The United States Army, the world’s most dominant military force, is known for its vast array of enlistments and job specialties. These jobs are available for enlistment to join the United States Army and fall into different categories: Military Occupational Specialities (MOS) and enlisted military occupational fields (E-MOC). The MOSs, which take the form of a single digit separated by a hyphen, show where you can enlist in the Army. This list describes some of them:
Interpreter/Translator (MOS 09L)
Interpreter/Translator (MOS 09L) is a military occupational specialty that tells soldiers how to translate language, interpret verbal statements, and give the whole meaning of passages. Therefore, this MOS is also referred to as “Interpreter/Translator.”
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As an interpreter or translator, you will translate spoken or written texts from one language into another. You may also interpret for people who speak different languages. You need to have an ASL (American Sign Language) certificate to be considered for the MOS 09L.
Infantryman (MOS 11B)
The Infantry Branch is primarily concerned with land combat operations. It involves providing fire support, close combat, offensive action, defense of Army installations, protection of Army installations, or any other type of combat missions. Additionally, ground combat MOS’s are found in the Infantry Branch.
To be considered for Infantry Branch MOS 09L, you need to have an ASL certificate. This is a requirement for the military. Once you have earned the ASL certificate, talk to a recruiter about applying.
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Indirect Fire Infantryman (MOS 11C)
Indirect Fire Infantryman performs missions of fire support and assigned security. They conduct military operations in assigned areas and conduct air assault, airborne, and amphibious operations as a part of a ground combat team. Additionally, these Soldiers provide close-in defense at platoon or company level during phases of tactical movement to protect the unit from enemy indirect fire weapons such as mortars, artillery, rockets, grenades, and mines. Read more on Army Indirect Fire Infantryman MOS 11C.
Infantry Senior Sergeant (MOS 11Z)
The Infantry Senior Sergeant (SGM) is the senior enlisted leader for the Infantry and Special Forces. The responsibilities of an Infantry Senior Sergeant include leadership, physical and mental training, career management, and advising their commander on all enlisted personnel matters. Additionally, they lead by example and help subordinates attain proficiency as they perform duties as leaders, trainers, mentors, and managers.
Corps of Engineers
The Corps of Engineers is focused on combat, engineering, construction, and logistic operations. This branch provides fire support, close combat, offensive action, defense of Army installations, protection of Army installations and other missions, and provides logistic support to combat forces. Combat MOS’s for this branch is found in the Corps of Engineers.
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Combat Engineer (MOS 12B)
The Combat Engineer is responsible for planning, developing, preparing, and implementing combat engineer missions. Sappers develop engineer projects and provide engineer support during combat. In addition, they conduct route security, construct field fortifications, demolitions, and perform bridge demolition.
The MOS 12 Specialty includes, but is not limited to the following specialties:
Bridge Crewmember (MOS 12C)
Bridge Crewmember (MOS 12C) is responsible for maintaining and operating bridge equipment and conducting public works. Additionally, they provide combat engineering support to infantry units, conduct tactical field-expedient repairs of damaged bridges and related lanes, monitor bridge construction priorities during combat operations, and coordinate engineer services with other disciplines.
Diver (MOS 12D)
Diver (MOS 12D) is responsible for maintaining and operating diving equipment and for conducting public works. The diver conducts underwater reconnaissance and recovers bodies, weapons, and equipment from water-borne hazards. Additionally, he provides combat engineering support to infantry units, conducts tactical underwater repairs of damaged bridges and related lanes, monitors bridge construction priorities during combat operations, and coordinates engineer services with other disciplines.
Quarrying Specialist (RC) (MOS 12G)
Quarrying Specialist (RC) teams, consisting of a team leader and two quarries, provide combat engineering support to infantry units. They conduct route security, construct field fortifications, demolitions, and perform bridge demolition.
Construction Engineering Supervisor (MOS 12H)
Construction Engineering Supervisor (MOS 12H) provides combat engineering support to infantry units and performs public works. The supervisor coordinates and supervises the construction and maintenance of fortifications, field medical facilities, and living quarters. He uses and supervises hand tools, explosives, and power-driven construction equipment for construction projects such as fortifications, fences, walls, berms, airfields, roads, and clearings.
Plumber (MOS 12K)
The plumber (MOS 12K) is responsible for maintaining and operating plumbing equipment and coordinating field engineering projects. In addition, plumbers provide combat engineering support to infantry units, construct field medical facilities, living quarters, latrines, communications facilities, water supplies, and wells.
Firefighter (MOS 12M)
The responsibilities of firefighters include: providing fire prevention and suppression, including structure, wildland, and aircraft; assisting with emergency medical responses; conducting emergency medical treatment for casualties; and participating in search and rescue operations.
Horizontal Construction Engineer (MOS 12N)
Horizontal Construction Engineer (MOS 12N) is responsible for planning, developing, executing, and supervising horizontal construction projects. Horizontal construction includes pits, berms, roads, clearings, and Class I/II loads. In addition, the MOS specializes in vehicle trails and routes to ensure that the platoon can perform missions effectively.
Prime Power Production Specialist (MOS 12P)
Prime Power Production Specialist (MOS 12P) is responsible for planning, developing, executing, and supervising generators, power transformers, outdoor power systems, and other prime power systems.
Power Line Distribution Specialist (RD) (MOS 12Q)
The Power Line Distribution Specialist (RD) is responsible for planning, developing, executing, and supervising the installation of power lines and associated equipment.
Interior Electrician (MOS 12R)
The Interior Electrician (MOS 12R) is responsible for the planning, developing, executing, and supervising the installation of electrical power distribution equipment within buildings, structures, and other enclosed areas.
Technical Engineer (MOS 12T)
The Technical Engineer (MOS 12T) is a horizontal construction engineer that plans, develops, executes, and supervises horizontal construction projects. The MOS specializes in installing vehicle trails and routes to ensure that the platoon can perform missions effectively.
Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (MOS 12V)
The responsibilities of the Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator include: providing support to base protection projects, cutting, driving, and placing concrete paving slabs, filling and compacting existing roads, rails, highways, or any other flat surfaces, leveling slopes. Additionally, they develop cutting, paving, filling, and compacting plans for various structures such as roads, highways,/specific areas of buildings for military engineers. They also assist in building structures such as roads/bridges/railroad cuts that will accommodate the movement of equipment or personnel.
Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (MOS 12W)
The responsibilities of the Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (MOS 12W) include: providing wood, metal, and stonework to include cutting, shaping, drilling, sawing, fastening, and assembling; constructing permanent buildings (houses) using the Army standard construction manual; repairing or replacing damaged containers; driving or operating all Army motor vehicles; maintaining Army records; supervising the installation of Army utility systems. Reserve training is required for this MOS.
General Engineering Supervisor (MOS 12X)
General Engineering Supervisor (MOS 12X) is responsible for planning, developing, executing, and supervising the following construction projects: clearing existing debris; road repair or resurfacing; building roads/bridges/railroad cuts that will accommodate the movement of equipment or personnel; establishing utility systems; and installing fire fighting, communications, theater lighting systems.
Geospatial Engineer (MOS 12Y)
The responsibilities of the Geospatial Engineer include: producing and maintaining battle maps, relief models, and terrain overlays; producing and maintaining graphics to include signs, symbols, clearances for all construction projects; developing construction plans to include horizontal and vertical roadways.
Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant (MOS 12Z)
Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant (MOS 12Z) is a field combat engineer that provides combat engineering support to a unit in garrison and may be attached to a military police unit. Additionally, he conducts route security, demolitions and supports vertical construction projects such as bunkers, vertical blinds for tanks, command posts, medical facilities, and living quarters.
Field Artillery Branch
The focus for this specialty is on supporting other branches by providing fire support or close combat. It may also include logistics or any other role that an artilleryman performs. Logistics is used to support combat operations. Combat MOS’s are found in the Field Artillery Branch.
To be eligible and considered for the Field Artillery Branch, you need to score 103/120 points or higher on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery) test. Additionally, the military requires that you are a U.S. citizen and have an excellent educational background and pass ASL certificate to be eligible for consideration by the Department of Army.
MOS 13 specialties that fall into this category include:
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Cannon Crewmember (MOS 13B)
Cannon Crewmember (MOS 13B) operates and fires howitzer, rocket systems, tube artillery weapons that provide direct and indirect fires by the battalion or higher. This is a two-skill level MOS, requiring a 7-month training phase.
Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (MOS 13D)
The Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (MOS 13D) operates, maintains, and provides direct support to the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System (FATDS). FATDS is an automated system that receives and disseminates fire support requests; collects and processes combat information; prepares forecasts of future targets; provides statistical reports on weapons effects; performs battle damage assessment, and develops fire support graphics.
Fire Support Specialist (MOS 13F)
Fire Support Specialist (MOS 13F) uses ground-based radars, computers, and fire control devices to direct field artillery units in their fire missions. Fire Support Specialists are primarily employed in the field artillery battalion headquarters to provide force protection for the rear echelon units.
Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember (MOS 13M)
The system provides assistance to combat units by operating, maintaining, and supporting multiple Launch Rocket Systems, HIMARS systems, the MLRS-IMB/DAS II system, 8″ S.S. or 12″ rockets. Read more on High Mobility Arty Rocket System Crewmember MOS 13M.
Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is the trade name for an artillery rocket system of the United States armed forces. This designation covers a series of rockets fired by MLRS systems. The system is designed to deliver high-powered, extended-range missiles with multiple warheads to support maneuvering ground forces. It was developed by Boeing Vertol in 1970 and fielded by U.S. Army as the M270 in 1972.
Operational Fire Direction Specialist (MOS 13P)
Operational Fire Direction Specialist (13P) is responsible for the operation, administration, and maintenance of fire direction equipment; provides timely and accurate artillery fire support to maneuver forces; and assists in managing resources (ammunition, personnel, equipment); supervises battery activities.
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Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator (MS 13R)
The Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator (M.S. 13R) provides electronic weather data and intelligence information to the fire direction center and forward observation teams operating in the forward observer role.
Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember (MOS 13T)
The responsibilities of the Meteorological Crewmember include: providing observation, interpretation, and reporting of weather conditions in support of tactical operations; assisting in position location and classification in support of tactical operations.
Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember (MOS 13T) is a secondary MOS for the Fire Support Specialist (MOS 13F).
Field Artillery Senior Sergeant (MOS 13Z)
Field Artillery Senior Sergeant (MOS 13Z) is a field artillery technical sergeant who provides direct support to the Field Artillery battalion. Field Artillery Senior Sergeants supervise and teach coordination of fire operations for teams operating under their guidance. In addition, they prepare and monitor tactical plans, execute tactical objectives, and coordinate direct and indirect fires (ballistic and guided).
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Air Defense Artillery Branch
The Air Defense Artillery Branch is primarily focused on missiles to intercept aircraft or missile attacks. This branch also performs close combat, fire support, and defense of Army installations. Combat MOS’s are found in the Air Defense Artillery Branch.
Specialties that are included in this MOS include:
Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator (MOS 14E)
Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator (MOS 14E) is responsible for manning, maintaining, and supporting the Patriot Batteries to include special weapon systems, fire control equipment, communications equipment, and maintenance. The Patriot Battery is also known as an Integrated Air Defense System (IADS).
Air Defense Battle Management System Operator (MOS 14G)
The Air Defense Battle Management System Operator MOS is responsible for providing a means of communications, command, and control during a missile launch.
Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator (MOS 14H)
The Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System consists of a radar, fire control equipment, and communications system. The system is responsible for the detection and tracking of enemy aircraft as well as warning units of approaching aircraft.
Air Defense C41 Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator-Maintainer (MOS 14J)
The Air Defense C41 Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator-Maintainer is responsible for operating, maintaining, and supporting equipment that detects, tracks, identifies and classifies enemy aircraft.
Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember (MOS 14S)
The Air and Missile Defense Crewmember MOS is responsible for detecting, tracking, identifying, and classifying enemy aircraft that are within range of the system’s radar through the operation of high-power electro-optical/infrared sensors.
Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (MOS 14T)
The Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator-Maintainer is responsible for operating, maintaining, and supporting the launching stations as well as the radar and fire control equipment. The Patriot Missile batteries also include a variety of vehicles such as M1151 HMMWV – High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), 2 1/2 ton or 10-ton trucks, and various heavy or light trailers.
Air Defense Artillery Senior Sergeant (MOS 14Z)
The MOS of Senior Sergeant is part of the Air Defense Artillery Corps. The purpose of the Senior Sergeant is to serve as a noncommissioned officer who supervises and assists leaders in planning, supervising, organizing, training, controlling, and evaluating elements.
Army Aviation is one of the Military occupational specialties in the United States Army. It is the second most common MOS in terms of number, with nearly 10% of all Army personnel holding an enlisted aviation job. They are responsible for hauling troops, equipment, and cargo on Army aviation helicopters. Army Aviation is also known as Army Air Corps (AAC) due to its predecessor, the Army Air Corps (AAC).
The army aviation MOS 15 is broken down into these specialties:
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Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (MOS 15B)
Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (MOS 15B) is responsible for troubleshooting and repairing aircraft engines and related components. This MOS is open to both men and women.
Aircraft Powertrain Repairer (MOS 15D)
Aircraft Powertrain Repairer (MOS 15D) performs preventive and repair maintenance on aircraft propellers, drive shafts, transmission gears, wheel assemblies, wheel brakes, wheel tires and wheel heater. This is accomplished through inspection, troubleshooting, servicing and repair of these components. This MOS’s primary tasks are to inspect, troubleshoot and overhaul aircraft powertrain components; repair or replace aircraft landing gear systems; service aircraft wheel brakes; perform ground maintenance on aircraft landing gear systems.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (MOS 15E)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (MOS 15E) is a MOS for Electronic Systems Technicians in the Army Aviation Missile and Space Operations Center. The U.S. Army created this MOS to provide trained personnel to provide support for the Army’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) programs located at the Vicksburg Gateway Regional Technology Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Training for this MOS is conducted at Fort Rucker, Alabama or Fort Bliss, Texas. As part of the UAS systems producer team, 15E soldiers are responsible for assuming all parts of various maintenance technician tasks related to this mission.
Aircraft Electrician (MOS 15F)
Aircraft Electrician (MOS 15F) is an entry-level MOS for enlisted men and women of the United States Army. The MOS is categorized as military occupational specialty (MOS) 15F. Aircraft electricians operate, maintain, troubleshoot, test, and repair electrical systems on rotary or fixed-wing aircraft. They also perform or assist with pre-flight checks on aircraft avionics (electronic navigation and radar systems) prior to flight to ensure that all systems are operating properly.
Aircraft Structural Repairer (MOS 15G)
Aircraft Structural Repairer (MOS 15G) is a position in the Army which includes performing repairs to the aircraft structures.
Job Duties: As an Aircraft Structural Repairer you will perform repairs using hand and power tools, diagnose and repair aircraft mechanical systems, including the aviation fuel system. You will also inspect, maintain and adjust aircraft electrical systems, ground support equipment, hydraulic systems, and engine control systems.
Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer (MOS 15H)
Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer (MOS 15H) is responsible for repairing, inspecting, and performing maintenance on hydraulic systems of aircraft. This job requires a person who is good at solving problems and working with tools, and who can adapt well to stressful situations. Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairers (MOS 15H) repair hydraulic systems using hand and power tools; repair or replace damaged parts such as cylinders, pumps, brackets, and actuators; troubleshoot hydraulic systems; and supervise the work of others.
OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (MOS 15J)
OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (MOS 15J) is responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of armament systems; electrical systems; and avionics systems of UH-60A/L/M/I, TH-67A/C, CH-47D/F, OH-58D aircraft. Related tasks include inspection; preventive maintenance; troubleshooting; disassembly; reassembly; replacement of parts and components if necessary. This MOS is being replaced by 15N with the fielding of the new UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters.
Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor (MOS 15K)
Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor (MOS 15K) is a Sergeant (E-5) level maintenance and logistics field. This MOS is responsible for the repair and maintenance of aircraft components, such as propellers, rotors, landing gear, and other mechanical assemblies.
UH-1 Helicopter Repairer (RC) (del 1310 / 1210 – 30) (MOS 15M)
UH-1 Helicopter Repairer (RC) (del 1310 / 1210 – 30) (MOS 15M) is responsible for performing unit-level maintenance on assigned UH-1 aircraft. Duties include preservation, serviceability, arm/disarm, physical inspection, and repair of assigned aircraft to ensure operational readiness. Served in combat with distinction in the Vietnam War. These soldiers are highly trained in tactics and weapons systems; many are cross-trained to operate various support vehicles or serve as infantry. The duties can be very dangerous when serving with artillery units that use high explosive ammunition or the detonation of demolition charges used for breaching obstacles during battle.
Avionic Mechanic (MOS 15N)
Avionic Mechanic (MOS 15N) is responsible for performing unit level maintenance on assigned UH-1 aircraft. Duties include preservation, serviceability, arm/disarm, physical inspection, and repair of assigned aircraft to ensure operational readiness. Served in combat with distinction in the Vietnam War. These soldiers are highly trained in tactics and weapons systems; many are cross-trained to operate various support vehicles or serve as infantry.
Aviation Operations Specialist (MOS 15P)
Aviation Operations Specialist (MOS 15P) is responsible for managing, coordinating, and executing Aviation operations in the Aviation Brigade. Duties include route clearance, fire suppression, reconnaissance and route recce, casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), and command and control of Air Cavalry Troopers. Performs duties in a field environment while utilizing ground vehicles and aircraft. Read more on Aviation Operations Specialist (MOS 15P).
Air Traffic Control Operator (MOS 15Q)
Air Traffic Control Operator (MOS 15Q) will perform air traffic control duties at the tactical level, ensuring safe and efficient movement of Air Cavalry Troopers to and from their assigned combat mission. Duties include heavy radio traffic; coordinating aircraft movement.
AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer (MOS 15R)
AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer (MOS 15R) is responsible for performing unit level maintenance on assigned AH-64s. Duties include preservation, serviceability, arm/disarm, physical inspection, and repair of assigned aircraft to ensure operational readiness.
OH-58D Helicopter Repairer (MOS 15S)
OH-58D Helicopter Repairer (MOS 15S) is loaded with the mission of the Army to provide the mobility and manning required to support combat and other operations throughout the spectrum of current and future military operations.
UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (MOS 15T)
UH-60 Helicopter Repairer is a professional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of the United States Army. UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (MOS 15T) is responsible for performing maintenance, repair, storage, and the replacement of all the helicopter components on H-60 helicopters. Read more on Army UH-60 Helicopter Repairer MOS 15T.
CH-47 Helicopter Repairer (MOS 15U)
CH-47 Helicopter Repairer is a technical maintenance position in the Army. It is one of the six common trades in the Army. The others are: aircraft mechanics, armorers, electronics repairers, aviation electronics maintainers, wire communication system operators and signal support system operators.
Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer (RC) (MOS 15V)
Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer is responsible for repairing and maintaining CH-47D/H helicopter engines, transmissions and/or related equipment (such as hydraulic systems, clutch systems, fuel systems and electrical components).
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator (MOS 15W)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator is a military occupational specialty in the United States Army. An Army UAV Operator controls flying drones from afar, but does not have to worry about being near where the drone is flying. UAV Operators are located away from the action so they can focus on controlling their aircraft. The Army requires all of its UAV Operators to have a Top Secret security clearance because they have access to highly classified information about the capabilities of these aircraft, as well as their locations and missions.
AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionics System Repairer (MOS15X)
AH-64A Armament/Electrical/Avionics System Repairer is a member of the following military occupational specialty (MOS) groups: Armament, Electrical, and Avionics Repair (12P), Combat Service Support (12U), and Aircraft Maintenance (13B). Officers who serve as an Armament/Electrical/Avionics System Repairer receive instruction in all aspects of repairing radars, sighting systems, engines, and other aircraft systems.
AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (MOS 15Y)
AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer is a crew member whose duties involve installing and repairing HARM missiles, precision-guided munitions, sights, and radar on AH-64D/E aircraft. Repairs may include the installation of optical tracking systems, generators, and electrical power supply systems. The crew member will install air data sensors, autopilot system components, and electrical power supplies for the R700 series digital avionics system. He or she is also responsible for repairing or replacing various hydraulic actuators and control valves in the aircraft.
Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant (MOS 15Z)
Aircraft Maintenance Senior Sergeant is a non-commissioned rank in the United States Army, United States Air Force, and the Canadian Army. Senior Sergeants are line maintenance supervisors for aircraft and facilities. In addition to supervising enlisted crewmembers, they might perform aircraft maintenance duties as assigned. They may be ranks from Sergeant Major on up to Senior Master Sergeant. Senior Sergeant is a non-commissioned rank of the United States Army, United States Air Force, and the Canadian Army.
Special Forces (MOS: 09D0) are primarily concerned with performing special operations / unconventional warfare. Combat MOS’s are found in this branch.
If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Special Forces, the first step is to take the ASVAB test. Once you have taken this test, you will need to wait for your contact information to be processed and then apply.
List of MOS jobs in the Special Forces as follows:
Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (MOS 18B)
Special Forces Weapons Sergeant is a promotion from Special Forces Weapons Specialist. The Special Forces Weapons Sergeant is a qualified expert with all weapons and ammunition as well as the leader of the Special Forces riflemen, providing instruction on tactics, techniques and procedures to include employment of the small-unit tactics skills required for special warfare operations. Read more on Special Forces Weapons Sergeant in the Army MOS 18B.
Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (MOS 18C)
The MOS 18C is for soldiers who enter the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant. If this is your enlistment goal, you will learn to design and oversee construction of airfields, roads, pipelines and buildings while operating in combat zones or anywhere else in the world. You will also analyze battlefield damage caused by shell and bomb blasts and be responsible for clearing air-field areas of debris so planes can land safely.
Special Forces Medical Sergeant (MOS 18D)
The Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D) is a noncommissioned officer who has completed the course of instruction for the United States Army’s Hospital Corps. These physicians are designated as combat lifesavers to serve as medical support personnel with this unit. They are trained in first aid, care of the wounded, combat casualty care, battlefield medicine, diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease, wound care, cholera prevention and control measures. Upon completion of medical school training at their civilian institution/schooling, they undergo specialty training at Ft.
Special Forces Communications Sergeant (MOS 18E)
The Communications Sergeants work to develop, plan, and execute communications plans for their unit. They coordinate with the Platoon Sergeant and Control Sergeant. They also take charge of the work of a Control Service Team which consists of a Control Sergeant, a Radio Technician, a Radio/Telephone Operator and sometimes an Engineer.
Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant (MOS 18F)
The person typically reports to an Operations and Intelligence Sergeant. They may be assigned to a Special Forces unit or other combat mission for one year, or extended up to three years, depending on the mission and geographic location. This corresponds with the rank of E-5.
Special Forces Enlistment Option (MOS 18X)
The Special Forces Enlistment Option (MOS 18X) is offered to all active duty US Army qualified volunteers. If you are interested in joining the US Army as a Special Forces soldier, it is your obligation to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test; which can be taken at a Military Service Recruiter’s office or an approved high school testing site. All enlistees of the MOS 18X must have a minimum General Technical score of 109 on the ASVAB.
Special Forces Senior Sergeant (MOS 18Z)
The Army Special Forces Senior Sergeant is a special operations soldier that is responsible for identifying and developing intelligence on enemy forces in order to conduct missions against the enemy. They are also tasked with providing general guidance and instruction to assigned teams. The Senior Sergeant typically has a varied and deep knowledge of weapons, tactics, cross-reference information, and military history.
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Combat vehicles are used to carry out missions that include close combat, fire support, and defense of Army installations. Combat MOS’s are found in the Armor Branch. You will need to take the ASVAB test in order to be eligible for consideration by the Department of Army. Once you have taken the ASVAB, you can then apply using your score. The Department of Army requires that you are a U.S. citizen and have a good educational background as well as pass an ASL certificate in order to be eligible for consideration in this branch.
List of positions of MOS in the Armor Branch:
Calvary Scout (MOS 19D)
A Calvary Scout is a soldier who locates and acquires targets for artillery and aircraft, washes out enemy positions with observation and machine-gun fire, and engages the enemy by fire and maneuver. The primary weapon of a Calvary Scout is the M16A2 rifle which has munition delivered for both anti-personnel/shooting match rounds as well as armor-piercing rounds.
Armor Crewman (MOS 19K)
Armor Crewman is a combat job in the U.S. Army that is responsible for operating the Weapons Mounted on Combat Vehicles. With an Armor Crewman MOS, you will work with tanks, armored personnel carriers, and other combat vehicles to help them maintain full operational capability throughout their service life cycle. You will be able to work as a mechanic, vehicle operator, or crew chief aboard many different kinds of weapons systems or repair broken equipment on site or in a shop environment. You can read more on Army M1 Armor Crewman MOS 19K,
Amor Senior Sergeant (MOS 19Z)
Amor Senior Sergeant MOS 19Z is the Army MOS job that includes a wide range of skills.
This is a combined or equivalent MOS in which a Soldier or civilian can perform in a variety of specialties. This will include personnel management, personnel administration, recruiting and selection, personnel data processing and management, personnel training, facilities maintenance, and housekeeping.
The Signal Corps is the only branch where soldiers perform almost all of their duties in a combat environment. The focus is on providing battlefield leadership, weapons systems, equipment, and intelligence through the use of electronics. Combat MOS’s are found in this branch.
If you are interested in the Signal Corps, you will need to go through the Army’s regular recruitment process. This includes taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery) test and then waiting for a recruiter to contact you for an interview.
Specialties in this Signal Corps MOS are as follows:
Information Technology Specialist (MOS 25B)
Information Technology Specialist is a contracting career field, primarily found in the Information Technology Acquisition Corps (ITAC). The purpose is to acquire and manage a range of services including information technology, facilities management, medical support, and acquisition logistics.
Radio Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25C)
The MOS 25C is responsible for transmitting and receiving coded messages through various means including Morse Code, Digital Network, or Single Side Band.
See also: Cyber Network Defender MOS 25D
Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager (MOS 25E)
Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager is a contracting career field, primarily found in the Information Technology Acquisition Corps (ITAC). The purpose is to acquire and manage a range of services including information technology, facilities management, medical support, and acquisition logistics.
Network Switching Systems Operator-Maintainer (del 1310 / 110 – 21) (MOS 25F)
This MOS manages, operates, and maintains Switching Systems. This includes the monitoring of critical networks and using equipment to detect threats or malfunctions in equipment.
Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer (MOS 25L)
Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer is a contracting career field. The purpose is to install, maintain, and repair fiber optic cables. The MOS also installs, operates, and maintains cable systems used in offensive or defensive operations.
Multimedia Illustrator (MOS 25M)
Multimedia Illustrators create graphics, pictures, or animation using various media tools. These graphics are then used to assist in the presentation of information.
Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25N)
Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer is a contracting career field. The purpose is to maintain, operate, and troubleshoot Nodal Network Systems. This MOS also manages network security by protecting against unauthorized access to networks or information.
Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25P)
Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer is a contracting career field. The purpose is to maintain, operate, and troubleshoot Microwave Systems. This MOS also manages microwave systems by maintaining the transmission of data.
Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25Q)
Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer is a contracting career field. The purpose is to maintain and operate various types of systems used in the transmission of electromagnetic signals. This career field manages, operates, and troubleshoots the systems. Read more on Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25Q).
Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25R)
Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer will provide training, operation, maintenance, and repair of visual information equipment. This includes the preparation of charts and maps to be used in presentations.
Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25S)
The purpose of Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer is to install, operate, maintain, analyze, and troubleshoot satellite communication systems. This MOS also manages the security of satellite communications by protecting against unauthorized access to information. Read more on Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer (MOS 25S).
Satellite/Microwave Systems Chief (MOS 25T)
Satellite/Microwave Systems Chief shall operate, maintain, and troubleshoot satellite and microwave systems. In addition, they will assist in the training of other members in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these systems.
Signal Support Systems Specialist (MOS 25U)
Signal Support Systems Specialist will provide training, operation, maintenance, and repair of signal support systems. These include communications equipment used to assist in the transmission of electronic information.
Combat Documentation/Production Specialist (MOS 25V)
Combat Documentation/Production Specialist will prepare and edit documentation and aid in the production of other material for Soldiers and operations. This preparation can include data entry, editing, graphics, etc. They will also aid in the development of current doctrine for rapid dissemination to combat units.
Telecommunications Operations Chief (MOS 25W)
The Telecommunications Operations Chief is responsible for installing, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting various types of telecommunications equipment. Additionally, they will assist in the training of other members in the operation and maintenance of these systems.
Chief Signal NCO (MOS 25X)
Chief Signal NCO is responsible for supervising other non-commissioned officers in the operation and maintenance of wire, cable, and fiber optic systems.
Visual Information Operations Chief (MOS 25Z)
The visual Information Operations Chief is responsible for supervising other non-commissioned officers in the operation and maintenance of visual information equipment. This includes the preparation of charts, maps, etc. for use in training activities.
Judge Advocate General’s Corps
The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (MOS: 099) provides legal advice to combat, combat support and combat service support personnel, as well as to all members of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Its mission is to ensure adherence to the law of war and that these principles are applied with fairness and impartiality.
The Electronic Warfare (E.W.) MOS’s are concerned with using electronics in a battlefield environment. The use of electronic systems allows the Army to better communicate with soldiers, weapons systems, equipment or other electronic systems. E.W. MOSs are found in the Signal Corps.
Military Police Branch
Military Police Branch (MOS: 13F) performs law enforcement duties on Army installations or operations under combat conditions. Its focus is on ensuring that Army values are upheld, laws are enforced and providing security for Army personnel and property within the Army training environment.
Special Forces Operations
The Special Forces Operations (MOS: 18C) MOS’s are focused on carrying out unconventional warfare missions. It involves training allied forces to carry out missions against an occupying force in enemy-held territory.
