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MOS 15J - OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer Email This Story Print This Story

15J OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (15J) EL:95 & MM:100
  Enlisted/Officer/Active Duty/Army Reserve  

(The Army recently changed this MOS from 68J to 15J.) The Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer is responsible for performing maintenance on the electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with aircraft armament, missile and fire control systems. The aircraft armament/electronic/avionics systems repairer performs aviation unit, intermediate and depot maintenance on electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with aircraft armament, missile, and fire control systems.


  • A minimum score of 95 in aptitude area EL & 100 in the aptitude area MM

  • A physical demands rating of very heavy (be able to lift on an occasional basis a maximum of 100 pounds with frequent or constant lifting of 50 pounds)

  • Normal color vision

  • Formal training (completion of a resident MOS 683 course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School) mandatory. Waiver for formal training criteria must be submitted to Cdr, USAAVNC, ATTN: ATZQ-AP, Ft Rucker, AL 36362 for approval.

  • Alcohol and drug abuse as defined below will disqualify any soldier or potential enlistee from this MOS


  • To maintain aircraft armament/missile systems according to technical manuals and safety procedures

  • To perform maintenance on aircraft weapon components, fire control units and sighting elements

  • To perform operational checks, ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for fire control systems

  • To test, troubleshoot, and repair test sets and diagnostic equipment

  • Replacing/repair faulty wiring

  • Solder electrical connections

  • Repair or replac instruments, such as tachometers, temperature gauges and altimeters

  • Reading electrical wiring diagrams


  • Nine weeks of basic training

  • 30 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, Virginia, including inspection and repair of aircraft engines and equipment. (Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions)

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As an Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer you will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to work with commercial airlines, aircraft maintenance firms, aircraft manufacturers or other organizations that maintain fleets of airplanes or helicopters.

Information source: Army Pamphlet 611-21


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