Job Description: Ammunition specialists are specialized Soldiers who are responsible for the management of ordnance (ammunition and explosives). They are tasked with receiving, storing and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, explosives and other ammunition and explosive related items. Job duties include: perform maintenance modification, destruction and demilitarization on ammunition and explosive components; operate computer hardware and software/utilities manual records in order to perform stock control and accounting procedures; perform ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures; inspect weapon systems to determine need for repair or destruction.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 89B
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $39,562
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: ST: 91
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Intelligence & Combat Support
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28 Average Age
Average Age
2,665 Number Employed
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6.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Training soldiers and learning to be better at my MOS

Cons: Some Officer not knowing their jobs; Limited vehicles to do job well and correct


My crew would do our preventive maintenance on our vehicles; start our prep for the next field event make sure we have all proper equipment to conduct wok safely. All the proper paperwork and signs to mark off our areas correctly, then we would pack our con-exes for the event.
Most time I had some type of counseling to do, to keep my soldiers up to date. Then we could assist the rest of the company with their duties then on to lunch.
After lunch we would either continuing helping our unit, or check to see what requirements the Battalion and or Brigade needed from the Section.