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The following table lists the Military Operational Specialties (positions/training) currently available in the Oregon Army National Guard:

Accurate information is crucial for planning and managing Army operations. Administrative Specialists make sure that information is recorded, stored and delivered in order to keep operations running as smoothly as possible.

The Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on armament, electrical and avionics systems of the OH-58D, a light armed scout helicopter.

Aircraft Electricians supervise, inspect and perform maintenance on aircraft electrical systems. Here are some of the duties for this job: diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions in electrical and electronic components; repair aircraft instrument systems; remove, install, repair, adjust and test electrical/electronic elements of assemblies.

The Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft pneudraulics systems. Some of those duties are: removing, repairing and testing pneudraulics systems; making tubes and hoses; troubleshooting malfunctions on pneudraulics.

The Aircraft Powerplant Repairer inspects, services and repairs Army helicopters and airplanes. They are primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components.

Aircraft Powertrain Repairers inspect, service and repair the power trains in Army helicopters and airplanes. They are responsible for: removing and replacing power train quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary wing hub and tanks; disassembling, repairing, reassembling, adjusting, balancing and aligning power train components.

Aircraft Structural Repairers supervise and perform maintenance on aircraft structures. Some of your duties in this job may include: repairing and replacing aircraft structural components; making structural parts, forming blocks and shaping metal using stretching, shrinking and other metal-forming techniques.

Ammunition Specialists are primarily responsible for receiving, storing and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets and other ammunition related items.

The Armament Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and repairs on the mechanisms and systems of tank turrets, tank weapons, fighting vehicles, small arms and other infantry weapons.

The Automated Logistical Specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing management or warehouse functions in order to maintain equipment records and parts.

Aviation Operations Specialists schedule and dispatch tactical aircraft missions. Some of your duties for this job include: processing local and cross-country flight clearances; planning flight schedules and air crew assignments; coordinating flight plans; keeping flight logs on incoming and outgoing flights; alerting crash crews of emergencies.

An Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer is an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team and is primarily responsible for performing intermediate and depot maintenance on aircraft communications equipment.

Avionic Mechanics work on tactical communications-security, navigation and flight control equipment. Here are some of the duties for this job: perform operational checks and alignments on aircraft flight controls and controlled cryptographic equipment; troubleshoot equipment using technical manuals and schematic drawings.

An Avionic Radar Repairer is an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team and is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on manual and semiautomatic switchboards, telephones and associated wire instruments and equipment.

The brass, woodwind, or percussion player supervises an instrumental section and plays a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument as a musician in a military band.

The Bridge Crewmember's job is to build and provide bridges and rafts for wet and dry gap-crossing operations. Some of your duties as a Bridge Crewmember may include: operating bridge truck and light vehicles; preparing bridge sites; assisting in rafting operations; launching or retrieving ribbon bridge bays.

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer handles the maintenance and repair of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the M6 Linebacker and the M7 Bradley Fighting Infantry Support Team.

Broadcast Journalists are primarily responsible for participating in and supervising the operation of radio or television broadcast teams or Armed Forces Radio Television Service (AFRTS).

Cable Systems Installer/Maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating and performing maintenance on cable and wire communications systems, communication security devices and associated equipment.

Cannon Crewmembers work on cannons known as "howitzers," a heavy artillery machine with single-barrel firing capability. Here are some of the duties of a Cannon Crewmember: starts and maintains wire and radio communications; identifies target locations; operates self-propelled howitzers, ammunition trucks and other vehicles.

The Cannon Fire Direction Specialist is responsible for supervising or serving as a member of a field artillery cannon unit. Here are some of the duties for this job: establish, maintain and operate communications systems, construct and operate observed or surveyed firing charts, record mission-related information and maintain ammunition status.

Cargo Specialists are primarily responsible for transferring or supervising the transfer of passengers and cargo to and from air, land and water transport by manual and mechanical methods.

Carpentry and Masonry Specialists help build bridges, foundations, dams and bunkers. They are specifically responsible for building foundations, floor slabs and walls with brick cement block, mortar, or stone.

The Cavalry Scout is a member of a scout crew, a crucial element for the Army during combat situations. They are responsible for reconnaissance and act as the "first front" in combat. Here are a few of the duties of this job: secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles; load, clear and fire individual and crew-served weapons.

Chaplain Assistants provide much-needed support to the Chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A Chaplain Assistant primarily provides support for the Unit Ministry Team programs, worship services and crisis intervention.

Chemical Operations Specialists are primarily responsible for operating, maintaining or supervising the use of nuclear, biological and chemical detection and decontamination equipment.

 

Combat Documentation/Production Specialists are primarily responsible for supervising, planning and operating electronic and film-based still, video and audio acquisition equipment in order to document combat and non-combat operations.

