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Army Reserve Soldiers disconnecting bridge bays during a training exercise

Bridge Crewmember (12C)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

Bridge crewmembers provide bridge and rafting support for dry and wet gap crossing operations when a squad, section or platoon tackles rough terrain in combat situations.

Job Duties

  • Operate bridge truck and light vehicles
  • Perform duties as a deckhand on the bridge erection boat
  • Assist in the preparation of a bridge site, rafts and bridge operations
  • Installation of kedge anchorage systems, wire obstacle material, overhead anchorage systems and demolition firing systems
  • Launch and retrieve ribbon bridge bays
  • Assembly and maintenance of military fixed and float bridges

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 bridge crewmembers requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic construction methods and engineering principles
  • Bridge building
  • Road maintenance and repair
  • Rough carpentry and rigging
  • Use of hand and power tools

Helpful Skills

  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Perform strenuous physical activities over long periods of time
  • Interest in construction and engineering
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Combat (CO) : 87

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for practically any position in the field of construction.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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