Initial Training Overview:
Job training for a Air Defense Tactical Operatons Center Operator requires nine weeks of Basic Training, followed by 19 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Bliss, Texas. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Additional Training Information:
During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions
Training includes but is not limited to operation and operator preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) and corrective maintenance of the Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD) C4I systems (FAAD Engagement Operations, Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS), Communications and Sentinel Radar. Other subjects covered include: Methods of computing target locations, ammunition-handling techniques, gun, missile and rocket system operations, and artillery tactics.