AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is a combat-proven surface-to-surface launcher that can fire up to 12 rockets in fewer than 60 seconds. Since the MLRS is an automated system, it's up to the MLRS Repairer to keep these systems battle-ready for the Army National Guard. These systems include the Multiple Launch Rocket System, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, and the self-propelled launcher-loader.
Specific duties may include: repairing and maintaining artillery and infantry weapons; cleaning and maintaining gyroscopes, sights, and other electro-optical fire control components; repairing and maintaining missile mounts, platforms, and launch mechanisms; testing and adjusting weapons firing, guidance, and launch systems; replacing or repairing faulty electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical assemblies; and testing equipment for fault isolation.
• Troubleshoot electrical, mechanical assemblies, modules, and interconnecting cables to isolate malfunction
• Perform unit maintenance on system peculiar test, training, and ancillary equipment
• Assist in fault isolating launcher-loader module electronic modules and assemblies
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints, and wiring diagrams
• How to operate, test, and maintain weapons systems
• Strong attention to detail
• Interest in working with weapons
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career at firms that design, build, and test weapons systems for the military. The same skills may also prepare you for a future as an electronics mechanic, avionics technician, or missile facilities repairer. Your training and experience, coupled with additional study, may help you qualify for the Electronics Technician Association (ETA) certification.
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 MLRS Repairer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 19 weeks of classroom instruction, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment's notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers' primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.