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Career Opportunities for Enlisted Personnel

     The following is a synopsis of Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and Career Management Fields (CMF) of Army skills. Your Arkansas Army National Guard recruiter will have the most current information.

* = MOS closed to women
+ = Not an entry level MOS

Infantry (CMF 11)
Field Artillery (CMF 13)
Armor (CMF 19)
Signal Operations (CMF 31)
Electronic Maintenance and Calibration (CMF 35)
Public Affairs (CMF 46)
General Engineering (CMF 51)
Chemical (CMF 54)
Ammunition (CMF 55)
Mechanical Maintenance (CMF 63)
Aircraft Maintenance (CMF 67)
Administration (CMF 71)
Automatic Data Processing (CMF 74)
Supply (CMF 92)
Petroleum and Water (CMF 77)
Recruitment and Reenlistment (CMF 79)
Transportation (CMF 88)
Medical (CMF 91)
Aviation Operations (CMF 93)
Military Police (CMF 95)
Military Intelligence (CMF 96)
Bands (CMF 97)

Infantry (CMF 11 )

     Infantry is a military profession and therefore has no direct civilian counterpart. However, the skills, knowledge and personal development that a soldier gains can go far in helping obtain worthwhile civilian employment.

MOS Title
11B* Infantryman
11C* Indirect Fire Infantryman
11H* Heavy Anti. Armor Weapons Infantryman
11Z* Infantry Senior Sergeant

Combat Engineering (CMF 12)

     Each of the Army jobs is related directly to similar or equivalent civilian occupations. Army experiences may help prepare a soldier for possible employment in construction, forestry or industrial operations in the civilian sector.

MOS Title
12B* Combat Engineer

Field Artillery (CMF13)

     Field artillery work is highly specialized. On the civilian side, the skills and knowledge acquired in the Army might be translated into meaningful work in a variety of engineering, manufacturing and production fields.

MOS Title
13B* Cannon Crewmember
13C* Automated Fire Support Systems Specialist
13E* Cannon Fire Direction Specialist
13M* Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember
13P* MLRS/LANCE Operations Fire Direction Specialist
13R* Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator
82C* Field Artillery Surveyor

Armor (CMF 19)

     There is no directly related civilian counterpart to the armor field. However, abilities and experiences in working with heavy mechanical equipment may be applicable to heavy construction, steel work and logging industries.

MOS Title
19D* Cavalry Scout
19K* Armor Crewman

Signal Operations (CMF 31)

     In the past few years, the field of communications and telecommunications has grown increasingly important, so much so, that almost every large corporation or government agency literally depends on such devices for successful day-to-day operation.

MOS Title
31C Radio Operator-Maintainer
31L Wire Systems Installer
31U Signal Support Systems Specialist

Electronic Maintenance and Calibration (CMF 35)

     There is an increasing need in the civilian sector for people with experience in the electronic maintenance field. The training and experience gained may prepare a person for a variety of civilian occupations in the electronics field to include electronics testers, electronics assemblers, and electronics inspectors.

MOS Title
27E Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer
35C Surveillance Radar Repairer
35D Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment Repairer
35E Radio and Communications Secruity Repairer
35F Special Electronics Devices Repairer
35J Telecommunications Terminal Device Repairer
35N Wire Systems Equipment Repairer

Public Affairs (CMF 46)

     With the training and experience acquired by doing Army public affairs work, an individual is well qualified for similar civilian work. Typical employers would be corporations, advertising and public relations agencies, broadcasting stations and government agencies.

MOS Title
46Q Journalist
46R Broadcast Journalist

General Engineering (CMF 51)

     The civilian construction industry is one of the nations largest, and employment opportunities are very often related to seasons of the year. In addition, job opportunities exist in other areas such as with large corporations public works departments and other similar organizations that employ their own construction crews.

MOS Title
51K Plumber
51R Interior Electrician
51T Technical Engineering Specialist
62E Heavy Construction Equipment Operator
62F Crane Operator
62J General Construction Equipment Operator

Chemical (CMF 54)

     Chemistry plays such an important role in our lives that just about anywhere you go, you Will find someone whose job is somehow connected to it. Civilian opportunities for personnel with chemical work experience are available in a broad range of fields.

MOS Title
74D Chemical Operations Specialist

Ammunition (CMF 55)

     As a civilian, one could find that Army training and experience would be suitable in a wide variety of jobs ranging from manufacturing and production to warehousing and distribution work.

MOS Title
55B Ammunition Specialist

Mechanical Maintenance (CMF 63)

     Machines play such an important role in our lives that just about anywhere you go, you will find them in use; and wherever they are used, someone is needed to keep them going. Manufacturing plants, industries construction companies and apartment buildings all utilize equipment that is closely related to the kinds in the Army.

