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Armed and ready.

From mines to rockets to bullets, no matter how big or small the weapon, munitions specialists supply the ammunition. Trained to maintain inventory, schedule delivery and ship bulk ammunition, munitions specialists ensure Guard Soldiers get the right ammunition when and where they need it.

Munitions specialists can also become explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialists. Trained to destroy explosives that threaten the lives of Soldiers, EOD specialists learn about U.S. and foreign explosives, firing systems and the disposal of explosive threats. Munitions Soldiers use remote-control vehicles or X-ray equipment to identify possible threats and ensure safe disposal.

 

  • 89A Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    The ammunition stock control and accounting specialist operates the Standard Ammunition and Accounting System–Modernized computer hardware and software, and utilizes manual records to perform stock control and accounting procedures for ammunition, explosives and associated explosive components.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures
    • Maintain hardware and software systems and manual records required to successfully perform stock control and accounting procedures for ammunition and explosives


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

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 2 days at Fort Lee, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Perform functions using the Standard Army Ammunition System–Modernized
    • Access to data browser to perform the automated issue, receipt, shipment, turn-in and maintenance transfer of ammunition
    • Create radio frequency identification system tags, and create applicable reports and input data
    • Upload/download automated data processing equipment, and perform individual warrior tasks and collective warrior battle drills


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
    • Aptitude for planning and organizing
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Work calmly under stress


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 91

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development.


  • 89B Ammunition Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Ammunition specialists are specialized Soldiers who are responsible for the management of ordnance (ammunition and explosives). They are tasked with receiving, storing and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, explosives, and other ammunition- and explosive-related items.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Perform maintenance modification, destruction and demilitarization on ammunition and explosive components
    • Operate computer hardware and software/utilities manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures
    • Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures
    • Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction


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

    Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications
    • Ammunition/maintenance operations 
    • Explosives demolition operations
    • Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Interest in planning and organizing
    • Work calmly under stress


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 91

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions manufacturer.


  • 89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Explosive ordnance disposal specialist Soldiers are the Army’s preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts. They are warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack, defeat and exploit unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction.

    Explosive ordnance disposal specialists are the culmination of the best tactical and technical training the Army and civilian academia can provide. They are prepared to perform missions in support of Army units worldwide, across all operational environments.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Research and identify ordnance
    • Assist in the preparation and use of advance robotics
    • Explosively dispose of hazardous ordnance
    • Prepare and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 36 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA.

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 4 days, Fort Lee, VA, and 28 weeks, 3 days, Eglin AFB, FL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basic electronics/electricity fundamentals
    • Hazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions
    • Demolition materials, procedures and operations
    • Chemical and biological ordnance and operations


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Aptitude for planning and organizing
    • Work calmly under stress
    • Effectively use computers


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 110

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies, civil law enforcement and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions handler.


  • 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

    OVERVIEW
    The ammunition technician is a self-aware and adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer and advisor who is responsible for preparing and/or reviewing ammunition storage waivers; supervising and managing the Standard Army Ammunition System (SAAS) at all levels; and  performing other company-grade officer-level duties as required/are essential to the unit mission. The ammunition technician investigates and reports conventional ammunition accidents, failures or malfunctions, as well as prepares, reviews and/or carries out operational plans in the ammunition storage areas of firefighting; emergency destruction; and physical security, explosive safety and transportation flow. The ammunition technician also directs and coordinates the following activities:

    • Accountability
    • Receipt
    • Storage
    • Issue
    • Inspection
    • Maintenance
    • Demilitarization of conventional ammunition, components, residue and unarmed training ammunition devices

     
    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES
    These minimum prerequisites will not be waived.

    • Be a Sergeant (E-5).
    • Have five to six years' on-the-job experience in a feeder MOS validated by NCOERs.
    • OJE experience defined: specific (operations/logistic support) experience includes any position involving direct contact with equipment/commodity/electronics/repair; retail or wholesale munitions operations; and/or munitions management. Army National Guard, Army Reserve and civilian MOS-related experience will be taken into consideration. Evaluation reports documenting experience must describe specific MOS-related positions, duties and responsibilities performed, and must be commensurate with the rank of the Soldier. Primary positions (supply specialist, admin NCO, commander's driver, etc.) and primary duties/responsibilities (recruiting NCO, range safety NCO, company ammunition NCO, hazmat driver, etc.) which are not directly related to logistical operations, commensurate with the rank of the Soldier, do not qualify as on-the-job experience.
    • Must be an Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) graduate from a feeder MOS and meet Personnel Reliability Program requirements of AR 50-6. All phases/ERB must state ALC graduate, and all DA Form 1059s must be provided in the application.
    • Provide a copy of all NCOERs, which should reflect MOS proficiency in an ammunition supervisory capacity. Copies of NCOERs must be provided in hard copy.
    • Enclose a written recommendation from a senior warrant officer (CW3 and above) or from a warrant officer (WO) within the applicant's organization, who holds the WO MOS the applicant is applying for. In organizations where no WO in the correct MOS is available, a letter of recommendation from a senior WO in the correct MOS from a supporting ammunition unit can be substituted.


    NOTE: Applicants not meeting the prerequisites listed on this page may still submit a warrant officer packet, but must submit a separate Request for Waiver for each prerequisite not met. Each Request for Waiver required must be a separate memorandum, signed by the applicant, providing rationale on why the applicant feels the particular waiver should be granted. No waivers will be granted for E-4 and below.

    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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