Highly-mobile missile launchers give the Army National Guard a powerful edge on the battlefield. As the Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer, it's your responsibility to keep these launchers in top fighting shape by testing and repairing missile electronic assemblies and tracking systems.
AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
In this role, you will work primarily on the TOW antimissile system, the DRAGON antitank guided missile systems, and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle systems. Other duties include testing instruments and navigational controls, reading technical diagrams and manuals to locate and repair instrument parts, and replacing equipment parts. You will also perform quality control, inspect and maintain units, and repair unserviceable items.
As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairers take on more challenging projects, including training and supervising other Soldiers, providing technical assistance, installing equipment modifications, and performing quality control measures.
• Determine shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic, electrical, mechanical, and circuit elements
• Repair unserviceable optical and infrared components
• Inspect, test, and adjust components to specific tolerances
• Perform quality control measures
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Principles of electronics
• Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
• Equipment repair
• Strong attention to detail
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in manufacturing, medical research, satellite communications, or in the commercial airline industry. You may also consider a career with the federal government. Through extensive Army National Guard training, experience, and some additional study, you may be eligible for Electronics Technician Association (ETA) certification.
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.
After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend approximately 22 weeks of classroom instruction, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. You will learn the principles of electronics, how to use and maintain electrical and electronic test equipment, and equipment repair.
- 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.