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    Hey guys, just another question here for those in the know. I came down to deciding between 13b Cannon Crewman, or the 92Y Unit Supply Specialist. I believe I've made the decision in going with the 92Y MOS. I'd very much appreciate any info from those that have done it or know about it. The good and the bad, from AIT to life in Deployment under this MOS. How long is the AIT, and is there a break between Basic and the AIT? Please do not copy and paste general info on this MOS from the NG sites or the Army site. I want to hear actual insight from the men/women who do/perform this MOS. Any and all info would be appreciated.

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    Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

    Also, is there a break between Basic and AIT for this MOS?

    I know the 13b, there is not break, you stay and go right into AIT after basic.

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    • #3
      Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

      One of my NCOs that work for me is a 92Y but his support is limited to supporting the PBUSE system. There are others that work as supply sergeants that help the commanders to account for all of their equipment; handle inventories, etc.

      It all depends on where you going to get assigned. What you read about AIT is the basic understanding of your MOS but when you get to your unit; it could vary. More of an administrative job compared to the 13B. What attracts you to both?

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      • #4
        Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

        Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
        One of my NCOs that work for me is a 92Y but his support is limited to supporting the PBUSE system. There are others that work as supply sergeants that help the commanders to account for all of their equipment; handle inventories, etc.

        It all depends on where you going to get assigned. What you read about AIT is the basic understanding of your MOS but when you get to your unit; it could vary. More of an administrative job compared to the 13B. What attracts you to both?
        Thanks for your reply. The 13b is something that intrigues me, as I think I'd enjoy doing this MOS. The only thing that pulls me away from it, is it doesn't relate to any type of civilian career field back home. The actual work(that I know of) for the 92Y doesn't intrigue me as much as a cannon crewmember, but it would relate to a warehouse managers position back home. I've worked for Fedex and Amazon.com for years, so thats the type of work I'm familiar with already also. I did see that the 92Y in AIT gets to train with most of the types of weapons, which will give me that "fix".

        My heart says 13b, but I would not be any further along once home than I am now. The 92Y is my "safe choice" if you will as that on my resume will look very good in applying for a managers type position. I'm 31 years old, and really needing to get a solid sound career going. I'm pretty torn between these two, as I know both are available in my region. The 92Y unit is actually in my city, and the 13b is only about an hours drive from where I live.

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        • #5
          Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

          The biggest draw back to this MOS, is there is almost always an AGR who is the primary supply NCO. This means they are doing the bulk of the work and have access to all of the different programs needed to make a supply room work. This means you may not get a lot of job satisfaction durring the drill weekend.

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          • #6
            Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

            Originally posted by RedLeg View Post
            The biggest draw back to this MOS, is there is almost always an AGR who is the primary supply NCO. This means they are doing the bulk of the work and have access to all of the different programs needed to make a supply room work. This means you may not get a lot of job satisfaction durring the drill weekend.
            Not really sure what you mean.

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            • #7
              Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

              Originally posted by BigBlueNation View Post
              Not really sure what you mean.
              It means somebody has already done most of the work by the time you show up for drill and there won't be a lot for you to do.

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                Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                Originally posted by RedLeg View Post
                It means somebody has already done most of the work by the time you show up for drill and there won't be a lot for you to do.
                What typically would happen in a situation like that once I/we arrived for drills?

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                • #9
                  Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                  Originally posted by BigBlueNation View Post
                  What typically would happen in a situation like that once I/we arrived for drills?
                  Meaning you will be sweeping/mopping the halls and helping the cooks with prepping the food (aka KP lol) or just helping out with layouts or doing other tasks outside your MOS. Or possibly watching the person that is actually doing the job and filing stuff. Or maybe cleaning your weapons and maintaining your vehicles or just lounging around and talking about how much you enjoyed the clubs during the past couple of weekends.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                    Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
                    Meaning you will be sweeping/mopping the halls and helping the cooks with prepping the food (aka KP lol) or just helping out with layouts or doing other tasks outside your MOS. Or possibly watching the person that is actually doing the job and filing stuff. Or maybe cleaning your weapons and maintaining your vehicles or just lounging around and talking about how much you enjoyed the clubs during the past couple of weekends.
                    Well hot ****. As soon as I think I've figured out my MOS I read this. I was really hoping to learn the skills of the actual MOS to help me in the civilian world/career field.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                      I am just "keeping it real". It does not mean that it will necessarily happen but when you are the lowest on the totem pole, you will be tasked (at times) on details.

                      I guess that is considered "the bad" for many soldiers.

