Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Members

Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Members

In peacetime, the role of armored units is to stay ready to defend our country anywhere in the world. In combat, their role is to operate tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, and other types of armored assault vehicles to engage and destroy the enemy.

Armored units also conduct scouting missions and support infantry units during combat.

What They Do:

Armored assault vehicle crew members in the military perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Drive armored land or amphibious assault vehicles in combat formations
  • Operate target sighting equipment to aim guns
  • Load and fire guns
  • Operate communications and signaling equipment to receive and relay battle orders
  • Gather and report information about enemy strength and target location
  • Perform preventive maintenance on armored vehicles and mounted guns
  • Read maps and battle plans

Helpful Attributes:

Helpful attributes include:

  • Ability to follow directions and execute orders quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to work well under stress
  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger

Work Environment:

Armored assault vehicle crew members, like other combat troops, work in all climates and weather conditions. During training exercises, as in real combat conditions, crew members work, eat, and sleep outdoors and in vehicles.

Civilian Counterparts:

Although the job of armored assault vehicle crew member has no equivalent in civilian life, the close teamwork, discipline, and leadership experiences it provides are helpful in many civilian jobs.