From the article: Army Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors
Have you ever been assigned to a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) in MOS Field 19 - - Armor? If so, tell us what it was like. Did you love your job? Did you hate it? What was your average day like? Share Your Experiences
11D to 19D in 1980
- Some years ago the Army made all armor careers field from the 11 series to the 19 series field so Cav Scouts and DATs (dumb ass tankers) became 19D, 19E and etc., etc. R8 was an identifier stating that that person was qualified or schooled trained on the M551 A.R.A.S.V. (Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle) Sheridan
- —Guest Don
Dream Cav Scout
- Its been a dream of mine to be in the service but im not sure if its for me, both my brother and a friend were in the millitary both discharged and bother seemed not to like it, but its been a dream of mine for so long, also my dad not to fine of me joining either, i just want to make sure im not wiasting my time like my dad said.
- —Guest -Confussed
- 75-98 Served in many of the best Units in the Army,3/7Cav 3ID FRG,2/11ACR FRG,1/3ACR Ft Bliss,3/8Cav 3AD FRG & DS,2-16IN 1ID,3Times as Scout Instructor Ft Knox, Would not have changed any of my time as a scout,Fiddlers Green Is awaiting,,,,SCOUTS OUT!!!!
- —Guest Thomas Inglesby
11E 40- M 60 A1 Commander.
- When I joined the Army back in 1968 I choose Armor as my MOS. My Dad had been a Tank Commander during WWII. I got my armor training at Ft Knox then was sent to Ft Benning,Ga as a member of the 69th Armor. I was a Tank Driver on a M 47 tank and my Tank had a dozier blade on it. All we did was take Officer canidates out and play war games with blank ammo but the Tanks did not ever fire a weapon but we cleaned them every week. I attaned the rank of PFC and was 17 years old at the time. I had dropped out of school to enlist in the Army. I wanted to go to Nam so I volinteered and the Army sent me to Germany, I was promoted to the rank of Spec. 4 before leaving 69th Armor. I arrived in Germany in 1970 and was sent to the 2nd bat. 37th Armor. It was tank gunery time so I was put in the gunners chair and went to Graf. I qualified my tank a M 60 A 1 that year and the next. Only in 1971 I was a Sgt. E-5. I was with the 4th Armored Division but later with the 1st Armored Division.
- —Guest Dan Cee
19D scouts out!
- First enlistment 89-93. Armor school of hard knox. Just as Guest Jarret said and then some. You will be hot/cold, wet, angry, hungry, and maybe even forgotten. Its not for everyone. Most of your time will be in the field. You will get to see some serious outdoors stuff, like sunrises and sunsets. Hear unusual night sounds of nature. Truly a good job for the avid outdoors man seeking adventure. When in garrison, be ready to be bitch detail amf count the days til you go back out. Our PSGt (platoon sergeant) knew this, so he would always be ready to take us off base for more sergeants time training. It wasnt training, if it wasnt raining. Lots of great comradrie and memories. Then I reclassed into mental health. And finished my career thankful for those first 4 years. Wouldn't do more tho, cuz it is physically demanding and destructive to the body.
- —Guest Todd Gest
recruiter says no airborne
- According to my recruiter if I go cavalry scout that it would be very difficult to go airborne, and airborne has always been a dream of mine...does anyone know if this is bull?
- —Guest cav scout
11d10,4th I.D.1/10 cav HHT Scout Platoon
- Iwas a recon scout in VietNam in 1970-71.It was a great M.O.S.Qualified with m-14,m-16,M-60,50Cal,M-79,Laws Rocket,1911 45 and went on many LRP's and SRP's.Both exciting and terrifing.Dodged bullets,B-40 rockets,deadly mosquitos and got Jungle rot.I also lost a great friend,all in the name of FREEDOM.GOD BLESS THIS GREAT NATION!
- —Guest DBJones
- I was in the service between 76 - 83, as a 11d and 19d, with the 1/15th Infantry in Kitzingen Germany, the 1/4 horse at Fort Riley KS and the 2/2 ACR in Bamberg Germany. 5 of those years over seas and I wouldn't give it up for anything. Best thing I ever did was become a scout. God bless and thank you all who are in today.
- —Guest d hejza
See you a Fiddlers. Green
- 9+ years as 19D. Loved it. If you have been searching for a family then this is the right MOS for you. I know the Army as a whole is changing but Scouting is the only way to truly experience what the Army has to offer. SCOUTS OUT and I'll see all you Troopers in Fiddlers Green!
- —Guest Joey
- Just got accepted to airborn cav scout. I ship Apr 8 to Ft. Benning GA. I've been doing a lot of reaserch on this mos and its seems the most exciting. I can't wait to go!!!
- —Guest PFC Davila
Ft Hood and Fulda Germany
- I was scout at Ft Hood on a gun jeep (think Rat Patrol) 1/12 Inf, 1 Cav, then on to Fulda Germany A Troop, 1/11 ACR. I got a R8 at the end of my 11D MOS which entitled me to be a Sheridan Crewman (oh joy). Patroled the E/W German Border for 2.5 years. Back then it was 11D. They were changing to 19D when I was getting out in 79. They wanted to change my SGT to SPC 5. Lots of memories. Lots of good videos to see on youtube.
- —Guest Greg Whitehead
- yes i was a 19D for 8 yrs, 76-83.. CBC 149 armor TxNg,
- —Guest Johnnie Mayfield
Good Friend is retired 19D48 cav scout
- Look up 19D48 Cavalry Scout in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of my buddy SFC Dillard "CJ" Johnson(ret), the US Army's most lethal sniper of all time. His sniper book and gear are on display at the 3rd id museum at Ft Stewart.
- —Guest DaddyO
cav all day
- I love being a scout hooah teach u respnsibility for you and others place mossion first never.acept.defeat never leave a fallen.comerad and so on
- —Guest jrock
First in Last Out
- if you decide to becom a Scout ensure that you maintain your medical records as the war will take a toll on your body after multiple deployments. You will enjoy the adrenaline rush of getting blown up and shot at. The best way to explain a firefight to all that haven't encountered one is just like the first dip on a roller coaster. College will most definitely not be an option as you will be training year round when your not deployed. Enjoy the thrill while your body allows and know your limitations.
- —Guest Gilbert Sanchez
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