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Army MOS 14E Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator

A PATRIOT Fire Control 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 a control station, power plant, communication relay group and up to eight launching stations.

Some of your duties as a PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator Maintainer may include:

Responsible for placement of the PATRIOT system in the field
Perform real-time status reporting during combat
Operate specific PATRIOT coordinate and target identification systems
Perform maintenance on coordinate, communication and target identification systems
Evaluate target data and identifies and engages targets
Perform operation and intelligence duties
Establish radio and wire communications in the field

PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operators constantly lift heavy objects and perform strenuous activity for long periods without rest. Being in top physical and mental shape is definitely a plus in this job. Normal color vision is also required in order to read color-coded ammunition, maps, and charts.

Job training for a PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills, followed by 20 weeks, four days of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Some of the skills you’ll will learn are:

Operating technologies specific to the PATRIOT system

Methods of calculating targets electronically and manually

Operating missile and rocket systems specific to the PATRIOT

Artillery tactics and battle strategy

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operators provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldier within the same discipline. As an advanced level PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator Maintainer, you may be involved in:

Provide guidance on technical issues

Supervise placement of the engagement control station of the PATRIOT system and associated

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