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boyfriend is going to the army and im nervous?

i made a post earlier and said that my boyfriend is wanting to start a mechanic business when he gets out of the army... the thing is he only scored a 35 on his asvab and these were the mechanical jobs he was offered- track vehicle repairer, light wheel vehicle repairer wheel vehicle repairer the recruiter told him that he would do small arms artillery i dont want him to get sent to infantry and a former recruiter told me that anyone that isnt staying busy in afghanistan goes to the front line... so which of these mos stay business most of the time? it doesnt seem like there would be a huge need for a wheel repairer or track repairer... or even a small arms repairer... so which of these jobs will most likely have the most work to do in afghanistan? and how often do these mos deploy?

Asked By: Amber G - 3/10/2010
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Non combat MOS's do not get placed in combat roles. He may have to Guard something or do some other task if he's not needed for the MOS that he signed up for, but He will never knowingly be ordered into a situation where he will be expected to engage an enemy. That's the job for the crazy door kicking SOB's in the... More
Answered By: Robert - 3/10/2010
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Tell your boyfriend the army is a waste of time. Tell him to study and he'll be lucky enough to get a job that will support you both.
Answered By: kelly - 3/10/2010
 
Where do you think he is going to be repairing those vehicles? In a cozy shop with air condition and music playing? Tires need changed in the war zone to.
Answered By: qncyguy21 - 3/10/2010
 
My brother is a 63B wheeled vehicle mechanic. He wont be in harms way and its nothing to worry about really message me if you have any questions.
Answered By: Russell - 3/10/2010
 
amber, there is no "front line", if he is not in combat arms he will not be doing grunt work unless something is seriously wrong
Answered By: Reem - 3/10/2010
 
kelly is obviously not too bright, there's no good jobs unless you have college or military education, McDonalds may support you kelly, but not everyone, if he chooses one of these MOS's they are not going to put him on "the front line" he may have to stand guard if he gets deployed or watch a checkpoint but they won't... More
Answered By: The Rogue - 3/10/2010
 
Well, technically speaking, there are no front lines. He has pretty much the same chance of being harmed repairing vehicles than infantry. Which is still very small... More
Answered By: Justin S - 3/10/2010
 
If he wants to be a mechanic when he gets out, his best bet is to be a light wheel vehicle repairer. The small arms artillery repairer would not really help him get a job when he gets out unless he gets some really really specialized training and he works for a civilian contractor. Now as one poster stated, vehicles... More
Answered By: Sandra M - 3/10/2010
 
Mechanics deploy alot. Usually they deploy every cycle no matter what type of mechanic they are. The cycle is every other year he will be dployed, especially if he gets sent to an infantry or artillery base which is where he will go since he is artillery.
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Answered By: Korie Hasselbrink - 3/10/2010
 
Given the military's track record on HMMWV's and AAV's breaking and/or getting blown up I'd say any repairman is going to be quite busy. And as previously stated, there is no "front line." This is asymmetrical warfare, not the warfare of our forefathers in WWI and II. Everything's changed.
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Answered By: Skyler R - 3/10/2010
 
I'm in the same situation...my boyfriend wants to go to the army.. If your bf really wants to go then you have no choice but support him especially if u truly luv him. It's all about prayer, patience and communication
Answered By: Curious24 - 3/10/2010
 
He could deploy anywhere. As someone previously stated, combat vehicles need repair too, even more so since they're being used harder. He won't be in harm's way though... More
Answered By: Chris B - 3/10/2010
 
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