From the article: Army Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors
Have you ever been assigned to a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) in MOS Field 42 - - Adjutant General's Corps? 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
No need to feel inferior
- No need to feel inferior. This is a paper/electronic world and 42As are valuable! Guest RK42Admin was correct, take any disrespect with a grain of salt and be humorous. Everyone (including your raters) will appreciate it and you will be happier. Regarding obtaining a Secret Clearance – in today’s world, it is required and will get you the better jobs – in and out of the military. And oh by the way, it looks good on your resume. So pay off your bills and sit up straight. Guest 42A in Iraq was correct, more often than not, the 42A job is in a relatively comfortable environment. A/C is a perk and much appreciated in the desert. Guest SSG 42A. I hope you find what you’re looking for. As an E6 you should be a good example for the lower enlisted. Similar to Guest Former 75C , I was a former 71L prior to the conversion of 42A. We are heroes to those who are computer and formatting illiterate. It doesn’t matter what job you have in the military, whatever job you hold w
- You are not too smart for ANY MOS. You choose what you want to do. If you get a high score on the ASVAB and all you've ever dreamt about is being in combat as an infantryman then you're going to want to choose that instead of choosing intel or whatever.
- —Guest Guest
- 42F no longer exists as an MOS. It was recently desolved and those who were 42Fs are now filling 42A positions. Also, I love my job. It's not looked on as the 'coolest' MOS, but if you choose another MOS, the people you want to try and keep happy are those in the S1 shop (aka the 42As). Also, to the guy that says he's "too smart" for a combat MOS... I have friends that their ASVAB score was over 130, and they are in combat MOSs, so saying you're too smart for ANY MOS is just ignorant.
- —Guest 42
- Does the MOS, HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (42F) actually exist? I asked a few recruiters about this MOS and none claim to have heard of it. Can someone please confirm.
- —Guest LJ
- man i just got 42A and now i know what i do i hate it even more. i now find out ima be typing behind a freakin desk. man i want combat....but evidently....im just tooo smart for that...darn it..
- —Guest Pvt.
- The Points are high, you could work long hours, one of our most common additional duties mail can mess you up big time if you don't do it right, people look down on you, yet come to you at the 11th hour to get their ERB right, try to sneak in leave forms, try to take advantage of you every time you turn around. If you plan on being a 42A, it might help to watch some Rodney Dangerfield
- —Guest RK42Admin
- I was offered this mos and was told it has a secret clearance. So why does this say it doesn't? Because of my credit I couldn't get it & now I'll be a fueler.
- —Guest Guest
Difference between 42A and 42F?
- Hey guys, does anyone know the true differences between a 42A and 42F? I'm aware of the naming differences, and that they're both admin, but any other details? Thanks
- —Guest Newbie
- Its true you don't need a security to be a 42a but without this you cant do certain things to include working with individuals persoal information which we often see so in my experience its been a must.
- —Guest 42Agirl
- Im a 42A, im currently in iraq. Just to share some information. You do need a security clearence, if you cant get one you cant get the mos. Also right now the mos is over strength and you do need to have over a 40wpm not 20. Just a heads up!..everyone that got away with not having a clearence, is now getting reclased!
- —Guest Kara
Been there done that
- I just got back from Iraq 09-10. Served as 42A with Infantry Unit. Best of both worlds. Got to know everyone in my unit and was hailed as a problem solver extraordinaire. Need a vacation, see the 42A, need emergency leave, see the 42A, want a promotion, see the 42A. I could go on missions anytime I wanted, but was not afraid to enjoy the airconditioning on 135 degree days. Long days are sitting in a MRAP for 12 hours waiting for IEDs, not sitting at a desk shuffling papers.
- —Guest 42A in Iraq
- THIS AS WELL AS MOSTLY 98% OF JOBS WITH INFO PERTAINING TO PERSONAL HAVE BEEN MADE: SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED. STANDARDS CHANGED ABOUT 2YRS AGO DUE TO CONVERTING MOS'S.
- —Guest Teddy 13BU6
42F to 25B
- It's possible to reclassify MOS 42F to 25B?? Please let me know soon as possible
- —Guest Reyes
The Good Old Days
- When I was a 75C, I never worked at the Battalion level. This particular MOS worked only at Brigade and Division level and I remember when Strength Management did not exist, towards the end of my years with the military (the last 5 years) they began implementing Strength Management. I loved my job and I wish now that I am a civilian I could find one like it. None of the jobs I have held since can hold a candle to this one. During combat, my job was to count the number of MIA, KIA, and WIA and to send replacements ASAP.
- —Guest Former 75C
- Well I vraduated from AIT in April and was processed to my RC unit and was put in the S-1 but worked for the S-3 as the battalion DTS admin since july...and it is hard to be a private with all that responsibility with no authority. Now i wonder if i can do it in a AD environment
- —Guest Pv2 42A
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