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ADA NCO ~ Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the ADA branch going away? No, in fact, the Army’s transformation has created more Officer and Enlisted opportunities in ADA. The only major change that has caused some confusion is the movement of the ADA School. Relocated to Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 2009; it is located with the Field Artillery School to establish the Fires Center of Excellence. This move will be 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. 32d US Army Air and Missile Defense Command is still located at Fort Bliss, Texas and continues its mission as a subordinate member of the United States Army's Forces Command.

Why should I choose ADA? ADA has something for everyone. Assignments range from the gamut of boots-in-the-dirt, to include Airborne and Ranger qualifications, to the most technologically advanced air defense weapon systems of our time. Most importantly, as our mission expands, you will be able to lead and work with some of the finest, most dedicated Soldiers in the world. Similar to other Soldiers, Air Defenders rotate duty positions and spend their careers serving in ADA troop assignments or in non-ADA positions or in ADA-related positions. For specific locations, click here to download the ADA Locations Map.  

Where can I find information on my MOS in the ADA branch? You’re here. This website is the most comprehensive portal to all things Air Defense. As an Enlisted Soldier, your schooling starts at the FCoE 30th ADA School. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us.  

Which weapons systems does ADA have? Check out current and future ADA weapon systems and support systems, click here. 


What do I need to learn now to be ahead of the curve? Read and stay up to date with current issues. Read the leadership manual, operations manual, and books to open creativity.


What are my school options for Airborne, Ranger, and other schools? Contact Human Resources Command (HRC) branch manager for any schools. *We offer opportunities to attend these additional schools: Ranger * Airborne * Pathfinder Also available are:  

What opportunities are available to Women? Gender is not a factor and women in the ADA do it all, from Brigade Commanders to Command Sergeant Majors. Currently there are many successful and exceptional women in Air Defense and you could be the next one. If you want a challenging and rewarding career, this Combat Arms branch is the choice for you. 


Where can I find a list of new duty assignments/locations? The Human Resources Command (HRC) is continuously posting up-to-date available assignments for ADA officers. Check out what ADA locations are available to you.