Gunsmith, AFSC 753X1
Occupational survey rept.
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX
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This is a report of an occupational survey of the gunsmith AFSC753X1 career ladder completed by the USAF Occupational Measurement Center in September 1988. This career ladder was last surveyed in 1979 in a combined survey with the AFSC 753XO Small Arms career ladder. The present survey was requested by HQ ATCTTOC to collect occupational survey data to support a Training Requirements Analysis and to identify how Air Force gunsmiths are being used. The AFR 39-R Specialty Description states that AFSC 753X1 personnel inspect, repair and modify ground weapons, fabricate small parts, and boresight and test fire weapons. Members cross train into the career ladder from any other specialty and learn gunsmith skills by on the job training. Most Air Force gunsmiths perform depot level maintenance on weapons used at Lackland AFB TX and Camp Bullis TX, while a few are more involved with quality control, research and development, and test firing weapons and ammunition. Keywords Job analysis, Air Force training, Personnel development, Skills.
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