Military Police (MOS: 13F) has a mission of law enforcement. They are focused on supporting commanders, enforcing regulations, and providing security for Army personnel and property within the Army training environment. The emphasis is on upholding military law, enforcing regulations, and providing security for Army personnel to ensure that military values are upheld.
MOS designations include:
Military Police (MOS 31B)
Military Police is often an entry-level position for those who are interested in serving their country as a member of the military. If you are interested in this MOS it’s important to be aware of the requirements. Typically there is a two-year minimum enlistment requirement, which can be waived if you have previous law enforcement experience. After you’ve enlisted, it takes approximately 13 weeks to complete the Military Police School and Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
CID Special Agent (MOS 31D)
Criminal Investigations Division Special Agents are highly trained detectives who investigate felony crimes, enforce Army regulations and laws, and assist local law enforcement agencies. These agents have the same arrest authority as their civilian counterparts. The success of a 31D is based on their ability to solve crime through the gathering of physical evidence, interview techniques, background research, and knowledge of legal principles.
CID Special Agents are assigned to investigate felony crimes involving Army property or personnel. They also provide support or act as liaisons to local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies when military crimes are committed. Additionally, they act as consultants to other organizations on crime prevention and detection techniques.
To qualify for this MOS, you must enlist for a four-year term of service. No prior law enforcement experience is required. You graduate from the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri after 10 weeks of training.
Interment/Resettlement Specialist (MOS 31E)
The Interment/Resettlement Specialist MOS, also known as Military Funeral Attendant (MFA), is a paid position within the Army. This position has been described as a combination of the two other MOSs, Military Police and Mortuary Affairs Specialist. The primary purpose of this MOS is to provide direct support to the military funeral services units providing security to the deceased and their families. Secondarily, they provide a burial service for humans and animals eligible for burial at Fort Leonard Wood National Cemetery, MD. Read more on Interment/Resettlement Specialist (MOS 31E).
Working Dog Handler (MOS 31K)
Working Dogs are an integral part of the military force. They are used not only to protect the base they are assigned to, but also to assist other soldiers in their duties. Dog Handlers are responsible for the maintenance and care of their dog, which includes feeding, grooming, training, and providing medical care. Working Dog Handlers have assigned dogs assigned to them, which they train together. Additionally, they perform other duties as required for area security and traffic control.
Military Intelligence Branch (MOS: 0200) performs intelligence operations, including analysis of information from a variety of sources to provide information regarding enemy capabilities and activities.
MOS specialties include:
Intelligence Analyst (MOS 35F)
Intelligence Analyst is a primary and vital specialty that provides the commander and staff with information and analysis on enemy forces and capabilities, terrain, weather, civilian activities and other characteristics. Analysts apply a variety of sources to produce finished intelligence reports for use by military leaders.
Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (MOS 35G)
Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst is responsible for the production, exploitation and dissemination of imagery and geospatial information. Imagery Analysts will exploit the full range of military and civilian imagery available. Read more on Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (MOS 35G).
Counterintelligence Agent (MOS 35L)
The Counterintelligence Agent provides counterintelligence and related security for U.S. Army forces, installations and facilities overseas and domestically. The Counterintelligence Agent also studies the enemy, collects information on him and reports on him through open sources and other national databases, thereby reducing the possibility of enemy agents infiltrating the formations of friendly forces.
Human Intelligence Collector (MOS 35M)
The Human Intelligence Collector conducts a broad spectrum of interviews and interrogations to acquire information on enemy capabilities and intentions. The Human Intelligence Collector gathers information on persons, groups, objectives, terrain features, and other items related to the current military situation. Read more on Army Human Intelligence Collector MOS 35M.
Signals Intelligence Analyst (MOS 35N)
The Signals Intelligence Analyst analyzes and reports on information derived from intercepted foreign communications and foreign transmission of data. The Signals Intelligence Analyst studies identify and evaluate the characteristics of transmissions, equipment, or software. Read more on Signals Intelligence Analyst (MOS 35N).
Cryptologic Linguist (MOS 35P)
The Cryptologic Linguist provides the warfighter and the United States with foreign language communication capabilities in support of operational and technical requirements. The Cryptologic Linguist conducts signals intelligence, or SIGINT collection operations in support of tactical, strategic, and special national-level consumers. The Cryptologic Linguist, in consultation with commanders and managers, develops plans to organize SIGINT linguists into cohesive sets that support the ability to fulfill linguistic requirements. Read more on Army Cryptologic Linguist MOS 35P.
Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist (MOS 35Q)
The Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist is responsible for developing and supporting computer networks. The Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist provides CIA/NSA network services in support of CIA/NSA mission requirements, such as CIA’s Electronic Research and Development (R&D) community, and provides network services in support of national-level requirements such as the Defense Communication Agency (DCA).
Signals Collector/Analyst (MOS 35S)
The Signals Collector/Analyst interprets, monitors, analyzes or generates signals intelligence information on foreign defensive systems. The Signals Collector/Analyst maintains the Signal Intelligence Library which contains classified documents and products on foreign defense systems.
Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator (MOS 35T)
The Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator maintains and/or integrates military intelligence systems. The Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator is responsible for the technical collection, transmission, processing, storage, and evaluation of signals intelligence information. The Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator ensures that the military intelligence systems are properly configured and supported to perform their designated functions.
Signals Intelligence (SIGNIT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief (add 1404 / 1210 – 05) (MOS 35V)
The Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief is the primary supervisor and mentor of SIGNIT Senior NCOs and Sergeants. It provides command and leadership to the SIGN IT Detectives, SIGINT Detachments, Signal Intelligence Analysts, and Cryptologic Linguists as they perform their duties.
Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief Intelligence Sergeant (MOS 35X)
The Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief Intelligence Sergeant supervises the activities of the Intelligence Sergeants and non-commissioned officers who serve in various intelligence disciplines.
Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant (MOS 35Y)
The Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant supervises the activities of the non-commissioned officers in charge of counterintelligence and human intelligence in a company, battalion, or higher-level organization. The Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant plans and executes counterintelligence and human intelligence operations and activities at the operational level of war.
Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief (del 1410 / 1210 – 05) (MOS 35Z)
The Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief supervises the activities of SIGNIT Senior Sergeants and Signal Intelligence Analysts in a tactical unit, installation, or higher organization. The Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Sergeants are responsible for the security and welfare of individuals who operate special communications equipment, process communications data, perform foreign language translation, conduct cryptologic language analysis, and communicate information to government leaders.
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Financial Management (MOS: 22A) is focused on ensuring that financial management activities are effectively performed. The branch focuses mainly on improving finance operations in combat support, combat service support, and combat arms units.
The Financial Management Branch also manages the fiscal affairs of the Army. This includes accounting for funds, providing financial information to government officials, and managing the fiscal obligations of military personnel while deployed overseas.
The Psychological Operations (MOS: 0305) MOS’s are concerned with applying psychological operations techniques to support friendly forces. It includes the use of media, language, and other related techniques to influence the behavior, thinking emotions, or motivations of individuals, groups, or entire populations.
The Civil Affairs (C.A.) MOS’s are focused on providing military assistance to local civilians in foreign countries. This may involve civil administration duties, civil security operations, or advising host-nation forces to help them function more effectively. Usually, this MOS is not assigned unless the soldier has completed basic training.
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Adjutant General’s Corps
The Adjutant General’s Corps (MOS: 099) is the legal advisor, combat historian, and legal adviser to the G-1 and G-3 commands. It provides support to commanders and staff in all branches of the United States Army. The Judiciary Act of 1947, as amended, specifically mentions that they must be appointed from graduates of the Military Academy.
These are MOS included:
Human Resources Specialist (MOS 42A)
Human Resources Specialist is a U.S. Army Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designation, the entry-level rank of which is Specialist (SPC).
During training, soldiers are taught basic supply and administrative procedures related to the day-to-day operation of a company or higher headquarters. One training scenario includes how to process awards and decorations for soldiers in their unit.
Musician (MOS 42R)
The musician is the primary enlisted advisor to the battalion commander, staff, and Soldiers on all issues regarding music. The Soldier advises commanders on music programs, develops pricing reports for all band performances, provides oral critiques of unit performances, maintains accurate personnel data for musicians, delivers after-action reports on band activities, awards medals and awards to band Soldiers, assists in the selection/screening of Soldiers into the Army Marching Band Program (AMBP), provides input into annual budgets by analyzing music program expenditures for units under his/her control.
Special Band Musician (MOS 42S)
Special Band Musician is a musician who is specifically trained to assist the Adjutant General’s Corps. They are responsible for maintaining the Army Band’s instruments, uniforms, and equipment.
Public Affairs (MOS: 0160) performs media operations and advocacy to promote the interests of American soldiers and civilian citizens. These duties include developing and maintaining relations with the media, including the use of public affairs officers (PAOs).
These are public affairs MOS Specialties:
Public Affairs Specialist (MOS 46Q)
Public Affairs Specialist is a combination of communications, information technology/telecommunications, and management skills. A Public Affairs Specialist with broad experience in government or military is also necessary for this MOS.
Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist (MOS 46R)
Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist focuses on strategic communications behavior and media relations with internal and external customers to support the overall mission of a command.
Chief Public Affairs NCO (MOS 46Z)
A Chief Public Affairs NCO leads and directs public affairs functions for a subordinate unit. The position reports directly to the Officer in Charge of Public Affairs and may be the primary contact with the media.
Army Acquisition Troops
The Army Acquisition Troops (AAT) Branch (MOS: 36Q) performs direct support functions in the acquisition of materiel for the Army. This branch is driven by human resource activities in support of technical applications, negotiating contracts, and managing supply accounts.
The Chaplain (MOS: 0442) MOS’s are concerned with spiritual support for soldiers through counseling, religious rites and ceremonies, and supportive services.
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The Medical CMF (MOS: 0349) MOS’s are concerned with providing medical support to soldiers. They focus on ensuring that soldiers are medically fit for duty. They also provide military police protection when dealing with wounded soldiers, prisoners of war, and others.
