Posted on Jan 7, 2021
PFC Signal Support Systems Specialist
3.76K
13
24
1
1
0
Ok so im a 25 u in ait right and im wanting to know about what its like once I graduate ait and start working will I see combat is it a non combat mos? Is it worth it?
Avatar_feed
Responses: 9
SFC Retention Operations Nco
4
4
0
The only non combat MOS in the Army is Recruiter. Everyone else from nurses, doctors, chaplains, and pencil pushers deploy to the combat zone and have been killed in combat. As a 25U you will almost always be stationed in combat unit, there are very few non deploying units a 25U can go to
(4)
Comment
(0)
PFC Signal Support Systems Specialist
PFC (Join to see)
9 mo
How long would combats be deployed for and where do they usually go?
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
SFC (Join to see)
3 mo
PFC (Join to see) they go where they are told and deploy for a length of time that is dictated by commands. Typical USAR/NG deployment is 9 months.
(0)
Reply
(0)
MAJ Byron Oyler
MAJ Byron Oyler
3 mo
I am so far from combat as a nurse that I took care of Taliban and Al Queda detainees...
(1)
Reply
(0)
SSG Mortar Section Leader
SSG (Join to see)
3 mo
I am in an Airborne Infantry Regiment and we have a 25U’s attached to every IN Rifle Company as the Foward Support Signal guy delegated down by the S6. We just got back from Baghdad, Iraq recently. So it’s definitely possible.
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
1
1
0
If you're wanting to know if 25U falls into the Combat Arms area of MOSs, no it does not. Is it a non-combat MOS? Nope. Damn near every MOS deployed to an area of operations that has hostile actions will see some sort of combat. IDF (indirect fire), for example.
(1)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
SSgt Christophe Murphy
1
1
0
It’s weird you waited till AIT to ponder this question.

With that aside don’t let the existence of “Combat Arms” MOS’s like armor, Infantry, Artillery and etc give you the impression other MOS’s are non-combative or won’t be in conflict. Combat is generally a 360 environment and the concept of enemy/friendly lines doesn’t exist like in WW I/II. Comm guys see combat just like medical professionals, truck drivers and everyone else serving in a forward environment. It will ultimately depend on your unit and where you deploy but if you wanted to avoid combat you chose the wrong profession. If you want more opportunities for it there are always chances to volunteer for other things.

But don’t really focus on that at this point. Just train hard and absorb all the knowledge you can
(1)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close