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Scuds03  [Member]
10/20/2011 5:33:22 PM
I am currently in charge of the arms room for my unit and was just curious if there are any decent DOD or CIV jobs that this skill set could tranfer into when that time comes? I've been in the arms room about a year now and am about half way through my Green to Gold packet. Going back to college to earn my masters degree and a commission through ROTC. I just really enjoy working with weapons and am exploring careers and what I want to get my degree in. Thanks for your time and professional help guys!
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mike3000fl  [Member]
10/20/2011 9:32:40 PM
while deployed we had civilan contractors that would come in periodically. every platoon would bring their weapons to the battalion armorer and the civilians would give them a once over.
pevrs114  [Member]
10/21/2011 9:05:21 AM
Totally depends on timing and your experiences. The armorer for the Virginia State Police is a former 2111 for the USMC, he built weapons at Quantico, from what I understand.

Sometimes it's just in making the right contacts.
daemon734  [Team Member]
10/21/2011 12:27:19 PM
Originally Posted By pevrs114:
Totally depends on timing and your experiences. The armorer for the Virginia State Police is a former 2111 for the USMC, he built weapons at Quantico, from what I understand.

Sometimes it's just in making the right contacts.


USMC 2111 and an Army unit armorer are quite different. A lot of what is considered direct support level for the Army is organizational for the Marines, mainly because armorer is an MOS to them, not an additional duty.

The only thing I can think of is a job with DOL or SARET, but even then you would have to attend the DS/GS maintenance course first.