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  • Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

    92A - Automated Logistical Specialist
    91B - Light Wheel Mechanic
    92Y - Unit Supply
    74D - Chemical Specialist

    I've done my research behind all of these available Mos's and this is the top 4. I want to know how do ya'll really feel about any of these jobs and what are the promotion rates like. I know they don't sound so exciting but im trying to balance between being in a warehouse, getting my fingers greasy, or simply just issuing out gas mask.

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    Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

    There are no bad jobs, there are just people ill-suited to those jobs. Knowing nothing about your strengths, weaknesses, personality, or background I can make no specific recommendations on which MOS best suits you.

    I can mention that
    • 91B is the most practical (very transferrable civilian skills)
    • 74D is not very popular, which can mean that you have less competition for promotions
    • 74D also has civilian skills, for hazmat operations (big city fire departments and emergency management agencies may take notice)

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    • #3
      Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

      If you want the best chance to go somewhere in the Army... 11B

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      • #4
        Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

        92Y can easily lead to fulltime positions. However, being a unit's eventual full time supply sergeant is a very demanding and sometimes, even under appreciated role. However, it is one of the most important.

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        • #5
          Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

          If you like grease....then 91B is always a good MOS. I run a collision repair shop. There is a shortage of technicians in this field....So if you pick 91B learn as much as you can. Get your ASE certs...welcome to a lucrative trade.

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          • #6
            Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

            Thanks for chiming in guys. I appreciate the input. As for 91B it does sound like a good job but I don't want to work on cars especially when I'm more of a computer tech but didn't score high enough to have any computer related MOS available. I'm def liking the 74D route as I've always wanted to be a fireman and working with haz mat sounds cool.

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            • #7
              Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

              It's good that you are looking a more than 1 but I would look at more for backups. I went yesterday with a list of like 20 and got none of them. I really wanted 15T or 15U but being prior service I have been told the 6 mos I was offered was a large list so it looks like 92F is me now

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              • #8
                Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                Originally posted by Ridgerunner View Post
                It's good that you are looking a more than 1 but I would look at more for backups. I went yesterday with a list of like 20 and got none of them. I really wanted 15T or 15U but being prior service I have been told the 6 mos I was offered was a large list so it looks like 92F is me now
                Even though I am enlisting 09S, I still have to have some MOS's selected as well (just in case there is any problem with my OCS packet or I decide not to go that route) and I found it was MUCH less frustrating to obtain a list from my recruiter what was actually open in my state.

                Apparently, I had quite a few picked out that are not even offered in my state (like 91F) and my first pick, 56M, had only ONE opening and it was over 300 miles away in the Upper Peninsula (I live in Michigan) so that would have been a nightmare for drilling, especially in the winter. I have also heard that they can overfill some positions to 125% as well.

                By seeing what was actually available and in my vacinity (my recruiter said 'they' [recruiters in the NG]...are currently being encouraged to keep people within 75 miles of their recruiting/home area)

                I was able to quickly to decide viable options that were put into my paperwork straight away and I won't be sitting at MEPS being told that none of my picks are available and having to pick something unfamiliar (an possibly awful) right on the spot.

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                • #9
                  Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                  If it helps,

                  I was a 74D with an Infantry unit. I did 74D-related tasks maybe twice a year (gas chamber and promask inventory.) During FTX or deployment I was basically another 11B. Honestly, I was so bored, I ASKED to go on VCP's, C&S's, and patrols. All the other time inbetween was spent on "hey you..." details or nothing because they kind of forget about you. You'll be the only one in the company with that MOS and you'll report to someone that doesn't have your MOS.

                  I chose 74D because it sounded the closest to background (BS in Biology) but the training was more geared to Hazmat (as was said before) and once I got to my unit, I never really used the training anyway. Luckily, most countries don't pose a CBRN threat. However, because of this, it isn't taken seriously when it comes to company training. I never got to train soldiers on the detectors, on decontamination, etc.

                  It's a good MOS for someone that wants a sham job. But I don't suggest joining if one wants a sham job in the first place. If we do go into a North Korea or Iran, there will be a CBRN threat and the Army will need to switch gears. Suddenly a E2-E4 will be responsible for training a company that may not have had any proper training in years.

                  However, if you are serious about the MOS and want to get the training and actually use the training, I know DE has a unit dedicated to CBRN and, if I read correctly, every state has at least one unit similar. It may even be full time. I'm not sure, but its worth looking into if you are serious about the MOS. Just my 2 cents....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                    Originally posted by djsay View Post
                    I don't want to work on cars especially when I'm more of a computer tech but didn't score high enough to have any computer related MOS available.
                    If IT is the job that you really want, do not settle for anything less. Go to your local library, get a study book, and improve your scores. You can take the exams as many times as you need to get the scores that will allow you to do the job. I don't believe that anyone should settle for anything less than what they absolutely want, and it sounds like you have already answered that question. It's just a matter of improving your situation. Picking a second choice can lead to regrets, as well as job dissatisfaction. Neither of which will benefit you, or the National Guard overall in the end. Good luck.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                      No 11B on your list. What a shame..... That's ok, a good ole fashion support MOS should fit you well.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                        Originally posted by azIce View Post
                        No 11B on your list. What a shame..... That's ok, a good ole fashion support MOS should fit you well.
                        WhaaaaaHA HA HA HAHAHA!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                          Originally posted by azIce View Post
                          No 11B on your list. What a shame..... That's ok, a good ole fashion support MOS should fit you well.
                          11b gogo. Come on now...

                          We actually have a bunch of chemical guys that got stuck into the security platoon out where I'm at. Interesting mix, I suppose.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                            Just go MP and tell all these bang bangs to hush. (Kidding, you know you guys are great, that's why I don't need to say it)

                            Honestly, we have a 74D in our MP company, and he's experiencing exactly what NBCGuy went through. He follows around supply and helps them check the batteries for things. Probably not exactly what he signed up for, but he doesn't seem to torn up about it.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Being indecisive about Mos selection....need your input and testimonies

                              I am currently in AIT right now for 74D. It sounds like a lot of fun but like nbc guy said I dont think we actually use out training a lot. Good luck on whatever you decide though. I have heard that Chemical guys rank up fast though for some reason

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