14H Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator

The Enhanced Early Warning Operator supervises or serves as a member of an Air Defense unit or in Air Defense intelligence operations of a liaison unit. They are in charge of tracking, evaluating and communicating information on incoming aerial attacks and maintaining networks that provide situational awareness regarding potential air threats.


  • Operate and perform checks and maintenance on air defense control systems
  • Maintain connectivity between air defense communications equipment
  • Perform diagnostic services on hardware and software

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army National Guard jobs are best for you.

Job training for an Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 11 weeks and 3 days of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 11 weeks and 3 days at Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Evaluating electronic intelligence data
  • Detecting improper equipment operation or malfunction
  • Operation and maintenance of vehicles and system prime power units
  • Inspection and maintenance of battery replaceable units/lines replaceable units
  • Installation, operation and maintenance of remote video displays


  • Interest in mathematics
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Interest in missile and rocket operations
  • Capable of working as a team member

General Technical (GT): 98
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 99

Learn more about the ASVAB

140A Command and Control Systems Integrator
140L Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Technician

While there is no direct job equivalent to an Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning Operator in civilian life, the knowledge you gain can help prepare you for a career in computer networking and information systems, electrical and electronics repair, intelligence, or geographic information systems. 

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