and Part Time Jobs with the U.S. Army and Army National Guard
many young people coming out of school with Architectural, Design
and Engineering degrees, I have found a percentage of them that
are not ready to settle into a cubicle to draw floor plans,
design parts or any of the other responsibilities a graduate
must do. They want to be in the field.
graduates end up selecting the U.S. military to be their employer
for their first professional job out of college. They typically
enlist, but many have an eye on Officer training if they like
the experience. As their recruiter assists them in picking a
Military Occupation Specialty (MOS), they typically choose an
engineering area of expertise. As an additional bonus, they
go into the armed forces at an advanced rank because of their
degree and the service can have programs to pay for their college
loans. Depending on the branch they prefer, many other benefits
are available. For my graduates opting for this life style,
the decision is relatively easy when they see the advantages.
below are some of the Engineering specialties in the U.S. Army.
The 21H, 21L, 21S, 21T and 21U jobs all require some knowledge
of engineering graphics in the Engineering Construction Unit.
Construction Engineering Supervisor
21S Topographic Surveyor
21T Technical Engineering Specialist
21U Topographic Analyst
The job description of a Technical Engineer Specialist (21T)
Army builds and repairs many airstrips, docks, barracks, roads,
and other projects each year and the Technical Engineer is essential
to this process. Technical Engineers conduct land surveys, make
maps and prepare detailed plans and drawings for construction
projects. They also occasionally provide surveys and maps that
are used to locate military targets and plot troop movements.
Technical Engineer supervises or participates in construction
site development to include technical investigation, surveying,
drafting, development of construction plans and specifications.
Some of your duties as a Technical Engineer may include:
in the performance of field and laboratory tests on construction
materials, construction surveys and drafting for Army construction
maps and charts using drafting tools such as easels, templates,
scale drawings of roads, airfields, buildings, and other military
land surveys and computing survey results
diagrams for wiring and plumbing of structures
scale models of land areas that show hills, lakes, roads, and
together aerial photographs to form large photomaps"
year, I have two or three graduates picking the Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard as a full or part time employment
opportunity. As they keep in touch, by email or personal visits,
they have great experiences to share. I would have to say they
made the right choice for themselves.
Robbins is a retired Armor Officer after 21 years of service
in the U.S. Army and National Guard.
National Guard - Engineering