Army MOS 12C Bridge Crew Member
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Some of your duties as a Bridge Crew member may include:

  • Operate bridge truck and light vehicles
  • Operate, launch, retrieve and perform duties as a deck hand on the bridge erection boat
  • Assist in the preparation of a bridge site, handles shore lines, assist in rafting & bridging operations
  • Assist in the installation of the overhead anchorage system
  • Install kedge anchorage systems
  • Launch and retrieve ribbon bridge bays
  • Assist in the assembly and maintenance of military fixed and float bridges
  • Prepare ribbon bridge equipment for air transport
  • Operate the crane on the Dry Support Bridge (DSB)
  • Prepare and install demolition firing systems
  • Install wire obstacle material

Training
Job training for Bridge Crew members requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which
includes Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and
part in the field to include on-the-job instruction. Your on-the-job training primarily consists of manual
work in a variety of construction projects. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Basic construction methods
  • Basic engineering principles
  • Bridge building
  • Road maintenance and repair
  • Rough carpentry and rigging
  • Use of hand and power tools

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Bridge Crew members provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the
same discipline. As an advanced level Bridge Crew member, you may be involved in:

  • Direct construction of fighting positions and wire entanglements
  • Employ M-180 demolition charges
  • Conduct engineer reconnaissance
  • Direct crew members in the assembly and maintenance of fixed bridges
  • Direct crew in the assembly of raft and float bridges
  • Operate or supervise the use of bridge boats
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Army MOS 12C Bridge Crew Member    
Having a combination of combat ability and building skill is
necessary when it comes to tackling rough terrain in
combat situations. Bridge Crew members supervise or
serve as a member of a squad, section or platoon. They
provide conventional and powered bridge and rafting
support for wet and dry gap crossing operations.

Requirements
Bridge Crew members must meet very demanding physical
requirements. Agility, balance and the ability to perform
strenuous physical activities over long periods of time are a
necessity.