89B Ammo Logistics Sergeant
As an 89B Ammo Logistics Sergeant, I am entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the morale, welfare, and professional development of 11 Soldiers and NCOs under my command. I provide them with technical guidance to ensure they effectively carry out their duties. It is my duty to prepare and review ammunition storage waivers and handle complex ammunition malfunction reports. I am also responsible for ensuring adherence to ammunition quality assurance/control procedures in accordance with regulations and SOPs. Managing ammunition and explosives, including receiving, storing, and issuing conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets, bulk explosives, and other Class V items, is a key aspect of my role.
89B Ammunitions Logistician NCO
As an Ammunitions Logistician NCO within the 3d Division Sustainment Brigade (3DSB), I serve as the principal advisor to the Support Operations Officer and other key personnel within the brigade. I also provide guidance to the Sustainment Brigade Ammunition Warrant and various brigade units, including the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, and 3rd ID Artillery, on ammunition operations. This includes providing cross-level authorizations and forecasts as needed for unit training. Additionally, I am responsible for managing TAMIS user accounts, overseeing Field Level Munitions Storage Area (FLMSA) operations, and monitoring and recommending actions for 89 series Soldiers at the Brigade MATP. The care and leadership of a specified number of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers falls under my purview.
89B Chief Ammunition NCO
In my role as the Chief Ammunition NCO within the 3d Division Sustainment Brigade (3DSB), I provide technical assistance and mentorship related to accountability, maintenance, and quality assurance of Class V materials for both contingency and training operations. I am responsible for maintaining various documents, such as DA Form 1687s, Assumption of Command Orders, and DD Form 2875s, to ensure proper ammunition requests and authorizations. Distributing annual training ammunition authorizations and managing the Field Level Munitions Storage Area (FLMSA) and Sergeant of Guard roster are also part of my responsibilities. I take pride in mentoring junior 89 series Soldiers and providing recommendations to maintain ammunition support capabilities. Additionally, I am responsible for the care and leadership of a specified number of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers.
Ammunition Logistics Sergeant/89B40/Skill lvl 4:
As the Ammunition Logistics Sergeant within the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (3ESC), I work closely with the XVIII Airborne Corps to establish efficient combat ammunition processes. In this role, I provide technical assistance and mentorship on accountability, maintenance, and quality assurance of Class V materials for both contingency and training operations. My responsibilities primarily involve supporting the HHC 3rd ESC and two Battalions, managing a substantial amount of training ammunition worth $3,000,000. Additionally, I am accountable for the care and leadership of two Non-Commissioned Officers and one Soldier, as well as $750,000 worth of assigned unit property.
Ammunition Sergeant for Alpha Distribution Company
Within Alpha Distribution Company, which supports the 3d Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division, I serve as the Ammunition Sergeant. In this capacity, I am responsible for the health, welfare, training, and mentorship of eight Soldiers. Additionally, I am accountable for the proper accountability and maintenance of valuable equipment, including five M1120A4 HEMTT Load Handling Systems, one M1075 Palletized Load System, and six M1101 Cargo Trailers, with a total value of over $500,000.
Section Chief for Special Forces Support Battalion
As the Section Chief for the Special Forces Support Battalion, my primary responsibility is to provide ammunition and mission support to the Group. I take charge of the safety, serviceability, maintenance, and security of all munitions’ assets under my purview. This includes preparing and reviewing ammunition storage waivers and implementing ammunition quality assurance and quality control procedures. In addition to my supervisory role, I provide technical guidance to two Soldiers and three Non-Commissioned Officers, ensuring they carry out their duties effectively. As a custodian of Mission Table of Organization and Equipment (MTOE) valued at over $1.5 million, I prioritize the care and leadership of my assigned personnel.
89B Senior Ammunition Inspector
In my role as a Senior Ammunition Inspector, I have the crucial task of supervising various aspects of ammunition handling. This includes overseeing the receipt, storage, issue, and preparation of ammunition, ammunition components, and explosives for transportation and storage. I am responsible for ensuring that ammunition stock control and accounting procedures are conducted accurately and efficiently. As part of my duties, I supervise ammunition inspections, tests, and the inspection of containers and vehicles used for transporting ammunition. Furthermore, I conduct inspections of storage locations to guarantee compliance with storage compatibility, quantity distance, and explosive safety limits. It is my utmost priority to ensure strict adherence to all ammunition safety requirements as specified in applicable Army Regulations.
