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Small-arms/artillery repairmen demonstrate proper loading of a weapon

Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (91F)

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

Overview

The small arms/artillery repairer is responsible for keeping a wide array of weapons — from small arms to field artillery and large ballistic missiles — operating properly.

Job Duties

  • Perform field and sustainment maintenance on small arms, infantry weapons and towed artillery

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 a small arms/artillery repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 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:

  • Electronic and mechanical principles and concepts
  • Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operating electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Operation, testing and maintenance of specific types of weapons systems

Helpful Skills

  • Sound in science and math
  • Interest in working with electronic or electrical equipment
  • Work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons

Required ASVAB Score(s)

General Maintenance (GM) : 93
OR
General Maintenance (GM) : 88, General Technical (GT) : 85

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 a career as an electronic mechanic, an avionics technician or a missile facilities repairer with firms that design, build and test weapons for the military.

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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