Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (91F)

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.

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Soldiers rely on their weapons to help maintain superiority on the battlefield. Although Soldiers are responsible for the upkeep of their own weapons, this repairer is the one who maintains and repairs our small arms and towed artillery.

As a Small Arms Towed Artillery Repairer, the Army will train you to repair and adjust a wide variety of arms.

This Military Occupational Specialty is open to enlisted men and women who are physically and mentally fit to perform the associated duties.

Testimonial on the assessment and selection of Soldiers for this MOS.

To become a Small Arms/Towed Artillery repairer, Soldiers must earn a qualifying score on the ASVAB, or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test.

After completing 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training, Soldiers will receive 16 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia.

While in AIT, Soldiers will spend both in the classroom and in the field.

Training begins with an overview of the terms and basic functioning of fire arms. You’ll also train in the importance of preventative maintenance and the use of proper safety procedures.

Then, covering one weapon at a time, you’ll train to assemble and disassemble, as well as adjust and repair many different weapons. Plus train in the maintenance and proper use of precision tools.

While the 9MM pistol, the M16A2, and M4 rifle are among the Army’s more well-known weapons, you’ll also train to maintain shotguns, sniper rifles, machine guns, mortars, and howitzers.

After your initial entry training and advanced individual training, you’ll work supporting Army operations day or night where you may trouble shoot and correct malfunctions in all the weapons you covered in your training. Such as problems with loading, firing, and recoil.

In addition, you may inspect and maintain other aspects of weapons like their elevation systems and travel locks.

You may also check the tolerance of a 50 caliber machine gun, the wear on the barrel of an M16A2 rifle, or work with team members to repair larger firing support or suspension systems.

If you’re working out of a vehicle, you’ll be expected to maintain it and the tools you’ll carry in it.

The training and skills that Soldiers acquire as a Small Arms/Towed Artillery Repairer can lead to positions of greater responsibility in the Army and will continue to benefit the Soldier after their service as they enter the civilian sector.

Soldiers depend on their weapons in training or combat, and their confidence depends on you.

Military Occupational Specialty – Small Arms Artillery Repairer.