Basic Job Description
A PATRIOT Launching Station 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 an engagement control station, electronic power plant, communication relay group and up to eight launching stations. The PATRIOT Launching Station Operator works directly with the PATRIOT launching stations.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on vehicles. Operates a 10-ton crane. Engage hostile targets with the PATRIOT weapon. Perform checks and adjustments and loads the M60 Machine Gun. Perform emplacement, march orders and preventive maintenance checks and services on the Radar Set, the Engagement Control Station, the Guided Missile Transporter, the Launching Station and the Guided Missile Canister. Emplaces and march order the Battalion Tactical Operations Center. Load/reloads PATRIOT missiles. Assists in the preparation of tactical overlays for military maps.
Supervises lower grade soldiers and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Conducts Reconnaissance, Selection, and Occupation of Position. Collect, prepare, and process operations and intelligence information Prepare situation report and warning order.
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
ASVAB Score Required: 92 in aptitude area OF
Security Clearance: Confidential
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
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 14T. However, the following civilian occupations make use of the skills developed through MOS 14T training and experience.
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