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EngineerEngineer

Nothing stands in the way of an engineer.

Engineers build anything and everything the Guard needs. From surveying and bulldozing to framing and wiring, engineers are responsible for taking on construction or demolition projects of any size from beginning to end. These projects can range from paving roads to setting up fortifications for hundreds of Soldiers. Combat engineers put these skills to use on the battlefield, destroying obstacles in the way of troops, or detecting and eliminating mines.

As a Guard engineer, you may work around the globe helping countries without basic needs like running water, hospitals and schools. Stateside, you may assist Soldiers responding to a natural disaster by clearing roads or restoring power to communities.

  • 12C Bridge Crewmember

    OVERVIEW
    Bridge crewmembers provide bridge and rafting support for dry and wet gap crossing operations when a squad, section or platoon tackles rough terrain in combat situations.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Operate bridge truck and light vehicles
    • Perform duties as a deckhand on the bridge erection boat
    • Assist in the preparation of bridge sites, rafts and bridge operations
    • Installation of kedge anchorage systems, wire obstacle material, overhead anchorage systems and demolition firing systems
    • Launch and retrieve ribbon bridge bays
    • Assembly and maintenance of military fixed and float bridges


    TRAINING

    Fourteen weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.



    Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basic construction methods and engineering principles
    • Bridge building
    • Road maintenance and repair
    • Rough carpentry and rigging
    • Use of hand and power tools


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    Combat (CO): 87

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Perform strenuous physical activities over long periods of time
    • Interest in construction and engineering
    • Enjoy working outdoors


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for practically any position in the field of construction.

  • 12D Diver

    OVERVIEW

    A diver performs tasks such as reconnaissance, demolition and salvage in underwater conditions. They specialize in either scuba diving (below the surface of water) or deep-sea diving (longer periods of time in depths up to 190 feet).


    JOB DUTIES

    • Inspect and clean watercraft propellers and hulls
    • Patch damaged watercraft hulls
    • Salvage sunken equipment
    • Patrol the waters
    • Assist with underwater construction of piers and harbor facilities
    • Survey rivers, beaches and harbors for underwater obstacles


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and the completion of 29 achievement goals during Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including practice in diving and repair work.


    Advanced Individual Training: 2 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; 26 weeks in Panama City, FL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Principles of scuba and surface-supplied diving
    • Underwater welding and cutting
    • Use and care of hand and power tools
    • Maintenance of diving equipment
    • Explosives


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    Skilled Technical (ST): 106 OR General Maintenance (GM): 98;
    General Technical (GT): 107

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in mechanics and building
    • Ability to stay calm under stress
    • Interest in underwater diving
    • High degree of self-reliance


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for practically any position in the field of construction.

  • 12G Quarrying Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Quarrying specialists help construct airfields, roads, dams and buildings by moving tons of earth and materials with heavy types of machinery. They operate powered machines that are used in cleaning, crushing, drilling, grading and detonating rock at construction sites. 


    JOB DUTIES

    • Operate air compressors, pneumatic tools, hydraulic-powered rock drills, rock crushers, screening equipment
    • Run the support equipment during crushing and screening (e.g., generators, conveyors, light sets and pumps)


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and five weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

    Advanced Individual Training: 5 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operation of different types of equipment
    • Maintenance and repair of equipment
    • General construction principles and information


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    General Maintenance (GM): 93

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in operating quarry construction equipment
    • Preference for working outdoors
    • Interest in explosives and blasting techniques


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.

  • 12K Plumber

    OVERVIEW
    Army plumbers and pipe fitters are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Maintain heating systems, basic water supply and water distribution systems
    • Pipe systems for wastewater
    • Basic plumbing repair and maintenance
    • Maintenance for plumbing fixtures, pipes, stacks, brackets, traps, vents and insulation
    • Construction plans and drawings


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including practice with carpentry and masonry tools.

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX

    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Installation and repair of pipe systems, plumbing fixtures, boiler controls, water purification and distillation systems
    • Maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    General Maintenance (GM): 88


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in math and shop mechanics
    • Preference for physical work
    • Ability to work with detailed plans


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    120 Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in a mechanical or plumbing contracting company.

