AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
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.
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.
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.