Army MOS 19K Tanker – M1 Armor Crewman

The 19K M1 Armor Crewman is responsible for operating armored equipment such as the M1A2 Abrams to destroy enemy positions. As part of the tank and armor unit, they are ready to defend our country anywhere in the world.

Job Duties

  • Operate tracked and wheeled vehicles over various terrain
  • Use communications equipment to receive and relay battle orders
  • Load and fire guns
  • Read maps, compasses and battle plans


19K Tanker


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

19K Tanker Training

Job training for a Tanker requires 15 weeks of One Station Unit Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Tank operations
  • Armor offensive and defensive tactics
  • Map reading and scouting techniques
  • Field combat strategy

About the Author MSG Washington

MSG Washington has served within the ranks of the United States Army since June of 2001. With ten years of recruiting experience, he is an expert on Recruiting Operations, who willingly assists applicants across the Country with their enlistment process.

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