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Army Enlisted Job Descriptions

Electronic Warfare Specialist NCO- MOS 29E


Basic Job Description

The Electronic Warfare Specialist supervises and performs military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine, exploit, reduce, or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The responsibilities of the Electronic Warfare NCO may include: planning along the lines of an Electronic Attack (using EW to disrupt enemy communications systems and such) Electronic Support (which is helping friendly forces by using EW detection assets to locate enemy units) and Electronic Protection (which is using equipment to protect our communication systems and other electronic type of equipment).


The Electronic Warfare (EW) Specialist Course is a nine-week MOS producing course delivered at the FCOE (Fort Sill, OK). Graduates are awarded MOS 29E. These EW NCO's are provided the education and training in the essential core skills necessary to successfully perform EW functions in support of the commander's concept of operations. Emphasis is on Army and Joint doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) to prepare NCO's to participate in integrating EW into Full Spectrum Operations (FSO) in a variety of Army and Joint organizations. Focus is on the Battalion level.

ASVAB Score Required: 100 in the subject areas VE/AR/AS/MC or GS/VE/MK/MC or GS/AR/MK/EI

Security Clearance: A Soldier must meet a security eligibility of SECRET and be eligible to receive a TOP SECRET (TS) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

Strength Requirement: medium

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

Normal Color vision
Soldier must been in the grade of SGT or above with less than 10 years in service (Active Component Only).
Service Remaining Requirement (SRR) is 3 years for reclassification into MOS effective for all service contracts written on and after 1 October 2009 under the provisions of AR 614-200, chapter 4.
In-service accession soldiers must have successfully completed the Warrior Leader Course.

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