Military Occupational Specialty (MOs)

Receive up to a $20,000 enlistment bonus for qualifying MOS's

OVERVIEW
The wheeled vehicle mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles and associated items, as well as heavy-wheeled vehicles and select armored vehicles.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain wheeled vehicles, their associated trailers and material handling equipment systems
  • Inspect, service, maintain, repair, replace, adjust and test of wheeled vehicles and material handling equipment systems, subsystems and components
  • Service automotive electrical systems, including wiring harness, starting and charging systems
  • Perform wheeled vehicle recovery operations


TRAINING
Job training for a wheeled vehicle mechanic requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks at Fort Jackson, SC 

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in auto mechanics and the industrial arts
  • Preference for physical work
  • Troubleshooting and repairing mechanical problems
  • Interest in automotive engines and how they work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 92 OR
  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 87
  • General Technical (GT): 85


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with service stations, auto dealers, farm equipment companies and state highway agencies. You’ll be able to pursue a career as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, radiator mechanic, construction equipment mechanic or endless track vehicle mechanic.

OVERVIEW
Military police protect the lives and property on Army National Guard installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies.

JOB DUTIES

  • Complete law enforcement patrols
  • Interview witnesses, victims and suspects in investigations
  • Secure and process crime scenes
  • Arrest and charge criminal suspects


TRAINING
Job training for military police requires 20 weeks of One Station Unit Training and on-the-job instruction in police methods. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 9 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic warrior skills and use of firearms
  • Military/civil laws and jurisdiction
  • Investigating and collecting evidence
  • Traffic and crowd control
  • Arrest and restraint of suspects


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in law enforcement
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Ability to remain calm under heavy duress
  • Ability to interact well with people


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.

OVERVIEW
Bridge crewmembers provide bridge and rafting support for dry and wet gap-crossing operations when a squad, section or platoon tackles rough terrain in combat situations.

JOB DUTIES

  • Operate bridge truck and light vehicles
  • Perform duties as a deckhand on the bridge erection boat
  • Assist in the preparation of bridge sites, rafts and bridge operations
  • Participate in the installation of kedge anchorage systems, wire obstacle material, overhead anchorage systems and demolition firing systems
  • Launch and retrieve ribbon bridge bays
  • Participate in the assembly and maintenance of military fixed and float bridges

TRAINING
Job training for a bridge crewmember requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions.



Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic construction methods and engineering principles
  • Bridge building
  • Road maintenance and repair
  • Rough carpentry and rigging
  • Use of hand and power tools

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Combat (CO): 87

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities over long periods of time
  • Interest in construction and engineering
  • Interest in working outdoors

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for practically any position in the field of construction.

OVERVIEW
As a combat engineer, you’ll get your team out of any tough spot. You’ll supervise and assist your team as it tackles rough terrain during combat operations. You will also construct fighting positions, prime and detonate explosives, and become an expert in general engineering. 

JOB DUTIES

  • Build fighting positions, defensive positions, and floating or fixed bridges
  • Place and detonate explosives
  • Clear paths of obstacles
  • Install firing systems for demolition
  • Detect mines visually or with mine detectors

TRAINING
Job training for a combat engineer requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions.

One Station Unit Training: 14 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO 

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic demolitions
  • Basic explosive hazards
  • Constructing wire obstacles
  • Fixed bridge building
  • Basic urban operations
  • Operating heavy equipment

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Combat (CO): 87

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activities over long periods of time
  • Interest in engineering
  • Preference for working outdoors

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in the fields of construction, building inspection and building engineering.

OVERVIEW
Army National Guard plumbers and pipe fitters are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems.


JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain heating systems, basic water supply and water distribution systems
  • Maintain pipe systems for wastewater
  • Perform basic plumbing repair and maintenance
  • Maintain plumbing fixtures, pipes, stacks, brackets, traps, vents and insulation
  • Creat and read construction plans and drawings


TRAINING
Job training for an Army National Guard plumber requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions, including practice with carpentry and masonry tools.

Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Installation and repair of pipe systems, plumbing fixtures, boiler controls and water purification and distillation systems
  • Maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

General Maintenance (GM): 88


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in math and shop mechanics
  • Preference for physical work
  • Ability to work with detailed plans


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
120 Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in a mechanical or plumbing contracting company.

OVERVIEW
Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army National Guard. They are also responsible for operating tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers.


JOB DUTIES

  • Analyze information on grade stakes and their placement
  • Drive bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment to level earth
  • Clear, grub, strip, excavate, backfill, stockpile and push scraper with tractor crawler
  • Cut and spread fill material with scraper
  • Transport heavy construction equipment with tractor-trailer
  • Assist in performance of combat engineer missions


TRAINING

Job training for a horizontal construction engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions.


Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operation of different types of construction and rough-terrain equipment
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Identification of soil types and placement of grade stakes


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
General Maintenance (GM): 90


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
  • Preference for working outdoors
  • Interest in working with your hands


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
120A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.

OVERVIEW
The interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance of all of the Army National Guard’s interior electrical systems.

