There is basically a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) for everyone considering the Army as it currently offers over 150 specialties.
The Army uses the aforementioned nine sub-test categories to create line categories relevant to the type of MOS.
For each category of jobs, you’ll combine various components
- Combat (CO) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, AS, CS, and MC.
- Electronics (EL) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, EI, GS, and MK.
- Field Artillery (FA) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, CS, MC, and MK.
- General Maintenance (GM) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AS, EI, GS, and MK.
- General Technical (GT) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR and VE.
- Mechanical Maintenance (MM) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AS, EI, MC, and NO.
- Operators & Food (OF) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AS, MC, NO, and VE.
- Surveillance & Communications (SC) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of AR, AS, MC, and VE.
- Skilled Technical (ST) MOS Jobs: You’re test scores are combined from the subtests of GS, MC, MK, and VE.
When you combine an Army line score with an Army MOS you can determine what the minimum qualification score is to work the MOS.
For example, an Infantryman (MOS 11B) would want to perform well in the subtests of Combat (CO), which are Arithmetic Reasoning, Auto & Shop Information, Coding Speed, and Mechanical Comprehension.
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ASVAB Scores For Army
|MOS||Army Job Title||ASVAB Line Scores|
|11C||Indirect Fire Infantryman||CO: 87|
|12B||Combat Engineer||CO: 87|
|12C||Bridge Crewmember||CO: 87|
|12D||Diver||GM: 98, GT: 107, ST: 106|
|12N||Horizontal Construction Engineer||GM: 90|
|12P||Prime Power Production Specialist||GT: 110, EL: 107, ST: 107|
|12Q||Transmission and Distribution Specialist||EL: 93|
|12R||Interior Electrician||EL: 93|
|12T||Technical Engineer Specialist||ST: 101|
|12V||Concrete & Asphalt Equipment Operator||GM: 88|
|12W||Carpentry & Masonry Specialist||GM: 88|
|12Y||Geospatial Engineer||GT: 100, ST: 100|
|13B||Cannon Crewmember||FA: 93|
|13D||Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems Specialist||FA: 93|
|13F||Fire Support Specialist||FA: 96|
|13J||Fire Control Specialist||FA: 93|
|13M||High Mobility Arty Rocket System (HIMAR) Crewmember||OF: 95|
|13P||Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist||FA: 96|
|13R||Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator||SC: 98|
|13S||Field Artillery Surveyor||ST: 95|
|13W||Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember||EL: 95|
|13Z||Field Artillery Senior Sergeant||N/A|
|14E||Patriot Fire Control ENH Oper/Maint||MM: 104|
|14G||Battle Management System Operator||MM: 99, GT: 98|
|14H||Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator||MM: 99, GT: 99|
|14P||Air & Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember||OF: 95|
|14T||PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer||OF: 95|
|14Z||Air Defense Artillery Senior Sergeant||N/A|
|15B||Aircraft Powerplant Repairer||MM: 104|
|15D||Aircraft Powertrain Repairer||MM: 104|
|15E||Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (UAS SYS REP)||EL: 93, MM: 104|
|15F||Aircraft Electrician||MM: 104|
|15G||Aircraft Structural Repairer||MM: 104|
|15H||Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer||MM: 104|
|15N||Avionic Mechanic||EL: 93|
|15P||Aviation Operations Specialist||ST: 91|
|15Q||Air Traffic Control Operator||ST: 101|
|15R||AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer||MM: 99|
|15T||UH-60 Helicopter Repairer||MM: 104|
|15U||CH-47 Helicopter Repairer||MM: 104|
|15W||Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator||SC: 102|
|15Y||AH-64D Armament / Electrical /Avionics Repairer||MM: 105, EL: 100|
|17C||Cyber Operations Specialist||GT: 110, ST: 112|
|19D||Cavalry Scout||CO: 87|
|19K||M1 Armor Crewman||CO: 87|
