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Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Members

Intelligence, Combat and Readiness

Work Environment

Armored assault vehicle crew members, like other combat troops, work in all climates and weather conditions. During training exercises, as in real combat conditions, crew members work, eat, and sleep outdoors and in vehicles.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $45,982

Overview

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.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for armored assault vehicle crew members consists of classroom and field training under simulated combat conditions. Further training occurs on the job and through training exercises. Content may include:

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to follow directions and execute orders quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work well under stress
  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger

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