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Old 19 December 2005, 01:03
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new CA mos...38B

Does anyone have the lowdown on this new MOS, 38B? I know they are looking for E-5, E-6 and junior E-7's but thats about all I can find. Anyone know that they are looking for as far as TOS, TOR? This 25C job is getting old, its not as cool as it used to be. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 19 December 2005, 01:30
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u talking about active or reserve?
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Old 19 December 2005, 04:59
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Send PM...Brother-in-Law starts AIT for 38B within the month. I will put you in contact with him. Reclassed from PAC (E-6) is gonna get a look to 7 in Feb.

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Old 19 December 2005, 09:46
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CA never has been an active duty MOS, and the folks working CA on AD (the 96th CA BN) are mostly SF taking a break from Group. AD officers working CA are doing their secondary specialty which is considered time away from their MOS, but they can single track as a CA guy once they make Major.

This is what I found on 38B at the Army's recruiting site:

Civil Affairs Specialist (38B)

Civil Affairs Soldiers operate in teams in support of both conventional and special operations forces. Civil Affairs specialists identify critical requirements needed by local citizens in combat or crisis situations. They also locate civil resources to support military operations, mitigate non-combatant injury or incident, minimize civilian interference with military operations, facilitate humanitarian assistance activities, and establish and maintain communication with civilian aid agencies and organizations.

Civil Affairs Specialists are primarily responsible for researching, coordinating, conducting and participating in the planning and production of civil affairs related documents, while enabling the civil-military operations of the supported commander. Some of your duties as a Civil Affairs Specialist may include:

* Helping to plan U.S. government interagency procedures for national or regional emergencies
* Assisting with civil-military planning and support
* Coordinating military resources to support reconstitution or reconstruction activities
* Supporting national disaster, defense or emergency assistance and response activities
* Fostering and maintaining dialogue with civilian aid agencies and civilian relief and assistance organizations
* Establishing mechanisms for emergency coordination and administration where political-economic structures have been incapacitated
* Providing emergency coordination and administration where political-economic structures have been incapacitated


TRAINING:

For initial entry Soldiers, job training begins with nine weeks of Basic Combat Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, which will be followed by eleven weeks of Advanced Individual Training, where you'll learn the skills of a Civil Affairs specialist and be assigned to a Army Reserve Civil Affairs unit. Airborne qualified active duty Noncommissioned Officers can reclassify as a Civil Affairs sergeants after successful completion of an intensive 20 week training program that includes language, negotiations and regional training. Some of the skills you'll learn in Civil Affairs training include:

* Acquiring analytical skills and ability to conduct research using a variety of methods to include standard library research, use of web browsers and other search engines and services
* Conducting civil-military operations that includes humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and populace and resource control
* Obtaining computing and advanced communication skills
* Training with equipment to include vehicles, weapon systems and other Civil Affairs unique systems
* Conducting an area assessment
* Preparing maps and charts
* Conducting a negotiation


HELPFUL SKILLS:

Helpful attributes include:

* An interest in working with foreign militaries or government agencies
* An ability to learn a foreign language and deal effectively with a foreign culture
* An interest in operating as a member of a small team in an austere environment in both semi-permissive and hostile environments
* An interest in conducting assessments of civil preparedness and infrastructures to assure proper reconstitution, and governmental and economic stability
* An ability to organize and analyze information
* An ability to write clearly and concisely


ADVANCED RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advanced level Civil Affairs Specialists and Noncommissioned Officers coordinate for and supervise the execution of civil-military and Civil Affairs operations in support of military and non-military organizations. Experienced Civil Affairs operators will find themselves operating overseas in small teams working with host-nation officials or foreign militaries on programs designed to strengthen democratic institutions, increase stability, deter conflict or relieve human suffering.


RELATED CIVILIAN JOBS:

The skills you learn as a Civil Affairs Specialist will help prepare you for a future with educational institutions, government offices, social services and commercial businesses. You'll be qualified to pursue a career as a historian, case worker, educational specialist, office manager, field representative or intelligence research specialist.
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Old 19 December 2005, 11:26
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Old 19 December 2005, 14:35
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u talking about active or reserve?
I am talking about active. I know in the past about 99% of CA were reservists but I am hearing they are creating the 38B(active) vs. 38A(reserve)MOS. Are they planning on creating more active duty CA battalions?
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Old 19 December 2005, 18:19
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Does anyone have the lowdown on this new MOS, 38B?
Check it out....http://www.bragg.army.mil/CAPSYOP/

Hope this helps. It is an active duty MOS now and most 18's are moving out of 96th.
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I am talking about active. I know in the past about 99% of CA were reservists but I am hearing they are creating the 38B(active) vs. 38A(reserve)MOS. Are they planning on creating more active duty CA battalions?
uuh... don't think this is dead on because I just enlisted 38B in the reserve. 38A is the old MOS, why they changed I have no clue. i have heard however that this was a result of a large restructure in the CA branch and they are adding a dedicated officer branch. see here: http://www.socnetcentral.com/vb/showthread.php?t=47233
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I believe 38B is the enlisted MOS, and 38A is the Officer AOC.
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Old 13 January 2006, 19:14
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Preparatory information for CATAtonic426 & for others going to Civil Affairs (38B) AIT in Fort Bragg:

Ask your unit for a copy of FM 41-10, Civil Affairs Operations. Online version here.

Familiarize yourself with the organization of civil affairs units and the core activities. Bear in mind that civil affairs doctrine is being re-written to reflect changes and adaptations from the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Additionally, the civil affairs unit structure is likely going to be reorganized. There is a possibility that by the time you graduate AIT the current structure will have changed on some level. Regardless, it will behoove you to understand the current structure, regional alignments and basic civil-military operational doctrine. A good army rule that applies in this case: Know where you came from, know where you are, and know where you are going.

Watch the movie "A Bell for Adano".

Read articles in the archives about the type of work civil affairs soldiers have done in GWOT.

Practice/brush up on land navigation. Do not let your physical endurance slide if you have a break between BCT and AIT.

When you are in Fort Bragg, visit the USASOC Memorial Wall that lists the names of warriors who have paid the ultimate price. There are several names of civil affairs soldiers on it. Also visit the JFK Special Warfare Museum.
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Stay away from The Generals Daughter, Three Kings, or anything else Hollywood has spewed out with a USACAPOC patch on it.
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Those movies are what convinced me to go into CA in the first place! Dreams of kinky sex with female captains and stealing kuwati gold were shattered upon arrival to Iraq. What a let down
You have to give George, Mark-e-Mark, "Ice" and the other guy some credit. They did try and help those people at the end of 3 kings
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Three Kings.
FYI:
A former SGM (James "Jim" Parker) from the 15th POB was a military/conceptual advisor to this film.
Some aspects, like the Bart Simpson (which came from a TPT in Haiti) came from his experiences, others are horridly hollywood. The film is in fact dedicated to him.

http://www.clevescene.com/Issues/199...news/news.html
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