|25B||Information Technology Specialist||ST: 95|
|25C||Radio Operator||EL: 98, SC: 98|
|25D||Cyber Network Defender||GT: 105, ST: 105|
|25L||Cable System Installer/Main||EL: 89, SC: 89|
|25M||Multimedia Illustrator||ST: 95, EL: 95|
|25N||NODAL Network System Operator||EL: 102, SC: 105|
|25P||Microwave System Operator/Maintainer||EL: 107|
|25Q||Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator – Maintainer||EL: 98, SC: 98|
|25R||Visual Information Equipment Operator – Maintainer||EL: 107|
|25S||Satellite Commo System Operator/Maintainer||EL: 117|
|25U||Signal Support System Specialist||EL: 93, SC: 92|
|25V||Combat Documentation / Production Specialist||ST: 91, EL: 93|
|25D||Paralegal Specialist||CL: 105|
|31B||Military Police||ST: 91|
|31D||Criminal Investigation Special Agent||ST: 107, GT: 110|
|31E||Interment / Resettlement Specialist||ST: 95|
|31K||Military Working Dog Handler||ST: 91|
|35F||Intel Analyst||ST: 101|
|35G||Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst||ST: 101|
|35L||Counter-Intelligence Agent||ST: 101|
|35M||Human Intelligence Collector||DLAB: 107|
|35N||Signal Intel Analyst||ST: 112|
|35P||Cryptologic Linguist||ST: 91, DLAB: 107|
|35Q||Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist||ST: 112, ICLT: 60|
|35S||Signal Collector/Analyst||ST: 101|
|35T||Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer / Integrator||ST: 112|
|36B||Finance Management Technician||CL: 101|
|37F||Psychological Operations Specialist||GT: 107|
|38B||Civil Affairs Specialist||GT: 107|
|42A||Human Resource Specialist||GT: 100, CL: 90|
|46Q||Public Affairs Specialist / Journalist||GT: 107|
|46R||Broadcast Journalist||GT: 107|
|51C||Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Contracting NCO||GT: 110|
|56M||Religious Affairs Specialist||CL: 90|
|68A||Biomedical Equipment Specialist||EL: 107|
|68B||Orthopedic Specialist||ST: 101, GT: 107|
|68C||Practical Nursing Specialist||ST: 101, GT: 107|
|68D||Operating Room Specialist||ST: 91|
|68E||Dental Specialist||ST: 91|
|68F||Physical Therapy Specialist||ST: 101, GT: 107|
|68G||Patient Administration Specialist||CL: 90|
|68H||Optical Laboratory Specialist||GM: 98|
|68J||Medical Logistics Specialist||CL: 90|
|68K||Medical Laboratory Specialist||ST: 106|
|68L||Occupational Therapy Specialist||ST: 101, GT: 107|
|68M||Nutrition Care Specialist||OF: 95|
|68N||Cardiovascular Specialist||ST:101, GT: 107|
|68P||Radiologist Specialist||ST: 106|
|68Q||Pharmacy Specialist||ST: 95|
|68R||Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist||ST: 95|
|68S||Preventive Medicine Specialist||ST: 101|
|68T||Animal Care Specialist||ST: 91|
|68U||Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist||ST: 101, GT: 107|
|68V||Respiratory Specialist||ST: 102|
|68W||Combat Medic Specialist||ST: 101, GT: 107|
|68X||Mental Health Specialist||ST: 101|
|68Y||Eye Specialist||ST: 101, GT: 107|
|74D||Chemical Operations Specialist||ST: 100|
|88H||Cargo Specialist||GM: 88|
|88K||Watercraft Operator||MM: 99|
|88L||Watercraft Engineer||MM: 99|
|88M||Motor Transport Operator||OF: 85|
|88N||Transportation Management Coordinator||CL: 95|
|88P||Locomotive Rep||MM: 97|
|88T||Railway Section Repairer (R)||MM: 87|
|88U||Railway Operations Crewmember (R)||MM: 92|
|89A||Ammunitions Stock Control||ST: 91|
|89B||Ammunitions Specialist||ST: 91|
|89D||Explosive Ordinance Disposal Specialist (EOD)||GM: 105|
|91A||M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer||MM: 88 & GT: 85 or MM: 99|
|91B||Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic||MM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92|
|91C||Utilities Equipment Repair/Heating & Air||GM: 98 or GM: 88 & GT: 83|
|91D||Power Generation Equipment Repair||GM: 98 & GM: 88 & GT: 88|
|91E||Allied Trade Specialist||GM: 88 & GT: 95 or GM: 98|
|91F||Small Arms/ Towed Artillery Repair||GM: 93 or GM: 88 & GT: 85|
|91G||Fire Control Repair||EL: 93 & GM: 88 or EL: 98|
|91H||Track Vehicle Mechanic||MM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92|
