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PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer - 14E

  • Active/Reserve:Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


A PATRIOT fire control enhanced operator is responsible for operating/maintaining the entire PATRIOT missile system. An important part of the Army's air defense, they launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for placement of the PATRIOT system in the field
  • Realtime status reporting during combat
  • Maintenance on coordinate, communication and targetidentification systems
  • Evaluate intelligence and identify targets
  • Establish radio and wire communications in the field
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    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
  • Helpful Skills

  • Interest in missile and rocket operations
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Plotting and reading maps
  • Capable of working as a team member

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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