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                      • #12
                        Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                        I must disagree. There are some sections that have bad leaders who do not task their Soldiers or who do not trust their Soldiers to handle equipment. A good supply sergeant trusts his Soldiers and will rely heavily on them during drill weekends.

                        I tasked out my Soldiers to do everything from issuing TA-50 and clothing to supervising sub-hand receipt inventories. If I need help during the week, I immediately ask for my own Soldiers.

                        A good Section Leader (Supply Sergeant) will not let his people be used. He will keep them actively engaged. Very few times my Soldiers had to perform KP or sweep hallways that werent used by the section.

                        I let my Soldiers perform their MOS to the extent of outside permissions. I give every single one Visibility Rights in PBUSE so they can gain experience using it. I allow my Soldiers to see what it is like to interact with senior enlisted and even officers when inventoring equipment.

                        PBUSE, LIW, LOGSA, FEDLOG, TED-DB, CIF-ISM, and ARIMS are just SOME of the acroynyms of programs that I ensure my supply specialists are actively engaged.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                          Originally posted by Mr_Loki View Post
                          I must disagree. There are some sections that have bad leaders who do not task their Soldiers or who do not trust their Soldiers to handle equipment. A good supply sergeant trusts his Soldiers and will rely heavily on them during drill weekends.

                          I tasked out my Soldiers to do everything from issuing TA-50 and clothing to supervising sub-hand receipt inventories. If I need help during the week, I immediately ask for my own Soldiers.

                          A good Section Leader (Supply Sergeant) will not let his people be used. He will keep them actively engaged. Very few times my Soldiers had to perform KP or sweep hallways that werent used by the section.

                          I let my Soldiers perform their MOS to the extent of outside permissions. I give every single one Visibility Rights in PBUSE so they can gain experience using it. I allow my Soldiers to see what it is like to interact with senior enlisted and even officers when inventoring equipment.

                          PBUSE, LIW, LOGSA, FEDLOG, TED-DB, CIF-ISM, and ARIMS are just SOME of the acroynyms of programs that I ensure my supply specialists are actively engaged.

                          Thanks for your reply and insight. This is very similar to what my recruiter told me. He said it would only be the rarest occasions to where I wouldn't actually be working in the skills that relate to my MOS.

                          The reason I am choosing this MOS is because I want these type of skills to help me out in the civilian world. Have you found that this MOS will help you/others out in this field? Warehouse Managers, etc?

                          I've worked for FedEx and Amazon.com for years and am very familiar with the type of work that goes on there, but hoping these kind of skills I'd learn would help me get a higher up position somewhere.

                          I guess what I'm saying is I chose this MOS over 13Bravo because I wanted to get something back out of my training to help me once I get back home. I hope it will do so.

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                          • #14
                            Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                            There is more advancment in 13B. Pretty much all 92Y positions above E5 are AGR (full time guard) positions and those are super competitive to get. With 13B you have more of an opportunity to go higher.

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                            • #15
                              Re: 92Y Unit Supply Spec. MOS The Good and the Bad

                              Originally posted by BigBlueNation View Post
                              Thanks for your reply. The 13b is something that intrigues me, as I think I'd enjoy doing this MOS. The only thing that pulls me away from it, is it doesn't relate to any type of civilian career field back home. The actual work(that I know of) for the 92Y doesn't intrigue me as much as a cannon crewmember, but it would relate to a warehouse managers position back home. I've worked for Fedex and Amazon.com for years, so thats the type of work I'm familiar with already also. I did see that the 92Y in AIT gets to train with most of the types of weapons, which will give me that "fix".

                              My heart says 13b, but I would not be any further along once home than I am now. The 92Y is my "safe choice" if you will as that on my resume will look very good in applying for a managers type position. I'm 31 years old, and really needing to get a solid sound career going. I'm pretty torn between these two, as I know both are available in my region. The 92Y unit is actually in my city, and the 13b is only about an hours drive from where I live.
                              My advice is to follow your heart on this one. Even though 92Y is relevant to your field of civilian employment, what will it allow you to put on your resume that you can't put on there now? That you attended AIT for a supply MOS? It would be years before you could actually have any notable (from a civilian employer's standpoint) achievements as a 92Y, and depending on your unit's task organization (and considering what Redleg said about full-timers handling supply tasks), you may never really gain any relevant experience from this MOS. Employers will still respect your military service, even if it isn't relevant to what they are hiring for.

                              I work in quantitative finance, hold an engineering degree, and I'm an infantry officer (before that, I was an 88M). Your military and civilian occupations do not need to overlap.

                              Good luck.

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