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Do military welders go on active duty?

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LaRita’s Answer

Yes, my friend is an E-7 welder (AFSC 2A7X1 Aircraft Metal Technology Specialist/Craftsman/Expert) in the U.S Air Force and joined as Active Duty not in the Guard or Reserves. His career field did face a downsize and people were in a sense "laid off" at the end of their enlistments, if they didn't get a new career. But he has lead a long 17 year career as a welder in the Air Force. Long as you're engaged in your professional career and you take it seriously and are of service to your community and those around you, then you shouldn't have issues when it comes to the times they "downsize" (which isn't frequent). ( I feel qualified to answer this, because I too was in the military just a different career path)
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Ernest’s Answer

Yes, the process if you choose the Marine Corps is speaking with a recruiter and emphasizing that you want to go active duty and would like to be a welder, of which the MOS code is 1316. After that, you'll go to boot camp, Marine Combat Training (MCT), and finally, start attending welder school in Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.
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Ulises’s Answer

Yes. You have the option to go active or reserve during time of enlistment. However, regardless of choice you will be active initially for boot camp and MOS school.
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