MOS 14H Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator
The Enhanced Early Warning Operator supervises or serves in a Patriot air defense unit or as a member of an air defense activity engaged in operations or intelligence functions of liaison units. Responsible for air defense C4I system march order, emplacement, initialization and operator/organizational level system maintenance (limited to the ability to detect improper equipment operation or malfunction by use of the senses, embedded diagnostic aids; e.g. BIT/BITE and/or on-board test equipment, Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) (example, multimeter to perform low voltage and continuity checks), technical references, technical inspections, adjustments, removal and replacement of battery replaceable units/lines replaceable units (BRUs/LRUs), and other tasks authorized in the maintenance allocation chart (MAC) and preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) required to sustain or return the AD C4I system to its operational readiness condition.
The following civilian credentials are related to MOS 14H. These credentials may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these credentials, click on the credential title below.
For supervisory and managerial credentials, please refer to the Manager (All enlisted E-5 and above) page.
|Credential||Agency||Related As||Promotion Points||Star||GI Bill®||Accreditation|
|Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||GI Bill||ICAC|
|Certified Satellite Installer (CSI) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||other||GI Bill||ICAC|
|Telecommunications Electronics Technician (TCM) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||GI Bill||ICAC|
|Computer Service Technician (CST) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||GI Bill||ICAC|
|CompTIA A+ ce Is In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Network Systems Technician (NST) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||Star||GI Bill||ICAC|
|Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level Is Not In Demand||International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET)||some||Star||GI Bill|
|CompTIA Network+ ce Is In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Is In Demand||BICSI||some||GI Bill|
|Associate Computing Professional (ACP) Is Not In Demand||Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP)||some||GI Bill|
|Certified Computing Professional (CCP) Is In Demand||Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP)||some||Star||GI Bill|
|Network Computer Technician (NCT) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||GI Bill||ICAC|
|Associate Engineering Technologist (AT) Is Not In Demand||National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)||some|
|IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) Is Not In Demand||Certiport||some||GI Bill|
|Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Is In Demand||Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)||other||ANSI|
|Gaming and Vending Technician (GVT) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||other||ICAC|
|Electronics Associate DC (EM1) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||ICAC|
|Electronics Associate AC (EM2) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||ICAC|
|Electronics Associate Analog (EM3) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||ICAC|
|Electronics Associate Digital (EM4) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||ICAC|
|Electronics Associate Comprehensive (EM5) Is Not In Demand||Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I)||some||ICAC|
|Certified Collection Management Professional - Fundamental (CCMP-F) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||some||NCCA|
|Certified Defense All-Source Analysis - Level 1 (CDASA-1) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||some||NCCA|
|Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||some|
|CompTIA IT Fundamentals Is Not In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||GI Bill|
Some states have specific licensing requirements for the following related civilian occupations. These state licenses may require additional education, training or experience. Click on the occupation below to get more information on state requirements from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a formal military training program that provides active duty and Full Time Support (FTS) Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" upon program completion.
USMAP enhances your job skills and shows your motivation for more challenging military assignments. Having a DOL Certificate of Completion is an advantage in getting better civilian jobs since employers know the value of apprenticeships.
The following USMAP apprenticeship trades are related to MOS 14H Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator:
- Computer Operator
- Computer Programmer (Professional & Kindred)
- Internetworking Technician
- Radio Station Operator (Aircraft Mfg)
Completing an apprenticeship is a process with four major steps. Proceed to Step 1 on the USMAP website to select an apprenticeship trade that is related to your military occupation.
Related Civilian Occupations
The following civilian occupations are similar to the duties performed by MOS 14H-Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator. These occupations may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these occupations, click on the civilian occupation below. To search for related civilian job opportunities, go to the Veteran’s Employment Center.
|Civilian Job||Duties Matched||Bright Outlook||Registered Apprenticeship||Local Salary Info|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||some||find local salary|
|Computer Operators||some||find local salary|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||some||find local salary|
|Emergency Management Directors||some||find local salary|
|First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||some||find local salary|
|General and Operations Managers||some||find local salary|
|Intelligence Analysts||most||find local salary|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||most||find local salary|
Other Career Considerations
A wide range of civilian job opportunities is available within the private and public sectors that align with MOS 14H Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator military training and experience. More information about these opportunities and other considerations concerning occupations related to MOS 14H can be found below.