  • 12M Firefighter

    OVERVIEW
    Army firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire. They control fires and help prevent them in buildings, aircraft and ships.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Perform rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crashes, vehicle emergencies and natural cover fires
    • Drive firefighting trucks and emergency rescue vehicles
    • Give first aid to injured personnel
    • Perform emergency response duties during hazardous materials incidents
    • Inspect aircraft, buildings and equipment for fire hazards
    • Teach fire protection procedures and repair/refill firefighting equipment


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in fighting fires.

    Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX

    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Fighting different types of fires
    • Firefighting equipment operations, first aid and rescue procedures


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    General Maintenance (GM): 88

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Ability to remain calm under stress
    • Willingness to risk injury to help others
    • Ability to think and act decisively


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with city or county fire departments and other firefighting agencies.

  • 12Q Power Line Distribution Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    The power line distribution specialist is primarily responsible for the electrical distribution system in the Army.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Assist in installation of electrical prime power distribution systems, exterior services and utility poles
    • Install guys, anchors, crossarms, conductors, insulators and other hardware
    • Connect service drops and conduits on de-energized systems


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.


    Advanced Individual Training: 7 Weeks at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX

    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Maintenance of electrical power distribution systems
    • Installing pole accessories and transformers
    • Maintenance of airfield lighting systems and overhead/underground lines
    • Emphasis on the use of technical and manufacturer publications for electric power line distribution


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORES(S)

    Electronics (EL): 93


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Interest in shop mechanics
    • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    120A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an electrician and/or with companies that design and produce communications equipment.

  • 12R Interior Electrician

    OVERVIEW
    The interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance of all of the Army’s interior electrical systems.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Install transformers, junction boxes, circuit breakers, service panels, switches, electrical boxes and lightning rods
    • Read blueprints, wire plans and repair orders to determine layouts/repair
    • Test equipment for the operational conduction of circuits
    • Inspect power distribution systems, shorts in wires and faulty equipment
    • Repair and replace faulty wiring and lighting fixtures


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instruction, including instruction for installation and repair.


    Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks, 3 days at Fort Leonard Wood, MO


    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Fundamentals of electricity
    • Electrical circuit troubleshooting
    • Safety procedures
    • Techniques for wiring switches, outlets and junction boxes


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORES(S)

    Electronics (EL): 93


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • An interest in electricity, science and math
    • Ability to use hand tools
    • Preference for doing physical work


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    120A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with an electrical contracting company.

  • 12V Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator

    OVERVIEW
    Concrete and asphalt equipment operators are responsible for supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production, which is integral to the construction of airfields, roads, dams and buildings.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Produce concrete with a mixer
    • Supervise the building of asphalt-producing plants
    • Operate asphalt distributors, spreaders and kettles
    • Perform combat engineer missions
    • Operate equipment for paving and surfacing


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and four weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

    Advanced Individual Training: 4 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operation of different types of concrete and asphalt equipment
    • Maintenance and repair of equipment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    General Maintenance (GM): 88

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
    • Preference for working outdoors
    • Interest in working with your hands


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.

  • 12W Carpentry and Masonry Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    A carpentry and masonry specialist is responsible for general heavy carpentry and masonry duties.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Construct and maintain rigging devices, trusses and other structural assemblies
    • Assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing structures
    • Perform basic carpentry and masonry skills
    • Assist in the performance of combat engineer missions
    • Construct concrete form work for slabs, walls and columns


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks at Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, MS

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basics in concrete technology, materials, proportioning and control tests
    • Proper use of finishing tools
    • Placing, consolidation and finishing
    • Edging, jointing, curing and protection
    • Basics in structure foaming, roofing and flooring


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    General Maintenance (GM): 88

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Enjoy doing physical work
    • Interest in science and math
    • Preference for working outdoors
    • Interest in working with your hands


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in commercial and residential construction.

  • 12Y Geospatial Engineer

    OVERVIEW
    Geospatial engineers are responsible for using geographic data that support military/civilian operations for disaster relief and homeland security. They collect, analyze and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Extract geographic data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance
    • Create geographic data and compile them into maps
    • Help commanders visualize the battlefield
    • Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases
    • Prepare military-style briefs covering all aspects of the terrain


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including instruction for geographic information systems.


    Advanced Individual Training: 18 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO


    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Basic knowledge of geographic information systems
    • Geographic analysis
    • Imagery interpretation and exploitation


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    Skilled Technical (ST): 100
    General Technical (GT): 100

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in geography, maps and charts
    • Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills and work with drafting equipment
    • Conceptualize ideas into computer-generated 2-D/3-D geospatial products
    • Preference in a technical career field


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    125D Geospatial Engineering Technician


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an engineer with the government or in the private sector.

