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“You can go without mail, you go days without food or water, but on the battlefield you can’t go without ammunition for even one minute”. As the most versatile ground force in history the Army utilizes many advanced weapons systems. Properly supplied with ammunition the Army is capable of overcoming any challenge. Ensuring that Soldiers on the ground are fully prepared to accomplish their mission is the role of the men and women of an Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist.

Ammunition, explosives, and weapons are known in the Army as "ordnance" and require highly specialized accountability in all aspects of management. Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialists are tasked to maintain hardware and software systems and manual records required to successfully perform stock control and accounting procedures for ammunition and explosives to ensure ammunition and other ordnance are properly tracked, issued, and recovered. This career field requires individuals who have an interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry, an aptitude for planning and organizing, an ability to communicate effectively and work calmly under stress.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia where you will train to use the standard Army ammunition system modernized software, known as SAAS, which is an automated ammunition management system. You’ll train to input information and to create reports. This includes training on automated inventory, issue, receipt, shipment, turn-in, and maintenance transfer of ammunition. In addition, you’ll assemble and operate the Very Small Aperture Terminal, or VSAT, to transmit information between the SAAS and the Total Army Munitions System, or TAMIS, through satellite communication.

After your Initial Entry Training and Advanced Individual Training, you’ll work supporting Army operations, performing automated stock control and accounting procedures for ammunition, explosives, and associated explosive components.

Serving as an Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector because your skills in leadership, decision making, and teamwork are skills and values in demand by civilian employers.

So make a difference and ensure our Soldiers get the ammunition they need, when, and where they need it. Become a Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist.

Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist (89A)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Entry Level

Overview

The ammunition stock control and accounting specialist operates the Standard Ammunition and Accounting System-Modernized computer hardware and software, and utilizes manual records to perform stock control and accounting procedures for ammunition, explosives and associated explosive components.

Job Duties

  • Perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures
  • Maintain hardware and software systems and manual records required to successfully perform stock control and accounting procedures for ammunition and explosives

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 an ammunition stock control and accounting specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Perform functions using the Standard Army Ammunition Modernized-System
  • Access to data browser to perform the automated issue, receipt, shipment, turn-in and maintenance transfer of ammunition
  • Create radio frequency identification system tags, and create applicable reports and input data
  • Upload/download automated data processing equipment, and perform individual warrior tasks and collective warrior battle drills

Helpful Skills

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

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST): 91

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.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

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 a career with government agencies and private industries performing ordnance research and development.

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 experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

 

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