This report summarizes the results of an Electronics Principles survey of Missile Maintenance personnel assigned overseas and supplements the EPI report for the Missile Maintenance career ladder (AFPT 90-316-222, dated 5 November 1976) which was restricted to a selected sample of CONUS personnel. This report gives a detailed listing of the technical tasks and knowledge needed to perform the jobs within the specialty or career ladder. This specialty has the following functions: Performs maintenance on missile and Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) guidance and control systems, subsystems, and components; operates, calibrates, and maintains related test, monitoring, and checkout equipment; performs malfunction analysis, and repairs, maintains, modifies, inspects, and services missile and RPV systems, subsystems, and ground operating equipment to component level; performs field maintenance on electronic test, launch control, checkout, and related ground support equipment used by missile activities; and assembles and disassembles missiles and RPVs. (Author)
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Very Inaccurate Summary Description
The field never was involved in RPV's in any way. Another shred out was responsible for them. Much of the work was hard physical labor with almost no relation to formal training. People in the field were picked for their intelligence but were forced to do mostly manual labor. Low moral and low reenlistments resulted.