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PATRIOT System Repairer (94S)

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Army forces use all different kinds of weapons, from small field artillery to large ballistic missiles. It's the Patriot System Repairer's responsibility to keep these weapons operating properly.

As an essential member of the Army's weapons maintenance team, the Patriot System Repairer is primarily responsible for direct and general support-level maintenance on the Patriot System, a combat missile system that features a phased array radar set and control station. This system is used in the field during combat.

Some of your duties as a Patriot System Repairer may include:

  • Repairing and maintaining artillery and infantry weapons
  • Cleaning and maintaining gyroscopes, sights and other electro-optical fire control components
  • Repairing and maintaining missile mounts, platforms and launch mechanisms
  • Isolating equipment malfunctions
  • Testing and adjusting weapons firing, guidance and launch systems
  • Developing specialized computer software tests
  • Inspecting, testing and adjusting components


Job training for a Patriot System Repairer consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 52 weeks of classroom instruction in two phases, which include practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Principles and concepts of electronics and mechanics
  • Using electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Using schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operating, testing and maintaining weapons systems

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • Interest in mathematics and science
  • Interest in electronic equipment or electrical equipment
  • Ability to do work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Patriot System Repairers supervise and train other Soldiers. As an advanced level Patriot System Repairer, you may be involved in:

  • Performing direct and general support-level maintenance on the Patriot Information and Coordination Central
  • Performing tests and adjusting components
  • Isolating system interface malfunctions
  • Determining serviceability of defective equipment elements
  • Performing quality control measures
  • Providing technical assistance to supported units