These are MOS specialties in this section:
Biomedical Equipment Specialist (MOS 68A)
A Biomedical Equipment Specialist is responsible for providing integrated biomedical systems, including, managing inventory of medical supplies and equipment, maintaining readiness of MTP levels including the accurate tracking of supplies and materials. This position must be able to use their knowledge to identify opportunity for improving efficiencies within the work environment.
Orthopedic Specialist (add 1304 / 1110 – 04) (MOS 68B)
An orthopedic specialist is a non-medical officer trained in the care and rehabilitation of a patient with musculoskeletal injuries. The Army Orthopaedic Specialist’s duties include: identifying and treating musculoskeletal trauma, performing rehabilitative exercises, providing patient education on body mechanics, coping methods for pain management, and prevention of reoccurrence.
Practical Nursing Specialist (add 1304 / 1110 – 04) (MOS 68C)
Practical Nursing Specialist is the most common job in the Army with over 9000 soldiers listed in this MOS. This is the highest-ranking MOS in the practical nursing field. Soldier can use their job skills to provide care for soldiers, civilians, and prisoners of war who are wounded or diseased. read more on MOS 68C.
Operating Room Specialist (MOS 68D)
The Operating Room Specialist is responsible for providing personal care to all aspects of the patient’s surgical case. The Operating Room Specialist also performs ancillary duties, including the operation of X-ray equipment, assisting with radiology orders, and screening for patients in the Coronary Care Unit before admission to surgery.
Dental Specialist (MOS 68E)
Dental Specialist is a unique specialty/occupation in the US Army Medical Department which consists of dental professionals who provide medical treatment and care to patients with special needs, including combat casualties. The Army Dental Specialist is responsible for providing dental services, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, restoration, and prophylaxis–the full range of diagnostic activities that affect or influence oral functions. Army Dental Specialists are also involved in research activities that examine the effects of the military-related injury on teeth and oral health.
Physical Therapy Specialist (add 1304 / 1110 – 04) (MOS 68F)
The Physical Therapy Specialist (PTS) provides therapy to military members with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities resulting from combat, environmental threats, motor vehicle accidents, and other causes. The PTS evaluates the needs of patients and determines appropriate therapies. He/she is cross-trained as a nurse practitioner. This MOS also includes the responsibilities of patient care activities such as developing treatment plans for pre-admission referrals or short-term rehabilitation care to ambulatory settings outside of the military facility.
Patient Administration Specialist (MOS 68G)
Patient Administration Specialist (68G) is a military occupational specialty (MOS) and in the U.S. Army, they fall under the Medical field and serve in either a general or surgical unit of an Army hospital. They are the workers who provide clerical support for their unit, as well as administrative duties. The 68G may also assist in providing patient care under the direction of medical unit staff if assigned to a general or surgical unit.
Optical Laboratory Specialist (MOS 68H)
An Optical Laboratory Specialist is responsible for providing optical equipment and related services to the military, civil, and commercial entities both domestically and abroad. This includes the examination, evaluation, modification, repair, calibration, and/or servicing of optical equipment. This can include binoculars, range finders, night vision goggles, surveillance devices, and sniper scopes. Optical Laboratory Specialists are primarily responsible for preparing instruments used by the Army in Surveillance Devices (SD) to be used for tactical purposes.
Medical Logistics Specialist (MOS 68J)
The Army Medical Logistics Specialist will play a vital role in the Army’s battlefield readiness. The MOS 68J is responsible for ensuring that Soldiers have access to a continuous supply of medical equipment and supplies. The job requires a high degree of skill, fitness, and intelligence. The MOS 68J is also responsible for equipment management and inventory control. Equipment includes pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, instruments, and hospital furniture within the United States and abroad. They will prepare documents such as requisitions and procurement orders for goods and services.
Medical Laboratory Specialist (MOS 68K)
The Medical Laboratory Specialist (MOS 68K) operates and manages laboratory systems and performs a variety of laboratory duties, including specimen analysis, quality control, test performance, and tracking.
Occupational Therapy Specialist (add 1304 / 1110 – 04) (MOS 68L)
Occupational therapy specialists provide rehabilitative services to improve the functional capacity of patients experiencing consequences of injury, illness, or disease. OTSs evaluates disabilities and recommend interventions, including adaptive equipment consultation and instruction on home care maintenance. They teach the patient how to use their limbs properly so they can regain or retain upper body muscle strength or hand function, for example. They also consult with employers about work accommodations for injured veterans returning to work after being injured overseas in combat zones.
Nutrition Care Specialist (MOS 68M)
A military occupational specialty for an individual whose function is to provide food service, dietitian consultation, and related nutritional guidance to Army personnel. The U.S. Army’s 68M nutrition care specialist MOS is a profession where you have the opportunity to provide invaluable information on what healthy options are available in different situations and how they can benefit your servicemen or women physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Cardiovascular Specialist (add 1304 / 1110 – 04) (MOS 68N)
The cardiovascular specialist is a highly trained, skillfully executing member of treatment teams who has the knowledge and skills to perform a comprehensive evaluation and management for cardiovascular disease. They are responsible for accurately identifying the severity of illness or injury in patients presenting with acute or chronic cardiovascular diseases or injuries.
Radiology Specialist (MOS 68P)
Radiology Specialists are primarily responsible for providing interventional radiology procedures to individuals of all ages. These procedures include, but are not limited to, arteriography, angiography, venography, arthrography, carotid doppler ultrasound, CT angiography (CTA), Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Radiology specialists are also responsible for providing patient care including exams, diagnosis, and treatment of disease using radiologic modalities.
Pharmacy Specialist (MOS 68Q)
The Pharmacy Specialist provides initial medical treatment to patients in the absence of a physician or dentist. They also diagnose medical conditions and prescribe medications according to protocols. They are also expected to perform vital signs, calculate dosages, and closely monitor patient conditions.
Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (MOS 68R)
Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist performs laboratory, plant, and field inspections of food processing plants to ensure that they comply with federal, state, and local regulations concerning sanitation and public health. The veterinary food inspector is primarily responsible for the proper handling of all animal feed received or stored at a veterinary hospital or a slaughter facility. The main responsibility of the Veterinary Food Inspector is to ascertain what alterations have been made in regard to animal feed since it was previously inspected by an authorized government official.
Preventative Medicine Specialist (MOS 68S)
Preventative Medicine Specialist is a health care job in the US Army. Frequently called “medics” they are experts in biology, chemistry, and physics to make sure soldiers stay healthy.
Animal Care Specialist (MOS 68T)
The Army defines these soldiers as “those soldiers who perform general care of animals on Army installations or in theaters of operations.” Animal Care Specialists are trained with the knowledge and skills needed to care for all types of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, cattle, poultry, and exotic animal species.
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist (add 1304 / 1110 – 04) (MOS 68U)
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialist is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nasal and throat conditions. The duties of an ENT Specialist include:
- Examine ear, nose, throat, and other head and neck regions.
- Prepare patients for surgery or examinations that involve exposing body cavities or systems to x-rays.
- Administer anesthesia during surgery.
- Assist in surgery by passing instruments to surgeons operating cutting tools during operations on head, face, mouth, and neck regions.
Respiratory Specialist (MOS 68V)
A respiratory specialist is a trained health care professional who provides first aid and other emergency care to patients suffering from respiratory emergencies. As a member of the combat arms, respiratory specialists provide role-based emergency medical treatment and other lifesaving first aid for soldiers and other military personnel during combat or tactical missions.
The career path for a respiratory specialist is similar to that of an ER doctor in civilian life, typically starting as an internist before moving on to the duties of a resident physician.
Health Care Specialist (MOS 68W)
Provides medical treatment for all members of the military organizations. The duties include administration of preventive and therapeutic health care, maintenance of records, dispensing medicines, and medical care for military dependents.
Behavioral Health Specialist (MOS 68X)
The Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS) is a professional who identifies and assesses the emotional and psychological conditions of Soldiers, their families, and other Army family members; manages care coordination to meet the needs of those with psychosocial problems; assists in developing behavioral health promotion programs; provides counseling services to individuals and groups; trains military personnel on behavioral health issues such as stress management, anger management, suicide prevention, domestic violence prevention, resilience training. Read more on Behavioral Health Specialist (MOS 68X).
Eye Specialist (add 1304 / 1110 – 04) (MOS 68Y)
An individual selected for the Army with a primary enlistment specialty of Eye Specialist is primarily responsible for providing eye care services to patients in a combat zone or other areas, where the requirement exists. This individual will provide routine examinations and treatment of both eyes, as well as prescribing corrective lenses as needed.
This soldier is trained in ophthalmology skills such as examination and diagnosis of eye disorders with testing to obtain laboratory findings from vision screening techniques. This soldier will conduct vision testing and eyeglass verification on every individual entering the Army; administer, monitor, and maintain prescribed medications (eye drops) per physician’s prescription; and is certified to use all types of ophthalmic equipment such as slit lamp biomicroscope, ophthalmoscope, phoropter, bioptic telescope, contact lens analyzer.
Chief Medical NCO (MOS 68Z)
The Chief Medical Noncommissioned Officer assists the commander and staff by advising them on matters relating to health. He or she recommends policy changes, develops manuals, and provides oversight of medical activities in a command.
They also provide direct patient care services to soldiers under their charge as well as counsel soldiers on health-related issues. The Chief Medical NCO advises the commander on matters pertaining to health care administration and supervision for a specific period or assignment or for all military personnel stationed at a particular location who are not formally assigned elsewhere.
Chemical (MOS 74D)
The Chemical (MOS: 74D) MOS’s are concerned with the design, development, and use of chemical weapons and their munitions. They develop and apply doctrine, techniques, and procedures for chemical agents, munitions, and delivery systems including those used against personnel.
Recruiting and Retention
The Recruiting and Retention (MOS: 34S) MOS’s are concerned with recruiting soldiers into the United States Army. They are responsible for creating programs to attract new soldiers, as well as keeping current soldiers in the military.
