As the eyes and ears in the field, the Combat Documentation/Production Specialist records and provides feedback for combat decisions, to help units succeed in their missions. Through your training, you will learn how to operate digital and film-based cameras, video, and audio equipment.
Some of your duties may include: operating equipment for broadcast, collection, production, and distribution of photo and video content; creating visual information products; performing maintenance on cameras and darkroom equipment; working with writers, producers, and directors; and following instructions of film or TV directors.
• Operate and perform unit level maintenance on motion, still, and studio television cameras
• Prepare captions for documentation images
• Operate electronic and film-based processing, editing, audio, and printing darkroom equipment
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Scripting and special effects techniques
• Interest in creative/artistic work
• Ability to work as a team member
• Experience in school plays or making home movies
• Interest in photography, graphics, art, speech, and drama
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with audiovisual studios, film production companies, radio and television stations, and advertising agencies.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Combat Documentation/Production Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.