MOS 14H, Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator

14H Operations Sergeant (GMD)

Serves as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of a Missile Defense Element (MDE) Crew, assuming the role of a Future Operations Officer, operating sophisticated equipment systems that safeguard against aerial and space attacks. Directly coordinates with USNORTHCOM and USSTRATCOM for intelligence assessments. Conducts thorough battle analysis utilizing the Ground-Based Mid-Course Defense (GMD) System, ensuring the validation of GMD execution plans and making informed recommendations to the MDE Director for enhancing combat effectiveness and overall mission success in defending the United States and its allies against strategic ballistic missile threats.

Senior Early Warning Systems Operator

Assumes the critical position of the Senior Early Warning Systems Operator for the Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell within the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consisting of six Battalions and one separate Company. Skillfully reallocates Short-Range Surveillance and Advanced Warning Terminal assets in support of combat maneuver elements throughout the Area of Operation. Facilitates the coordination of lift asset flights across the Brigade’s Area of Operations. Executes A2C2 operations in direct support of the Brigade’s mission. Demonstrates expertise in maintaining the TAIS 10.0, Joint Range Extension (JRE), and Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminal (MIDS LVT-2) Radio systems valued at 1.3 million dollars. Holds responsibility for the welfare and well-being of a dedicated Soldier.

Senior Early Warning System and Communications Equipment Operator

Undertakes the role of the Battalion’s Senior Early Warning System and Communications Equipment Operator within the Air and Missile Defense Element. Assumes responsibility for the operations, maintenance, and training of the PATRIOT Battalion Tactical Control Station (TCS) and four automated Battery Command Posts (BCP). Expertly integrates the TCS and PATRIOT ICC to provide comprehensive Air Situational Awareness and Air Defense planning functions to brigade, battalion, and four battery CP’s, effectively countering both Tactical Ballistic Missiles (TBM) and Air Breathing Threats (ABT).

Squad Leader in a Patriot Firing Battery

Exemplifies the position of Squad Leader within a Patriot Firing Battery, an integral component of the Air Defense Artillery Brigade with a worldwide contingency mission in support of the 32D Army and Air Defense Command (AAMDC). Assumes responsibility for the morale, health, welfare, and professional development of a specified number of assigned Soldiers, including a designated number of Noncommissioned Officers and their Families. Supervises individual, team, and squad-level training, while providing crucial assistance to the Platoon Sergeant in planning and overseeing all assigned squad activities to ensure mission accomplishment.

AN/TPY-2 FBM Operations Sergeant

Serves as the Operation Sergeant for the Sensor Management Cell (SMC) within the 12th Missile Defense Battery, actively supporting the 32d AAMDC’s forward mission. Holds responsibility for the effective execution of Forward Based AN/TPY-2 operations within the USCENTCOM Joint Integrated Air Missile Defense (JIAMD) Operational Environment. Skillfully incorporates up-to-date Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) threat information to successfully employ the Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) system, effectively countering BMD threats in the USCENTCOM Area of Operations (AO). Maintains accurate system and communication status of JIAMD assets within the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility.

MOS 14H Missile Watch NCOIC

Assumes the crucial role of the Missile Watch Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) within the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Operations Center (OC). Diligently monitors, assesses, and maintains 24/7 situational awareness for over 800 deployed and forward-stationed space and missile defense forces across 37 locations spanning four geographic combatant commands. Oversees six strategic satellite control facilities, providing guidance, direction, and coordination for mission execution to subordinate commands and directorates.

14H Joint Tactical Ground Station Operator (JTAGS)

As a Joint Tactical Ground Station Operator assigned to the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the role entails conducting thorough data analysis of direct down-linked data received from space-based sensors and various intelligence sources. The primary objective is to disseminate vital warning, alerting, and cueing information to area Combatant Commanders concerning airborne threats from tactical ballistic missiles and other noteworthy events that originate from, pass through, or pose a potential impact on their designated Area of Responsibility.

On a daily basis, the operator skillfully operates desktop computers, laptop computers, printer/copier machines, and telephones. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Publisher, allows for the creation of comprehensive spreadsheets, reports, summaries, and correspondence required by various agencies.

The operator diligently interprets and implements Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), manuals, and other guidance received from higher authorities to ensure efficient and proper operations.

Additionally, the operator assumes the responsibility of supervising a team of three employees on a daily basis, providing them with technical guidance, training, and leadership. Monthly performance evaluations are conducted, and assistance is offered to address financial, personal, and professional matters.

Demonstrating leadership in physical training, the operator provides guidance and supervision to a group of three to nine individuals on a daily basis.

The role encompasses both operations and intelligence duties, requiring proficiency in both areas.

Moreover, the operator supervises and actively participates in unit-level training programs designed for crew certification and Air Defense exercises. This includes the collection, review, and evaluation of tactical electronic intelligence data pertaining to force engagement operations within a joint service network, and subsequently providing valuable recommendations.

Efficient data connectivity between air defense communications equipment is maintained by the operator, including connectivity to local and wide area networks, end-to-end telecommunications, and Video Teleconferencing equipment.

Furthermore, the operator diligently tracks the daily maintenance and repair of equipment, ensuring its optimal functionality and readiness.

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