TOP 10 BONUS MOS's

Receive up to a $12,500 enlistment bonus for qualifying MOS's

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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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.

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