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Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (63M)

Transportation and Aviation Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Closed to Women

The success of Army missions depends on keeping automotive and heavy equipment in top working condition. As an integral member of the mechanical maintenance team, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer handles the maintenance and repair of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the M-6 Linebacker and the M-7 Bradley Fighting Infantry Support Team.

Some of your duties as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer may include:

  • Maintaining power-assisted brake systems, wheeled vehicle suspension systems, wheeled vehicle wheel/hub assemblies, wheeled vehicle mechanical steering systems and wheeled vehicle hydraulic power steering systems
  • Maintaining power-assisted brake systems, wheeled vehicle suspension systems, wheeled vehicle wheel/hub assemblies, wheeled vehicle mechanical steering systems and wheeled vehicle hydraulic power steering systems
  • Troubleshooting problems in vehicle engines, electrical systems, steering, brakes and suspensions
  • Tuning and repairing engines
  • Replacing or repairing damaged body parts, hydraulic arms or shovels and grader blades
  • Establishing and following schedules for maintaining vehicles

Training:

Job training for a Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and a little over 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you will learn are:

  • Engine repair and tune-up
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems
  • Repairing and replacing body panels, fenders and radiators

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An interest in auto mechanics and the industrial arts
  • A preference for physical work
  • An interest in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical problems
  • An interest in automotive engines and how they work

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainers supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline.