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Ordnance Officer

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Ordnance Officer - 91A


  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

Ordnance officers are responsible for ensuring that weapons systems, vehicles and equipment are ready and available and in perfect working order at all times. They also manage the developing, testing, fielding, handling, storage and disposal of munitions.

Job Duties

  • Commanding and controlling operations during land combat
  • Coordinate employment of ordnance Soldiers at all levels of command
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for an ordnance officer requires completion of the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, where you'll learn leadership skills, tactics, maintenance and operational aspects of weapons and vehicles used in an ordnance platoon. Your training will take place in classrooms and in the field.

    Helpful Skills

  • Selfdiscipline
  • Physically fit
  • Perform under physical and mental pressures
  • Make decisions quickly and on your own
  • ASVAB

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 99 OR Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 88, General Technical (GT) : 92
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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