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Military Occupational Specialty.

Allied Trades Specialist.

The Army accomplishes its mission with a variety of vehicles and equipment and when they need a part made or repaired immediately, and there is no other way to get it, they go to the Allied Trades Specialist.

These soldiers fabricate, repair and modify the metallic and non-metallic parts necessary for the Army to keep their equipment operating reliably.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Where, the Army will train you to select the materials, tools and equipment to do the job, and train you to use various fabrication machines to shape metal parts to exact requirements.

You’ll train to operate tools like drill presses, tap and die sets, grinders and other power tools used in the creation of fabricated parts.

You’ll also train to weld using oxy-acetylene, metal inert gas and tungsten inert gas. In addition, you will learn how to use arc and air arc cutting and gouging equipment.

Soldier discusses what attracted them to this MOS.

Instructor describes what type of Soldier will succeed in this MOS.

After your advanced individual training, you’ll work supporting Army Operations where your duties may be in a large or small indoor shop or in a mobile shop that can take you just about anywhere the mission requires you to perform your skills.

As an Allied Trades Specialist, you’ll preform precision work with precision tools, setting up and operating them to produce quality work to prescribed standards.

You’ll perform step by step methods to fabricate from scratch almost any part that the Army needs to accomplish the mission. These parts can be created in a variety of ways, from manual work, to the use of fabrication machines, or you may the opportunity to use 3D printing technology.

Serving as an Allied Trades Specialist can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector, because your skills, leadership, team work and problem solving are skills and values in demand by civilian employers.

Soldier describes why they enjoyed the training.

Soldier describes how the skills in this MOS will help them succeed within the Army and beyond.

As an Allied Trades Specialist, you’ll be challenged to work different machines; make or repair different parts; and you’ll use all your skills to keep Army equipment working, vehicles moving and Soldiers in the action.

Military Occupational Specialty.

Allied Trades Specialist.

 

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