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Ammunition Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
Ammunition specialists are specialized Soldiers who are responsible for the management of ordnance (ammunition and explosives). They are tasked with receiving, storing and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, explosives, and other ammunition- and explosive-related items.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform maintenance modification, destruction and demilitarization on ammunition and explosive components
  • Operate computer hardware and software/utilities manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures
  • Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures
  • Inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Army Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Ammunition identification and ammunition-related publications
  • Ammunition/maintenance operations
  • Explosives demolition operations
  • Operation of automated and manual ammunition management systems


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Interest in planning and organizing
  • Work calmly under stress


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions manufacturer.