Motor Transport Operator (88M)

Virginia Army National Guard - Wytheville, VA

Part-time

Overview

Motor transport operators are primarily responsible for supervising or operating wheel vehicles to transport personnel and cargo. They are the backbone of the Army’s support and sustainment structure, providing advanced mobility on and off the battlefield.

Job Duties

  • Operate all wheel vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways
  • Manage load, unload, and safety of personnel being transported
  • Oversee and check proper loading and unloading of cargo on vehicles and trailers
  • Employ convoy defense techniques
  • Identify, correct or report all vehicle deficiencies
  • Prepare vehicle for movement/shipment by air, rail or vessel

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

  • Successfully complete medical exam and background check.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Must have a valid drivers license

Training

Job training for a motor transport operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in simulation — yet over 200 training hours are spent in actual vehicles and field training environments.

Helpful Skills

  • Experience in driver education
  • Interest in driving and mechanics

Bonus

You could earn a $20,000 cash bonus just for enlisting under this Military Occupational Specialty (must meet bonus eligibility criteria).

Education Benefits

MONTGOMERY GI-BILL

$383.00 Monthly While in College!

(MGIB-SR)

$13,788.00 in 4 years!

(Chapter 1606)

“CASH IN HAND!”

http://www.nationalguard.com/tools/gi-bill

State Tuition Assistance Virginia NATIONAL GUARD only!

$8,000.00 Yearly!

Must complete Basic Training and (job training).

THE VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD IS THE ONLY BRANCH OF SERVICE WITH THIS BENEFIT!

http://vko.va.ngb.army.mil/virginiaguard/education/index.html

Federal Tuition Assistance

$4,000.00 Yearly!

Up to 16 semester hours each year.

https://www.goarmyed.com

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$50,000 Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

https://www.nationalguard.com/tools/student-loan-repayment-program

COLLEGE CREDIT FOR MILTARY TRAINING

Earn 12 College Credits after the completion of your job training.

http://www.military.com/college-credit-for-military-experience.html

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with trucking, moving or bus companies, or with businesses that have their own delivery fleets. You’ll be able to consider a future as a tractor-trailer truck, tank truck and heavy truck or bus driver.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $112.00 to $132.00 /day

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)