2020: IT Specialist
Overview: This job series covers positions responsible for providing support, guidance, and expertise in various Information Technology (IT) functions. Specialty areas include IT Policy Planning, Information Security, Customer Support, Network Services, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Analyst, Applications Software, Operating Systems, Data Management, Internet and Systems Administration. Work performed by the IT specialist varies and is dependent on the job field of each IT specialist.
Duties at CBP: Work within this job series requires an Information Technology (IT) Specialist to perform a variety of duties that involve knowledge of a wide variety of IT application, systems, and methods; ability to apply methods and practices for troubleshooting IT system issues to include issues such as network, database, customer inquiries, and knowledge of IT system security regulations, policies and procedures. Typical work assignments vary based on parenthetical/job fields listed above but duties may include:
- Providing advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of IT issues;
- Planning, analyzing, developing, implementing, maintaining and enhancing information systems security programs, policies, procedures and tools;
- Assisting in the installation and integration of system patches, repairs, updates, and enhancements to ensure the delivery of IT services;
- Installing, configuring, integrating, troubleshooting, optimizing and maintaining customer hardware and software to maximize system availability and monitors network performance.
Locations: Various; DC Metro Area
There are numerous opportunities available in the aviation industry. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) offers a range of career opportunities to individuals with different skills within its organization. Their workforce includes:
- Air Traffic Controllers
- Aviation Safety Inspectors
- Airways Transportation Systems Specialists
- Community Planners
- Security Inspectors
- Program Managers
- Acquisition Specialists
- Contract Specialists
- Human Resources Professionals
Consult the FAA Jobs website for additional information on aviation related career opportunities and job openings.
Troops to Tech Careers is a program created by CompTIA to provide opportunities and resources for Veterans interested in a career in the information technology (IT) field. Troops to Tech Careers is a collaboration between CompTIA, educational institutions and training organizations, and corporate employers to provide Veterans with an opportunity to Learn-Certify-Work. Veterans can locate education and training centers nationwide that will help them plan an IT career pathway and identify training courses they may need to prepare for a related IT certification. On the employer side, Troops to Tech Careers maintains a corporate registry listing companies that have made a commitment to prioritize hiring IT certified Veterans. The Troops to Tech Careers website includes a job search tool that lists available jobs by geographic location that are mapped to the skills tested by CompTIA certifications. Additional information about the program can be found at the Troops to Tech Careers website.
Additional information pertaining to MOS 14H Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator can be found below.
At the FAA, Air Traffic Control Specialists (ATCS) have three distinct areas of specialization :
- Terminal (Tower) Controllers, who control air traffic at airports and give pilots taxiing and takeoff instruction, air traffic clearances and advice
- En Route Center Controllers, who give aircraft instructions, air traffic clearances, and advice regarding flight conditions while en route between airports
- Flight Service Station Controllers, who provide preflight, in-flight and emergency assistance to all pilots on request
In addition to an Air Traffic Controller certificate, air traffic control specialists must possess :
- A rating for the facility to which they are assigned. This facility rating requires a demonstrated knowledge of the kind and location of radio aids to air navigation, the terrain, the landmarks, the communications systems and circuits, and the procedures peculiar to the area covered by the facility. All required certificates and ratings must be obtained within time limits established by the agency management.
- At least a second class Medical Examination detailed in 14 CFR Part 67. Medical examinations must be conducted by a FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner.
Although there are provisions for hiring individuals with no previous air traffic controller experience, as of early 2002, the FAA is only hiring graduates of FAA-approved post-secondary educational programs, current or former federal employees (including former military members eligible for a Veteran's Readjustment Appointment), or Retired Military Air Traffic Controllers for positions in the En Route Center or Terminal specialty areas.
To be eligible for the program, you must meet all of the following criteria :
- Be on terminal leave pending retirement from active duty military service or have retired from active duty military service on or after September 17, 1999.
- Have received either an air traffic control specialist certification and/or a facility rating according to FAA standards.
- Meet all application, qualification and position requirements, including applicable medical and security requirements.
Controllers hired under this program are given time-limited appointments, meaning that their appointments will have a specific termination date attached to them. The initial appointment may be up to 10 years and may not exceed the last day of the month in which the controller turns age 56. Appointments can be extended for up to five years at a time.
You will be required to submit a Retired Military Controller Specialist Job Application and proof of your retired status (Form DD 214). Do not submit the OF-612 federal job application form. Other FAA Application Forms you may need are located at the FAA website.
Eligibility requirements, privileges, and performance standards for Air Traffic Tower Operators and Aircraft Dispatchers are detailed in 14 CFR Part 65.
In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, advanced education is another way to enhance job performance.
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