Basic Job Description
A PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator is an important part of the Army's air defense artillery team. The PATRIOT missile system teams are used to launch advanced-technology ammunition capable of neutralizing multiple air targets. The PATRIOT missile system consists of a control station, power plant, communication relay group and up to eight launching stations.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Performs march order and emplacement of the fire control section, fire direction section and associated equipment. Initialize and operates the Information and Coordination Central, Engagement Control Station, radar set, Identification Friend or Foe Interrogator, Antenna Mast Group, and remotely located Communications Relay Group. Performs organizational level system maintenance and preventive maintenance checks and services on fire control section and fire direction section equipment. Evaluates target data and identifies and engages targets. Performs operation and intelligence duties, operates/performs PMCS on PATRIOT system prime movers and power units, and establishes and maintains radio and wire
Provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel. Supervises and performs organizational level system maintenance and preventive maintenance checks and services on fire control section and fire direction section equipment. Supervises march order and emplacement of fire control section, fire direction section and associated equipment.
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
ASVAB Score Required: 104 in aptitude area MM
Security Clearance: Secret
Strength Requirement: medium
Physical Profile Requirement: 222221
- Normal color vision required
- Must be US Citizen
Similar Civilian Occupations
There is no civilian occupation that is directly equivalent to MOS 14E. However, the following civilian occupations make use of the skills developed through MOS 14E training and experience.
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers