Army Unit Supply Specialist - MOS 92Y
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Army Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y)

Army Unit Supply Specialists (MOS 92Y) perform and supervise tasks related to the general upkeep of the base.

They are in charge of all Army supplies and equipment.

The position requires a lot of time handling, issuing, and making inventory of firearms.

Learn more about what it takes to become an Army Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y).

Education, Qualifications, and Training

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Army Unit Supply Specialists (MOS 92Y) work in a warehouse where they help with incoming shipments. Image: Defense.gov

Unit Supply Specialists (MOS 92Y) are a backbone to the U.S. Army.

They work behind the scenes like a number of other Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) making sure the base functions in full working order.

There is some education, qualifications, and training required to become 92Y MOS:

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Education

The Army requires you to finish high school with a diploma or GED equivalent.

You must receive one of the above in order to enlist.

The Army recommends that you have an interest in math, accounting, business administration, bookkeeping, and typing. 

Secondly, you must complete the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

The ASVAB tests your knowledge and skills across every major field of education as well as specialized skills related to the Army.

Based on how you perform on the tests you will receive different MOS opportunities.

In order to work as an Army Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y) you must score Clerical (CL): 90 or higher.

Qualifications

Army Unit Supply Specialists must have normal color vision, or in other words no color-blindness.

The Army will also look into your background for 92Y MOS under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

It will check to see if you are “free of documented instances of conduct with reflect against your character, honesty, or integrity while serving.”

Your record needs to be clean of conviction by court-martial.

It is possible to have these types of disqualifications waived by a military review board.

However, a conviction of criminal offenses that are designed as a misdemeanor or felony cannot get waived.

The ability to keep accurate records and interest in operating forklifts in a warehouse environment will serve you well in the position of MOS 92Y.

Training

Army training begins at boot camp, or Basic Combat Training (BCT), which lasts 10 weeks.

Boot camp is designed to see if you got what it takes to adopt to a military lifestyle, even in a non-combat role.

Once you survive boot camp you will progress to Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

Advanced Individual Training for a Army Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y) lasts eight weeks.

It is relatively short compared to AIT for other types of MOS, and learning is a combination of classroom studies and on-the-job instructions.

Army Unit Supply Specialists learn how to receive, store, issue, and ship incoming stock.

There is also an emphasis on stock control and accounting procedures.

Army Unit Supply Specialists also learn how to properly handle medical and food supplies.

Lastly, a focus on the movement, storage, and maintenance of ammunition is taught since Army Unit Supply Specialists will deal with weapons.

What does an Army Unit Supply Specialist Do?

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Army Unit Supply Specialists handle weapons and ammunition, as well as assign to soldiers. Image: Wikimedia Commons

An Army Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y) is tasked with performing work in a warehouse setting.

The objective is to receive incoming supplies, store, issue, and ship outgoing goods.

A good portion of the inventory Army Unit Supply Specialists handle are weapons or ammunition.

Army Unit Supply Specialists will operate unit level computers and forklifts to perform most job duties in the warehouse.

Job Duties of 92Y MOS

The Army has posted its official breakdown of Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y) job duties:

  • Receive, inspect, inventory, load/unload, store, issue, and deliver supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain automated supply system for accounting of organizational and installation supplies and equipment.
  • Issue and receive small arms while securing and controlling weapons and ammunition in security areas.
  • Schedule and perform preventive and organizational maintenance on weapons.

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What does an Army Unit Supply Specialist make?

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There are many soldiers that use 92Y MOS to further their education as well as receive real world experience for future civilian employers. Image: Army.com

The Army pays soldiers based on rank and years of service, regardless of Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

In addition to your monthly salary you will also receive housing, food, and medical.

InsigniaPay GradeRankAbbreviationMinimum Monthly Pay
E-1PrivatePVT$1,733
E-2Private Second ClassPV2$1,943
army e 3 insignia - pfcE-3Private First ClassPFC$2,043
army e 4 insignia - specialistE-4SpecialistSPC$2,263
army e 4 insignia - corporalE-4CorporalCPL$2,263
E-5SergeantSGT$2,468
E-6Staff SergeantSSG$2,694
E-7Sergeant First ClassSFC$3,114
army master sergeant iconE-8Master SergeantMSG$4,480
E-8First Sergeant1SG$4,480
E-9Sergeant MajorSGM$5,473
E-9Command Sergeant MajorCSM$5,473
e 9 sergeant major of the army insigniaE-9Sergeant Major of the ArmySMA$5,473

The Army also pays cash bonuses for enlisting in certain MOS, especially under hazardous or dangerous conditions.

You can also advance your education while serving in the Army by qualifying for full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, and book allowances.

Benefits

The benefits package included your monthly salary in the U.S. Army is excellent:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vacation Time
  • Special Pay
  • Retirement
  • Education: Army members can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus annual stipend for living expenses.
  • Housing: Allowances for living expenses, utilities, and maintenance.
  • Food: Allowance for the on-base dining hall and access to tax-free department and grocery stores.

Job Reviews

The reviews for an Army Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y) are largely positive on job sites like GlassDoor.com and Indeed.com.

You will serve long days in the U.S. Army including physical training that starts at 0630.

However, the long days can transform into a life changing experience with the right team around you and outlook.

One job poster mentioned that the Army is demanding and stressful, yet one of the most rewarding things you can do:

Civilian Job Opportunities

The job experience you receive as an Army Unit Supply Specialist (MOS 92Y) translates well into civilian life.

There are number of relevant job opportunities after leaving the Army, unlike some MOS.

Army Unit Supply Specialists often transition into shipping and receiving, stock clerks, order fillers, wholesale and retail buyers, purchasing agents, and administrative support workers.

Given your experience working for a reputable organization like the Army you may have the opportunity to receive a management or supervisor role immediately after service.

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The Army recommends that you join its PaYS program.

The recruitment option helps land you job interviews after leaving the military with employers known for hiring veterans.

Current partners of the program include AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Kraft Foods Global, and Sears Holdings Corporation.

Summary

Army Unit Supply Specialists (MOS 92Y) serve an important function in warehouses.

They receive and ship supplies related to the Army, including weapons and ammunition.

The job experience you receive will also prepare you well in civilian life after leaving the military.

Resources:

  1. https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/administrative-support/unit-supply-specialist.html
  2. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/U.S.-Army/reviews?fjobtitle=Supply+Specialist&fcountry=ALL
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General FAQ

How long is training for MOS 92y?

AIT for MOS 92y is approximately 8 weeks long, and is conducted at Ft. Lee, VA.


Where do 92Y get stationed?

Unlike most other Army MOS', soldiers in the 92y field can be stationed at nearly any Army or military duty station in the world.


Is 92y considered a combat MOS?

While they do occasionally serve in combat roles, and are trained as combat soldiers, MOS 92y is not considered a combat MOS.


What types of civilian jobs could a 92y get hired for?

Serving in the Army as a 92y can open up a lot of doors in the civilian career world, including logistics / shipping, materiel handling, and warehouse management.

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