What It Takes to Be an Army Tracked Vehicle Repairer(3:25)
By design, Army vehicles take a beating. Fortunately, they’re never out of service for long when in the hands of Tracked Vehicle Repairers.
More from the Army
More from Today's Military
Schedule a meeting with a recruiter and learn what to expect from your visit.
Get a complimentary DVD and magazine, plus additional information from each Service, sent to your home.
View answers to commonly asked questions about the Military.
Want to see even more of what life in the Military is really like? Check out our FUTURES magazine page! Order or download a complimentary magazine featuring an in-depth look into the lives of the people who make up today's Military, and be sure to check out the accompanying videos.
Military Occupational Specialty.
Tracked Vehicle Repairer.
The American Army has the most high-tech, up-to-date equipment in the world, and the men and women who keep this equipment at top performance are the Soldiers in the Tracked Vehicle Repairer MOS.
After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia..,
The Army will train you to remove and repair tracked vehicle components, such as engines, transmissions, steering controls, and hydraulic systems, vehicle air and liquid cooling systems, tracked hull electrical systems, and fire extinguisher/suppression systems. You’ll also repair the tracked vehicle using battlefield damage assessment and repair—or BDAR.
You’ll also train to use advanced tools like digital multi meters and diagnostic equipment.
In addition, you’ll be taught to use electronic technical manuals, as well as complicated wiring diagrams and different types of schematics.
As a Tracked Vehicle Repairer, you’ll also train to replace engines, transmission breaks, injectors, and diesel power plants.
Soldier discusses what attracted them to this MOS.
Instructor describes what type of Soldier will succeed in this MOS.
After your advanced individual training, you’ll perform rewarding work where your duties may be repairing various vehicles in a shop or working in the field operating vehicles such as the M88.
For this work on tracked vehicles, you’ll have a complete tool box, including the Army’s best power tools.
Serving as a tracked vehicle repairer can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector because your skills in leadership, teamwork, and problem solving, combined with a more developed sense of responsibility, self-discipline, and motivation are skills and values in demand by civilian employers.
Soldier describes why they enjoyed the training.
Soldier describes how the skills in this MOS will help them succeed within the Army and beyond.
Keeping these high-tech, up-to-date Army tracked vehicles in action by maintaining and repairing them is the job of the men and women in Military Occupational Specialty…Tracked Vehicle Repairer.