Overview Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army. They are also responsible for operating tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers. Job Duties • Analyze the information on grade stakes and placing them • Drive bulldozers, roadgraders and other heavy equipment to level earth • Clear, grub, strip, excavate, backfill, stockpile and push scraper with tractor crawler • Cut and spread fill material with scraper • Transport heavy construction equipment with tractor-trailer • Assist in performance of combat engineer missions Requirements Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you. Training Job training for horizontal construction engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions. Some of the skills you`ll learn are: • Operation of different types of construction and rough terrain equipment • Maintenance and repair of equipment • Identification of soil types and placement of grade stakes Helpful Skills • Interest in operating heavy construction equipment • Preference for working outdoors • Interest in working with your hands Required ASVAB Score(s) General Maintenance (GM) : 90 Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for. Compensation Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation. Education Benefits In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits. Future Civilian Careers The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms. Related Jobs • Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (12V) Concrete and asphalt equipment operators are responsible for supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production, which is integral to the construction of airfields, roads, dams and buildings. Active/Reserve: Both Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted Restrictions: None ++++++++++++++++++ Biography AL Ershon Britton, was born in Los Angles California and raised in Waterproof, LA. He graduated from McCall Sr. High School in Tallulah, Louisiana May 1990. After High School he elected to join the U S Army on 16 September 1990 attending Basic Combat Training and Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a Construction Equipment Operator. Upon completing AIT his first duty assignment was Saudi Arabia. Other assignments include 63rd Engineer Company Combat Support Equipment (CSE), Ft Benning, GA as a Construction Equipment Operator; Somalia as a Team Leader; 63rd Engineer Company Ft. Benning, Ga as a Team leader; 307th Engineer Company, 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC as a Senior Equipment Operator; 618th Engineer Company, 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC as a Assist Squad Leader; 84th Engineer Company Schofield Barracks HI as a Senior Equipment Operator/ Squad leader; 63rd Engineer Company Fort Benning, GA as a Section Sergeant/Platoon Sergeant; Talia Airbase Iraq; 50th Engineer Assault Float Bridge Company, Camp LaGuardia Korea as a Section Sergeant; Camp Buerhing Kuwait as a Platoon Sergeant; 63rd Engineer Company Ft. Benning GA as a Platoon Sergeant/ Operation Sergeant; Bravo Company 577th Engineer Company Fort Leonard Wood as a Senior Instructor Writer and Course Chief of Training; Charlie Company 577th Engineer Company Fort Leonard Wood, MO as an Operations Sergeant. Al Ershon Britton`s military education includes Transport/STO Hazardous Material, (WLC) Warrior Leaders Course, (BNCOC) Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, (ANCOC) Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Manager Development Course, Supervisor Development Course, Basic Instructor Course, Sapper Leader Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Course, Air Assault School, and Basic Airborne School. Al Ershon Britton`s awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (6OLC); Army Achievement medal (3OLC); U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award); Southwest Asia Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal (3BSS); Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3rd); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Driver`s Badge-W; and Sapper Tab. Al Ershon Britton`s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Minor in Military Science from Troy University; Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Georgia Military Collage; Associates Degree in General Studies from Central Texas Collage and a Masters in of Art In Teaching in 2011. I am now employed with the Department Of Defense as a Training Technician. Since working for the Department of Defense I have received civilian of the cycle three time and was also awarded the Achievement Medal For Civilian Service. Al Ershon Britton has three children Alexis Britton, Al Britton Jr., Alexander Britton.
DATEFrom: NameAddressCity, State ZipPhone number:Subject: Character Letter for Mr. Al Ershon Britton.I hereby apply for the aforementioned position as advertised in your website goarmy.com. I am Al Ershon Britton, a family man with three children. I am currently a Training Technician at the Department of Defense. I have vast experience in equipment operations given my involvement in handling and operating them. I graduated from McCall Sr. High School in Tallulah, Louisiana May 1990, and joined the army on 16th September, the same year. I joined the Basic Combat Training and Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and became a Construction Equipment Operator. My first assignment was in Saudi Arabia and consequently handled other duties such as 63rd Engineer Company Combat Support Equipment (CSE), Ft Benning, GA as a Construction Equipment Operator; Somalia as a Team Leader; 63rd Engineer Company Ft. Benning, Ga as a Team leader; 307th Engineer Company, 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, NC as a Senior Equipment Operator; 618th Engineer...