|Air Defense Artillery (ADA)|
|Air Defense Artillery (ADA) is
America's 911 Force. As an Air Defender, you will defend the American
homeland against long-range ballistic missiles, terrorist aerial
strikes, and shield deployed U.S. forces. Theater missile defense has
become a prerequisite to U.S. military intervention, since allied
countries routinely demand the deployment of U.S. Air Defense
Artillery forces to protect their citizens and infrastructure from retaliatory missile strikes before allowing other U.S. forces to use their country's airfields, airspace, or debarkation facilities.
|ADA In Action (History) ~ Lineage & Honors ~ ADA Oozlefinch Version 1 / Version II|
|ADA Branch Briefing - 22mb|
ADA Officer Careers:
Air Defense Officer (14A)
Learn how to become an "ADA Warrant Officer"
Command and Control Systems Technician
~ 140E AMD Tactician/Technician (Patriot Systems Technician)
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*What is a WO? http://usawocc.army.mil/whatiswo.htm
*Break down between 140A/ 140E
WO History and Lineage
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Today, ADA Soldiers remain fully engaged
in the Global War on Terrorism. ADA Soldiers crew
Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) systems to counter
indirect-fire attacks on forward operating bases in Iraq and
Afghanistan. ADA Soldiers assigned to Air Defense Airspace Management
(ADAM) Cells manage the airspace above the battlefield in Iraq and
Afghanistan, coordinating combat air support missions with friendly
rocket, mortar and artillery fire missions. At home, in Europe and
across the Pacific, ADA Soldiers who operate newly fielded
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and combat-proven
Avenger systems stand ready to defend deployed US forces, allies and
host population centers against air and missile attack anywhere around
the globe. Army National Guard ADA units defend the National Capital
Region against potential terrorist aerial attacks and operate
Ground-Based Interceptors in Alaska and California to defend America
against long-range ballistic missile strikes.
Meanwhile, ADA continues to evolve to defeat the diverse air and missile threat anticipated in the early part of the 21st century. The Patriot system is gradually being updated to continue its current threat mission. ADA’s air and missile defense systems are fully integrated into America’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), the BMD “system of systems” is a network of ground-based, sea-based and airborne missile defense forces and technologies. The BMD system is rapidly becoming international as it integrates air and missile defense forces from allied and friendly nations. As an Air Defender assigned to a theater air and missile defense battery, battalion, brigade or command, you will lead Soldiers tasked to defend deployed U.S. forces, allied and friendly forces, and host population centers against air and missile attacks.
|Your First Duty Assignment|
|The ADA School has relocated from Fort Bliss, Texas to Fort Sill, Oklahoma as of 2009; it is located with the Field Artillery School. This move was similar to the Armor School's move from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Fort Benning, Georgia; where it was combined with the Infantry School to establish the Maneuver Center of Excellence. The dispersion of the ADA force greatly enhances assignment opportunities for ADA officers. As a new commissioned ADA lieutenant you will attend the ADA Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC B), located at the FIRES Center of Excellence ADA School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, you could be assigned to either an Avenger/Patriot battery, a Sentinel Radar detachment or a Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) battery defending forward operating bases from indirect fire attacks.|
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