JOB DUTIES

  • Install transformers, junction boxes, circuit breakers, service panels, switches, electrical boxes and lightning rods
  • Read blueprints, wire plans and repair orders to determine layouts/repair
  • Test equipment for the operational conduction of circuits
  • Inspect power distribution systems, shorts in wires and faulty equipment
  • Repair and replace faulty wiring and lighting fixtures

TRAINING
Job training for an interior electrician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instruction, including instruction for installation and repair.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks, 3 days at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Electrical circuit troubleshooting
  • Safety procedures
  • Techniques for wiring switches, outlets, and junction boxes

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORES(S)
Electronics (EL): 93

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in electricity, science, and math
  • Ability to use hand tools
  • Preference for doing physical work

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
120A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with an electrical contracting company.

OVERVIEW
As a technical engineering specialist, you’ll write the plan for success by providing the blueprints, diagrams and schematics for anything that needs to be built. You’ll survey land with state-of-the-art equipment and software to make your ideas a reality. You’ll also ensure the safety and quality of everything being built, taking samples of building materials and testing them in the lab.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform field and laboratory tests on construction materials
  • Draw topographic maps using computer-aided drafting software
  • Conduct geodetic and construction surveys and results utilizing Automated Integrated Survey Instruments and GPS technology
  • Draw blueprints for wiring and plumbing of buildings
  • Provide technical support for vertical and horizontal construction projects
  • Build scale models of areas

TRAINING
Job training for a technical engineering specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you’ll learn:

  • Surveying and drafting techniques
  • Aerial photo interpretation
  • Architectural and structural drawing

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 101

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Ability to convert ideas into drawings
  • Interest in maps and charts
  • Working with computer-aided drafting technology
  • Interest in algebra, geometry and trigonometry

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
120A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with construction, engineering and architectural firms.

OVERVIEW
Concrete and asphalt equipment operators are responsible for supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production, which is integral to the construction of airfields, roads, dams and buildings.

JOB DUTIES

  • Produce concrete with a mixer
  • Supervise the building of asphalt-producing plants
  • Operate asphalt distributors, spreaders and kettles
  • Perform combat engineer missions
  • Operate equipment for paving and surfacing


TRAINING
Job training for a concrete and asphalt equipment operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and four weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Advanced Individual Training: 4 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operation of different types of concrete and asphalt equipment
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

General Maintenance (GM): 88

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
  • Preference for working outdoors
  • Interest in working with your hands


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.

OVERVIEW
A carpentry and masonry specialist is responsible for general heavy carpentry and masonry duties.

JOB DUTIES

  • Construct and maintain rigging devices, trusses and other structural assemblies
  • Assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing structures
  • Perform basic carpentry and masonry skills
  • Assist in the performance of combat engineer missions
  • Construct concrete form work for slabs, walls and columns


TRAINING

Job training for a carpentry and masonry specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks at Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, MS

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basics in concrete technology, materials, proportioning and control tests
  • Proper use of finishing tools
  • Placing, consolidation and finishing
  • Edging, jointing, curing and protection
  • Basics in structure foaming, roofing and flooring


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

General Maintenance (GM): 88

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Preference for physical work
  • Interest in science and math
  • Preference for working outdoors
  • Interest in working with your hands


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in commercial and residential construction.

OVERVIEW
The Air Defense Battle Management System Operator maintains, manages and operates modern complicated military computers on complex networks, communications equipment systems, and the Sentinel Radar in order to provide warning, detection and protection for armed forces from aerial attack, missile attack, and aerial surveillance.

These soldiers are responsible for integrating all air defense detection assets and firing units, maintaining tactical computer data links/networks that provide situational awareness, and communication of detected threats throughout the air defense network, and serving as an air defense liaison to other services in all combat environments involving air defense.

JOB DUTIES

  • Move, place, operate, and maintain the Sentinel Radar system in various locations and environments
  • Operate and maintain Sentinel Radar electronic and mechanical components
  • Establish network interoperability with allied, joint, and other Air Defense units
  • Collect, integrate and process tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army National Guard and Joint-Service automated battle command systems
  • Provide airspace situational awareness; deconflict and clear airspace to ensure air superiority
  • Evaluate intelligence data and identify targets; perform real-time status reporting during combat
  • Provide early warning and conduct engagement operations to destroy the incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar threats

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

TRAINING
Job training for an Air Defense Battle Management System Operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 weeks 3 Days of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operating and maintaining the Sentinel Radar and associated shelters
  • Planning, coordinating, and establishing connectivity in Air Defense local and wide area networks (LAN/WAN)
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting on electronic and mechanical components
  • Utilizing digital data and voice communications equipment
  • Evaluating intelligence data for engagement operations
  • Air Defense Artillery tactics, techniques, procedures, and air battle strategy

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in work that requires accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in technical electronic, mechanical, and computer systems
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to adapt to a wide range of working environments
  • Ability to work as a team member

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • General Technical (GT): 98
  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 96

COMPENSATION
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

EARN CASH FOR IN-DEMAND JOBS

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties.

EDUCATION BENEFITS
In the Army National Guard, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships; allowances for books and fees; and an annual stipend for living expenses.

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
While there is no direct job equivalent to an air defense battle management system operator in civilian life, the knowledge you gain about electronics systems can assist you as an electrician in the civilian world.

OVERVIEW
An air and missile defense crewmember is responsible for operating the Avenger system, a lightweight, highly mobile weapon system that provides air defense protection against air and land attacks.

JOB DUTIES

  • Operate the Avenger and man-portable air defense systems weapons systems
  • Establish radio/wire communications and maintain situation maps
  • Perform target engagement evaluations
  • Operate friend or foe identification equipment
  • Resupply ammunition and prepare systems for firing

 

TRAINING
Job training for an air and missile defense crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part takes place in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks at Fort Bliss, TX

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  •     Methods of computing target locations
  •     Ammunition-handling techniques
  •     Missile and rocket system operations
  •     Artillery tactics


HELPFUL SKILLS

  •     Interest in mathematics
  •     Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  •     Ability to multitask
  •     Interest in missile and rocket operations
  •     Capability to work as a team member


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Operators & Food (OF): 85

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
140A Command and Control Systems Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
While there is no direct job equivalent to an air and missile defense operator in civilian life, the skills you learn, such as teamwork, discipline and leadership, will help you in any civilian career you choose.

OVERVIEW
The aviation operations specialist is primarily responsible for scheduling and dispatching tactical aircraft missions. They help operate one of the largest fleets of aircraft in the world and keep them running safely and efficiently.

JOB DUTIES

  • Process local and cross-country flight clearances
  • Check accuracy of flight plans and coordinate them
  • Maintain flight logs on incoming/outgoing flights and individual flight records
  • Alert crash crews of emergencies
  • Interpret and post weather reports


TRAINING

Job training for an aviation operations specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 3 days at Fort Rucker, AL

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Introduction to Army National Guard aviation operations and record-keeping
  • Procedures for scheduling aircraft and assigning crews
  • Flight planning and airfield operations


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in working with computers
  • Ability to use typewriters and office machines
  • Interest in math, aircraft and air traffic
  • Experience keeping accurate records


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in aviation. Flight operations specialists often work for commercial and private airlines, air transport companies and airports.

OVERVIEW
The UH-60 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of UH-60 helicopters (also known as Black Hawks). With hundreds of Army National Guard missions depending on these helicopters, UH-60 helicopter repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly. 

JOB DUTIES

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
  • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting


TRAINING

Job training for a UH-60 helicopter repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks, 1 day at Fort Eustis, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine disassembly and repair
  • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings
  • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Preference for mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with aircraft and engine mechanics
  • Ability to use hand and power tools


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe or powerplant mechanic.

OVERVIEW
Maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the Army’s logistics and classified data. Build firewalls that can withstand any cyberattack and the programs that Guard Soldiers rely on to accomplish their mission.


JOB DUTIES

•    Perform maintenance on networks, hardware and software
•    Help others learn to use networks and software
•    Build and test your own computer applications


REQUIREMENTS

To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army National Guard job is best for you. You must also be a U.S. citizen and eligible to obtain a Secret security clearance.


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Skilled Technical (ST): 95


TRAINING

Job training for an information technology specialist, requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction.


Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
•    Use of computer consoles and equipment
•    Computer systems concepts
•    Planning, designing and testing computer systems


HELPFUL SKILLS
•    Interest in computer science
•    Attention to detail
•    Ability to communicate effectively
•    Experience in installation of computers

OVERVIEW
Radio operator-maintainers are responsible for the maintenance of radio communication equipment. This equipment needs to work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform maintenance of communication equipment and security devices
  • Prepare, transmit, receive and record messages
  • Maintain assigned power generators


TRAINING
Job training for a radio operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks, 4 days at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Mechanical and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication of security policies and procedures


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Preference for working with electronic equipment
  • Interest in solving problems


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Surveillance & Communications (SC): 98
  • Electronics (EL): 98


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in communications and electronic equipment.

OVERVIEW
A multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer works directly on equipment that communicates through more than one channel. They are responsible for the maintenance check of these devices, antennae and associated equipment.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain assigned equipment, vehicles, security devices and power generators
  • Analyze BIT/BITE diagnostics to isolate faults in line-replaceable units


TRAINING
Job training for a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 20 weeks at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operating multichannel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment
  • Performing maintenance on associated transmission vehicles
  • Participating in more classes and training as your career continues


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in working with radios and transmissions
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
  • Preference for working on electronics and fiber optics
  • Strong problem-solving skills


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Electronics (EL): 98
  • Surveillance & Communications (SC): 98


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
225N Network Management Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with companies that produce communications and electronic equipment.

OVERVIEW
Signal support systems specialists are primarily responsible for working with battlefield signal support systems and terminal devices. This equipment needs to work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain radio and data distribution systems
  • Perform signal support functions and technical assistance for computer systems
  • Provide technical assistance and training for local-area networks
  • Maintain equipment, terminal devices, assigned vehicles and power generators


TRAINING
Job training for a signal support systems specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 16 weeks at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Mechanical and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication security policies and procedures


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in working with electronic equipment
  • Strong problem-solving skills


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Surveillance & Communications (SC): 92
  • Electronics (EL): 93


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
255A Information Services Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with companies that produce communications and electronic equipment. Additional study and two years of electronics experience will also qualify you for certification as an associate certified electronics technician.

OVERVIEW
The paralegal specialist provides legal/administrative support in areas of criminal law, family law, international law, contract law and fiscal law. They assist judges, Army National Guard lawyers and unit commanders with legal matters and judicial work.

