AOC 14A Air Defense Artillery Officer

AOC Description

Commands or assists the commander of Air Defense Artillery units. Plans, coordinates, and directs employment of gun systems and/or surface to air missile systems and their associated command and control system. Serves as an Air Defense Artillery staff officer at Brigade Combat Teams (BCT), Army, Corps, and Division Main and TAC positions that require Air Defense knowledge/experience, but are not related to a specific Air Defense weapons system.

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CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

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May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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