Armored Assault Vehicle Officers

Military Career

General Information

Description

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.

Work Environment

Armored assault vehicle officers work and train in all climates and weather conditions. To remain ready for combat, tank units must regularly train under simulated combat conditions. During these exercises, armored assault vehicle officers are on the move, working, eating, and sleeping outdoors and in tents. When not in training, these officers perform administrative duties in offices.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required
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Salary

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Education

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Like other officers, armored assault vehicle officers complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Additional training consists of classroom and field training. Job-specific training content may include: Armor operations, principles, and tacticsNight maneuversLeadership of a platoonWeapons and equipment maintenanceBattle positioning and reconnaissance operations

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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