JOB DUTIES

  • Provide paralegal support to unit commanders and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
  • Provide legal documents in courts-martial, nonjudicial punishments and other military justice matters
  • Prepare line of duty determinations, separation board proceedings and other administrative law matters
  • Assistance in the family law arena, such as powers of attorney, wills and separation decrees


TRAINING
Job training for a paralegal specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks, 3 days at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Legal terminology and research techniques 
  • Preparation of legal documents
  • Army National Guard judicial process
  • Interviewing witnesses


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Ability to supervise those in a command
  • Providing technical guidance to subordinates
  • Maintaining law/administrative library
  • Monitoring and reviewing actions for accuracy


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 105

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
270A Legal Administrator

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a legal assistant or a court clerk.

OVERVIEW
Know the threat. Defeat the threat. The Intelligence Analyst understands the threat and employs all the intelligence disciplines to anticipate the enemy’s next move. You provide decision-makers a holistic picture and assessment of the enemy’s capabilities and possible alternative outcomes using premier intelligence analytical tools.

JOB DUTIES

  • Receive, analyze and evaluate intelligence findings in support of mission requirements 
  • Prepare intelligence products, reports and briefings to support the commander’s decision-making on the battlefield
  • Evaluate the threat’s capabilities, objectives and possible outcomes on the battlefield

TRAINING
Basic Combat Training: 10 weeks 
Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Critical thinking 
  • Preparing maps, charts and intelligence reports  
  • Military symbology
  • Using sophisticated tools and cutting-edge intelligence equipment

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 101

Learn more about the ASVAB

CERTIFICATIONS 
Multiple nationally recognized certifications available.

EDUCATION
Qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits

Completion of MOS training can lead to college credit. Learn more about college planning and assistance.

OPTIONS FOR A SIGNING BONUS
See your Recruiter for details.

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an analyst working for companies, embassies, and government agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Learn more about related occupations.

OVERVIEW
A human resources specialist is responsible for providing support that affects Soldiers’ overall welfare and well-being, while assisting leaders with keeping Soldiers combat-ready and effective.

JOB DUTIES

  • Assist on all human resource support matters
  • Oversee all strength management and strength distribution actions
  • Be responsible for the readiness, health and welfare of all Soldiers 
  • Provide postal and personnel accountability support
  • Maintain emergency notification data


TRAINING
Job training for a human resources specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions on human resource systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks, 5 days at Fort Jackson, SC

Additional training opportunities will be available based on the type of unit you are assigned to, including (but not limited to) postal operations, Airborne or Air Assault school.

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Aptitude for English and business administration
  • Ability to follow detailed orders
  • Sound people skills


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 90

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
420A Human Resources Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
Companies need experienced human resources professionals with knowledge of human relations, payroll, records-keeping and other facets of employment. The skills acquired in the Army National Guard will be invaluable in continuing a human resources career after your Army National Guard service is complete.

OVERVIEW
Musicians specialize in one (or more) of the following instruments: tuba, trombone, euphonium, bassoon, electric bass guitar, saxophone, flute or piccolo, oboe, clarinet, French horn, percussion, cornet or trumpet, guitar, and keyboard.

Musicians perform in a variety of ensembles, ranging from ceremonial band to jazz band to small ensembles, playing all styles of music. They are primarily responsible for performing and rehearsing as a professional musician within different ensembles of an Army National Guard band.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform in all musical styles on your instruments, including (but not limited to) marching band, ceremonial band, concert band, classical, jazz, ethnic and popular music compositions
  • Perform on a musical instrument in a variety of ensembles, ranging from solo performance to full concert band
  • Tune an instrument to a given pitch
  • Transpose moderately easy music

TRAINING

Advanced Individual Training: Length and location are based on instrument 

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
420C Bandmaster

OVERVIEW

Religious Affairs Specialists provide much-needed support to the chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A Religious Affairs Specialist’s primary purpose is support for the unit ministry team programs and worship services.

JOB DUTIES

  • Synchronize religious support in the contemporary operating environment
  • Coordinate force protection for religious support operations
  • Coordinate the circulation of the unit ministry team in the contemporary operating environment
  • Operate communication equipment and digital reporting systems
  • Assist in planning religious support operations and deployments
  • Maintain reports, files and administrative data for religious operations
  • Apply technology to religious operations
  • Conduct specialized peer counseling for combat stress casualties

TRAINING
Job training for a Religious Affairs Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks at Fort Jackson, SC

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Typing and clerical skills
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in Army National Guard style
  • Roles and responsibilities of Army National Guard Chaplains
  • Religious history and background

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in an organization and keeping accurate records
  • Preference for clergy office work
  • Experience operating typewriters, computers and other office machines
  • Ability to organize and plan

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 90

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills learned can be applied to many positions assisting clergy members in churches, synagogues, or mosques.

OVERVIEW
The dental specialist is primarily responsible for assisting Army National Guard dentists in examining and treating patients, as well as helping to manage dental offices.