Combat Engineers provide much-needed combat engineering, like building roads, constructing bridges or helping our forces to move across foreign land. Some of your duties as a Combat Engineer may include: constructing trails, roads and field fortifications such as shelters, bunkers and gun emplacements; assembling floating or prefabricated bridges.

Construction Equipment Repairers maintain and repair trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other equipment needed for construction operations.

Crane Operators are responsible for operating crawler and truck mounted cranes and crane shovels. Some of your duties as a Crane Operator may include: installing and removing crane booms, extensions and hook blocks; positioning crane outriggers and assemblies and maneuvers in response to hand signals.

The Cryptologic Linguist is primarily responsible for performing and supervising the detection, acquisition, location and identification of foreign communications using signals equipment.

Dental Specialists are essential members of the Army dental care team. They assist Army dentists in the examination and treatment of patients, as well as help manage dental offices.

As part of the Field Artillery Team, the Field Artillery Surveyor is responsible for monitoring field conditions and giving progress reports on maneuvers during combat.

The Fire Control Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on combat vehicle, infantry and artillery fire control systems and equipment, as well as related test equipment.

Army firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire. Firefighters control fires and help prevent them in buildings, aircraft and aboard ships.

Fire Support Specialists lead or serve in intelligence activities such as target processing, division artillery and maneuvering. Here are some of the duties for this job: establish, maintain and operate communications systems; encode and decode messages; assist in preparing and sharing fire support plans, coordinate documents and target lists.

The Food Service Operations Specialist prepares all types of food according to standard and dietetic recipes, as well as ordering and inspecting food supplies and preparing meats for cooking.

General Construction Equipment Operators are responsible for operating air compressors and special purpose construction machines engaged in compaction, ditching, pumping and auguring.

Heavy Construction Equipment Operators are responsible for operating crawler and wheeled tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loader, motorized grader and towed or self-propelled scraper.

The Hospital Food Service Specialist prepares all types of food according to standard and dietetic recipes, as well as ordering and inspecting food supplies and preparing meats for cooking within Army hospitals.

The Infantryman's role is to be ready to defend our country in peacetime and to capture, destroy and repel enemy ground forces during combat. The following are some duties expected of Infantrymen: perform hand-to-hand combat, assist in reconnaissance missions, aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops and weaponry.

Information Systems Operator/Analysts have the great responsibility of maintaining, processing and troubleshooting military computer systems and operations.

The Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE)Operator/Maintainer is primarily responsible for maintaining the Base Shop Test Facility, AN/TSM-191. IFTE Operator/Maintainers fix and maintain electronics, such as measuring equipment, navigational controls, photographic equipment and biomedical instruments.

The Intelligence Analyst is primarily responsible for supervising, coordinating and participating in the analysis, processing and distribution of strategic and tactical intelligence.

Interior Electricians are responsible for installing and repairing electrical wiring systems in offices, repair shops, airplane hangars, and other buildings on military bases.

Public Affairs Specialists are involved in writing newspaper articles, taking newspaper photographs, editing newspapers and magazines, working with civilian media and presenting Army information on the web.

Laundry and Bath Specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and performing laundry, shower and personnel and clothing decontamination functions.

The Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on Light-Wheel vehicles and associated items, as well as track and heavy-wheeled vehicles.

The M1 ABRAMS Tank System Maintainer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on tanks. Some of these duties include: performing major assembly replacement on tanks, including the turret and fire control; diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions; repairing and maintaining artillery, naval gun systems and infantry weapons.

The Armor Crewman works as part of a team to operate armored equipment and fire weapons to destroy enemy positions. During combat, their role is to operate tanks and amphibious assault vehicles to engage and destroy the enemy.

The Machinist 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.

An Army Medical Equipment Repairer is primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment. The equipment you?ll be working with will possibly involve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical and radiological principals.

Medical Laboratory Specialists are primarily responsible for aiding in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and other medical disorders by performing blood-banking procedures and examinations of biological and environmental specimens.

The Health Care Specialist is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment, limited primary care and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness for Army Soldiers and civilians.

The Medical Supply Specialist is primarily responsible for receiving, storing, recording and issuing Army medical supplies.

The Army Metal Worker makes and installs sheet metal products such as roofs, air ducts, gutters and vents. They're also involved in manufacturing custom parts to repair the structural parts of Army watercraft and amphibius vehicles.

Microwave Systems Installer/Maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating and maintaining microwave communications systems. They also work with associated antennas, multiplexing and communications security equipment.

Military Police protect lives and property on Army bases by enforcing military laws and regulations, as well as controlling traffic, preventing crime and responding to emergencies.

