Today, I’m going to take a few moments to educate you about the 21V MOS in the Army: the Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator. I think this is a really cool MOS for anyone who wants a skilled trade that can almost guarantee them a job after the Army.
Soldiers in this MOS build roads and runways for the Army. They do a very similar job to their civilian counterpart.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Produces runways and roads that keep the Army moving
- Operate concrete producing equipment and asphalt pavers
- Operate mobile concrete mixer
- Load sand, water, cement, and gravel
- Operate controls that mix materials
- Assist in operations and maintenance of asphalt nozzle, kettles and aggregate spreaders
- Apply tack and prime coats
- Assists with asphalt surfacing and paving equipment
- Combat engineer training, such as setting up barbed wire, minefields and building shelters
- Lifting heavy supplies and equipment
- Assist with combat engineer missions
Prerequisites for MOS
To qualify for this MOS you must score a 90 or higher on the GM portion of your ASVAB test. I couldn’t find any other specific requirements.
Attributes to Succeed in this MOS
Here are some personal attributes that might help you be successful in this MOS:
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Hands on type of person
- Enjoy working in small teams
- Ability to work long hours in the heat
- Good work ethic
- Ability to lift heavy objects
Life After the Army
This is a great MOS for anyone who wants a career in the contracting, asphalt or concrete industry. You could work at a cement plant, on an asphalt crew, with a road crew or a variety of other jobs that are in demand. There are also plenty of opportunities to advance your way up through the enlisted ranks.
In summary, the 21V MOS is a great MOS for anyone looking for a career in the cement or asphalt industry. It’s tough, challenging and very important. To learn more about the MOS contact your local Army recruiter.
On a side note, if you have experience in this MOS I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below to tell us about your experience. Where were you assigned? What did you do on a daily basis? What did you dislike and like about the MOS? I look forward to hearing from you.