JOB DUTIES

  • Prepare dental operatory; select and arrange instruments; measure and record temperature, blood pressure and pulse; and assist dentist during patient exams
  • Assist with administration of anesthesia, and in the placement and removal of sutures
  • Prepare restorative and impression materials
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and operate resuscitative equipment


TRAINING
Job training for a dental specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practicing dental care tasks. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX 

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Preventive dentistry
  • Dental office procedures
  • Radiology (X-ray) techniques
  • Dental hygiene procedures


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in biology and chemistry
  • Interest in helping others
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to follow spoken instructions and detailed procedures


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future at dental offices or clinics. You’ll be qualified to assist dentists in the treatment of patients, and to provide support as a dental assistant or dental hygienist.

With your extensive Army National Guard training and some additional study, you may qualify for certification either with the American Medical Technologists as a registered dental assistant or with the Dental Assisting National Board as a certified dental assistant.

OVERVIEW
The patient administrator specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing administrative duties in the patient administration division of an Army National Guard hospital or other medical facility.

JOB DUTIES

  • Compile data and prepare required statistical reports
  • Initiate correspondence pertaining to medical records, medical board proceedings, line of duty investigations, and other records and reports pertaining to patient administration
  • Apply knowledge of medical terminology as it applies to anatomy and physiology
  • Maintain a medical record-tracking system within the medical treatment facility


TRAINING
Job training for an patient administrator specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in various office functions.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks, 3 days at Fort Sam Houston, TX

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Typing and clerical skills
  • Setting up and maintaining filing and publication systems
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in military style


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Ability to keep organized and accurate records
  • Interest in English, mathematics, business administration and typing
  • Preference for office work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S) 
Clerical (CL): 90

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
Your Army National Guard training will be extremely valued in positions such as clerk typist, secretary, general office clerk, administrative assistant or office manager—whether it’s in hospital administration or in another corporate environment.

With your extensive Army National Guard training and some additional study, you may qualify for certification with the American Medical Technologists as a registered medical assistant.

MEDICAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST

OVERVIEW
Preventive medicine specialists are primarily responsible for conducting or assisting with preventive medicine inspections, surveys and preventive medicine laboratory procedures. They also supervise preventive medicine facilities or serve on preventive medicine staffs.

JOB DUTIES

  • Conduct preventive medicine inspections
  • Assist with preventive medicine laboratory procedures
  • Conduct survey and control operations


TRAINING
Job training for an preventive medicine specialist requires completing 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, which includes on-the-job instruction and practice in testing specimens.

Advanced Individual Training: 15 weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Sanitation inspection procedures
  • Understanding of parasites and diseases affecting humans
  • Bacteriological analysis of potable water


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in biology, chemistry and algebra
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures precisely
  • Interest in scientific and technical work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 101

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
640A Veterinary Services Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future with privately owned research institutions, public health departments and environmental sciences professions.

Through your extensive Army National Guard training and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for certification as a registered environmental health specialist/registered sanitarian and certified radiation protection technologist. Specific educational criteria must be met before you can qualify for certification.

OVERVIEW
The health care specialist is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.

JOB DUTIES

  • Administer emergency medical treatment to battlefield casualties
  • Assist with outpatient and inpatient care and treatment
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory analysis
  • Prepare patients, operating rooms, equipment and supplies for surgery


TRAINING

Job training for a health care specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice of inpatient care.

Advanced Individual Training: 16 weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX 

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Patient care techniques
  • Emergency medical techniques
  • Methods of sterilizing surgical equipment
  • Plaster-casting techniques


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in helping and caring for others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in chemistry, biology, psychology, general science and algebra
  • High attention to detail


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Skilled Technical (ST): 101
  • General Technical (GT): 107

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with civilian hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. With a health care specialist background, you may consider a career as an emergency medical technician, medical assistant, medication aide or physician assistant.

With continued study and experience, you may qualify for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a first responder.

OVERVIEW
Be the first line of defense against weapons of mass destruction. You will be responsible for defending a nation against the biggest and most powerful threats that exist. You will be trained and trusted to handle defense measures, response operations, detection equipment and decontamination equipment.


JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment
  • Conduct CBRN reconnaissance and surveillance
  • Operate decontamination equipment in the event of a disaster
  • Camouflage recon and surveillance equipment


REQUIREMENTS

To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), it’s a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army National Guard job is best for you.


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91


TRAINING

To become a CBRN specialist, you will train for 10 weeks at Basic Training, where you will learn basic soldiering skills. After that, you will participate in 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Split between the classroom and the field. 


Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operation of CBRN decontamination, defense, detection and monitoring equipment
  • Preparation for CBRN defense actions/procedures
  • Use of CBRN protective equipment
  • Hazardous materials certification (at the awareness level)
  • Exposure to toxic agents while wearing CBRN protective equipment


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Effective communication skills
  • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under high stress

OVERVIEW
Motor transport operators are primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo. They are the backbone of the Army National Guard’s support and sustainment structure, providing advanced mobility on and off the battlefield.

JOB DUTIES

  • Operate all wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways
  • Manage load, unload and safety of personnel being transported
  • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers
  • Employ convoy defense techniques
  • Identify, correct or report all vehicle deficiencies
  • Prepare vehicle for movement/shipment by air, rail or vessel.


TRAINING
Job training for a motor transport operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in simulation; however, more than 200 training hours are spent in actual vehicles and field training environments.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks, 3 days at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Experience in driver education
  • Interest in driving and mechanics


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Operators & Food (OF): 85

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with trucking, moving or bus companies, or with businesses that have their own delivery fleets. You’ll be able to consider a future as a tractor-trailer truck, tank truck, heavy truck or bus driver.

