Army Combat Documentation / Production Specialist (25V) Career – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

Overview

Combat documentation / production specialists are primarily responsible for supervising, planning and operating electronic and film-based still, video and audio acquisition equipment in order to document combat and noncombat operations.

Job Duties

  • Operate and perform unit level maintenance on motion, still and studio television cameras
  • Prepare captions for documentation images
  • Operate electronic and film-based processing, editing, audio and printing darkroom equipment

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a combat documentation/production specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Motion picture equipment operation
  • Audio recording and using sound equipment
  • Scripting and special effects techniques

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in creative/artistic work
  • Preference for working as part of a team
  • Experience in school plays or making home movies
  • Interest in photography, graphics, art, speech and drama

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 93, Skilled Technical (ST) : 91