  • 12N Construction Equipment Operator

    OVERVIEW
    Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army. They are also responsible for operating tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Analyze information on grade stakes and their placement
    • Drive bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment to level earth
    • Clear, grub, strip, excavate, backfill, stockpile and push scraper with tractor crawler
    • Cut and spread fill material with scraper
    • Transport heavy construction equipment with tractor-trailer
    • Assist in performance of combat engineer missions


    TRAINING

    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.


    Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

    Some of the skills you’ll learn:

    • Operation of different types of construction and rough-terrain equipment
    • Maintenance and repair of equipment
    • Identification of soil types and placement of grade stakes


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    General Maintenance (GM): 90


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
    • Preference for working outdoors
    • Interest in working with your hands


    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    120A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.

  • 12B Combat Engineer

    OVERVIEW

    Get your team out of any tough spot. Supervise and assist your team as it tackles rough terrain during combat operations. You will also construct fighting positions, prime and detonate explosives, and become an expert in general engineering.

    JOB DUTIES

    •    Build fighting positions, defensive positions, and floating or fixed bridges
    •   
    Place and detonate explosives
    •   
    Clear paths of obstacles
    • 
       Install firing systems for demolition
    •   
    Detect mines visually or with mine detectors


    TRAINING

    Fourteen weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

    One Station Unit Training: 14 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO 

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basic demolitions
    • Basic explosive hazards
    • Constructing wire obstacles
    • Fixed-bridge building
    • Basic urban operations
    • Operating heavy equipment


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    Combat (CO): 87

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Perform strenuous physical activities over long periods of time
    • Interest in engineering
    • Enjoy working outdoors


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in the fields of construction, building inspection or building engineering.

  • 12 Engineer Officer

    OVERVIEW
    An engineer officer is responsible for providing full support to the wide range of engineering duties in the Army. They can help build structures, develop civil works programs and even provide combat support.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Sapper — Emplace demolitions, conduct reconnaissance and support maneuver units with mobility, countermobility and survivability
    • Bradley — Destroy, neutralize and suppress the enemy using the Bradley Fighting Vehicle
    • Construction — Construct roads, buildings, military bases, airfields, etc.
    • Bridge — Construct, emplace or assemble numerous bridges
    • Rescue — Perform search and rescue operations
    • Training — Train the force, write new policy and research alternative engineering technology


    TRAINING

    Job training for an engineer officer begins with an undergraduate degree and the Basic Officer Leadership Course. Other opportunities may include taking courses at graduate schools and other military institutions.

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
    • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities


    FUTURE CIVILAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in fields such as business management. An officer in the Army is closely related to managerial positions in corporations.


  • 120A Construction Engineering Technician

    DUTIES
    Serve across the broad spectrum of engineer operations in both operational and nonoperational units. Construction engineering technicians provide subject matter expertise throughout their careers to the commander and staff on matters relative to the following functions/tasks:

    • Supervising and coordinating construction of base camps and internment facilities in support of engineer construction operation
    • Supervising the construction, repair and maintenance of vertical infrastructure in engineer construction operations
    • Providing advice and technical assistance on all aspects of electrical power and distribution in support of military operations; supervising and managing separate teams performing theater prime power missions
    • Providing engineering support and expertise to Deployable Medical System (DEPMEDS) hospitals, utilizing organic equipment such as power generation equipment, environmental control systems, water, waste, fuel and electrical distribution systems; coordinating and supervising the installation and repair of water supply systems, plumbing, sewage, and heating and air conditioning systems
    • Planning, conducting, preparing and providing planning studies and tests for identified engineer work projects; addressing facility siting environmental concerns and estimated project costs as part of a survey and design detachment
    • Commanding survey and design as well as firefighting headquarters detachments
    • Serving as members of the engineer staff in MEBs as well as division and corps units
    • Developing training strategies, reviewing and writing doctrine, and presenting formal engineering instruction to officers, warrant officers and NCOs
    • Supervising the construction, repair and maintenance of horizontal roadway/foundation networks in engineer construction operations

     

    120A MINIMUM PREREQUISITES (Army National Guard and Reserve):

