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14M -- Man Portable Air Defense System Crewmember

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Basic Job Description

Note: Effective October 1, 2009, this MOS will be available for active duty, only. It will not be available in the Army Reserves, or Army National Guard.

A Man Portable Air Defense System Crewmember is part of the Army's field artillery team. Artillery are weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. The man portable air defense system crewmember supervises or serves as member of portable Air Defense system missile unit and air defense activity engaged in operations and intelligence functions.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Establishes and maintains radio and wire communications. Assist in maintaining situation map. Performs target engagement evaluation. Applies infrared techniques to detect and engage targets. Operates identification, friend or foe, programmer/charger. Re-supplies ammunition and prepares man portable air defense system for firing. Fires man portable air defense system. Performs emergency procedures for weapons systems.

Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate soldiers. Collects and consolidates intelligence information. Processes special and periodic reports. Prepares and maintains teams situation map. Transmits intelligence and grid locations of incoming targets. Designates fighting positions. Transmits alert status and readiness changes. Exercises fire control of man portable air defense system.

Training Information

19 weeks, 0 days at Fort Bliss, TX

ASVAB Score Required: 90 in aptitude area OF

Security Clearance: Confidential

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111211

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Distance vision correctable to 20/20 without multifocal lenses
  • Minimum height of 64 inches
  • Must be US Citizen

Similar Civilian Occupations

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

  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services

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