Logistical Ammunition NCO
In my role as the Ammunitions Logistician NCO, I had the privilege of serving as the principal advisor to the Support Operations Officer and Brigade Ammunition Officer on various logistical matters, including ammunition, vehicles, arms rooms, and range inspections. I closely monitored the performance of six 89B Soldiers at the Brigade Ammunition Transfer Holding Point (ATHP) and provided recommendations to maintain optimal support capabilities. Additionally, I served as the SAAS-MOD system administrator, ensuring accurate record-keeping and generating important reports such as the Theater Munitions Report (MUREP). I was responsible for overseeing the accuracy and management of the Brigade’s Ammunition Basic Load (ABL) and Training Ammunition, which had a combined value of $22,000,000. Furthermore, I operated the Class V Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3), contributing to efficient ammunition logistics and support operations.
89B Ammunition Specialist
As an 89B Ammunition Specialist, my primary responsibilities revolved around assisting in the receipt, storage, issue, maintenance, modification, destruction, and demilitarization of explosive items. I played a crucial role in ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties, utilizing automated procedures to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Additionally, I provided technical guidance to lower-ranking Soldiers, overseeing their tasks and ensuring they performed their duties effectively. From assisting in the preparation and transportation of ammunition components and explosives to supporting various ammunition-related operations, I played a vital role in maintaining the smooth flow of ammunition logistics.
89B Ammunition Inspector
In my capacity as an Ammunition Inspector, my primary focus was on the safety, serviceability, maintenance, and security of all munitions assets. I served as an evaluator, assessing the brigade’s adherence to munitions storage procedures and ensuring compliance with regulations and safety protocols. I conducted inspections of Ammunition Basic Loads (ABLs) and Ammunition Holding Areas (AHAs) to verify proper storage practices. In the event of munitions malfunctions, I observed and assisted in investigations, coordinating with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams when necessary. Additionally, I maintained and monitored records of munitions inspections, suspension notices, packaging, and storing. Using load drawings, I ensured proper and safe loading procedures were followed during munitions movement.
MOS 89B, Ammunition Specialist
MOS 89B was known as 55B before fiscal year 2005.
Major Duties: The ammunition specialist receives, stores and issues conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets and other ammunition related items; performs maintenance (unit, direct support and general support) modification, destruction and demilitarization on ammunition and explosive components; and operates computer hardware and software/utilities manual records to perform stock control and accounting procedures. Duties for MOS 89B at each level of skill are:
Skill Level 1 MOSC 89B1O: Assists in receipt, storage, issue, maintenance, modification, destruction and demilitarization of explosive items. Performs ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures. Operates MHE to maneuver ammunition.
Skill Level 2 MOSC 89B2O: Performs duties in preceding skill level, supervises lower grade soldiers and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Assists in the preparation of transportation of ammunition, ammunition components and explosives.
Skill Level 3 MOSC 89B3O: Performs duties in the preceding skill levels, supervises lower grade soldiers and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Prepares/reviews ammunition storage waivers. Prepares complex ammunition malfunction reports. Ensures ammunition quality assurance/quality control procedures are followed.
Skill Level 4 MOSC 89B4O: Performs duties in preceding skill levels, supervises lower grade soldiers and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Interprets technical data and instructs subordinates in the technical aspects of ammunition, missile and other explosive items receipt, storage, maintenance and supply. Technical advisor on ammunition surveillance and safety matters.
Skill Level 5 MOSC 89B5O: Performs duties in preceding skill levels, supervises lower grade soldiers and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervises and manages the SAAS-MOD at theater, theater Army, area command, and Corps Materiel Management Centers (CMMC). Assists in the survey and layout of areas allocated for the establishment of ammunition storage areas. Plans requirements for labor, equipment and supplies in preparation and application of plans, work policies and procedures.
Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS. The ammunition specialist must possess the following qualifications:
(1) Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
(2) Physical Profile: 222221
(3) Normal color vision.
(4) Minimum score of 100 in aptitude area ST.
(5) A security clearance of CONFIDENTIAL.
(6) Formal training (completion of MOS 89B course conducted under the auspices of the USAOMMCS, to include Phase II MOS training for RC personnel) is mandatory.
(7) Non-allergic to explosive components.
(8) Non-claustrophobic tendencies.
(9) A U.S. citizen.
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MOS 89B was known as 55B before fiscal year 2005. The major duties, physical demands, physical profile, and skill levels were obtained from Army Pamphlet 611-21.