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  • Soldier welds a tool designed to help replace a large fan assembly in a M88 track vehicle.

    Allied Trade Specialist (91E)

    The allied trade specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing the fabrication, repair and modification of metallic and nonmetallic parts. They operate lathes, drill presses, grinders and other machine shop equipment.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Bridge Crewmembers building an Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB).

    Bridge Crewmember (12C)

    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.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier using a circular saw to cut a board to size.

    Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (12W)

    A carpentry and masonry specialist is responsible for general heavy carpentry and masonry duties.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Engineer Soldiers performing basic demolition.

    Combat Engineer (12B)

    Combat engineers primarily supervise, serve or assist as a member of a team when they are tackling rough terrain in combat situations. They provide their expertise in areas such as mobility, countermobility, survivability and general engineering.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier smooths a wet concrete surface .

    Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (12V)

    Concrete and asphalt equipment operators are responsible for supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production, which is integral to the construction of airfields, roads, dams and buildings.

    • Active Duty: No
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier operating a grader.

    Horizontal Construction Engineer (12N)

    Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army.

    They are also responsible for operating tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers working on equipment.

    Construction Equipment Repairer (91L)

    Construction equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other heavy equipment that are needed for construction operations.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Engineer Team

    Engineer Officer (12A)

    An engineer officer is responsible for providing full support to the wide range of engineering duties in the Army. They can help build structures, develop civil works programs and even provide combat support.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Geospatial Engineer (12Y)

    Geospatial engineers are responsible for using geographic data that supports military/civilian operations for Disaster Relief and Homeland Security. They collect, analyze and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Interior Electrician (12R)

    The interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance for all of the Army’s interior electrical systems.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier explaining the standard operating procedures he has to execute when units submit fuel sample to the PQAS-E at the Joint National Training Center.

    Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (92L)

    Petroleum laboratory specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or conducting laboratory tests on petroleum, oil and lubricant products.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Petroleum Supply Specialist (92F)

    Petroleum supply specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier drilling into the foundation of a multipurpose building being built.

    Plumber (12K)

    Army plumbers and pipe fitters are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier installing a light fixture.

    Prime Power Production Specialist (12P)

    The prime power production specialist performs electrical assessments, facilities maintenance and quality assurance/quality control operations. He or she supervises, operates, installs and performs direct support/general support-level maintenance on electric power plants, consisting of prime power generator sets of 500 KW and higher along with associated auxiliary systems and equipment. Other duties include serving as LNO and technical advisor to FEMA and other federal organizations.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Quarrying Specialist (12G)

    Quarry specialists help construct airfields, roads, dams and buildings by moving tons of earth/materials with heavy types of machinery.

    They operate powered machines that are used in cleaning, crushing, drilling, grading and detonating rock at construction sites.

    • Active Duty: No
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier closing a Fuel System Supply Point valve.

    Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (91J)

    The quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on chemical equipment, quartermaster machinery, forced air-heaters and special purpose equipment.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C)

    Special forces engineer sergeants are specialists across a wide range of disciplines, from demolitions and constructions of field fortifications to topographic survey techniques.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers sustaining a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter generator.

    Tactical Power Generation Specialist (91D)

    The tactical power generation specialist is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and overhaul of power-generation equipment, internal combustion engines and associated equipment in mobile and stationary power plants.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Technical Engineer (12T)

    The technical engineer supervises or participates in construction site development in areas such as technical investigation, surveys, drafts and construction plans/specifications. They conduct land surveys, make maps and prepare detailed plans for construction projects.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier stands ready to answer questions about vehicles and dispatches.

    Utilities Equipment Repairer (91C)

    The utilities equipment repairer is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on utilities equipment, special purpose support systems as well as heating and air.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers filling containers with purified water.

    Water Treatment Specialist (92W)

    Water treatment specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or performing the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. They also inspect facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None