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14J -- Air Defense C41 Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator Maintainer


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Basic Job Description

An Air Defense C4I Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator is a member of the Army's air defense artillery team. The air defense tactical operations center operator supervises or serves as a member of a manual early warning network (MEWN) section, team, or platoon in operations and intelligence functions.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Detects, tracks and identifies aircraft, correlates tracks, and broadcasts early warning information. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on the team vehicles and power generation equipment. Performs operations and intelligence duties in Air Defense units. Performs map operations. Operates over radio nets.

Supervises lower grade soldiers and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Inventories and destroys classified material and performs security functions.

Training Information

Job training for an air defense C4I tactical operations center enhanced operator maintainer 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

ASVAB Score Required: 99 in aptitude area MM, and 98 in aptitude area GT

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

Similar Civilian Occupations

There is no civilian occupation that is directly equivalent to MOS 14J. However, the following civilian occupations make use of the skills developed through MOS 14J training and experience.

  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Computer Operators
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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