|91J||Quartermaster & Chemical Equipment Repair||MM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92|
|91L||Construction Equipment Repair||MM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92|
|91M||Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer||MM: 88 & GT: 92 or MM: 99|
|91P||Artillery Mechanic||MM: 88 & GT: 88 or MM: 99|
|91S||Stryker Systems Maintainer||MM: 87 & GT: 85 or MM: 92|
|92A||Automated Logistical Specialist||CL: 90|
|92L||Petroleum Laboratory Specialist||CL: 86 & OF: 85|
|92M||Mortuary Affairs Specialist||GM: 90|
|92R||Parachute Rigger||GM: 90 & CO: 90|
|92S||Shower, Laundry & Clothing Repair Specialist||GM: 84|
|92W||Water Treatment Specialist||GM: 88|
|92Y||Unit Supply Specialist||CL: 90|
|94A||Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer||EL: 102|
|94D||Air Traffic Control Equipment Repair||EL: 102|
|94E||Radio & Communication Security Repair||EL: 102|
|94F||Computer Detection Systems Repair||EL: 102|
|94H||Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TDME) Maintenance Sup Spec||EL: 107|
|94M||Radar Repairer||EL: 107|
|94P||MLRS Repairer||EL: 93|
|94R||Avionic & Survivability Equipment Repairer||EL: 98|
|94S||Patriot System Repairer||EL: 107|
|94T||Avenger System Repair||EL: 98|
|94Y||Integrated Family of Test Equipment Operator||EL: 107|
|96D||Imagery Analyst||ST: 95|
|96H||Common Ground Station Operator||SC: 95 & ST: 105|
|96R||Ground Surveillance Systems Operator||EL: 85 & SC: 95|
|96U||Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator||SC: 105|
|96Z||Intelligence Senior Sergeant||N/A|
|97Z||Counterintelligence / Human Intelligence Senior Sergeant||N/A|
|98H||Communications Locator / Interceptor||ST: 95|
|98J||Electronic Intelligence Interceptor / Analyst||ST: 105|
|98K||Signals Collection / Identification Analyst||ST: 95|
|98Z||Signals Intelligence Senior Sergeant||N/A|
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the minimum ASVAB score for the Army?
The minimum ASVAB score you need to join the US Army is as follows:
- With a H.S. Diploma: 31
- With a GED: 50
In order to qualify for certain enlistment bonuses, such as the Quick Ship bonus, you would need to have an AFQT score of 50 or better.
What’s a good score for the Army?
Relatively speaking, a good score on the ASVAB for the Army would be an AFQT score of 60 or better.
This would put you in the 60th percentile, and qualify you for nearly every job the US Army has to offer.
What’s the highest ASVAB score for the Army?
The highest score you can get on the ASVAB is an AFQT score of 99.
This would qualify you for every MOS in the Army, and place you in the 99th percentile.
Which job in the Army requires the highest score?
Generally speaking, jobs in the Human and Signals Intelligence, Cyber, and Medicl fields require the highest ASVAB scores.
You’re typically looking at a AFQT score of 85 or better for those fields.
What is a GT score in the Army?
GT stands for General Technical, and is a combination of the following portions of the ASVAB test:
- Word Knowledge (WK)
- Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
- Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
- Mechanical Comprehension (MC)
If I don’t get a good score, can I retake the ASVAB?
Certainly! The only caveat is that you must wait 1 month to retake the ASVAB test.
If you aren’t happy with your score after taking it a second time, you must wait another calendar month and you can retake it again.
After taking it for a 3rd time, however, you have to wait a minimum of 6 months before you can retake it.
Scores are valid for 2 years after the last time you took it, and there is no limit as to how many times you can take the ASVAB.
As mentioned previously, there are over 150 jobs in the Army that are ripe for the taking.
All you need to do is score decent enough on the ASVAB, and the Army job is yours.
Be sure to study hard, take your time, and most importantly, find a job that suites you the most!
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