Army 89A MOS: Ammunition Stock Control And Accounting Specialist

As we all know, the Army has a lot of ammunition. Every bit of that ammunition must be accounted for and there are those whose prime responsibility is exactly that.

While it may not be a glorious job with all kinds of various awards, the Army 89A MOS: ammunition stock control and accounting specialist is a very important job in the United State’s Army.

In today’s post, we are going to examine the ammunition stock control and accounting specialist. I will give you a basic job description, and I will then tell you their primary duties and responsibilities. I will explain the requirements to become an Army 89A, and I will also tell you what training is required to have this Army military occupational specialty.

So scroll down and learn more about the Army ammunition stock control and accounting specialist. Feel free to ask questions or leave comments at the end of this post.

Army 89A Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist Job Description

Simply put, the ammunition stock control and accounting specialist keeps track of ammunition, explosives and explosive components using modernized ammunition and accounting system computer software, along with using manual records to keep a full account of all Army ammunition and explosives.

Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist Responsibilities and Duties

The responsibilities and duties of the Army 89 ammunition stock control and accounting specialist are almost completely stated in the job description. He/she will maintain the computer hardware and software records to ensure that all ammunition and explosives is accounted for.

Besides maintaining the accounting computer programs, he/she may have to manually enter the information into the system. This could also mean physically counting ammunition and explosives in Army storage facilities.

The Army 89A will also create Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and create reports that are applicable to ammunition supply.

The ammunition stock control and accounting specialist will also have the responsibility of training and over-seeing those soldiers who have recently entered the same or similar MOS.

Requirements To Become An Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist

The requirements to become an Army 89A consist of:

  • Be a United States citizen

  • An ASVAB score of 91 or higher in Skilled Technical (ST)

  • There is no security clearance required, but the applicant must have a favorable National Agency Check or Entrance National Agency Check.

  • A PULHES of 222221

With those requirements covered, you shouldn’t have any difficulties becoming an Army ammunition stock control and accounting specialist.

Training To Become An Army 89A

The Army 89A MOS is an enlisted position, so the first training step is Basic Combat Training, because as an Army soldier, your job as a warrior is first. Once you complete BCT, you will travel to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama for Advanced Individual Training.

At Redstone you will learn the basic functions of the Standard Army Ammunition Modernized System. You will be trained on accessing the data browser to perform automated

  • issue

  • receipt

  • shipment

  • turn in

  • and maintenance transfer

on ammunition related items.

You will also be trained on creating RFID tags, along with creating applicable reports and entering data.

This is just a brief list of what you will learn. Many soldiers also seek more education along this same topic. Some of the courses and certifications they seek include:

  • Certification in Production and Inventory Management

  • Certified Records Manager

  • and Certified Supply Chain Professional

For Civilian Careers

The experience in holding the title of Army 89A: Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist can lead to many various career opportunities in the civilian world.

There are many companies that specialize in inventory management, and many corporations also have in-house staff that manage inventory control. And, since you have the designation of being in control of managing Army ammunition and explosives, you will be able to take inventory positions that many others would be denied for.

Final Thoughts

If you have a Warrant Officer position as a goal, the 89A position is a good stepping stone to attain the 890A warrant officer position: Ammunition Warrant Officer.

I also wanted to mention that this is a job that has no possibility from disappearing from the Army. As long as there are soldiers, wars and battles, explosives and ammunition will be a must, and there must be those who keep track of all that ammunition.

What are your thoughts? Are any of you reading this an Army ammunition stock control and accounting specialist? If you are, please tell our readers more about this Army job.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them in the comments area at the end of this post. Thank you for visiting.

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Chuck Holmes
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2 thoughts on “Army 89A MOS: Ammunition Stock Control And Accounting Specialist”

    1. Not being in this MOS myself, the information I posted is what I have. It is all done at Redstone Arsenal, and I believe it lasts approximately 14 weeks.

      Good luck.

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