Job Description: An air and missile defense crewmember is responsible for operating the avenger system, a lightweight, highly mobile weapon system that provides air defense protection against air and land attacks. Job duties include operating the AVENGER and Man Portable Air Defense System weapons systems; establishing radio/wire communications and maintain situation maps; performing target engagement evaluations, operating “friend or foe” identification equipment; resupplying ammunition and prepare systems for firing.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 14P
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $34,773
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Combat
Average Age
27 Average Age
Average Age
388 Number Employed
Average Age
6.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Healthcare, paid vacation

Cons: Slow to promote


Over my years of service, I have learned everything there is to know about the C-RAM, STINGER (MANPADS), and AVENGER weapons systems.

I have been the Overall Supervisor for the company maintenance operations.

Deploying away from family at a given notice is the hardest part about this job. You don’t really know when you’re going to leave until a few months before hand. Makes life hard on the families left behind.

My maintenance team has been ranked number one in our squadron. With that said, completion of any job, big or small, we strive to keep the team up there. There’s no other feeling like accomplishment.