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Airdrop Systems Technician Details

  • Provide technical guidance to commanders and staff regarding airborne and/or airdrop operations
  • Supervise inspection of parachutes and parachute components, to detect flaws in materials and workmanship
  • Supervise packing of parachutes
  • Ensure that unserviceable, nonrepairable and overage parachutes are retired from inventory
  • Supervise airdrop rigging activities and airdrop equipment maintenance
  • Maintain compliance standards and criteria for life support systems and other airdrop equipment

  • Active Component Soldiers must be a SGT(P) or above; Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers must be a Sergeant or above.
  • Be an Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) graduate in MOS 92R.
  • Have at least 7 years' experience in the feeder MOS within the last 10 years; to ensure currency in all certifications, the Soldier's most recent year of experience must be performing as a 92R.
  • Soldiers must also possess 2 years' experience supervising operations in a packing shed, repair shop, cargo airdrop facility or storage warehouse. Military Technician, Government Contract and other civilian job experiences that correlate with the feeder MOS will be considered for all Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers.
  • Must be Jumpmaster qualified with a Senior Parachutist rating and have completed the Airdrop Load Inspectors Course.
  • Must score at the 12th-grade level on the English portion (Language) of the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE); Soldiers possessing an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree are exempt.
  • Provide copies of all NCOERs; the majority of the Soldier's NCOERs must be noted with "Successful" Performance and "Superior" Potential ratings by the Senior Rater.
  • Military Technician, Government Contract and other civilian appraisals will be taken into consideration to determine the Soldier's level of competence in the feeder MOS. Submit HQ USAREC Form 1936 (Letter of Recommendation) from a Senior Airdrop Systems Technician (e.g., CW3-CW5), assigned to the Soldier's organization, that attests to their technical and tactical competence in MOS 92R. If no Senior Airdrop Systems Technician is assigned, provide a letter of recommendation from another Senior Quartermaster Warrant Officer (e.g., 920A, 920B, 922A or 923A) assigned to the Soldier's organization/installation.

NOTE: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.