MOS 14J Air Defense TOC Operator/Maintainer Duty Descriptions

Early Warning System Section Chief

Assumes the critical role of the Early Warning System Section Chief within a Patriot Air and Missile Defense Firing Battery that operates under the umbrella of a designated Brigade (BDE) with a worldwide contingency mission in support of (HEU). This position entails overall responsibility for the operation and supervision of the organizational Air Defense Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (AD C4I) system. Additionally, the Section Chief establishes and actively participates in unit-level training programs designed to certify crews and enhance proficiency in air defense exercises. Ensuring the morale, health, welfare, and training of a specified number of Soldiers and their Families falls under the purview of this role. Furthermore, the Section Chief is accountable for equipment valued in excess of ($$$$$$$).

Early Warning System Operator (EWSO) Team Leader

Serves as the Team Leader for the Early Warning System Operators (EWSO) in a Headquarters Battery assigned to a PATRIOT Battalion, providing support for a world-wide contingency mission. The responsibilities encompass training the Battery Command Post (BCP) crews, conducting maintenance and data link management on the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, And Intelligence (C4I) systems to ensure real-time data availability for the Battalion Commander in support of Theater and Missile Defense operations. Additionally, the Team Leader holds responsibility for the welfare, training, and accountability of a specified number of Soldiers and their Families. The position also entails accountability for equipment valued at over $(enter amount).

Senior Early Warning System and Communications Equipment Operator

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

Air Defense TOC Operator/Maintainer

Coordinates airspace activities in joint and special-use airspace, serving military and civilian aircraft. Identifies and resolves conflicts between airspace use agencies, while advising higher echelons and subordinate units on significant airspace activities and the impact of Army Airspace Command and Control (A2C2) on operations. Coordinates requirements and disseminates flight plans, air defense, and airspace control measure requests. Supervises training, maintains readiness, and ensures the welfare and morale of two Soldiers. Additionally, assists in the accountability of equipment valued in excess of 3.2 million dollars.

MOS 14J Regional Command West (RC-W) Operations Sergeant

Served as the Operations Sergeant for the ADAM/BAE cell in Regional Command West (RC-W) during deployment in support of OEF X 09-10. Currently serving as the Assistant Operations NCO for the AGI cell in 4TH BCT, 82nd ABN DIV. Holds responsibility for the health, welfare, safety, and training of a five-man brigade element capable of deploying worldwide within 18 hours of notification. Ensures the individual and collective training of Paratroopers under their purview. Additionally, accountable for the maintenance and accountability of all section equipment valued in excess of $1.5 million.


Performs essential duties as an Air Defense C4I Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator. This role involves the deployment and operation of LAN (Local Area Network), WAN (Wide Area Network), JTAGS (Joint Tactical Ground Station), GMD (Ground-based Midcourse Defense), and remote video displays. The operator conducts the march order, emplacement, and initialization of these systems, ensuring their optimal functioning. Additionally, the operator performs operator-level and organizational-level system maintenance and PMCS (Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services) on Air and Missile Defense Planning Control Systems (AMDPCS).

As part of the operator’s responsibilities, they evaluate tactical electronic intelligence data for force engagement operations in a joint service network. This involves analyzing and assessing data to support strategic decision-making and operational planning. The operator also performs operations and intelligence duties, contributing to the effective functioning of the Air Defense units.

Moreover, the operator assumes the critical task of maintaining data connectivity between air defense communications equipment. This includes establishing connections and ensuring smooth communication between different systems, such as Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Allied Nations, using a Multi-Tactical Data Link (TDL) architecture.

To maintain operational readiness, the operator conducts on-line/off-line Common Hardware-Software diagnostics and fault isolation programs. This ensures that any issues or malfunctions in the systems are promptly identified and resolved.

In addition to technical responsibilities, the operator is accountable for the maintenance, accountability, and proper care of the equipment used in their role. The equipment under their purview is valued at a significant amount, emphasizing the importance of their attention to detail and diligent maintenance practices.

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