OVERVIEW
Ammunition specialists are specialized Soldiers who are responsible for the management of ordnance (ammunition and explosives). They are tasked with receiving, storing and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, explosives, and other ammunition- and explosive-related items.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform maintenance modification, destruction and demilitarization on ammunition and explosive components
  • Operate computer hardware and software and oversee utilities manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures
  • Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures
  • Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction


TRAINING
Job training for an ammunition specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications
  • Ammunition maintenance operations 
  • Explosives demolition operations
  • Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Interest in planning and organizing
  • Capability to work calmly under stress


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions manufacturer.

OVERVIEW
The utilities equipment repairer is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on utilities equipment and special-purpose support systems.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform maintenance on bottle cleaning/charging stations
  • Inspect and repair air conditioner electrical systems, air conditioner vapor systems, refrigeration unit electrical systems, portable heater fuel/electrical systems, fire extinguisher recharging systems and fire extinguishers/valves


TRAINING
Job training for a utilities equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in math, electricity and shop mechanics
  • Experience using tools


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • General Maintenance (GM): 98 OR 
  • General Maintenance (GM): 88
  • General Technical (GT): 83


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
919A Engineer Equipment Repair Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in many industries, including hospitals, manufacturing firms and governmental agencies. With some additional certification, you could become a self-employed electric tool repairer, electrical instrument repairer, electric medical equipment repairer or electric motor repairer.

OVERVIEW
The tactical power generation specialist is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and overhaul of power generation equipment, internal combustion engines and associated equipment in mobile and stationary power plants.

JOB DUTIES

Perform maintenance on tactical utility, precise power generation sets, internal combustion engines and associated equipment


TRAINING
Job training for a tactical power generation specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in maintaining electrical power systems.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks, 3 days at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Generator and powerplant operations
  • Electrical generation and distribution
  • Diesel generator operation, disassembly, inspection and maintenance
  • Principles of electrical and electronic circuitry


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Experience using hand and power tools
  • Interest in electricity and working with large machinery


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • General Maintenance (GM): 98 OR
  • General Maintenance (GM): 88
  • General Technical (GT): 88


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
919A Engineer Equipment Repair Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a powerplant electrician at a construction company, manufacturer or utility company.

OVERVIEW
The allied trade specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing the fabrication, repair and modification of metallic and nonmetallic parts. They operate lathes, drill presses, grinders and other machine shop equipment.

JOB DUTIES

  • Fabricate, repair and modify metallic and nonmetallic parts
  • Utilize such machines as engine lathes, utility grinders, power cutoff saws, hydraulic presses, drill presses, and oxyacetylene, electric arc, inert gas welding machines and their associated attachments, accessories and tools


TRAINING
Job training for an allied trades specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in machine operation. 

Advanced Individual Training: 18 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Machine types, setup and operation
  • Use of different metals
  • Safety procedures


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in math, general science, metalworking and mechanical drawing
  • Preference for working with the hands
  • Ability to make things and find solutions to mechanical problems
  • Ability to apply mathematical formulas


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • General Maintenance (GM): 98 OR 
  • General Maintenance (GM): 88
  • General Technical (GT): 92


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
914A Allied Trades Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with factories and repair shops in many industries, including the electrical product, automotive and heavy machinery industries.

OVERVIEW
The small arms/artillery repairer is responsible for keeping a wide array of weapons—from small arms to field artillery and large ballistic missiles—operating properly.

JOB DUTIES

Perform field and sustainment maintenance on small arms, infantry weapons and towed artillery


TRAINING
Job training for a small arms/artillery repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks, 4 days at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Electronic and mechanical principles and concepts
  • Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operating electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Operation, testing and maintenance of specific types of weapons systems


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Aptitude for science and math
  • Interest in working with electronic or electrical equipment
  • Talent for work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • General Maintenance (GM): 93 OR 
  • General Maintenance (GM): 88
  • General Technical (GT): 85


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
913A Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an electronic mechanic, avionics technician or missile facilities repairer with firms that design, build and test weapons for the military.

OVERVIEW
The track vehicle repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on tracked vehicles and supervising activities that include fuel and electrical system repair and maintenance.

JOB DUTIES

  • Repair diesel power plants/packs, compression ignition engine fuel systems and compression ignition air induction systems
  • Fix vehicle air cooling systems and vehicle liquid cooling systems, and track hull electrical systems and automatic transmission assemblies
  • Service track vehicle cross drive transmission assemblies, transfer assemblies, hydraulic brake systems and fire extinguisher/suppression systems


TRAINING
Job training for a track vehicle repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes palce in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks, 3 days at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine repair and tune-up or replacement
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems
  • Body repair and body panel replacement


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in auto mechanics and the industrial arts
  • Preference for physical work
  • Ability to Troubleshoot and repair mechanical problems


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 92 OR 
  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 87
  • General Technical (GT): 85


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer
919A Engineer Equipment Repair Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREER
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with auto and construction equipment dealers and farm equipment companies. You’ll be able to pursue a career as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, radiator mechanic or construction equipment mechanic.

