Originally posted by hornet_18F: A Few questions about 91B (formerly 63B) Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic AIT.
-Are 91B's qualified to drive the HUMVEE after training. - What additional schooling are available for 91B's after completion of AIT? (Something going deeper into their job.)
I am a former 63B now 91B. I can tell you that you dont need to change ur MOS to 88M to drive any vehicle. Most Mechanics drive also! You will be working with everything and actually most units have done away with humvees because the threat of IEDs are so high. we now have MRAPs and ASVs.
There are also ASIs. For Strykers. H8 school for wrecker operations. Once you get to your new unit ask about those schools. Usually the base you are at offers them! Hope I help[ed out alittle bit!
Mechanics can be stationed anywhere. They have to drive the vehicles to troubleshoot them and make sure they're fixed. The ASI's have already been mentioned, although you don't need H8 training to drive the wrecker. At least, not in my unit. And just an FYI, it's not like you fix anything, you just change parts. Also, there are no Humvees on the roads in Iraq and Afghanistan anymore so I'm not sure why you want to be able to drive one. There's bigger, badder vehicles to drive.
If you get to be NCO for a bit you move up in skill level for supervisory training like there was 63X prolly 91X now for like E-7 types that were mechanics. Wish I never did personally, I wish I took my other option for MOS but that was my mistake. You go to either Aberdeen or Ft.Jackson for AIT.
If you want to learn to fix something 91C is my other MOS basically fix heating and A/C on anything but mostly on vehicles. I was very popular in Iraq since I was the only one in my entire task force there.
Originally posted by Cozi: Mechanics can be stationed anywhere. They have to drive the vehicles to troubleshoot them and make sure they're fixed. The ASI's have already been mentioned, although you don't need H8 training to drive the wrecker. At least, not in my unit. And just an FYI, it's not like you fix anything, you just change parts. Also, there are no Humvees on the roads in Iraq and Afghanistan anymore so I'm not sure why you want to be able to drive one. There's bigger, badder vehicles to drive.
hmmvs are gone now? wow! that was fast, I left in Dec 08 they were replacing 1114(if they were left) with the 1152s I remeber our force protection/qrf had to swap out some nice 1114s with clapped out 1152s
They aren't gone gone, but they aren't allowed on the roads in theater anymore. Mostly they're driven around big FOBs like civilian vehicles. They were taken off the roads in early 2010 (if I remember correctly). It's all about MRAPs and MAT-Vs now.
I go to BCT in July as a 91B. When I signed, they already had a PCS ready for me at Ft. Hood in TX. Granted, Im sure this can change. If you plan to wrench on the outside when done with the Army, you'll need to get you ASE certs if you want a good paying gig. It wouldn't hurt to go to a tade school to learn drivability, beings that gas and diesel are very different in that respect.
91B fresh out of AIT. For learning to drive during AIT, the school is (most likely) going to leave that to your permanent unit to get you qualified. At least that was our case, as they moved the 59th ORD BD from Aberdeen to Ft Lee and made my class a push-class, so we were rushed through our AIT.
As for your second question, it really depends on what unit you go to or if you have any schools such as Air Assault or Airborne on your contract. What they did for my company, is they'd take people from the classes for H8, which would add an additional 3 weeks to your training after your initial AIT. I can't say anything about H8, 'cause they skipped right over my class. A couple buddies ended up at 82nd Airborn's Sustainment in Ft. Bragg and they're being sent to Airborne. If you're wanting additional training within the military's schools, you'll have to talk to your unit at your duty station. As for additional training as a 91B, I'm not sure on that myself. Good luck