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Missile Technician MT
Missile Technicians operate and maintain the UGM-133 Trident II D5 missile Strategic Weapon System (SWS) carried aboard ballistic missile submarines and at Strategic Weapons facilities. Missile Technicians operate and maintain electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic Strategic Weapon subsytems, test and operate the MK98 fie-control system and MK 6 guidance system, perform classified targeting operations, and provide physical security to nuclear weapon systems.

 

Missile Technicians (Submarines) receive extensive training in the operation and maintenance of advanced electronic equipment and computers and electro-mechanical support systems used in submarine strategic weapons systems. Responsible for the assembly, maintenance and repair of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles carried on submarines and their associated advanced electronics and electro-mechanical navigation and targeting systems, MTs are a vital element in the maintenance of strategic deterrence so vital to the security of the United States.

Obligation.

Active duty obligation is six years. Applicants will enlist for four years and concurrently execute an agreement to extend their enlistment for 24 months.
Advancement. Enlistees enlist as E-1s (seaman recruits). Advancement to E-2 (seaman apprentice) will be made after successful completion of recruit training. Completion of all advancement-in-rate requirements (including minimum time-in-rate) must be completed prior to advancement to E-3 and E-4. Accelerated advancement to E-4 is authorized for all personnel after completion of the training pipeline, provided eligibility in the MT program is maintained.


Elite Program.

This rating is open to men who volunteer for submarine duty. Submarine pay is paid monthly beginning upon the start of Basic Enlisted Submarine School, currently $75.00 to $425.00 (see Submarine Pay chart). All submarine ratings are members of an elite community consisting of highly professional, well-trained personnel. Upon advancement to E-4, submariners receive sea pay in addition to submarine pay.


Career Opportunities.

This rating has the most extensive technical skills training and development provided to a submarine rating during a first enlistment. This superior training is directly transferable to the civilian job sector, either at the end of obligated service or a full 20 to 30 year career. New and exciting career opportunities await the select group of people who possess submarine advanced technology knowledge gained through Navy training. Of course, the longer you stay, the more training.Of course, the longer you stay, the more training, experience, skills, and benefits you will receive. These skills and training are in high demand in both the civilian and military career fields.

Some of What They Do:

The duties, technical and manual, performed by Missile Technicians include:
• maintain ballistic missiles and their launching systems;

• maintain related launching systems including high-pressure air and hydraulic systems;

• operate and maintain digital computers;

• maintain operating efficiency of electrical distribution panels, switches, switchboards, controllers, voltage regulators, current transformers, rectifiers and voltage transformers within the fleet ballistic missile weapons systems;

• test and repair ballistic guidance systems;

• operate, maintain and adjust optical measuring equipment;

• test, align and adjust missiles and components

• repair missiles and related components;

• test, align, adjust, calibrate and repair support handling equipment;

• stow missiles and components;

• maintain logs;

• prepare reports;

• provide security in missile launch spaces aboard submarines;

• maintain and operate ballistic missile fire control systems and equipment for Trident submarines;

• maintain control of classified material;

• monitor and ensure security of weapons system components and material.

Qualifications and Interests

An interest in ideas and information, good memory, the ability to do detailed work, keep accurate records and be a team worker are important qualifications. Resourcefulness, curiosity, competence with tools, equipment and machines, manual dexterity and the ability to do repetitive tasks are also helpful.

MTs must be U.S. citizens eligible for a security clearance. A Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and a Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) screening are required.

Working Environment

Men in the MT rating usually work indoors, although they may sometimes work outdoors while doing such tasks as loading missiles. They work in a submarine environment, are closely supervised and do both mental and physical work.

MT - Strategic Weapons Manager

Strategic Weapons Managers manage divisional operations, maintenance, training and administrative aspects associated with the assembly, maintenance and repair of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles carried on submarines and their associated advanced electronics and electro-mechanical navigation and targeting systems. This job conducts critical work functions supporting the training of assigned personnel, repairing and maintaining equipment and the employment of Strategic Weapons Systems.

MT - Strategic Weapons Operator

Strategic Weapons Operators perform organizational and intermediate maintenance as well as advanced systems operations and administrative aspects associated with the assembly, maintenance and repair of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles carried on submarines and their associated advanced electronics and electro-mechanical navigation and targeting systems. This job conducts critical work functions supporting repairing and maintaining equipment, employment of Strategic Weapons Systems.

 

MT - Strategic Weapons Technician

Strategic Weapons Technicians supervise divisional operations, maintenance, training and administrative aspects associated with the assembly, maintenance and repair of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles carried on submarines and their associated advanced electronics and electro-mechanical navigation and targeting systems. This job conducts critical work functions supporting the training of assigned personnel, repairing and maintaining equipment and the employment of Strategic Weapons Systems.  

 

Opportunities

The Navy has a continuing need for specialists in this rating. Opportunities for placement are excellent for qualified applicants. About 1,100 men work in this rating.


Since navy programs and courses are revised at times, the information contained in this rating card is subject to change.


Note: All applicants in this program must read and understand the Submarine Volunteer Statement of Understanding.

(Revised 10/12)

 

 

110210-N-FG395-017 KINGS BAY, Ga. (Feb. 10, 2011) Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Joint Forces Command, asks Missile Technician 1st Class Brandon Bates how he maintains the missiles aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) during a tour of the submarine. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)

 

 

100921-N-2745J-004 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 21, 2010) A BQM-74E drone launches from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) during a missile exercise to provide defense training for U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 pilots. Lassen is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Carl T. Jacobson/Released)

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