Ammunition Specialist

Ordnance Corps
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Receives, stores, and issues conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, and other ammunition related items; performs maintenance (unit, direct support and general support) modification, destruction, and demilitarization on ammunition and explosive components; and operates computer hardware and software/utilities manual records to perform stock control and accounting procedures.

Skill Level 1 Assists in receipt, storage, issue, maintenance, modification, destruction, and demilitarization of explosive items. Performs ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures. Operates MHE to maneuver ammunition.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties in preceding skill level, supervises lower grade soldiers, and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Assists in the preparation of transportation of ammunition, ammunition components and explosives.

Skill Level 3 Performs duties in the preceding skill levels. Prepares/reviews ammunition storage waivers. Prepares complex ammunition malfunction reports. Ensures ammunition quality assurance/quality control procedures are followed.

Skill Level 4 Performs duties in preceding skill levels. Interprets technical data and instructs subordinates in the technical aspects of ammunition, missile, and other explosive items receipt, storage, maintenance, and supply. Technical adviser on ammunition surveillance and safety matters.

Skill Level 5 Performs duties in preceding skill levels. Supervises and manages the SAAS-MOD at theater, theater Army, area command, and Corps materiel management centers (CMMC). Assists in the survey and layout of areas allocated for the establishment of ammunition storage areas. Plans requirements for labor, equipment, and supplies in preparation and application of plans, work policies, and procedures.

Physical Demands Rating: 
very heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
100 total from GS+WK+PC+MK+MC
Other Qualifications: 
  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 89B course conducted under the auspices of the USAOMMCS, to include Phase II MOS training for RC personnel) is mandatory.
  • Security clearance of CONFIDENTIAL
  • Non-allergic to explosive components
  • Non-claustrophobic tendencies
  • Normal color vision
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