What is an Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Member?

Also known as: Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Crewman, Basic Tank and Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman, Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman, Light-Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle Crew Member.

An armored assault vehicle crew member is a very important military position. It is a tremendous responsibility and goes hand in hand with the big decision to join the military and devote oneself to the service and protection of the country. Holding a career in the military requires self-discipline, obedience, cooperation, and excellent physical condition.

Armored assault vehicle crew members are often dispatched all over the world, even in times of peace. They are prepared for combat at any time should it arise, and are ready to defend their country anywhere in the world.

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What does an Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Member do?

There are two main types of crew members as distinguished by armor type: Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) and Light-Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) vehicle.

Some general duties of an armored assault vehicle crew member include:

  • Driving assault vehicles through both land and water
  • Locating and engaging targets as needed
  • Receiving and delivering battle orders through communication equipment
  • Gathering intelligence about enemy, including strength and position
  • Maintaining vehicle and weapons
  • Reading maps and plans
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling loads of up to 25kg

Armored assault vehicle crew members are dispatched all around the world and are ready to defend at all times. They may also be used to scout and support other military units during battle. The work hours are subject to the nature of the job and travel is frequent.

What is the workplace of an Armored Assault Vehicle Crew Member like?

Armored vehicles are dispatched all over the world, so all climates and weather conditions can be encountered. Crew members will eat, sleep, and work either outdoors or in their vehicles. There is a lot of sound and noise, which can be distracting, and crew members will often be exposed to extreme conditions. These conditions include high-voltage equipment, combustibles, explosives, and chemicals.

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