Here are some MOS Specialties:
Recruiter (MOS 79R)
Participates in all phases of Army Recruiting in order to meet Army goals. The Recruiter interacts with and seeks out prospective applicants, and provides information and guidance in order to answer their questions about the Army. This position is located anywhere that has a population of 300,000 or more people within 25 miles.
This position is responsible for recruiting in a geographical area of the Department of Defense designated by the Secretary of the Army. They have been requested to specifically develop or retain a specific population consisting of a certain educational level, race, gender, and age.
Career Counselor (MOS 79S)
Career Counselor is a career field in the US Army. A Career Counselor or Career Development Specialist is a noncommissioned officer who is skilled at counseling Soldiers on career, family, and lifestyle choices. They conduct job analyses of military occupations and develop curricula for those occupations. Careers Counselors assist with career exploration, recruitment and retention programs, family-support services such as the Family Readiness Group program, and meet one-on-one with Soldiers to help them plan their career goals.
Recruiting and Retention NCO (Army National Guard of the United States) (MOS 79T)
Recruiting and Retention NCO is a non-commissioned officer position with the Army National Guard of the United States. It is a one-year appointment that is renewed every three years by the successful completion of a new three-year term. The NCO’s duties include recruiting and retaining soldiers from all backgrounds, including those from communities of color, women, and recent high school graduates.
In addition to their recruiting and retention responsibilities, MSO-79T will be involved in training new recruits as well as to conduct all other assigned tasks. Such tasks include, but are not limited to, preparation and presentation of new recruits’ material, supervision of physical training and discipline, logistical support for the new Soldier’s phase of training.
Retention and Transition NCO, USAR (MOS 79V)
The CAMT is responsible for physical and programmatic transition support throughout the MTU, which provides Soldier training and education for students who are transitioning from active duty to the Regular Army. The CAMT employs a cadre of NCOs and Soldiers to ensure the delivery of programs and services required for student success and career advancement. The CAMT is rated as a Category “A” unit by the Army National Guard Bureau, which means it operates at or above standard duty status.
The Transportation (MOS: 53T) MOS’s are concerned with supplying, loading, and unloading combat vehicles, cargo and materiel into combat mission readiness. They also protect transportation assets and ensure that the equipment is used properly to reach its destination successfully.
The transportation MOS Specialties are as follows:
Cargo Specialist (MOS 88H)
Cargo Specialist is a job with the United States Army that involves the movement and care of vehicles and cargo during deployments worldwide. The type and amount of vehicles and cargo depend on where a soldier is assigned.
Watercraft Operator (MOS 88K)
Watercraft operators operate and maintain self-propelled watercraft, such as motorboats, towing vessels, hovercrafts, and other small crafts. They control the operation of the boat by steering it with a rudder or engine controls; maintain engines; make minor hull repairs; tie-up or release mooring lines; launch and recover boats from amphibious craft (a boat used to transport troops across large bodies of water); conduct shipboard operations at sea; perform emergency drills onboard small ships.
Watercraft Engineer (MOS 88L)
The Watercraft Operator is responsible for loading, stowing, securing, and inspecting watercraft in order to ensure they are safe for boarding. They must know how to operate the craft in order to maintain its safety. This job requires a high school diploma or equivalent with 2-4 years of experience operating watercraft for recreation.
Motor Transport Operator (MOS 88M)
Motor Transport Operator is the Army’s best-kept secret. MTO’s are not just drivers of trucks, but also people who maintain the Army’s fleet of vehicles that include Humvees, Tanks, APC’s and other heavy equipment.
Motor Transport Operators move military supplies by wheeled or tracked vehicle between designated areas or storage points on various military installations, airfields, and seaports to support operations at those installations.
Read more about Motor Transport Operator (MOS 88M).
Transportation Management Coordinator (MOS 88N)
The Transportation Management Coordinator ensures smooth and efficient motion of passengers and cargo by coordinating the local, terminal, and district-level transportation support.
This MOS is responsible for establishing and implementing loading plans to provide on-time service to customers while optimizing travel routes for efficiency. They must also work closely with the Terminal Manager in order to ensure that vehicle traffic does not create a disturbance while moving about the terminal. The Transportation Management Coordinator organizes vehicles into sections for pick up and delivery of passengers and cargo, schedules driver breaks at stations along the route, establishes shipping documentation procedures, coordinates all necessary moves with other agencies (such as airport authorities), assists with emergency responses such as accidents or emergencies involving vehicles or drivers. Read more on Transportation Management Coordinator (MOS 88N).
Railway Equipment Repairer (RC) (MOS 88P)
Railway Equipment Repairer is in charge of maintaining and repairing all railroad equipment to ensure it is operable. RCs are highly skilled craftsmen who are responsible for all facets of railroad vehicles, including engines, cars, track, signals, and electrical equipment. Maintaining track includes laying new crossties, replacing defective ones or rails in the ties or ballast. RCs install switches to direct trains onto different tracks at intersections or to lead them into shops for repairs.
Trailway Section Repairer (RC) (MOS 88T)
Trailway Repairers provide emergency and routine preventive maintenance to trails, airstrips, and roadways in mountainous terrain under difficult weather conditions. Additional responsibilities include repairs to all types of vehicles, heavy equipment, and aircraft.
Trailway repairers are called upon to operate equipment used in the repair of trails, airstrips, roads, and any other needed work being done on these installations. They also provide protection from enemy fire while performing a variety of tasks within a combat zone. Trailway repairers may be trained as litter bearers or litter handlers who establish litter collection points for evacuating casualties from a combat area.
Railway Operations Crewmember (RC) (MOS 88U)
Railway Operations Crewmember is a military occupation in the Army that operates rail cars and locomotive engines on the railroad. The duties include controlling switches, coupling cars, pushing trains out of a station, and spotting trains for docking at a terminal.
Transportation Senior Sergeant (MOS 88Z)
The Transportation Senior Sergeant is primarily responsible for providing coordination to the movement of military personnel, civilian DOD employees, and/or their families to or from various strategic locations in the United States. They are also responsible for coordinating activities related to the deployment, redeployment, temporary duty assignment, and/or return of military personnel. The Transportation Senior Sergeant also manages any operation that requires movement of large amounts of materiel or equipment under their operational jurisdiction.
The Ammunition MOS (MOS: 10A) MOS’s select, plan, and execute the design, development, production, and delivery of lethal projectiles and related support equipment. They develop doctrine, techniques, and procedures for creating and using munitions for all types of weapons systems.
in this section, the MOS Specialties are:
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Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist (MOS 89A)
This MOS includes responsibilities for the safe storage of ammunition in accordance with regulations; preparing reports for proper disposition of unserviceable weapons magazines; preparing requisitions on ammunition stores; monitoring construction work related to ammunition store locations; analyzing budget proposals on the usage of military facilities pertaining to ammunition storage areas; compiling data used in determining budgetary requests for building construction work related to storing explosives or detonating them in buildings or underground structures.
Ammunition Specialist (MOS 89B)
The Ammunition Specialist is primarily concerned with the development, storage, and maintenance of all ammunition types for general purpose use. Arms ammunition includes the general-purpose machine gun or automatic rifle cartridge, hand grenades or other pyrotechnic weapons, contact-fused munitions, antitank mine explosives, and demolition materials.
Ammunition Specialist also directs combat supply activities related to storage management for improved tactical proficiency by ensuring an adequate supply of ammunition at all times while reducing its weight without sacrificing its effectiveness. Read more on Ammunition Specialist (MOS 89B).
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (MOS 89D)
The primary responsibility of an EOD specialist is to neutralize and dispose of explosive ordnance through means such as rendering the device safe, recovering the device, or destroying the item.
EOD specialists are trained to use a variety of analytical and technical skills to identify and defeat improvised, complex and other challenging explosives. They also conduct post-blast investigation tasks including documentation and reporting procedures that will aid in identifying future threats or attacks.
EODs work closely with law enforcement authorities, public safety personnel at large events, Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units (MEO) units, fire departments at large fires involving hazardous chemicals. Read more on Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (MOS 89D).
Mechanics and Equipment Maintenance
The Mechanics and Equipment Maintenance (MOS: 53B) MOS’s are concerned with the maintenance of equipment in the Army. They develop doctrine, techniques, and procedures to maintain military vehicles, aircraft, ground vehicles, cargo matériel, and weapons. Their duties also include ensuring that Army materiel operates at optimal performance.
Here is the list of MOS Specialties:
Abrams Tank System Maintainer (MOS 91A)
This is a highly skilled position that requires dedication and the ability to be trained as an authorized repair technician for tanks. You will work on all systems of Abrams tanks and troubleshoot malfunctions, including the engine, electrical, turret, and other major systems.
The Abrams tank system maintainer (91A) provides technical expertise in the maintenance of Abrams main battle tank (MBT), retrieves data from individual vehicle components, performs preventive maintenance checks, and services on components such as engine; transmission; suspension; brakes; steering linkage and other mechanical assemblies. The maintainer has knowledge of manual readouts for diagnostics of individual vehicle components.
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (MOS 91B)
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic is a 09Z MOS in the United States Army’s MOS system of military occupational specialty classification. The MOS 91B is a mechanized wheeled vehicle maintenance specialist responsible for maintaining all types of armored and non-armored wheeled vehicles, from crew-served weapons to cargo trucks.
Maintain and correct mechanical failures, make minor repairs, change tires, regulate tire pressure and perform lubrication/oil changes on all types of wheeled vehicles. Save fuel by regulating engine performance with a variety of tools including throttle bodies and air intake systems.
Utilities Equipment Repairer (MOS 91C)
Utilities Equipment Repairers are responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of Army utility systems, including power generation plants, power distribution equipment, solar systems, heating and cooling plants, fire protection systems, and water supply equipment. Utilities Equipment Repairer’s skills include installing electrical wiring in buildings or structures; servicing heating/air conditioning units; repairing sewer lines; testing electrical apparatus using schematic diagrams to isolate malfunctions in the system. Read more on Utilities Equipment Repairer (MOS 91C).
