Army

12C:BRIDGE CREWMEMBER

Bridge builders are highly-skilled engineers and are among the Army's most valued experts. There is any number of scenarios where a Bridge Crewmember would need to step in to save the day, whether it's building a safe passage for a crossing during a combat operation, or making rough terrain more easily passable for platoons and squads.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

These soldiers operate bridge trucks and light vehicles and act as deckhands on bridge erection boats. They prep bridge sites, which include rafts, and other bridge operations, and install kedge anchorage systems, wire obstacle material (think barbed wire), overhead anchorage systems, and demolition firing systems. They'll also launch and retrieve ribbon bridge bays, and assemble and maintain military fixed and float bridges. This work is performed in all kinds of scenarios and weather, including while under enemy fire, in rain and snow and extreme heat, and during natural disasters. In short, MOS 12C is not just a role where you're looking at blueprints and engineering plans. You'll get your hands dirty and possibly see combat action, in this job

Military Duties Translated:

Preparing construction sites, materials, and tools. Loading and unloading of materials, tools, and equipment. Removing debris, garbage, and dangerous materials from sites. Assembling and breaking down barricades, temporary structures, and scaffolding. Assisting contractors, e.g. electricians and painters, as required. Assisting with transport and operation of heavy machinery and equipment. Regulating traffic and erecting traffic signs. Following all health and safety regulations. Digging holes, tunnels, and shafts. Mixing, pouring, and leveling concrete.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Construction Worker