The Bradley Fighting Vehicle is the finishing act in battle. Supporting Cavalry and Infantry operations, the Bradley destroys enemy forces on the frontlines and helps Soldiers command the field. As a member of the team that keeps the vehicle running and operating properly, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer is a vital part of the Army National Guard’s military dominance.
Some of your duties may include: diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions; performing maintenance and on-board direct support tasks on suspension systems and steering systems; performing maintenance on fire extinguisher and suppression systems; and performing maintenance on gas particulate systems, vehicular mounted armament, and associated fire control systems.
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Engine repair and tune up
• How to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems
• Repair and replace body panels, fenders, power packs, weapons systems, and radiators
• Interest in auto mechanics and the industrial arts
• Preference for solving mechanical problems
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career at auto and construction equipment dealers, farm equipment companies, and state highway agencies. You'll be able to pursue a career as a mechanic who works on carburetors, transmissions, radiators, construction equipment, or endless track vehicles.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.