B440:Operations Specialist

Operations Specialists operate radar, navigation, and communications equipment in combat information centers on the ship's bridge. They detect and track ships, aircraft, and missiles. Operations Specialist class "A" school is 10 weeks long, and the school is located in Great Lakes, Illinois. The OS rating requires a 60 month (5 year) service obligation.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Operations Specialists function as plotters, radio-telephone and Command and Control sound-powered telephone talkers and maintain Combat Information Center (CIC) displays of strategic and tactical information. OSs operate surveillance and altitude radars' Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), and associated equipment. They serve as air traffic controllers for helicopters and fixed-wing supersonic jet aircraft.

Military Duties Translated:

Identifying threats and providing recommendations on fighting crimes. Developing assessments using available information. Collaborating with international, national, state, and local contacts in the intelligence and law enforcement communities. Using your knowledge and understanding of the language, culture, and history of specific regions to fight threats. Creating battlefield reports and analyzing and reviewing any developments in enemy positions. Updating data to ensure information stays up-to-date.

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

Intelligence Analyst