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  • Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

    So I couldn't get either of my first two choices 31B (no drivers liscense) and 21B (no slots open) but my recruiter suggested these for me because of my asvab scores and technical background. He told me with these MOS' there's very good upwards mobility, and civilian based jobs/certifications I'd qualify for when I finish with AIT. the only problem is that while yes I'm a very technical person I don't really want to be stuck in a room in front of some computers. Can anyone here give me some insight on exactly what these guys do on the battlefield today.

    25Q - multichannel transmission systems operator
    25B - information systems operator
    94F - computer/detections system repairer
    94E - radio and communications security repairer
    74D - chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialist


    Thanks!

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    Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

    Originally posted by anthead View Post
    So I couldn't get either of my first two choices 31B (no drivers liscense) and 21B (no slots open) but my recruiter suggested these for me because of my asvab scores and technical background. He told me with these MOS' there's very good upwards mobility, and civilian based jobs/certifications I'd qualify for when I finish with AIT. the only problem is that while yes I'm a very technical person I don't really want to be stuck in a room in front of some computers. Can anyone here give me some insight on exactly what these guys do on the battlefield today.

    25Q - multichannel transmission systems operator
    25B - information systems operator
    94F - computer/detections system repairer
    94E - radio and communications security repairer
    74D - chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialist


    Thanks!
    I wouldn't touch CBRN with a 10-foot pole. My best friend in my unit is the chemical sergeant, and he does absolutely nothing during drill. Well, no, that's not true. He plays Xbox 360 a lot. Other than "maintaining" the gas masks, which just involves making sure that they still exist, and occasionally (rarely) issuing them out for training purposes, he really doesn't have a job. It was the exact same situation when I was on active duty in the Marines. My roommate in the barracks was the battalion NBC chief. He would run gas chambers perhaps four times a year for different units on the base, which would involve pre and post event work, but otherwise he had nothing to do. When we deployed to Iraq the battalion decided they didn't even need him at all so he was reclassed as an MP and sent to recruit IP's in the villages.

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    • #3
      Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

      Originally posted by 0844 View Post
      I wouldn't touch CBRN with a 10-foot pole. My best friend in my unit is the chemical sergeant, and he does absolutely nothing during drill. Well, no, that's not true. He plays Xbox 360 a lot. Other than "maintaining" the gas masks, which just involves making sure that they still exist, and occasionally (rarely) issuing them out for training purposes, he really doesn't have a job. It was the exact same situation when I was on active duty in the Marines. My roommate in the barracks was the battalion NBC chief. He would run gas chambers perhaps four times a year for different units on the base, which would involve pre and post event work, but otherwise he had nothing to do. When we deployed to Iraq the battalion decided they didn't even need him at all so he was reclassed as an MP and sent to recruit IP's in the villages.
      Same thing I thought... While I do usually excel with computers and tech stuff. Ive been doing it my whole life, I'm looking for a different kind of adventure. Im going to call my recruiter again, I think 21B is avail, its just that the unit is a 4-5 hour travel. Aside from that I'll probably just go for a communications MOS

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      • #4
        Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

        Since you don't have a DL that is going to be a pain for your recruiter. 94E getting your sgt. is slim to none. 25B (Computers) you well be in a node or installer section getting that great TDY pay.

        What you could try is getting double slotted for 21b. There is a few problems with that.

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        • #5
          Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

          What does it mean to double slot? I spoke to my recruiter earlier and he told me that 21B is avail. it just that the unit is a 4-5 drive. And of course with no car that might be trouble, I'll find out tomorrow where exactly it is so I can figure out transportation. He also told me they'll put me up in a hotel which is a plus. As far as the ones he suggested I think the top on my personal list are 25Q and one of the 94 series. While I'd probably be scared ****less on the battlefield I dont want to be stuck behind a desk.

          BTW he said they're also getting ready for a deployment in 2 years.

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          • #6
            Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

            Do NOT pick a MOS you feel "okay" with. Pick one that you want. Make your recruiter work for you. If he can't deliver, then walk out. It's best to get what you want then to sign your life away doing something dumb.

            You would also be surprised how many recruiters will jump up and give you what you want when you start walking out.

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            • #7
              Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

              With those two choices, the chances that you will be outside the wire would be none unless you ask for it.

              Teuvil, It's not the recruiters fault that this guy doesn't have a DL. Many MOS it is requirement to have a DL. I would say these are the slots open that he/she may quilify for without the DL.
              No jumping for this guy.
              Last edited by Recruiter yosis; October 19th, 2010, 07:26 AM.

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              • #8
                Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                I know, I'm not blaming the recruiter at all. But reality is, he can't give it to him. I'm not suggesting that this guy walks scowls at the recruiter for "lying".

                I should of changed "recruiter" to "state".

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                • #9
                  Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                  True, but Ant should shell out the $100 for the DL test and that will open everything up as in MOS world.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                    Im not sure if the DL is that easily acquired here in NYC. I can definately try and get my permit then liscence but that could take a while. I'm looking to enlist asap. I know its all on me and I kinda dont want to dissapoint my recruiter (or atleast I would feel that way) by telling him that I need like 1-3 months to get my DL.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                      Dude, get what you need done.

                      He wants you in and that's it.

                      This is your time to be selfish because once you're in, you'll have to get permission for EVERYTHING.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                        Originally posted by anthead View Post
                        Im not sure if the DL is that easily acquired here in NYC. I can definately try and get my permit then liscence but that could take a while. I'm looking to enlist asap. I know its all on me and I kinda dont want to dissapoint my recruiter (or atleast I would feel that way) by telling him that I need like 1-3 months to get my DL.
                        Here is a dumb question. If you sign for the MOS that it is 4-5 hour drive...How are you going to commute to your armory? Is there any locations closer to your HOR? Sometimes, it is wiser to get your foot in the door and then lateral move into a MOS that is more to your liking.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                          Originally posted by 0844 View Post
                          I wouldn't touch CBRN with a 10-foot pole. My best friend in my unit is the chemical sergeant, and he does absolutely nothing during drill. Well, no, that's not true. He plays Xbox 360 a lot. Other than "maintaining" the gas masks, which just involves making sure that they still exist, and occasionally (rarely) issuing them out for training purposes, he really doesn't have a job. It was the exact same situation when I was on active duty in the Marines. My roommate in the barracks was the battalion NBC chief. He would run gas chambers perhaps four times a year for different units on the base, which would involve pre and post event work, but otherwise he had nothing to do. When we deployed to Iraq the battalion decided they didn't even need him at all so he was reclassed as an MP and sent to recruit IP's in the villages.
                          I will add to this, I started out as Chem, and there isnt anything to do unless you are at a Chemical Company. While I was a NBCNCO, I just made sure the equipment was there and it worked, Not a hard gig at all. I taught a few classes throughout the year, and threw CS while out in the field. Other than that, there isnt much else. I have buddies that are in Chem Units, and they actually do stuff. So that is the difference. Its not a bad MOS, but you have to use it.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                            I spoke to the recruiter and he told me that the 21B unit is located in Buffalo NY.. 6-8hours away. That pretty much kills it for me. I'm going to have to think long and hard about this. While I totally agree with you guys about just going ahead and waiting to get my DL, what would you guys say about these MOS's and the probability of seeing combat.. Im guessing little to none

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                            • #15
                              Re: Any one here have experience or know someone with experience in these MOS'?

                              oooh wait wait wait

                              Originally posted by anthead
                              what would you guys say about these MOS's and the probability of seeing combat.. Im guessing little to none

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