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  • 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

    Has anyone already gone through AIT for this MOS? I'd like to know about what it's "really" like...thanks!

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    Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

    [QUOTE=Wisconsin1]Has anyone already gone through AIT for this MOS? I'd like to know about what it's "really" like...thanks![/QUOTE]


    I have a solider his last MOS was NBC. I'll talk to him about the job and post later.

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      Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

      Thanks a lot...you're awesome! ...also as long as you're asking him...on the video clip they have on this website to explain 74D, it mentions after AIT having the "opportunity" to attend airborne, air assault, [I]or[/I] ranger school...I'm wondering what "opportunity" actually means--do you [I]have[/I] to participate in one of these (I would like to, actually), or is it more of an optional thing? ...thanks again, R yosis.

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        Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

        Those are completely optional, and sometimes not even available. The videos the active army uses are mostly outdated...and some do not always apply to the national guard.

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          Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

          Narf. That is as I suspected... Thanks for the info--I like knowing as much as I can about things before going into them, when they're important like this. So thank you.

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            Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

            We had two types of 74D's at my last unit. The ones that sat behind a desk and handed out pro-masks, and the CRD. The second half were the ones that had the opportunities to go to all the extra schools (Airborne, Ranger, LRSS, and a few advanced chemical courses). That was AD though, I'm not sure that the NG has slots for CRD. Something to look into though.

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              Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

              My unit had a guy that handed out pro masks. It was a full time position too and I honestly have no idea what else he did. Prolly not much.

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                Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

                The extra schools they offer at the end of 74D schools are mostly only open to Active Army. There is a whole lot of powerpoint and pt. Do not go to sleep during the powerpoint you will not like the reaction. The good thing is that you are in three man rooms instead of the bays now and you will have a start to your hazmat training because they replaced the old smoke classes with the beginning hazmat. There are three maybe four important test you have to pass or you will wash out of chemical training. You have three times to try to pass these classes, there are no expections. As for what you do after AIT it depends on where you go. I mainly work as a supply specialist and almost never do my mos. The platoon leaders never remember that we have a 74D because of that. Also be prepared to come back to see that your CBRN room is a mess unless you have another 74D there already. Hope that you have a good time in chemical AIT just remember that if you make it you will have a skill that not many people have.

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                  Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

                  Anyone else have input on being a CBRN specialist? Has anyone done anything besides hand out pro masks? With this MOS, what's the likelihood of doing something that doesn't involve a desk? The MOS description definitely got me interested (I'm a huge science ****), but the feedback for it doesn't seem to be that great.

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                    Re: 74D Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Specialist

                    It really depends on the unit that you're in. If you're in a Chemical Line unit and it's within their mission, you may get to work with a Homeland Response Force (essentially with civilian toys). Otherwise, you're practicing your actual MOS, setting up and tearing down decon lines, learning the BIDS system, or what have you. If you're in any other unit, you're handing out masks, and maintaining all the chemical gear.

                    Honestly, as a fellow science geek, there's more science in the training than in the application. Enjoy the training, and stay in shape so you can go to more schools. Just a thought.

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