AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
The Bradley Fighting Vehicle is the finishing act in battle. Supporting Cavalry and Infantry operations, the Bradley destroys enemy forces on the frontlines and helps Soldiers command the field. As a member of the team that keeps the vehicle running and operating properly, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer is a vital part of the Army National Guard's military dominance.
Some of your duties may include: diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions; performing maintenance and on-board direct support tasks on suspension systems and steering systems; performing maintenance on fire extinguisher and suppression systems; and performing maintenance on gas particulate systems, vehicular mounted armament, and associated fire control systems.
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Engine repair and tune up
• How to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems
• Repair and replace body panels, fenders, power packs, weapons systems, and radiators
• Interest in auto mechanics and the industrial arts
• Preference for solving mechanical problems
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career at auto and construction equipment dealers, farm equipment companies, and state highway agencies. You'll be able to pursue a career as a mechanic who works on carburetors, transmissions, radiators, construction equipment, or endless track vehicles.
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 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment's notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers' primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.