    • Must be a sergeant (E-5) or above.
    • As of Oct. 1, 2014, 120A applicants will be required to have three semester hours of college algebra and three semester hours of college-level English (professional writing).
    • Must have a minimum of four years of documented experience in:
      • MOS 12H, 12K, 12N, 12P, 12Q, 12R, 12T or 12W, Air Force AFSC 3E0xx - Interior electrician, utilities, structural or engineering specialties;
      • Marines - 1169 Utilities Chief, 1361 Engineering Assistant, 1141 Electrician;
      • Navy - Builder (BU), Construction Electrician (CE), Utilitiesman (UT), Engineering Aid (EA).
    • NCOs must provide hard copies of all NCOERs/enlisted reports.
    • Recruiting, drill sergeant and other nontechnical duties are not considered field experience toward the three-year requirement.
    • Must be an Advanced Leader Course (ALC) graduate from a feeder MOS (waiverable based on documented leadership and technical performance in a feeder MOS in OEF/OIF). MOS 12T does not currently offer Phase 2 ALC; Phase 2 waived.
    • Must possess a minimum of one year of leadership experience (documented on an NCOER/enlisted report) in one of the following TOE/MTOE positions:
      • Construction Operations Sergeant, Construction Section Leader or Construction Squad Leader
      • Senior Technical Engineer NCO, Technical Engineer NCO or Reconnaissance Sergeant
      • Senior Power Station Mechanic, Electrician or Instrumentation Assistant Team Chief
      • Technical Inspector, Utilities Equipment Maintenance Manager or Shop Foreman
    • Must possess a sustained and demonstrated level of technical and leadership competency as supported by rater and senior rater comments on NCOERs.
    • Must have a letter of recommendation from a senior 120A (CW3-CW5). The letter must address your technical and tactical competence to perform in MOS 120A. For locations without senior 120A warrant officers, the proponent will accept letters of recommendation from senior warrant officers (CW3-CW5), regardless of branch. In conjunction with the senior warrant officer letter, the applicant must obtain a letter of recommendation from a junior 120A warrant officer. The junior 120A warrant officer letter will attest to the applicant’s technical and tactical competency. Applicants may request a prerequisite waiver for the feeder MOS and apply based on three years of documented civilian experience (in the form of annual appraisals) related to MOS 120A, in lieu of any of the above primary feeder MOSs. Applicants should have two years of military leadership experience as a squad leader, platoon sergeant or section sergeant in their current MOS. Civilian engineering degrees and certifications related to MOS 120A will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, as part of the overall packet. These may be used to reduce the required years of military experience and allow for the waiver of ALC for applicants who do not have the required feeder MOS.


    NOTE: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.

  • 125D Geospatial Engineering Technician

    DUTIES
    Geospatial engineering technicians (125D) provide the Army the necessary technical and tactical expertise to execute fundamental geospatial engineering functions supporting Army units at all echelons through the generation of geospatial information, management and storage of enterprise geospatial databases for the Common Operating Picture (COP), terrain analysis and visualization, dissemination of geospatial information on both digital and hard copy, and the management of geospatial engineer operations.

    The 125D geospatial engineering technician provides assistance and advice to the commander and staff on matters relative to the following functions/tasks:

    • Serve on the battle staff as the geospatial engineering expert at BCT, division, corps, Army and joint commands.
    • Acquire, coordinate, interpret and analyze geospatial information, to include the effects of weather, and advise commanders and their staff on its effects on full-spectrum operations.
    • Manage geospatial support to full-spectrum operations within the BCT, division, corps, Army and joint commands.
    • Perform terrain analysis supporting the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) process at the BCT, division, dorps, Army and joint commands.
    • Integrate geospatial operations into the execution of the military decision-making process in support of BCT, division, corps, Army and joint operations.
    • Identify gaps in geospatial information coverage and coordinate with collection entities to obtain and verify area-of-interest source data, ensuring it satisfies geospatial mission requirements for the generation of Essential Elements of Geospatial Information (EEGI).
    • Manage generation of EEGI to fill gaps in geospatial information coverage.
    • Serve as the tactical and technical advisor to the commander, staff and major subordinate commanders providing guidance on the use of geospatial engineers in support of full-spectrum operations.
    • Manage geospatial information and services on the geospatial enterprise server that provides the foundation for the COP for Army Battle Command Systems.
    • Coordinate with all echelons of geospatial engineer teams to transmit field-collected geospatial data to the Theater Geospatial Planning Cell for inclusion into the enterprise geospatial database.
    • Direct and supervise system administration of geographic information systems on local and wide-area networks.
    • Direct and supervise technical geospatial engineer training within unit.
    • May be employed as a service school instructor or training developer/writer. Perform other officer-level duties essential to the mission of the assigned unit.
    • 35G (formerly 96D) Imagery Analyst - Now eligible to compete for 125D as secondary MOS to 350G. Indicate on DA Form 61 as second choice to MOS 350G.


