Armored assault vehicle officers direct the operation of tanks, light armor, and amphibious assault vehicle units on land or in aquatic environments. They direct crew members in the operation of targeting and firing systems and manage the operation of advanced onboard communications and navigation equipment. They also direct the transport of personnel and equipment during combat, formulate and implement battle plans, and coordinate with infantry, artillery, and air support units.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster National Security pathway.
A person in this career:
- Commands or assists in commanding, assault amphibian (AA) units; provides recommendations to the supported unit leader for the tactical employment of AA units
- Directs AA units on maneuvers, tactical problems, and in combat
- Commands or assists in commanding, tank units; provides recommendations to the supported unit leader for the tactical employment of tank units
- Evaluates intelligence and the operational situation; formulates, coordinates, and executes operational orders
- Performs tank and cavalry leadership roles which require skills involving general armor field knowledge
- Plans, directs, and assists in the deployment and tactical employment of light armored reconnaissance (LAR) units
- Inspects weapons organic to a light armored vehicle (LAV) battalion
- Monitors preventive maintenance checks and service on the LAV
- Evaluates intelligence; estimates the operational situation; formulates, coordinates, and executes appropriate plans for offensive/defensive maneuvers, reconnaissance, fire support, nuclear, biological and chemical defense, directed energy warfare, communications, and operational logistics and maintenance