From the article: Army Enlisted Job Descriptions
Have you ever been assigned to a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) in MOS Field 91 - Mechanical Maintenance? 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
- i go in august 19th i would like some info on this job. thx:) im female so i hope its an interesting field
- —Guest Sergeant
- Work long hours, do everything from being assigned as a clerk to bullshit details, or servicing the same vehicles that never get moved.
- —Guest Detail Warrior 91B
45K, 45G, 45B, 91K, 91G, 91F
- Well I have been in the Army for 17 years got RCP now I'm a Reservist. Anyways about the MOS, most people have no clue what 45K,G,B are any more since they have all been change to the following: 45K = 91k = completely phased out now. 45G = 91G I think still 91G for now. 45B = 91F and is now the overall armament MOS. from June 1997 to Jan 2012 I have enjoyed being a 45K Tank Turret Repairman. I was able to meet all kinds of people and work for all kinds of people (good and bad bosses). As always the Army and job you chose is only as good as you make it. Jan 2012 I was required to re-class as a 91 F because the Kilo MOS was being phased out. 91F is the repair of almost all weapons systems. It is a very easy job even when you have a lot to do. The hardest thing is breaking bolts or parts that want to be stubborn which is still easy to do maybe time consuming sometimes.And for those of you that asked yes you do deploy its the Army. If you do not want to deploy don't sign up to be a soldier
- —Guest SGT77
- been in for almost 3 years now and i do everything at my motorpool here at camp casey korea. ive worked on all wheeled vehicles, M270 MLRS, a little bit of M1068s and that all we have here. i dont know how it is anywhere else in the world but here if you are a 91 or 94 anything you work on it all no matter what your title is also we never get recognized for anything its always the operators. dont get me wrong i love my job gettin down and dirty everyday sometime, bullsh!ttin with the guys at work, its just fun and can help with you future when you get out. the only things that i dont like about being a mechanic is the f*ckin stupid a$$ operators not PMCSing their stuff correctly and not tell us thatsomething is wrong with their vehicle till the week before we leave for the field and not being recognized for anything even though we work late night alot, recover and fix what they f*ck up, and keeping the battalion ready to "Fight Tonight" 580th FSC 1/38th FA 2ID
- —Guest SPC Jackson
91G Fire Control Repairer
- I have just completed my training for being a 91G and actually, the training is at Ft. lee, VA and the training length is 19 weeks. The description is a little wordy, so to put it in layman's terms, we repair electronics on tanks; Abrams, Bradleys, Howitzers, and Paladins. Pretty simple stuff, if you're smart enough! Good luck!
- —Guest PFC Hutchins
- Anyone with 91S with advice or experience? There isn't much advice on the Web and I was hoping someone here knew something. Please and thank you!
- —Guest PVT Lugo
I was a 44B.
- I got reclassed to this from 11B because I wanted to go airborne, and was leaving the ARNG after college (Oct 2001). This was my one option, oddly enough, to go airborne, even though I was already 11B qualified and just wanted airborne and a chance at ranger school. It's not a bad MOS. I deployed as 1 of 2 44B (91W now?) for our brigade combat team in OIF 1; spent a year of my life in that country unf*cking everything that we (and they) had f*cked up, metal-wise. It was a good experience...I had a few jobs lined up when I got back and was thinking about getting out. I reclassed again to 98G for the clearance and haven't regretted it yet. I've transitioned that experience/language/clearance into a whole new job field that is incredibly lucrative. I went back to Iraq a number of times and made a great amount of money. I still work in that field (intel) and love it. Out of my three odd MOS's that I trained and worked in, I loved them them all. The Army rocks. It will set you up for life
- —Guest SGT Hall
Don't Do it
- This feild is awesome, the tank is awesome. However the Army is rally downsizing the Abrams feild so after e-4 you have almost no chance of promotion. You have a very slim chance of ever actually touching a tank after AIT
- —Guest Oldscar
New Location Of the MOS School.
- I was the vary First 91A10 to show up and be trained at the new training Facility in Harmony Church in Fort Benning, GA. The facility has two different buildings for training and in the first building you are only there for about a week, before moving on to the other building. The schooling was good, and a lot of it I remember, and has helped me. I was class 2011-008A, and the one before me was class 2011-007A, which was the last class to graduate that school.
- —Guest PFC Foust
- I was a mechanic the entire I was in been training at fort JACKSON AND aBERDEEEN PROVING GROUNDS. I have never gotten turn down fro a job i have applied for since retieing from the Army. The skills you learn will be a great assest to you if you stay in this field when you get out.
- —Guest manny
- hi there Carlos Valero, As well I'm a 91J/10 been in active dutty 5 yrs. now i Joined the reserves. Like you had the same experience, never done my mos. but while active and deployment took advange of cross training learned to work on vehicles, solder, and several other training I volunteer for multi-task. i think you should try 91B.... its a good experience
- —Guest Erika Lopez
91M since 1992
- Guys very rewarding career. The Army is a great way of life. this job will transfer directly into the civilian job market. the only advice I can give you is Techinical school can only teach you how to work, the job exsperience required in this industry is very hard to come by. The Army will give you an upper hand on your peers, that go to tech school, you are getting tech school and exsperience. I do not care who you are, employers are looking for EXSPERIENCED Employees, Tech school can not give you that... enjoy it is what you make it, Never Quit, Never stop always do the best you can and you will go far in the Army and World
- —Guest SSG Watson
- I'm leaving for basic Sunday..and I'm excited and anxious about my career in the U.S. Army..I just don't have no experience in mechanics..
- —Guest PFC Gissendanner
- I leave for basic in 3 months and my mos is 91B. What is the ratio of men to women for this mos? My Ait will be in ft. Lee VA. Also I am in the ARNG, does this Mos get deployed a lot?
- —Guest Denise
91F just got to korea : )
- 91F's are kind of new, theres no more kilo's, we're one big mos now and theres a LOT of us coming in. get through basic, and slooowly get through AIT and you wont regret it. i've never worked on a weapon before AIT, and after the first two it was a cake ride, just dont over think it. no one gets recycled. its more so just the "downtime" at AIT that sucks big time. just suck it and pass your pt tests and you'll love the army wherever you go. 91F is the way to go.
- —Guest PFC williams
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