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Bradley Linebacker Crewmember (14R)

Combat Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Closed to Women

A Bradley Linebacker Crewmember is an important part of the Army's air defense artillery team. The Bradley Linebacker Crewmember primarily works on and operates the Bradley Linebacker, a treaded vehicle (tank) capable of neutralizing air targets through firing missiles and other ammunition.

Some of the duties of a Bradley Linebacker Crewmember include:

  • Driving and operating the Bradley Linebacker
  • Operating two-way radios to communicate battle orders
  • Operating target sighting equipment
  • Operating turrets and fires guns
  • Maintaining and repairing the vehicle
  • Reading maps, compasses and battle plans

Requirements:

Bradley Linebacker Crewmembers constantly lift heavy objects and perform strenuous activity for long periods without rest. Being in top physical and mental shape is definitely a plus in this job. Normal color vision is also required in order to read color-coded ammunitions, maps and charts. You must meet a minimum height of 64 inches.

Training:

Job training for a Bradley Linebacker Crewmember consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks, two days of training. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions. Some of the skills you will learn are:

  • Operating technologies specific to the Bradley Linebacker
  • Operating gun, missile and rocket launching systems specific to the Bradley Linebacker
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy
  • Map reading
  • Scouting techniques

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • Interest in rocket and cannon operations
  • Interest in driving tanks
  • Ability to take on challenge and remain calm under stress
  • Top physical and mental shape
  • Ability to work as a team member

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Bradley Linebacker Crewmembers give technical guidance to other Soldiers and other team members. They assist squad leaders during crew training. Advanced level crewmembers also collect and consolidate intelligence information.