Power-Generation Equipment Repairer (MOS 91D)
Power-Generation Equipment Repairer is responsible for repairing, replacing, troubleshooting, and maintaining power systems equipment in accordance with established maintenance standards in order to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the installation.
They are responsible for installing or repairing electrical motors or generators that are not functioning properly. They will also work on auxiliary equipment such as distribution boards, control panels, distribution transformers, terminals, and mounted scrolls. The Power-Generation Equipment Repairer is required to maintain power lines by performing voltage tests after storms or abnormal conditions. Maintenance of electric motors or generators is an essential task in providing uninterrupted electric service to customers all over the country 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Read more on Power-Generation Equipment Repairer (MOS 91D).
Allied Trades Specialist (MOS 91E)
An Allied Trades Specialist is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of the majority of building systems in an Army environment. These may include heating, air conditioning, fire protection systems, plumbing fixtures, and fittings. The duties are both civil engineer-related or trade-related with some military engineering skills required in addition to civilian skills.
This is essentially a newly established MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) which includes tradesmen occupations such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. There have been no reports on the new MOS being assigned to any units, but it seems they are being used to fill gaps in manpower. Soldiers are sent to various training installations across the United States.
Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (MOS 91F)
This Army job is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing all types of small arms and light artillery weapons. This includes self-propelled guns, mortars, recoilless rifles, and multiple rocket launchers. Read more on Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (MOS 91F).
Fire Control Repairer (MOS 91G)
The Army Fire Control Repairer is a new MOS that was created to fulfill the demand for qualified fire control system technicians to provide support of Army and Joint Force functions during peacetime and combat operations.
Track Vehicle Repairer (MOS 91H)
The U.S. Army has a need for a skilled Technician to maintain and repair the family of tracked vehicles including Infantry, Armored, and Airborne Systems. The Track Vehicle Repairer provides technical maintenance services that include performance analysis, diagnosis, repair, and maintainability enhancement of the engine components of tracked vehicles.
Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (MOS 91J)
The quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer (91J) fixes and maintains combustion engines, gas turbines, hydraulic systems, and related mechanical and electrical components. They also install, maintain, and repair line charges, generators, oils, lubricants, and similar items that are used to propel aircraft. They also maintain and install anti-icing equipment that protects aircraft from icing.
Armament Repairer (del 1310 / 1110 – 28) (MOS 91K)
Armament Repairer is a technical occupation that requires a high level of both mechanical and electrical skills. The armament repairer/gunsmith performs / assists with maintenance, repair, and overhaul of ground combat weapons to ensure maximum readiness and field performance.
Construction Equipment Repairer (MOS 91L)
Construction Equipment Repairer is responsible for the performance of preventive and corrective maintenance on all construction equipment at an assigned organizational level. This includes troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, and replacing parts as necessary to ensure the proper functioning of construction equipment.
Construction Equipment Repairer typically provides technical guidance to other personnel within the unit. The Construction Equipment Repairer also requires a general knowledge of construction engineering techniques and concepts; basic microprocessor-based electrical troubleshooting skills; ability to use common tools; reading blueprints, schematics, drawings, and diagrams; operation of basic hand tools such as hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.; understanding mechanical principles to perform tasks such as turning crankshafts or driving screws with power driving tools.
Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (MOS 91M)
Drive and maintain Bradley Fighting Vehicle System components as directed by unit maintenance, material management, and other officers.
This job requires a high level of visual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination, the ability to manipulate tools and equipment with one hand or many hands simultaneously. It’s physically demanding work that involves moving about a vehicle quickly while crouched down low. The Maintainer also must be in excellent physical condition in order to safely enter various compartments in the vehicle.
Artillery Mechanic (MOS 91P)
Army artillery mechanics are proficient with reading blueprints, operating cranes, welding and fabricating steel plate. Must be capable of performing general maintenance on towed artillery platforms including tank retrievable systems (TARS) using hydraulics and powered attachments. The Army ammunition mechanic also operates a variety of production equipment to produce projectiles, propellant charges and other ammunition components for all types of field weapons. This skill entails precision measurements to ensure that no variations occur between individual pieces being produced on the production line.
Stryker Systems Maintainer (MOS 91S)
MOS 91S, Stryker Systems Maintainer, maintains all major systems with an emphasis on wheeled vehicles and tracks at the company level maintenance package using a variety of tools, equipment, and test equipment. Performs maintenance on auxiliary systems with instruction from mechanic supervisors or higher ranking mechanics who are qualified to supervise 91R maintenance package repairs.
Maintenance Supervisor (MOS 91X)
Maintenance Supervisor is the collective term for the military occupational specialty which oversees, manages and coordinates the various maintenance activities of a unit’s watercraft, vehicles, heavy equipment and aviation ordnance.
This includes ensuring that vehicles are inspected and running correctly; that all necessary tools are available for proper repairs; that there is sufficient fuel available to ensure that all units can complete their missions without interruption; and overseeing periodic inspections to ensure equipment remains in working condition.
Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor (MOS 91Z)
The Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor supervises and trains enlisted soldiers in the proper operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment such as generators, air compressors, power packs, lubrication systems, and other heavy vehicle components.
Duties: Supervises the performance of maintenance on mechanical equipment; reviews work order requests; reviews maintenance records to monitor progress; checks mechanical equipment inventories for needed repairs or replacements; reviews troubleshooting logs and manuals related to malfunctioning or down-trouble vehicles to isolate problems and possible solutions; use damage reports from field operators to identify priority items needing repair or replacement.
The Quartermaster Corps (MOS: 099) MOS’s are responsible for procuring, storing, transporting, and issuing food, water, and other related supplies to the Army. They also store bulk fuels and cargo that are not used in operations. They are also responsible for the procurement of rations for soldiers when on operations.
This is the list of Quatermaster Corps MOS Specialties:
Automated Logistical Specialist (MOS 92A)
To coordinate and synchronize the activities of staff in support of military operations.
Performs both manual and computer-aided tasks to ensure that supplies, equipment, personnel, and facilities are deployed as needed to support command objectives. Duties include the preparation of requests for repair parts from outside agencies; requisitioning replacement items from other commands or commercial sources; determining priority level for requests based on the criticality of need and availability of alternate source; verifying that required documents have been prepared before a requisition is released for processing through the supply system.
Petroleum Supply Specialist (MOS 92F)
The mission of the Petroleum Supply Specialist is to provide petroleum products to Army installations worldwide, in accordance with U.S. Army directives and Department of Defense policies.
Petroleum Supply Specialists are responsible for assembling, delivering, distributing, and repairing fuel dispensers, gasoline pumps, oil storage facilities, purchasing stations (PX), and military fuels (diesel fuel) at home station or while deployed on operations or exercises. The petroleum supply specialist must be able to operate all pumps used in fueling stations.
Petroleum Supply Specialists assist in the maintenance of fuel, oil, lubricants, and lubricating greases at Army installations worldwide. They are responsible for the distribution of lubricants to Soldiers in war zones or in areas where access to petroleum products is limited. They are required to maintain stock inventories of petroleum products at both U.S. Army installations and overseas stock points when directed. They must be able to work all types of terrain under adverse conditions and include minimal hazards, requiring the maintenance of working knowledge of threrebus administration procedures for use by the U.S.
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Food Service Specialist (MOS 92G)
Food Service Specialist is the Army’s newest battlefield feeding job. It has recently been created to replace the Army Cook (MOS 92A), with the assumption that new recruits will not necessarily need training for cooking duties.
The Food Service Specialist will be responsible for preparing and distributing food, feeding soldiers, military staff, and their families; operating dining facilities; managing stocks of inventories of food and supplies; overseeing dishwashing operations; cleaning dining areas (floor); performing miscellaneous kitchen policing duties such as trash collection, sweeping of floors during non-meal periods; sterilizing dishes in bulk at the end of each day.
Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (MOS 92L)
Petroleum Laboratory Specialist is responsible for providing laboratory support to commanders at all levels in peacetime and in wartime by analyzing samples taken from tanks, pipelines, containers, or directly from the ground.
Petroleum Laboratory Specialists work closely with engineers, environmental scientists, geologists, and meteorologists to determine the quality of petroleum products. They are exposed to all phases of petroleum processing. Petroleum Laboratory Specialists have a wide range of skills because they are often involved in complex experiments requiring technical judgment and understanding.
Petroleum Laboratory Specialists use many types of analytical equipment for making qualitative or semiquantitative analyses of organic compounds found in gaseous, liquid, or solid form.
Mortuary Affairs Specialist (MOS 92M)
Mortuary Affairs Specialists provide mortuary services to deceased U.S. military personnel from all branches of service, as well as those from other nations who are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The purpose of mortuary affairs specialists is to maintain the dignity and respect accorded to deceased military service members, thereby ensuring an honorable and respectful final disposition of remains. They provide funeral services and burial, furnish and equip caskets, conduct casualty reports, transport national caskets for overseas delivery, remove bodies from local morgues; perform post-mortems; process remains of military personnel killed in action; coordinate with mortuary affairs specialists in other commands; and perform ceremonies of honor at funerals abroad.
Mortuary affairs specialists usually serve with a unit that performs combat support functions such as supply or transportation. They usually serve in a headquarters company or medical detachment.
Parachute Rigger (MOS 92R)
Parachute Rigger is responsible for the deployment, rigging, and maintenance of personnel parachutes. They are responsible for the rigging of the parachute system that is necessary for safe and effective aerial delivery. The MOS can also specialize in supporting aerial delivery systems other than the Primary Air Delivery System. The parachutist prepares equipment according to written orders, jumps out of aircraft with a parachute attached, recovers parachute before landing, and performs related duties as required.
Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist (MOS 92S)
The Shower/Laundry and Clothing Repair Specialist provides a variety of laundry, shower, and clothing repair services to Army personnel. This specialist is primarily responsible for providing professional service to Army personnel through the performance of a variety of duties in a safe and efficient manner. Duties include providing instructions on how to use grooming facilities, bathhouse operations, laundering processes, dry cleaning processes; supervising the repair of damage repairable clothing items; operating equipment such as sewing machines or irons; completing reports pertaining to activities or operational status of the facility.
