Air and Missile Defense Crewmember Duty Descriptions

Air and Missile Defense Crewmember

Serves a vital role as an Air and Missile Defense Crewmember, providing mobile, short-range air defense protection against missiles, surveillance drones, and various other threats. The crewmember diligently tracks, identifies, and neutralizes ground and air-based enemy threats. They are responsible for the safe storage, transportation, operation, and maintenance of surface-to-air advanced weapons systems, including the Stinger, Avenger, and Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) systems. The crewmember performs target engagement evaluations, operates Friend or Foe equipment, loads, fires, and reloads missile and gun systems. They also establish and maintain secure communications, ensuring effective coordination, and contribute to the reloading and resupplying of the weapons systems to sustain operational capability.

Battery Master Gunner

Assumes the critical role of the Battery Master Gunner for the only Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) Artillery Battery responsible for defending the Korean peninsula. This position encompasses significant responsibilities, including the creation of test material, documentation, certifications, qualifications, training, and evaluation of 18 Avenger crews. The Battery Master Gunner holds accountability for the health, morale, welfare, discipline, safety, training, and professional growth of 36 Soldiers and four Korean Augmentees. Additionally, they are responsible for ensuring the readiness, logistics, maintenance, and accountability of all Master Gunner related equipment valued in excess of $1,000,000.

Avenger Squad Leader

Serves as an Avenger Squad Leader within the Army’s only Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) Artillery Battery deployed to defend the Korean peninsula, specifically assigned to Echo Battery 6th Battalion. The role encompasses participation in Operation Task Force Defender, providing Security Force Protection and short-range air defense coverage against threats and unmanned aerial surveillance. The Squad Leader is responsible for training and evaluating crews on Air and Missile defense certifications, while also assuming accountability for the health, morale, welfare, discipline, safety, training, and professional growth of five Soldiers. Additionally, they are responsible for the maintenance and accountability of three Avenger Weapon Systems valued in excess of $5,000,000.

Air Defense Crew Member

Serves as a Platoon Sergeant for a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) Platoon, specifically assigned to Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. The Platoon Sergeant assumes responsibility for the health, welfare, discipline, safety, training, and professional growth of eight Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and 20 Soldiers. They are accountable for ensuring the proper maintenance and accountability of two Land-Based Phalanx Weapon Systems (LPWS), an Engagement Operations Center, two Lightweight Counter Mortar Radars (LCMR), as well as other early warning systems and equipment valued in excess of $30,000,000.

Manportable Air Defense System Crewmember

Assumes the role of a member within a portable Air Defense system missile unit and air defense activity, specifically assigned to the 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (5-4 ADAR). The crewmember integrates seamlessly with battle management center operations, ensuring situational awareness is maintained. They play a vital role in maintaining secure radio and net communications, as well as securely storing, maintaining, and conducting tests on FIM-92A, FIM-92B, and FIM-92C Stinger missiles and their associated Battery Coolant Units (BCUs). Additionally, they provide support to the M-SHORAD concept of operations, operate Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, and contribute to ammunition resupply and the preparation and firing of Man.

Manportable Air Defense System NCOIC

Assumes the critical responsibility of exercising fire control over Manportable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS). As the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), they provide supervision and guidance to subordinate soldiers within the unit. The NCOIC assists in establishing rules of engagement and ensures their adherence. They play a crucial role in collecting and disseminating intelligence and operations information to support effective decision-making. The NCOIC is responsible for updating operational orders (OPORDs), situation maps, and overlays to maintain accurate and current information. Additionally, they transmit intelligence and grid locations of incoming targets. The NCOIC prepares for and assists in section movement, plans for ammunition storage and resupply, and supervises the dissemination of early warning information through the manual SHORAD control system (MSCS). They also oversee electronic countermeasures operations, contributing to the unit’s defensive capabilities.

Share this article
Shareable URL
Prev Post

MOS 14M Manportable Air Defense System Crewmember Duty Descriptions

Next Post

MOS 14S Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember Duty Descriptions

Read next