated:

Respond immediately to citizen calls for assistance and to alarms triggered at homes and businesses Maintain a presence in the community that helps to deter crime and provide support to citizens Help to secure crime scenes and ensure that evidence is not removed or tampered with Act as a police presence at public events and provide security for municipal gatherings Identify potential criminal activity or other hazardous situations and take the proper actions to protect citizens and property

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