MOS suggestions for Guard enlistment

MOS suggestions for Guard enlistment

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    MOS suggestions for Guard enlistment

    More questions from me.

    I was a tanker in the Army years ago. 19E that is. If I cannot find a local unit that will accept this MOS what would be good alternative(s) for someone from armor background?

    I want to stay close to home and would like to get an AGR position but it may not happen. So if I accept the traditional part time slot I will need to be in an MOS that the local unit will accept (and I am not sure what that is yet).
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    As an AGR myself, what type of units do you have around your home...53rd INF???
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1212 View Post
    As an AGR myself, what type of units do you have around your home...53rd INF???
    Yes. 53rd is here in town. I also think they are an engineering outfit. I thought something like 339th?

    Everything else is at least two hours away.
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    A lot would depend on what was close by of course. It seems to me that a medic would be pretty universal. It can land you a decent job in the civilain world too.
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    I would suggest 54B (NBC NCO). Not all that glamorous, but every single Army company, by MTOE, has a slot for one.
    In my years on active duty I was with everything from the dirty, nasty, straight leg infantry to the REMF truck drivers. I got in there and did everything they were doing so I felt that I got lots of cross-training with a wide variety of MOS's.
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    Since someone tossed 54B out, I would think that they might have 89B openings, that would be ammo handler.
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    Well, things are going well with my reenlistment. I scored very high on my ASVAB. I scored high on the first one I took back in 1981 as well. I believe I did better on this one but I don't have my old ASVAB score from 1981.

    My local guard unit, where my recruiter is stationed, did a Body Mass on me Wednesday and I came in at a perfect number at my current weight and age. I was surprised but I have been losing weight the past couple of years.

    I go for my "Over 40" exam next Tuesday at the Montgomery Alabama MEPS unit. October will likely be my enlistment month as I am waiting on the new fiscal year to come. I am told more MOS choices will be available then. There are no current slots for 19E/19K and I have to enter under my old MOS or get converted or choose something that is not slotted at my local unit.

    I have been running, jogging and walking a lot, I have made a small obstacle course here at home and I am doing push-ups, crunches and leg lifts every other night. I am adding two more reps every time I do my calisthenics. Four sets of reps each session.

    It is hard to get motivated to go run in this terrible Florida heat. It doesn't get much better at night or early morning. I likely could not pass the running portion of the PT test but I have about three months before I will be initially tested so I hope I am able to continue my running.

    Oh, I forgot to say . . . . . I am sore!!!
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    Oh, yeah, any more suggestions as to a good solid MOS to choose?

    I was offered Military Police but I am not sure I would want that. What say you guys?

    Maybe I want to stay with a combat MOS? Should I stay with armor? There are no armor units anywhere near my hometown though.

    What about weapons or ammunition as stated in another post? How many MOS's deal with ammo and weapons?

    Question on deployments. Most soldiers I talk to love to go on deployment. Is this pretty universal? They love the money they bring home. One soldier I know has taken seven deployments and wants more.

    Man, I am excited and a little unsure at the same time. I am a soldier at heart, I love military, I think military but I am just out so long now that I am a little nervous.
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    I have been looking and reading some more on MOS choices. Seems Signal & Military Intelligence/Counter Intelligence pays bonuses for almost all of their MOS's. Seems it is in demand as well. What I don't particularly like about this position is its involvement with computer networking. I was trying to avoid that for fear of being stuck in a cubical or back of a military truck.

    Also, Special Forces pay bonuses for all of its positions. However, I think that SF's is off my list. My old butt would never make it there.

    So, what do some of you think about Signal and Communications and Military Intelligence positions? I would really like to hear from those that have experience in these areas.
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    I would say, Combat Engineer or the do it all, 11 bang bang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boricua View Post
    I would say, Combat Engineer or the do it all, 11 bang bang.
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    How about Intel??
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    maybe something to do with aviation
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    How about Intel??
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    maybe something to do with aviation
    Both of these are on top of my list as possibilities. However, after much research I seem to have found that you have to be very careful picking these MOS's or you end up not actually doing your job but rather cross training with other MOS's or out on detail work because your actual MOS has nothing to do. That seems to be especially true with a lot of the maintenance MOS's.

    Of the MOS's that interest me most it seems that Intelligence Imagery or Apache/Blackhawk maintenance or avionics is maybe a good choice.

    That is what I am trying to figure out.

    I don't want to choose a field that is a dead end, leaves me holding a broom, stuck at E-4, never deploys, and is constant BS detail work not related to my MOS.

    A good aircraft maintenance MOS would leave me with skills for civilian job. A good intel job would give me good skills and a top secret clearance for corporate security jobs after the Army.
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