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Any job for army reserve or active duty soldiers in the US Army is called as Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). There are more than 150 MOSs (jobs) available for enlisted service members in the US Army. Enlisted service members are known as the backbone of the US Army. Certain MOSs (jobs) are available for either only army reserve members or only for active duty soldiers, while others are for both.


Before enlisting in the US Army, each candidate is required to take a test called as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. ASVAB test score determines what MOSs (jobs ) a candidate qualifies for in the US Army. The computerized version of ASVAB test can be taken in the nearest Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and is valid for two years. All you have to do is to talk to a US Army recruiter and he or she will personally take you to the testing center.
US army uses ASVAB test to calculate what’s called as “line scores” which then determine what MOSs (jobs) a soldier is qualified to choose. Line scores are the following:

  1. Clerical (CL) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, arithmetic reasoning and mathematics knowledge
  2. Combat (CO) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, auto & shop and mechanical comprehension
  3. Electronics (EL) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of general science, arithmetic reasoning, mathematics knowledge and electronic information
  4. Field Artillery (FA) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of arithmetic reasoning, mathematics knowledge and mechanical comprehension
  5. General Maintenance (GM) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of general science, auto & shop, mathematics knowledge and electronics information
  6. General Technical (GT) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of word knowledge, paragraph comprehension and arithmetic reasoning (AR)
  7. Mechanical Maintenance (MM) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of auto & shop, mechanical comprehension and electronic information
  8. Operators and Food (OF) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, auto & shop and mechanical comprehension
  9. Surveillance and Communications (SC) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, arithmetic reasoning, auto & shop and mechanical comprehension
  10. Skilled Technical (ST) – Score calculated based on soldier’s performance in test areas of word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, general science, mechanical comprehension and mathematics knowledge

Based on your ASVAB test and line scores obtained, your Army recruiter will let you know which MOSs (jobs) you are qualified for.

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