    Increasing joint operations have created a greater pool of applicants from other military branch services. Navy, Air Force and Marines should see below for equivalent MOSs. Other military branch services' applicants must come from a geography, GEOINT or analytical-related MOS with similar duties and skill sets. Applicants must demonstrate their qualifications through hard copies of documented experience (e.g., awards, certificates and performance evaluations).

    MOS 125D Selection Criteria:

    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES FOR FEEDER MOS*

    • Be a SGT (E-5) or above in MOS 12Y, 35F, 35G; USMC 0241 Imagery Analysis Specialist, 0261 Geographic Intelligence Specialist; Navy 8284 Imagery Ground Station Operator, IS - Intelligence Specialist; or Air Force 1N1xx, Imagery Analyst, 1N6x1, Imagery Ground Station Operator.
    • Be a Warrior Leader Course graduate or equivalent for USMC, Navy and USAF.
    • Have successfully completed the Basic Topographic Analyst Course or the Geospatial Engineer Course/Geographic Intelligence Specialist Course/Imagery Analyst Course or equivalent USMC, Navy or Air Force course.
    • Have a minimum of four years' operational experience as a working analyst in MOS 12Y, 35F, 35G or USMC 0261 in at least two assignments (one combat tour as a working analyst in MOS may count as an assignment).
    • Have a minimum of two years of documented leadership experience with clearly demonstrated potential for increased responsibility and leadership (waiverable to one year if the one year is in a tactical leadership position in combat, e.g., NCOIC of BCT/DIV Geospatial Team/Squad Leader of Division Geospatial Engineering Team, Special Forces group or battalion, or its equivalent imagery intelligence assignment.
    • Have a minimum of three NCOERs/FITREPs and possess a sustained and demonstrated level of technical and leadership competency, as supported by rater and senior rater comments on NCOERs.
    • Be an Advanced Leader Course (ALC) graduate (Common Core and Technical Phase) or equivalent USMC, Navy or Air Force course (waiverable based upon documented leadership and technical performance in feeder MOS in OEF/OIF). Have a Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
    • Be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
    • Enclose a written recommendation from a senior warrant officer (CW3 and above) who holds the WO MOS 125D or 350G. In organizations where no SWO is available, a letter of recommendation from the senior ranking warrant officer that you currently work for is appropriate.


    *Any minimum prerequisites not met will require a prerequisite waiver in writing to proponent.

    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES FOR NONFEEDER MOS

    • Be a SSG (E-6) or above (waiverable to SGT with one year tactical leadership position in combat, e.g., NCOIC of a team, squad leader or a platoon SGT).
    • Have a minimum of four years of documented military geography/geographic information systems (GIS)/GEOINT/imagery analysis experience and/or Tactical Battle Staff Plans experience (i.e., BCT/DIV/Corps Plans NCOIC) using an Army Battle Command System (e.g., DTSS/DCGS-A/MCS/ASAS/C2PC) and/or experience with duties and skill sets similar to that of MOS 12Y/35F/35G/125D or a four-year geography-related degree from an accredited college/university or a GIS/GEOINT certification from an accredited college/university/government institution.
    • Have a minimum of two years of documented leadership/supervisory experience with clearly demonstrated potential for increased responsibility and leadership.
    • Have less than 12 years of Active service.
    • Have a Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
    • Be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
    • Enclose a written recommendation from a senior warrant officer (CW3 and above) who holds WO MOS 125D or 350G.


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Be a SSG (E-6) or above.
    • Have leadership experience at the tactical level (SBCT, BCT, division or corps).
    • Have two years of college credit from an accredited institution.
    • Have a geography-related degree or certificate from an accredited institution.
    • Be a Battle Staff NCO Course graduate.


    Note: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.

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