Water Treatment Specialist (MOS 92W)
The water treatment specialist is responsible for the proper operation of equipment used to prepare potable water. This includes filtration, chemical treatment, disinfection, and power plant operations. They are also responsible for the packaging of bulk or bottled drinking water for distribution to military personnel.
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Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y)
Unit Supply Specialist is responsible for performing supply operations for troops/organizations assigned to the unit.
This position performs general supply-related tasks that are required in their unit of assignment. This position is primarily responsible for issuing supplies, food, clothing, fuel, and water, maintenance and repair of equipment or facilities; and conducting inspections or monitoring items issued to personnel to ensure that they were correctly issued and received all necessary instructions on how to use them. They also perform any other duties as assigned by their superior officers in accordance with the mission of the organization in which they serve.
Senior Noncommissioned Logistician (MOS 92Z)
Senior Noncommissioned Logistician is responsible for the proper order, maintenance, and classification of material that is being received, processed, and issued in a unit’s supply point. Primary duties include receiving items from customers in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures; issuing items according to established orders; monitoring stocks of equipment at the supply point; maintaining inventory records or logs of all currently processed supplies in or out of stock status; ensuring the accuracy of reports on misrouted shipments for insurance purposes.
Combat Electronic Systems Repair/Maintenance
The Combat Electronic Systems Repair/Maintenance (MOS: 35L) MOS’s are responsible for the maintenance and repair of various electronic equipment for soldiers in combat zones. This includes radios, radar, and other electronic equipment to ensure that the Army has a tactical advantage over enemies.
Combat Electronic Systems Repair/Maintenance
Information Technology (MOS: 15B) MOS’s focus is on managing communications networks within the Army, as well as implementing information technology systems that can improve efficiency and productivity throughout the military.
Here are our MOS Specialties:
Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer (MOS 94A)
Army missile repairers install, maintain, and repair all Army ground-based air defense and anti-tank weapons and fire-control systems. They test all electronic components before and after installation to ensure the weapon system is working properly.
Repairers make sure that radar units are working correctly, installing new units as needed. Occasionally, they may test missiles or other equipment, calibrate sensors on the ground or in aircraft such as infrared surveillance systems, predict flight paths of missiles fired at the U.S.
Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer (MOS 94D)
Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer installs, modifies, maintains, and repairs air traffic control equipment including radar displays, navigation systems, communications systems, and all related equipment. Duties include preventive maintenance checks of radar and other computerized systems in a 24-hour operations environment. They also monitor the operation of ground-based air defense weapons radars in a 24-hour combat environment to detect enemy aircraft formations for combat readiness assignments.
Radio and Communications Security (COMSEC) Repairer (MOS 94E)
The Radio and Communications Security is responsible for repairing and maintaining cryptographic and non-cryptographic communications equipment.
The COMSEC Repairer repairs cryptographic and non-cryptographic communications types of equipment such as field radios, Single Channel Ground & Airborne Radio Systems, Tactical Entry Point Kits, Manpack Satellite terminals, Tactical Relay Devices such as the AN/TRC-190A(V), Digital Voice Recorders such as the DVS2000A(V), TRC531A1B, TRC305B1B.
Computer Detection Systems Repairer (MOS 94F)
The MOS 94F personnel are responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of electronic systems that detect and control land and air traffic. This includes listening posts, radar, and other detection equipment.
Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist (MOS 94H)
The TMDE Maintenance Support Specialist is a DA Form 1167-series MOS, consisting of a combination of military occupational specialty and civilian equivalent job. The purpose of this MOS is to provide technical TMDE maintenance support to the unit, by performing the following duties:
- Responsible for performing preventive maintenance checks and services on TMDE to include troubleshooting, minor repairs, calibration adjustments
- Participate in training exercises including live-fire ranges and live ammunition exercises
- Assist in the maintenance of organizational supply levels of TMDE parts.
Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer (MOS 94L)
Install and repair radios and radar antennas on aircraft and ground vehicles. Analyze the performance of communications systems, troubleshoot problems, and recommend necessary repairs. Dismantles and installs equipment such as antennas or transmitters. Operates modern test equipment to measure parameters of radio waves for various purposes. Monitors radio frequencies to locate interference or identify unauthorized broadcasts. Installs communications equipment in vehicles, aircraft, rooms, buildings, towers, ships or other structures. Tests installation for proper operation.
Radar Repairer (MOS 94M)
The Radar Repairer (MOS 94M) is responsible for maintaining and repairing electronic equipment used in surface-to-air missile systems such as the Patriot Air Defense System. Duties include loading, assembling, and installing circuit cards; repairing degraded or defective circuit boards; replacing or rewiring faulty components; calibrating circuits; and executing special projects. Must be able to read schematics and wiring diagrams, use test equipment such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters, perform soldering operations with printed circuit boards, be familiar with various types of solvents and lubricants used in electrical work, fabricate parts from stock material to repair or modify circuitry components on appliances such as radios., televisions., VCRs.
Multiple Launch Rocket System Repairer (MOS 94P)
The Multiple Launch Rocket System Repairer builds, repairs, and tests military equipment of all types used to destroy or neutralize ground or air targets.
Install, configure, test, and maintain the U.S. Army’s Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) equipment for its customers who are either military officers, civilians in the government administration section (GS), contractors for this purpose, or members of cooperative organizations that consist of members from all three groups.
Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer (MOS 94R)
Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairers repair, test, and troubleshoot avionics equipment such as radios, radar warning receivers, navigation systems (GPS), voice control systems (CAT III), and electronic counter-measures. They also equip aircraft with radar warning avoidance devices. These specialists use a variety of tools and diagnostic equipment to measure voltages through wiring connections and ground circuits to find malfunctions in the electrical system.
Patriot System Repairer (MOS 94S)
Patriot System Repairer is primarily responsible for repairing and inspecting various wire, cable, and electronic components in a high-paced Army environment.
Patriots are specially trained to repair the Army’s Patriot missile system – one of the most capable anti-aircraft defense systems in the world. They repair electronic components with great precision, often replacing them with spares parts from inventory or from other Patriots on site. The work is intense and fast-paced, requiring a level of concentration that can tire out even the most focused individual over time. Those who excel at concentration will learn to focus on specific tasks while tuning out all distractions around them.
Avenger System Repairer (MOS 94T)
Avenger System Repairer is responsible for repairing, maintaining, and inspecting all Aviator, Aircraft Control System Repairer (MC-4), Automated Logistics Systems Repairer (MOS 92J), or Remotely Operated Vehicles Repairer (MOS 98T) equipment.
This includes the repair of armor suits worn by Aviator/Aircraft Control System Reps, remote stations, and stations that contain equipment for Armoured Automobile Repair Maintenance Technician, Armoured Vehicle Electronics Technician/Armored Vehicle Powertrain Technician/Armored Vehicle Operator Mechanic (except M9062A1).
Electronic Maintenance Chief (MOS 94W)
The electronic Maintenance Chief is responsible for the overall maintenance of the electronic combat vehicle, including all electrical systems. This includes operating and maintaining an electrical shop facility, performing field repairs to the vehicle’s electronics, conducting preventive maintenance inspections for corrosion control solutions, troubleshooting malfunctions within an electrical system or subsystems onboard the platform, determining defective components, and replacing them with specified spares.
This job has many different tasks that are normally classified as one of three responsibilities: Mission preparation – preparation to ensure vehicles are ready for their mission; Preventive Maintenance – inspection and repair to prevent malfunction.
Senior Missile Systems Maintainer (MOS 94X)
A Senior Missile Systems Maintainer is responsible for the installation, troubleshooting, testing, operation and maintenance of surface-to-air missile systems. This individual will diagnose problems with missiles such as radar frequency interference or malfunctions in the guidance system. The Senior Missile Systems Maintainer also installs missiles in launchers and ensures that all weapons are in proper working order. Additionally, this job requires individuals to be able to operate a range of testing equipment such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters in order to test electrical components and airframes.
Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Operator and Maintainer (MOS 94Y)
The Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) is a low-cost, lightweight test and measurement system that uses modern microelectronics to support an Omni-directional signal acquisition platform, which can be used to monitor the health of electronic systems.
This job specification is for a U.S. Army Soldier required to operate and maintain the IFT/MTSE equipment during field deployment in Afghanistan. The Soldier will also provide technical support for users across multiple disciplines including but not limited to electrical engineering, computer science, and electrical power systems.
Senior Electronic Maintenance Chief (MOS 94Z)
An Army Senior Electronic Maintenance Chief is responsible for supervising the maintenance of military electronic-electrical equipment.
Supervises civilian employees in the performance of electronic-electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, and installation duties. Develops procedures and standards for production, installation, operation, modification or repair of classified equipment. Applies principles to problems involving complex electrical circuits and wiring systems; coordinates work with other trades; operates soldering irons; builds prototype models; maintains records on work performed; assists in layout projects.
Army Surgeon General
The Army Surgeon General (Army SW/ST/ HN) (MOS: 0030) MOS’s are concerned with medical support to all Army personnel. They provide services to the Army Comptroller, G-1, G-3, and other commanders. They also serve as the legal adviser to the commander regarding the law of war.
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Financial Administration Chief
Financial Administration Chief (Army DA Chief) (MOS: 10A3) These specialists manage funds for all functions in the Army. They provide advice and counsel to the commander on matters of finance, accounting, budgeting, and other related issues. They also act as the Army’s Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO).
Executive Chief (MOS: 10A5) These specialists focus on the planning, organizing, training, and development of military personnel. They develop policies concerning promotions, separations, conversions, and waivers. They are also responsible for the military personnel information system.
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Rail Transportation Officer
Rail Transportation Officer (MOS: 27D) These specialists plan, integrate, and execute rail movements to support Army operations. They supervise rail traffic, provide advice on the use of rail movements, and coordinate charter transportation.
Civil Affairs Officer
Civil Affairs Officer (MOS: 30L) These specialists are concerned with the control of populations during wartime, as well as humanitarian missions during peacetime. They also organize local civilian governments for post-hostilities civil administration.