Fire Control Repairers are vital to combat success. From tanks and other combat vehicles, to infantry and artillery systems, the Fire Control Repairer ensures the tools used for battle continue to function properly, so the Army National Guard can face any challenge.
AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Your responsibilities will include maintenance and/or repair of: ballistic computers, a variety of laser enabled devices, optical equipment, and thermal imaging systems; commander's weapon station/auxiliary sights, aiming circles, image transfer assemblies, quadrants, mount assemblies, and fire control support equipment; test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment; and battlefield damage assessment and repair.
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Electronic and mechanical principles and concepts
• Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints, and wiring diagrams
• Strong attention to detail
• Interest in working with weapons
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electronic mechanic, an avionics technician, or a missile facilities repairer with civilian firms that design, build, and test weapons for the military.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Fire Control Repairer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 19 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including training in equipment operation. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in a field environment.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.