MOS Title
44B Metal Worker
44E Machinist
45B Small Arms/Artillery Repairer
45D Self-Propelled Field Artillery Turret Mechanic
45E* M1A1 Abrams Tank Turret Mechanic
45G Fire Control Repairer
45K Armament Repairer
52C Utilities Equipment Repairer
52D Power-Generation Equipment Repairer
62B Construction Equipment Repairer
63B Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
63D* Self-Propelled Field Artillery Repairer
63E M1 Abrams Tank System Mechanic
63G Fuel and Electrical Systems Repairer
63H Track Vehicle Repairer
63J Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer
63S Heavy Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
63T* M2-3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Mechanic
63W Wheel Vehicle Repairer
63Y Track Vehicle Mechanic

Aircraft Maintenance (CMF 67)

     Civilian opportunities in aircraft maintenance are related directly to Army positions. There are aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines and corporate aircraftÑall of which are required by federal law to have routine inspections, maintenance and servicing.

MOS Title
67G Utility Airplane Repairer
67T UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
68B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer
68D Aircraft Powertrain Repairer
68F Aircraft Electrician
68G Aircraft Structural Repairer
68N Avionic Mechanic

Administration (CMF 71)

     Private industry and business, as well as public service agencies, have experienced a continuing need for competent administrative personnel. Whether in the Army or in civilian life, administrative workers are the backbone of effective and efficient management.

MOS Title
71D Legal Specialist
71L Administrative Specialist
71M Chaplain Assistant
73C Finance Specialist
73D Accounting Specialist
75B Personnel Administration Specialist
75H Personnel Services Specialist

Automatic Data Processing (CMF 74)

     Civilian career opportunities have been excellent for some time and are expected to continue, if not expand, as more and more businesses, institutions, and government agencies rely on computerized systems to provide them with the information they need to function efficiently.

MOS Title
74B Information Systems Operator-Analyst

Supply (CMF 92)

     Many civilian occupations are very similar to Army supply jobs. Examples are stock clerk, garment fitter, purchasing agent, and warehouse manager. Upon returning to civilian life, one can find considerable occupational opportunities in a variety of settings.

MOS Title
92A Automated Logistical Specialist
92G Food Service Specialist
92M Mortuary Affairs Specialist
92Y Unit Supply Specialist

Petroleum and Water (CMF 77)

     Civilian opportunities for individuals with experience in the petroleum and water field are numerous and range from employment with oil companies, in areas such as supply, distribution and refinery work, to large users of petroleum and water products such as public agencies and airlines. Other employment opportunities exist with commercial and industrial laboratories.

MOS Title
77F Petroleum Supply Specialist

Recruitment and Reenlistment (CMF 79)

     A soldier gains invaluable experience for civilian employment particularly in the area of personnel and sales work. Personnel employers can be found at all levels of government and private industry.

MOS Title
79T Recruiting and Retention Noncommissioned Officer +

Transportation (CMF 88)

     The majority of Army positions in this field are closely related to similar civilian occupations. Potential civilian employers are trucking firms, marinas, airports, railroads, and intra-coastal shipping companies.

MOS Title
88M Motor Transport Operator
88N Traffic Management Coordinator

Medical (CMF 91)

     Each Army medical job has a direct civilian counterpart. Whether in the Army or in civilian life, medical workers are in great demand, and opportunities for advancement are excellent in both cases.

MOS Title
71G Patient Administration Specialist
76J Medical Supply Specialist
91A Medical Equipment Repairer
91B Medical Specialist
91C Practical Nurse
91E Dental Specialist
91K Medical Laboratory Specialist
91P Radiology Specialist

Aviation Operations (CMF 93)

     Experience gained by working in the Army aviation and air traffic control field is invaluable in the civilian job market. Excellent opportunities exist at commercial and corporate airlines.

MOS Title
93C Air Traffic Control (ATC)
93P Aviation Operations Specialist

Military Police (CMF 95)

     Upon returning to civilian life, a soldier may find considerable opportunities in police, security, or investigative employment. The background acquired in the Army could be applied to a career with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency, or in the fields of correctional or industrial security.

MOS Title
95B Military Police

Military Intelligence (CMF 96)

     Corporations, government agencies and other organizations highly regard intelligence experience for selected civilian jobs, because it represents abilities that are usually associated with managerial and executive-level work abilities that establish integrity, loyalty, and trustworthiness.

MOS Title
96B Intelligence Analyst

Bands (CMF 97)

     Employment opportunities for civilian musicians can range from moderately to highly competitive, depending on the job or type of work being sought. Typical employers of musicians are theaters, radio, and television stations, concert halls, schools colleges, recording studios - just about anywhere that music is played.

MOS Title
02B Trumpet Player
02C Baritone or Euphonium Player
02D French Horn Player
02E Trombone Player
02F Tuba Player
02G Flute or Piccolo Player
02H Oboe Player
02J Clarinet Player
02K Bassoon Player
02L Saxophone Player
02M Percussion Player
02N Piano Player
02T Guitar Player
02U Electric Bass Guitar Player

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30 December 2016