Motor Transportation Coordinators are primarily responsible for supervising or performing general support maintenance on Army watercraft and auxiliary equipment on marine vessels.

Motor Transport Operators are primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo.

A Multi-channel Transmission Systems Operator works directly on communication devices and equipment that communicate through more than one channel. They are responsible for installation, repair, operation and maintenance check of these devices, antennae and associated equipment.

Multimedia Illustrators are primarily responsible for supervising, planning or operating multimedia imaging equipment in order to produce various kinds of visual displays and documents. The Army produces training manuals, newspapers, reports and promotional materials on a regular basis.

A Network Switching Systems Operator performs maintenance on electronic switches, control centers, combat radios and other equipment associated with networks. They also use computers to troubleshoot the system when errors occur.

An Army Operating Room Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting the nursing staff in preparing patients and operating rooms for surgery.

The Patient Administration Specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing administrative duties in the patient administration division of an Army hospital or other medical facilities.

Personnel Administration Specialists are central to providing the Army with qualified Soldiers. A Personnel Administration Specialist primarily helps Soldiers develop their Army careers, but also provides personnel support and assistance to all divisions of the Army.

Information on the Army and its Soldiers and Officers needs to be very organized and properly documented. The Personnel Information System Management Specialist operates and manages the information systems for field personnel, as well as trains and assists all system users.

Personnel Services Specialists are central to improving and maintaining the high quality of Army personnel. A Personnel Services Specialist primarily manages and supervises the vast manpower resources of the Army.

Petroleum Supply Specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products. Ships, airplanes, trucks, tanks and other Army vehicles simply can?t run without fuel and oil.

The Pharmacy Specialist, under the direction of a Medical Service Corps officer, prepares and dispenses prescribed drugs and medicines, while also maintaining pharmacy supplies and records.

Army buildings and equipment all require pipe systems for water, steam, gas and waste. Pipe systems are also needed on aircraft, missiles and ships for hydraulic (fluid pressure) and pneumatic (air pressure) systems. Army plumbers and pipe fitters are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems.

Every Army Post must have its own electricity. As a Power Generation Equipment Repairer, you'll keep the electricity on the Posts running smoothly by maintaining and repairing electricity-generating equipment in mobile and stationary power plants.

Preventive Medicine Specialists are primarily responsible for conducting or assisting with preventive medicine inspections, surveys and laboratory procedures. They also supervise preventive medicine facilities or serve on preventive medicine staffs.

The Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on chemical equipment, quartermaster machinery, forced air-heaters and special purpose equipment.

The Radio/Communications Security Repairer is primarily responsible for maintaining radio receivers, transmitters, communication security equipment and controlled cryptographic items to keep others from intercepting the Army™s communications.

X-rays help doctors detect injuries and illnesses, as well as help treat certain diseases, such as cancer. As integral members of the radiology team, radiological technicians operate X-ray and related equipment used in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases.

Radio Operator/Maintainers are primarily responsible for all maintenance checks and services on assigned radio communication equipment. Some of your duties include: Maintaining, testing and repairing communications equipment and security devices; preparing and transmitting messages; receiving, recording and processing messages.

Signal Support Systems Specialists are primarily responsible for working with battlefield Signal support systems and terminal devices. Your duties would include integrating Signal systems and networks and installing, operating and maintaining designated radio and data distribution systems.

The Small Arms/Artillery Repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on small arms and other infantry weapons. Duties for this job can include: repairing and maintaining artillery, naval gun systems and infantry weapons; cleaning and lubricating gyroscopes, sights and other electro-optical fire control components.

The Special Electronic Devices Repairer is primarily responsible for performing or supervising maintenance and repair on special electronic devices such as night vision equipment, electronic distance and azimuth-orienting devices, battlefield illumination devices, and nuclear, biological and chemical warning and measuring devices.

Technical Engineering Specialists conduct land surveys, make maps and prepare detailed plans and drawings for construction projects. They also occasionally provide surveys and maps that are used to locate military targets and plot troop movements.

The Telecommunications Operator supervises, installs, operates and performs maintenance in Army telecommunications centers.

A Track Vehicle Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on Tracked vehicles, wheeled vehicles, material handling equipment and chemical quartermaster equipment, as well as supervising activities that include fuel and electrical system repair and maintenance.

The Translator / Interpreter is primarily responsible for converting written or spoken foreign languages into English and other languages, and they usually specialize in a particular foreign language.

The Unit Supply Specialist is primarily responsible for supervising or performing tasks involving the general upkeep and maintenance of all Army supplies and equipment.

Utilities Equipment Repairers maintain and repair electrical equipment such as electric motors, electric tools and medical equipment.

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.