While there are many career paths in the United States Army that are often found in the spot light, there are also many career paths that remain in the shadows, but are of equal importance. Some paths require 24-hour operations, sacrifice in lieu of holidays and extreme attention to detail. These are just a few of the demands that the life of a sensor manager entails. With the current climate of the world, Air and Missile Defense has become a necessity and sensor managers will be thrust to the forefront of the defense of this nation.
“The immediate tangible effect of what the operators do on the systems, they can see it happening,” said Capt. Erick Heaney, the sensor manager cell officer in charge, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. “It’s the immediate tangible result that maybe you don’t always see in other military occupational specialties and jobs.”
It is arguable that sensor managers are becoming one of the most important occupations in the U.S. Army; they defend this nation as well the Indo-Pacific Region.
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