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    I am almost at the stage in my enlistment to choose an mos. I am looking at 12N, horizontal construction engineer or some type of aviation mechanic. I am wondering which would be the best to transfer to civilian world. I am looking to make a career out of the guard and a career in civilian world with my guard mos. Any input would be great. Thanks

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    Re: MOS to civilian world

    Any kind of MOS that will get you a civilian certification is your best bet. The only ones I can think of are IT Specialist (I'm pretty sure you get A++ certified), and Medic (you get EMT certified). I'm 100% positive there are other MOSs that qualify for civilian certificates, but I don't know what they are. A recruiter is your best bet to get you this info.

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    • #3
      Re: MOS to civilian world

      There really is no best. Nearly all of them have comparable civilian careers.

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        Re: MOS to civilian world

        Originally posted by SteveLord View Post
        There really is no best. Nearly all of them have comparable civilian careers.
        Q: "But how can I get them to send me to every single MOSQ course possible in the next year?"
        A: "You're about 7+ years late to the party. The party of generous funding kicked off around 2002 and it peaked in 2010."

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        • #5
          Re: MOS to civilian world

          Thanks, and I understand ever mos will have a similar civilian job. I was mainly asking between aviation specialist/ mechanic vs horizontal construction engineer. Sorry for any confusion.

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          • #6
            Re: MOS to civilian world

            Do a Google search on Helmets to Hardhats.

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            • #7
              Re: MOS to civilian world

              Also check out cool.army.mil

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              • #8
                Re: MOS to civilian world

                Hey, if you're looking for training that will convert to civilian side, and convert over military side, have you looked into Job Corps?

                I don't know about many conversions between Job Corps and Army, but I know for the other branches, Job Corps Occupation Training Programs convert over into Navy Rates and Air Force AFSCs and Marine Corps MOSs.

                Or those that don't convert, establish civilian occupation/career, and would allow you to simply work two different careers.

                Completion of the Heavy Equipment Mechanic, waives CM (Construction Mechanic) "A" School in the Navy, as well as it waves MOS training for Marine Corps Mechanics, and the Air Force 2T3X1. The Heavy Equipment Operator Course waves EO rate in the Navy, and and the Equipment Operator AFSC in the AF. (I have no idea if it does the same for the Army, you'd need to talk to a Recruiter about that. I know Culinary Arts through Job Corps waves 92G AIT, and completion of the Advanced Culinary Arts Program awards an Army Identifier with 92G). Just have to submit copies of Training Achievement Records. The Construction Trades also either decrease MOS training time, or waives it entirely depending on branch/mos. (Electrical Wiring/Electrical/Electrician program in Job Corps waives "A" School for Construction Electrician in the Navy, and Marine Corps 1141 (Electrician, making Marines go through Boot Camp, then Marine Combat Training, and out to the FMF)

                Medical Occupations auto award NECs to Navy HMs.

                But again, I don't know many people who've transitioned from Job Corps, into the Army with their training crossing over. I do know the other branches will let it cross over, but I only know of the 92G for the Army being able to cross over.

                In Job Corps, we also have a LOT of prior service military. We have guys who used to be Infantry, Armor Crewmen, Cavalry Scouts, even some guys who used to be HUMINT, and others who used to even be Army Mechanics. (One student going through Automotive here, was a Generator Mechanic in the Army) At one center I was at, we had a Student who was also in the Infantry Company just off center. (And Staff from the same Company)

                So there is another option, Enlist into your MOS, and go into a Job Corps Center in your immediate area and get training there as either a Resident or Non-Resident and get best of both worlds.

                A lot of Job Corps Staff are prior military, or current military reserve component. Same goes for quite a few students in the program at each center.

                Just saying, if you want Military and Civilian Career to be the same, or different, you have options.

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