Combat Engineer (12B)

Virginia Army National Guard - Wytheville, VA

Part-time

Overview

Combat engineers primarily supervise, serve or assist as a member of a team when they are tackling rough terrain in combat situations. They provide their expertise in areas such as mobility, counter mobility, survivability and general engineering.

Job Duties

  • Construct fighting positions, fixed/floating bridges, obstacles and defensive positions
  • Place and detonate explosives
  • Conduct operations that include route clearance of obstacles and rivers
  • Prepare and install firing systems for demolition and explosives
  • Detect mines visually or with mine detectors
  • 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.

Requirements

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

Bonus

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

Helpful Skills

  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Perform strenuous physical activities over long periods of time
  • Interest in engineering
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Training

Job training for combat engineers requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic demolitions
  • Constructing wire obstacles
  • Basic urban operations
  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Fixed bridge building
  • Basic explosive hazards

Medical Benefits

Once you complete training you will be eligible for TriCare Reserve Select. Below is an estimation of benefit costs.

  • Single - $46/mth
  • Family - $260/mth

Education Benefits

MONTGOMERY GI-BILL

$383.00 Monthly While in College!

(Chapter 1606)

“CASH IN HAND!”

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State Tuition Assistance Virginia NATIONAL GUARD only!

Must complete Basic Training and (job training). http://vko.va.ngb.army.mil/virginiaguard/education/index.html

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

  • $8,000.00 Yearly!

Federal Tuition Assistance

$4,000.00 Yearly!

Up to 16 semester hours each year

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

College Credit for Military Training

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

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

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

  • up to $50,000

(MGIB-SR)

  • $13,788.00 in 4 years!

Future Civilian Careers

  • The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in the fields of construction, building inspection or building engineering.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $112.00 to $132.00 /day

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Hours per week:

  • 10-19