25V Combat Documentation/Production Specialist
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.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
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.