The United States military is always on the move, constantly building and changing. The Army is no exception, as any given time it has a large variety of building and construction projects underway on Army bases located around the world. Without the specialized skills that Army Masons and Army Carpenters bring to the table, the projects that the Army is engaged in would not be able to be completed. Army Carpenters and masons are experts in construction and construction procedures. They are the personnel that use a wide variety of tools and an even wider variety of skills sets and processes. Carpenters and Masons work in general and specialized construction areas, and they deal with masonry, wood, steel, stone, structural steel
and a variety of other construction materials.
Life Of Army Masons.
Working in the United States Army as a Masonry or Carpenter specialist you will be involved in the thick of various kinds of construction projects. Some of the different things you could be involved in include; Construct and repair all different types of buildings and structures, performing basic masonry and Carpentry skills, work to layout, frame, sheath, build and roof existing structures, working to erect and fabricate trusses, rigging, and other structural assemblies and to construct formwork for concrete forms, walls, slabs and columns. You will also work to construct a wide variety of other different Army related construction processes.
Army Boot Camp A Must!
When you enlist in the Army you will first attend 9 weeks of Basic Combat Training, just like any soldier. You will then progress to attending 7 weeks of construction related individual advanced training, where you will learn specific masonry and carpenter skills. You will receive instruction and instruction in; the consolidation, finishing and placing of forms and Concrete assemblies, learning how to perform and complete concrete control tests, the use of finishing tools, and advanced and basic concrete construction and basic construction technology.
If you like to work outdoors, and are in good physical shape, you may do well in this job specialty. If you have a ability to work with your hands, and have experience working with hand tools, and have experience working in the building trades, you may want to try and become a Army Carpenter and Mason. As you rise in rank and rate, you can be assigned to supervise and oversee the work of younger less experiences soldiers.
You should have an interest in math and science, and ability to do physically taxing work. You can be responsible for training and supervising soldiers on a job site, or be the project manager for a larger job site. With more questions check out the official Army website at www.army.mil.