Avenger Crewmember Careers
– AVENGER Crewmember
Avenger Crewmember careers include supervising, operating or serving as a member of a lightweight, highly mobile, Air Defense weapons system.
(1) Skill Level 1. Prepares, operates
and fires the AVENGER and Man Portable
Air Defense System weapons systems.
Establishes and maintains radio and
wire communications. Assists in maintaining
situation map. Performs target engagement
evaluation. Applies infrared techniques
to detect and engage targets. Operates
identification, friend or foe programmer/charger.
Resupplies ammunition and prepares systems
for firing. Performs emergency procedures
for weapons systems. Maintains sight
alignment on systems. Operates and maintains
(2) Skill Level 2. An Avenger Crewmember supervises and assists
the preparation and firing of the AVENGER/
Man Portable Air Defense System weapons
systems. Collects and consolidates intelligence
information. Processes special and periodic
reports. Prepares and maintains situation
map. Transmits intelligence and grid
locations of incoming targets. Designates
fighting positions. Alerts firing batteries.
Transmits alert status and readiness
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(3) Skill Level 3. Supervises the AVENGER/MANPADS
team/ squad. Writes and handles JINTACCS
messages. Prepares for and supervises
section movement. Supervises radio and
wire communications. Plans for and supervises
ammunition resupply. Deploys section
to provide Air Defense coverage. Assists
in establishing operating tactical command
posts and operating centers. Coordinates
operations and intelligence data, Supervises
dissemination of air and ground early
warning information on MCS. Assists
update of OPORD, situation maps and
overlays. Supervises ECM and ECCM operations.
Supervises installation and operations
of tactical communication equipment
and battle drills. Employs weapon systems.
(4) Skill Level 4. Supervises AVENGER/MANPADS
operations. Performs or supervises ADA
operations and intelligence duties.
Assists platoon leader in planning,
management and training activities of
subordinate sections. Performs and supervises
ADA battle management center operations.
Conducts platoon reconnaissance, selection
and occupation of position (RSOP). Coordinates
platoon and section logistical activities.
Physical demands rating and qualifications
for initial award of MOS. AVENGER crewmembers
must possess the following qualifications:
(1) A physical demands rating of heavy.
(2) A physical profile of 111121.
(3) Minimum height of 64 inches,
(4) Distance vision correctable to
20/20 without multifocal lenses.
(5) Normal color vision.
(6) A minimum score of 90 in aptitude
area of OF.
(7) A Security Clearance of CONFIDENTIAL.
(8) Formal training (completion of
MOS 14S course conducted under the auspices
of the U.S. Army ADA School) mandatory.
(9) A U.S. citizen.
NOTE: This job is closed to women.
Additional skill identifiers of an Avenger Crewmember.
(1) P5–Master Fitness Trainer.
(2) Y2–Transition (personnel only).
(3) 2S-Battle Staff Operations (skill
level 3 and above).
(4) 4A–Reclassification Training.