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.
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