The electronic warfare specialist advises and assists the commander on electronic warfare operations. This person makes use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) and defeat the enemy through planning, coordination, integration, and execution of electronic attack (EA), electronic protection (EP), and electronic support (ES).
- Planning and execution of electronic warfare operations
- Targeting adversary’s electronic systems
- Defeat adversary’s electronic systems
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for Electronic Warfare Specialist requires 9 weeks Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Radio wave theory
- Planning and execution of Electronic Warfare operations
- Determining proper frequencies
- Ability to work as a team member
- Perform strenuous physical activities
- Interest in computers and technology
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Surveillance & Communications (SC) : 100, Electronics (EL) : 100, Skilled Technical (ST) : 100