OVERVIEW
The quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer is primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on chemical equipment, quartermaster machinery, forced air heaters and special purpose equipment.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain and repair electrical/fuel heater systems, pumps, decontamination systems, protective filter systems, reverse osmosis water purification systems, laundry washer/extractor systems and dryer/tumbler systems
  • Service internal combustion engine ignition/fuel/cooling/electrical systems
  • Perform damage assessment and repair

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

TRAINING
Job training for a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in marine engine maintenance and repair. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Internal combustion engine theory
  • Use and care of hand and power tools

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in shop mechanics, fixing engines and machinery
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Preference for physical work

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 92 OR
  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 87
  • General Technical (GT) : 85

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

COMPENSATION
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

EDUCATION BENEFITS
In the Army National Guard, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships; allowances for books and fees; and an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with the marine transportation, commercial fishing, oil exploration or oil drilling industries. You’ll be able to consider a future as a marine engine mechanic.

OVERVIEW
Construction equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other heavy equipment needed for construction operations.

JOB DUTIES

  • Maintain and replace brake actuators, batteries, starter motors, mechanical fuel pumps and hydraulic cylinders/pumps/control valves
  • Service drive shafts, universal joints, brake shoes, water pumps and turbochargers
  • Maintain and replace cylinder heads, high-pressure fuel injection pumps and road wheels
  • Adjust engine speed of governor/valves, carburetors, steering brakes, fuel injector racks and steering unit brake levers
  • Charge suspension accumulators, transmission shift accumulators and main hydraulic accumulators


TRAINING
Job training for a construction equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 8 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, which takes place partially in the classroom and partially in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine repair and tune-up
  • Troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems
  • Repairing and replacing body panels, fenders and radiators
  • Troubleshooting hydraulic systems


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in math, electricity and shop mechanics
  • Experience using tools
  • Interest in electric motors and appliances
  • Aptitude for problem-solving


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 92 OR 
  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 87
  • General Technical (GT): 85


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer
919A Engineer Equipment Repair Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career at service stations, auto and construction equipment dealers, farm equipment companies, and state highway agencies. You can also consider a future as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, construction equipment mechanic or endless track vehicle mechanic.

OVERVIEW
The automated logistical specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing management or warehouse functions in order to maintain equipment records and parts.

JOB DUTIES

  • Establish and maintain stock records and other documents, such as inventory, material control, accounting and supply reports
  • Review and verify quantities received against bills of contracts, purchase requests and shipping documents
  • Unload, unpack, count, segregate, palletize and store incoming supplies and equipment
  • Construct bins, shelving and other storage aids
  • Simplify and standardize the collection and use of maintenance data
  • Raise the quality and accuracy of performance, cost and parts data through improved maintenance management


TRAINING
Job training for an automated logistical specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in handling and storing stock.

Advanced Individual Training: 9 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Stock control and accounting procedures
  • Procedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock
  • Movement, storage and maintenance of ammunition
  • Procedures for handling medical and food supplies


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in mathematics, book keeping, accounting, business administration and/or typing
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Preference for Enjoyment of physical work
  • Interest in operating forklifts and other warehouse equipment


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 90

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
920B Supply Systems Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a stock control clerk, parts clerk or storekeeper with civilian factories, repair shops, department stores, and government warehouses and stockrooms.

OVERVIEW
Petroleum supply specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products.

JOB DUTIES

  • Receive and stock bulk and package products
  • Issue and dispense bulk fuels and water from storage and distribution facilities to using units
  • Select and submit samples to laboratory for testing
  • Perform petroleum and water accounting duties
  • Operate equipment used with petroleum and water distribution system and multiproduct pipeline system


TRAINING
Job training for a petroleum suplly specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in using petroleum.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operating airplane refueling systems and equipment
  • Planning and scheduling petroleum transport
  • Operating pumps, pipelines and tanker equipment
  • Safety regulations and procedures for handling dangerous materials
  • Testing oil and fuels


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in shop mechanics and business math
  • Ability to follow spoken instructions
  • Preference for physical work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

  • Clerical (CL): 86
  • Operators & Food (OF): 85


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
923A Petroleum Systems Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with oil refineries, pipeline companies, and tanker truck and ship lines.

OVERVIEW
The food service specialist is primarily responsible for the preparation and service of food in field or garrison food service operations.

JOB DUTIES

  • Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and sauté as prescribed by Army National Guard recipes
  • Operate, maintain and clean field kitchen equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment


TRAINING
Job training for a food service specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in food preparation.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Standard and dietetic menus and recipes
  • Preparation and cooking of various foodstuffs and bakery products
  • Food and supply ordering
  • Storage of meats, poultry and other perishable items


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in cooking, home economics, health, mathematics, accounting and chemistry


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Operators & Food (OF): 85

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
922A Food Service Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future with civilian cafes, restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, manufacturing plants, schools and other organizations that have their own dining facilities. Depending on your specialty, you’ll be able to pursue a career as a cook, chef, meat cutter, butcher or baker.

OVERVIEW
Water treatment specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or performing the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. They also inspect facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform water quality analysis testing and verification
  • Assist in water reconnaissance and site preparation
  • Operate and maintain water treatment equipment
  • Assist in setup of water treatment activity


TRAINING
Job training for a water treatment specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in testing different products.

Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Identification of health hazards
  • Inspection of food products, food service operations, wastewater and waste disposal facilities


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in algebra, biology, chemistry and general science
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in protecting the environment


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
General Maintenance (GM): 88

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
923A Petroleum Systems Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with local, state or federal government agencies. You’ll be able to consider a future as a food and drug inspector, public health inspector, health and safety inspector or industrial hygienist.

OVERVIEW
The unit supply specialist is primarily responsible for supervising or performing tasks involving the general upkeep and maintenance of all Army National Guard supplies and equipment.

JOB DUTIES

  • Receive, inspect, inventory, load/unload, store, issue and deliver supplies and equipment
  • Maintain automated supply system for accounting of organizational and installation supplies and equipment
  • Issue and receive small arms. Secure and control weapons and ammunition in security areas
  • Schedule and perform preventive and organizational maintenance on weapons
  • Operate unit-level computers


TRAINING
Job training for a unit supply specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in handling and storing stock.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Procedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock
  • Stock control and accounting procedures
  • Procedures for handling medical and food supplies
  • Movement, storage and maintenance of ammunition


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in mathematics, bookkeeping, accounting, business administration and/or typing
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Preference for physical work
  • Interest in operating forklifts and other warehouse equipment


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 90

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
920A Property Accounting Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you’ll learn will help prepare you for a career as a stock control clerk, parts clerk or storekeeper with factories, repair shops, department stores, and government warehouses and stockrooms.

OVERVIEW
The radio/communications security repairer performs or supervises field- and sustainment -level maintenance on radio receivers, transmitters, communication security equipment, controlled cryptographic items and other associated equipment.

JOB DUTIES

  • Install and repair circuits and wiring
  • Calibrate and align equipment components
  • Use test, measurement and diagnostic equipment; test program sets; and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and services on equipment


TRAINING
Job training for a radio communications security repairer requires 10  weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 24 week at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring technique
  • Communication security policy and procedure


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in mathematics and solving problems
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in working with electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 102

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will prepare you for a career with companies that design and make communications and electronic equipment. Radio repair, radio mechanics, teletype repair and station installation are all potential positions to consider. 

Through your extensive Army National Guard training, experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.

OVERVIEW
The computer/detection systems repairer performs maintenance and repair on a variety of critical systems and equipment, including microcomputers and electromechanical telecommunications equipment, field artillery digital devices, Global Positioning System receivers, night vision devices/equipment, and laser and fiber optic systems.

JOB DUTIES

  • Test equipment to determine operational condition and troubleshoot to determine faults
  • Replace equipment parts such as resistors, switches and circuit boards
  • Use test, measurement and diagnostic equipment; test program sets; and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Test repaired items to ensure compliance
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks on equipment 


TRAINING
Job training for a computer/detection systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.

Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Electronic principles
  • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Equipment repair


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in mathematics, solving problems and electronic equipment repair
  • High attention to detail


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 102

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help you pursue a career with manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms or commercial airline companies. The same skills may also prepare you for a future with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or the National Weather Service.

Through your extensive Army National Guard training, experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification as an Associate Certified Electronics Technician.

OVERVIEW
The radar repairer is an essential member of the Army National Guard communications maintenance team and performs maintenance on ground surveillance radar and associated equipment.

JOB DUTIES

  • Inspect, test and adjust system components and test equipment to specific tolerances
  • Perform initial, in-process and on-site technical and quality control inspections
  • Troubleshoot radar and associated equipment assemblies, subassemblies, and modular and circuit elements for deficiencies and malfunctions
  • Repair, remove and replace defective components and parts
  • Prepare and maintain equipment logs, equipment modification and utilization records, exchange tags, and calibration data cards


TRAINING
Job training for a radar repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 44 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.

Advanced Individual Training: 11 weeks at Fort Lee, VA, and 33 weeks at Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Application of electronic principles and concepts
  • Inspection techniques and procedures
  • Use of electronic test equipment
  • Repair and replacement of radar equipment


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • General understanding of math and physics
  • Interest in working with electronic equipment and radar communication
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 107

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will prepare you for a career as a communications technician with engineering firms, the federal government, or aircraft and military hardware manufacturers.

OVERVIEW
As an essential member of the Army National Guard’s weapons maintenance team, the AVENGER system repairer is primarily responsible for performing and supervising maintenance on the AVENGER system, a lightweight, highly mobile and transportable surface-to-air missile/gun weapons system that provides short-range air defense protection against air and land attacks.

JOB DUTIES

  • Determine malfunctions in electronics, electrical and cryogenic assemblies, module, and circuit elements
  • Maintain gyroscopes, sights and other electro-optical fire control components
  • Repair and maintain missile mounts, platforms and launch mechanisms
  • Test and adjust weapons firing, guidance and launch systems
  • Inspect, test and adjust components
  • Remove and replace defective line units


TRAINING
Job training for an AVENGER system repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instruction.

Advanced Individual Training: 18 weeks

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Principles and concepts of electronics and mechanics
  • Using electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operating, testing and maintaining weapons systems


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in mathematics, science, and electronic or electrical equipment
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 98

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The weapons repair skills you learn will help you progress at firms that design, build and test weapons systems for the military.

All AIT school lengths are approximate and subject to change. All MOS's listed are North Dakota Army National Guard MOS's. They are subject to availability and will be verified before any MOS can be approved.

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