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Old 03-22-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: nc
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Can someone please tell me something good about this MOS? My husband is leaving in May for BCT and then AIT with this MOS and everything we've been reading about it makes is sound horrible.

He was very excited about it after reading the army description and watching the youtube video, however once he started looking into it more online, things changed.

Everything we've read says that he will never use the equipment once out of AIT and he will end up being a fueler. Please someone tell me that is not true.

He tried to change his MOS to medic, but they are saying there is a temporary freeze on all medical.

He got a 96 on the ASVAB, is college educated and very smart. He is very dissapointed that the job doesn't seem that it will be very challenging after all.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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The MOS is important and I have seen soldiers work the MOS in Iraq but as you said I've seen most others pumping fuel, especially stateside and other counties were the water supply is safe.

To be totally honest you don't have to be a rocket scientist to qualify for this MOS and most of the soldiers in this and refuel reflect that. I'm afraid he'll be like a red headed step child.

If I was him I would tell his recruiter to change his MOS to a better one or he'll refuse to ship. If he doesn't ship it no big deal, no matter what they say.

Have the recruiter call the Army guidance counselor at MEPS and find out what MOSs they have school slots for. After your husband narrows his choices down you and he can post questions here and we'll be able to answer them.

It's good you caught this now.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: nc
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The MOS is important and I have seen soldiers work the MOS in Iraq but as you said I've seen most others pumping fuel, especially stateside and other counties were the water supply is safe.

To be totally honest you don't have to be a rocket scientist to qualify for this MOS and most of the soldiers in this and refuel reflect that. I'm afraid he'll be like a red headed step child.

If I was him I would tell his recruiter to change his MOS to a better one or he'll refuse to ship. If he doesn't ship it no big deal, no matter what they say.

Have the recruiter call the Army guidance counselor at MEPS and find out what MOSs they have school slots for. After your husband narrows his choices down you and he can post questions here and we'll be able to answer them.

It's good you caught this now.

Thank you! He has contacted the recruiter and just needs to get the mos change form signed by the commander.

What about disasters like Hati? It would make sense to send 92w to help purify the water down there. Have you heard about any of them going there? That is something my husband would LOVE to do, even if it meant he was a fueler the rest of the time.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Thank you! He has contacted the recruiter and just needs to get the mos change form signed by the commander.

What about disasters like Hati? It would make sense to send 92w to help purify the water down there. Have you heard about any of them going there? That is something my husband would LOVE to do, even if it meant he was a fueler the rest of the time.
Yes Hati would be a good use of this MOS but the other 95% of the time he wouldn't be working in his field.

To put things bluntly the water purification/fuel MOSs are normally choosen by people that score very low on the ASVAB and have no other options. Considering your husband scored so high he wouldn't fit in with this group or be happy in the Army.

My background is in Army Aviation (Helicopters & Flight Operations), if you or he have questions about those type MOSs I would be glad to answer them. Additionally with 30 years in I can give good insight into other MOSs and areas too. If you don't want to post questions in the open forum then direct message (DM) me.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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This is not true, the highest score that you can get on the asvab is 50. I scored a 42 and still ended up a water treatment specialist. Unfortunately I have to admit that you are not going to do anything in your actual job. I have
Worked as a secretary, orderly room and or training room clerk in many units. In other units you pump fuel with the fuelers, or do line haul missions with the truck drivers if you're in a mixed platoon of fuelers and truck drivers and possibly do ammo runs with the ammo section and or truck drivers in the distribution platoon. But you will most likely never ever do your actual job.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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Default 92w

On deployment you will either pump fuel or do line haul and combat logistics patrols with the truck drivers and fuelers. I spent most of my time on deployment as a 50 caliber machine gunner, a Mark 19 gunner. Sometimes I was a dismount or pumped fuel, but most of the time I was on the gun. If you join the army as an 92w you will not do your job and to be honest the most needs to be taken out of the quartermaster corp's and returned to the engineer corp's because water treatment specialist is a engineer function and not a quartermaster function. In the quartermaster corp's 92w is the workhorse because we have no real job to do nor do we fit in with the other quartermaster jobs. Water treatment specialist will spend more time doing combat related task that fits in more with the role that combat engineers and or infantry men we're just not a good fit for the quartermaster corp's.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:06 PM
 
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necro thread!


I have not looked into the field, but most large cities have water treatment plants. so there may be jobs for this specialty after separation.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Thank you! He has contacted the recruiter and just needs to get the mos change form signed by the commander.

What about disasters like Hati? It would make sense to send 92w to help purify the water down there. Have you heard about any of them going there? That is something my husband would LOVE to do, even if it meant he was a fueler the rest of the time.
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necro thread!


I have not looked into the field, but most large cities have water treatment plants. so there may be jobs for this specialty after separation.
mamom the MOS is quite important while deployed. It is hard work physically and as flashlight said there are a number of civilian opportunities. If he is going on active duty at the end of his first hitch he can re-enlist for a different MOS.

Places like Haiti and now Puerto Rico are places where soldiers with that skill will be deployed to. The Army National Guard sends soldiers to Haiti for extended annual training stints and have for some time now. I have friends who have been deployed there 3 or more times. Also reservists get tasked for that as well.

My friends have said they enjoy being able to help in Haiti and are happy to return. Deploying to a poor country though is never really fun. Soldiers rarely get to enjoy paradise in their service.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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mamom the MOS is quite important while deployed. It is hard work physically and as flashlight said there are a number of civilian opportunities. If he is going on active duty at the end of his first hitch he can re-enlist for a different MOS.
However, when you "re-enlist for a different MOS" you do not get what can be a large re-enlistment bonus. That's why considering your first enlistment is important. Something which can be difficult to do.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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However, when you "re-enlist for a different MOS" you do not get what can be a large re-enlistment bonus. That's why considering your first enlistment is important. Something which can be difficult to do.
And a good reason to stay in an MOS with a good bonus
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