Combat Documentation/Production Specialist (25V)

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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 non-combat operations.

Duties performed by soldiers in this MOS include:

  • Operates and performs unit level maintenance on motion, still, and studio television cameras; electronic and film-based processing, editing, audio, and printing darkroom equipment; prepares captions for documentation images; operates and performs PMCS on assigned vehicles and power generators.
  • Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinate documentation/production team members, monitors, operates, and performs unit level maintenance on master control systems; aligns and adjusts video cameras; prepares video reports for review by commanders and planning staff; operates and performs unit level maintenance on still video transmission systems.

Training Information and Basic Skills/Duties

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

ASVAB Score Required: 93 in aptitude area EL and 91 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111221

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Depth perception: Normal binocular vision for fine close work as determined by the Armed Forces Vision Tester.

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
  • Radio Operators
  • Photographers