MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES
MOS CODES ARE USEFUL IN IDENTIFYING HIGH-RISK MILITARY EXPOSURES
With over 500 military occupations across the five military branches, exposures may vary. We try to dive in here.
When we conducted our research, we wanted to identify certain jobs, extra duties and qualifications that would place veterans at a higher risk. One assumption was - "It is obvious that infantry veterans will be more routinely exposed to lead and sulfur", and that is true, however, what if you are not infantry and spend more time on the base or in a helicopter, medical tent, etc.
We wanted to determine the branch of service and military occupation to gain a better understanding of who was exposed and what were they exposed to. Below you'll find our demographics data.