Basic Job Description
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.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Operates and performs unit level maintenance on motion, still, and studio television cameras; electronic and film based processing, editing, audio, and printing darkroom equipment; prepares captions for documentation images; operates and performs PMCS on assigned vehicles and power generators.
Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate documentation/production team members; monitors, operates, and performs unit level maintenance on master control systems; aligns and adjusts video cameras; prepares video reports for review by commanders and planning staff; operates and performs unit level maintenance on still video transmission systems.
Job training for a combat documentation/production specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Motion picture equipment operation
- Audio recording and using sound equipment
- Scripting and special effects techniques
ASVAB Score Required: 93 in aptitude area EL and 91 in aptitude area ST
Security Clearance: None
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 111221
- Normal color vision required
- Depth perception: Normal binocular vision for fine close work as determined by the Armed Forces Vision Tester.
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
- Radio Operators