Company: US Navy Reserve
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Think you have what it takes to ready, aim and fire some of our
deadliest weapons? If you're a Fire Controlman, you are the
foundation of a ship's combat readiness, protecting the ship from
inbound aircraft with the 5-inch guns, or conducting offensive
strikes with the Tomahawk cruise missile weapon system. But these
guns require more than just good aim.
As one of only two ratings in the Advanced Electronics/Computer
Field (AECF), you will operate, maintain and control everything
from radars, fire control systems and computer systems to the
Navy's most advanced missile system, Aegis, which uses radar
technology to detect, track and eliminate targets all in one. This
job requires highly specialized training and intricate attention.
From detection to defense, you are prepared to neutralize enemy
targets as the need arises.
The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and
deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team
and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reserve Sailors
seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while
continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian
Fire Controlmen provide system employment recommendations, perform
organizational and intermediate maintenance on digital computer
equipment, subsystems and systems and operate and maintain combat
and weapons direction systems. On any given day, they may:
Make analysis for detailed systems, computer programs, electronics
and electronic casualty control
Operate built-in and external test equipment; load, initialize and
Operate the Aegis Weapon System, which includes one of the most
powerful air-search radars, deployed at sea around the world, the
Run performance and testing routines for digital computer
equipment, digital systems and overall combat systems
You'll have the opportunity to work onboard the Navy's fleet of
surface ships including Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers as
well as training commands and repair activities ashore. Regarding
potential locations, your job can take you virtually anywhere
around the globe.
TRAINING AND ADVANCEMENT
You must be a prior service Sailor in the Fire Controlman rating to
affiliate into the rate as a Reservist, however there are exciting
"C" Schools that will be available for you to attend depending on
Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and
based on performance. It's also important to note that specialized
training received and work experience gained in the course of
service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational
opportunities in related fields in the civilian sector.
PAY AND BENEFITS
When you serve your country, you become a part of something truly
important - and you deserve to be rewarded accordingly. Navy
Reservists enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, from
state-of-the-art training to extensive educational assistance, VA
benefits and more.
In return for your service and dedication, the Navy Reserve
provides you with the benefits to succeed in both your military and
Receive 4 days of basic pay for only 2 days worked (16 hours) each
Opportunities to acquire new skills and sharpen existing ones,
enhancing your civilian career
Tax-free, worldwide Navy Exchange and commissary privileges for you
and your family
VA guaranteed home loans
Low-cost insurance options, including up to $400,000 in life
Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you drill
Retirement after 20 qualifying years
Beyond offering access to professional credentials and
certifications, Navy technical and operational training as an
Engineman can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or
associate degree through the American Council on Education.
You may also continue your education through undergraduate degree
opportunities like the Navy College Program, Tuition Assistance,
Post-9/11 GI Bill, or Montgomery GI Bill for SELRES depending on
what you qualify for.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
U.S. citizen eligible for security clearance
High school graduate or equivalent
17 years of age or older
Important qualifications include knowledge of arithmetic, the
capability to understand modern computing devices, the ability to
speak and write well, function as a member of a team, do detailed
work and keep accurate records. Additionally, they must possess
some physical strength, good manual dexterity and normal color
ABOUT THE NAVY RESERVE
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be
carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods.
During monthly drilling, Fire Controlmen in the Navy Reserve
typically work at a location close to their homes.
For annual training, Fire Controlmen may serve anywhere in the
world, whether on a ship at sea or at bases and installations on
Most of what you do in the Navy Reserve is considered training. The
basic Navy Reserve commitment involves training a minimum of one
weekend a month (referred to as drilling) and two weeks a year
(referred to as Annual Training) - or the equivalent of that.
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