Want to know more? Get up to date with the latest stories about service members and how all six branches make a positive impact every day.
Armored Assault Vehicle Crew MembersIntelligence, Combat and Readiness
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.
Average Military Salary
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.
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:
- Armor offensive and defensive tactics
- Map reading
- Scouting and reconnaissance techniques
- Weapons training
- Field combat strategy
- Positioning and movement of troops
- Tank operations
- 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
Related Civilian Careers
- Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
- Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
- Motorboat Operators