Defend the skies using complex technology as an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator for the Army National Guard. You will primarily be responsible for integrating, operating, and maintaining multiple systems to detect aerial threats and communicate them to your crews.
In this role, you will learn how to operate the Sentinel Radar system to provide warning, detection, and protection for armed forces, and will play a vital role in guarding against aerial and space-based attacks.
Movement, placement, operation, and maintenance of the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments
Establish network interoperability with Allied, Joint, and other Air Defense units
Collect, integrate, and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and Joint-service automated battle command systems
Provide airspace situational awareness, deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority
Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets, perform real-time status reporting during combat
Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats
Some of the Skills Youll Learn
Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar system and associated shelters
Plan, coordinate, and establish connectivity in Air Defense Local and Wide Area networks (LAN/WAN)
Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components
Utilize digital data and voice communications equipment
Evaluate intelligence data for engagement operations
Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy
Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems
Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations
Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments
Ability to work as a team member
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electrician.
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.
Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT).