Armored assault vehicle crew members work as a team to operate armored equipment and fire weapons to destroy enemy positions. They normally specialize by type of armor, such as tanks, light armor (cavalry), or amphibious assault vehicles.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster National Security pathway.
A person in this career:
- Operates tracked and wheeled vehicles over varied terrain and roadways in combat formation and armor marches
- Drives the unit, operates the breaching/bridging systems, and provides protection
- Participates in reconnaissance, security, cordon/search, and other combat operations
- Serves as a member of an LP/OP (listening/observation post) while employing principles of cover and concealment
- Gathers information on the size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment of the enemy
- Performs or manages reconnaissance of fording sites, tunnels, and bridges, and reports on information collected
- Maintains responsibility for individual weapons, crew-served weapons, and the maintenance of assigned vehicle and equipment
- Manages distribution and adjusts direct and aerial fires in combat
- Employs operations security (OPSEC) and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) measures
- Coordinates and conducts platoon resupply