Posted on Dec 29, 2019
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I’m a promotable SGT looking into reclassing to 12R (Interior Electrician) to gain experience and skills for becoming an Electrician outside the Army. I checked to see what the cut-off scores that I would be facing in the new MOS and see “NA” where the SSG scores should be for EVERY month back the last 2 years... does this mean there are no E-6 in this MOS? If any of you have experience with this MOS would I adequately accomplish my goals of working toward becoming a Journeyman Electrician? I’m looking to you fine people for the information a recruiter may not know.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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If you are really interested in being an electrician, why not go all out and apply for Prime Power. If you a looking for an MOS that provides a pathway to a successful civilian career in the Engineering MOS's, that would be the one I would recommend. It's currently under-strength, you are a lot more likely to get a waiver for that E-5 P status. The downside is that it takes 110 GT score and the entry requirement are pretty strict, plus it's a long MOS school. If you are interested, I would suggest talking directly to the school house at Ft. Leonard Wood.
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SFC (Join to see) - And we both forgot to mention that it's one of those MOS's that usually keeps a fairly decent re enlistment bonus through E5.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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CPT Lawrence Cable absolutely good point. This MOS tops out at 40k for an E5 right now
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SFC (Join to see) - I'm glad they streamlined the application process for Prime Power. I know that it's about as academically as tough a course as you get in the Army (Officers have to go through most of the same subject matters), but it was harder to get into Prime Power than it was to a shot at Special Forces.
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CPT Lawrence Cable that's actually the reason they streamlined it. The course hadn't filled a single class to capacity in years, so HRC ran a pilot program that was very successful. In my opinion, the previous process was too complicated for most skill level 1 Soldiers to mess with, and took too long for most SGTs to wait around for.
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CSM Richard StCyr
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You see an N/A at the SSG level because that MOS is a feeder MOS and changes into 12H at SSG which is a vertical construction supervisor. You should ask about the Prime Power MOS, that one is highly marketable in the civilian sector. I can not remember the MOS letter designator but it is part of the 12 series and is currently taught at Fort Leonard Wood.
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Hey there Sgt.
Currently I am a 12R. On the civilian side I am a 3rd year apprentice on the commercial side. The reclass and AIT schools are in my opinion too easy, and a joke. (This was before I went into my apprenticeship) looking back at it it will give you the basic understanding on how things work and very basic running of circuits and pipe work. I am currently in Africa and I will be able to count any hours I put towards electrical towards my license (you need 8000 hours) before you can take the J-man test. I have an NCO that I teach electrical to. He is an E-6 he was promoted into this slot as a 12R so still has that under his 12H. If you are active duty there is a program I looked into where you can track all your hours through that as well. I havent used it but I know about it you do need to have your Non Licensed License from your state to sign up for this. In Minnesota it's a simple form for the initial license with a fee. After that each year you need to do 2 hours of continuing Ed online in order to renew. If you do not renew you can not track hours. Most states have adopted this rule so no one cheats on hours. As for the 12P mos I was intrested in that as well and could still end up doing this. I do not suggest it if you are looking to be an electrician. Lineman and electricians are two very different worlds. Personally I enjoy my work and in my unit I am the SME. I hope this helps if you need anything else I'd be happy to share any information I have!
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