Army 91B MOS Overview: Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic

army wheeled vehicle mechanicThe United States Army has a variety of wheeled vehicles. When mechanical or suspension problems occur, there must be a trained person that is able to fix them and get that vehicle back into service as quickly as possible.

The Army 91B, Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic is trained to handle this chore.

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In today’s post, we will take a close look at this Army MOS. I will give you a job description, duties and responsibilities, the requirements that must be met to become a 91B and what training is required.

If you are considering joining the Army, Army National Guard or Reserves, maybe this would be the right MOS for you.

Scroll down and see.

Army 91B Basic Job Description

This is an important Army job. After all, vehicles are needed.

The 91B handles maintenance and repair on any and all wheel vehicles in Army service. He/she can maintain and fix both heavy and light duty Army vehicles.

Army 91B Responsibilities And Duties

The responsibilities and duties of the 91B are numerous:

  • Perform maintenance on wheeled vehicles, their associated trailers and material handling equipment systems
  • Inspecting, servicing, repairing and replacing, adjusting and testing their systems, subsystems and all components of Army jeeps and trucks
  • Service electrical systems including wiring harness, and starting and charging systems
  • Perform wheeled vehicle recovery operations

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Requirements To Become an Army 91B

The requirements to become an Army 91B, wheeled vehicle mechanic are not all that strenuous. They include:

  • PULHES = 222222
  • Very heavy physical demands rating
  • ASVAB score of 92 in Mechanical Maintenance (MM) or 85 in General Technical (GT) and 87 in Mechanical Maintenance.
  • No security clearance required
  • United States citizenship is not required
  • Normal color vision

Now requirements can change, so make sure and find out from your recruiter what the exact requirements are.

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Training For The Army 91B

As with all MOS’, the soldier will first have to satisfactorily pass Basic Combat Training where he/she will learn how to be a soldier first and foremost.

Once BCT is completed, the soldier will be sent to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland for approximately 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of AIT will be in a classroom setting and the other part will be in the field.

In 13 weeks, you will not learn everything, so once you are assigned a post, experienced 91B’s will teach you more about your job.

Final Thoughts

This job can be dirty but satisfying. Plus, with this kind of experience, there are many employers in the civilian world who will hire you in a split second.

Do keep in mind that there are also Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI’s) you may want to train for and earn. They can help you get promoted faster.

  • A4—Automotive Electrical System Repair.
  • H8—Recovery Operations.
  • N8—Combat Service Support Automation Management Office.
  • R1—Rough Terrain Container Handler.

I hope this helps you if you are considering the 91B MOS.

Maybe some current or former Army wheeled vehicle mechanics will “pipe in” here and tell us more about this Army job.

If you have comments or questions, just post them below.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to share this with others.

References

  1. https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/mechanics/wheeled-vehicle-mechanic.html
  2. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/91b-wheeled-vehicle-mechanic-3346052
  3. https://www.nationalguard.com/91b-wheeled-vehicle-mechanic
  4. https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/how-is-the-life-as-a-91b-likes-dislikes-deployments-etc
  5. https://www.reddit.com/r/army/comments/19ga3f/im_signing_up_for_91b_wheeled_vehicle_mechanic/
  6. http://www.army-portal.com/jobs/ordnance/91b.html

About The Author

Greg Boudonck is a full time freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He served in the United States Army in the early 1980’s and enjoys writing about military subjects. You can see Greg’s books on Amazon by searching his name and you can also visit his website at Lancerlife.com.

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