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


The M1 armor crewman is responsible for operating armored equipment such as the M1A2 Abrams to destroy enemy positions. As part of the tank and armor unit, they are ready to defend our country anywhere in the world.

Job Duties

  • Operate tracked and wheeled vehicles over various terrain
  • Use communications equipment to receive and relay battle orders
  • Load and fire guns
  • Read maps, compasses and battle plans
  • 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 M1 armor crewman requires 15 weeks of One Station Unit Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Tank operations
  • Armor offensive and defensive tactics
  • Map reading and scouting techniques
  • Field combat strategy
  • Helpful Skills

  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
  • Top physical and mental shape
  • Interest in medicine and science
  • Ability to work 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.

  • Combat (CO) : 87
  • Compensation

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

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