30th AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BATTALION
PATRIOT FIRE CONTROL ENHANCED OPERATOR/MAINTAINER (14E)

OVERVIEW
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

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

AIR DEFENSE BATTLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OPERATOR (14G)

OVERVIEW
The air defense battle management system operator operates with equipment systems that guard against aerial and space attack. They play an important role in the Army's air defense artillery team

JOB DUTIES
• Provide situational awareness and warning from airspace
• Conduct the planning and execution of airspace management required for supported echelon
• Responsible for air defense airspace management cell equipment march orders, emplacements and level system maintenance
• Evaluate intelligence data for force/engagement operations

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 an air defense battle management system operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nearly 16 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:
• Performance of on-line/off-line, hardware-software diagnostics
• Operate LAN, WAN and remote video displays
• Evaluate intelligence data for force/engagement operations in JIIM networks

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

AIR DEFENSE ENHANCED EARLY WARNING SYSTEM OPERATOR (14H)

OVERVIEW
The air defense enhanced early warning system operators supervise PATRIOT air defense units and air defense activities that engage in liaison functions. Their teams are used to neutralize air targets and are an important part of the Army's space defense system.

JOB DUTIES
• Perform march orders, emplacements, initializations and system maintenance on air/missile defense planning control systems
• Evaluate tactical electronic intelligence data for operations in a joint network
• Perform data connectivity between various networks and communication systems

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 an air defense enhanced early warning system operators requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nearly 11 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.

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

AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE (AMD) CREWMEMBER (14S)

OVERVIEW
An air and missile defense crewmember is responsible for operating the avenger system, a lightweight, highly mobile weapon system that provides air defense protection against air and land attacks.

JOB DUTIES
• Operate the AVENGER and Man Portable Air Defense System weapons systems
• Establish radio/wire communications and maintain situation maps
• Perform target engagement evaluations
• Operate "friend or foe" identification equipment
• Resupply ammunition and prepare systems for firing

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 an air and missile defense crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 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:
• Methods of computing target locations
• Ammunition-handling techniques
• Missile and rocket system operations
• Artillery tactics

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

PATRIOT LAUNCHING STATION ENHANCED OPERATOR/MAINTAINER (14T)

OVERVIEW
A PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator works directly with the PATRIOT launching stations. An important part of the Army's air defense, the PATRIOT missile system can launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets.

JOB DUTIES
• Place the PATRIOT launching system in the field
• Operate PATRIOT launcher electronic systems
• Perform preventative maintenance
• Handle and supply PATRIOT missiles
• Establish radio and wire communications in the field

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 launching station enhanced operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 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
• Artillery tactics and battle strategy

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