My nephew is coming to visit in a couple of weeks. He is a senior in HS and is interested in joining the Army because he is in Army JROTC. He is interested in small boats. So I looked into the watercraft engineer and operator and I think he would be very interested in that. Does anyone know anything about those job fields? If he does that and gets the job classification (I'm retired Navy, I don't know Army term), do they get pulled for infantry or other combat roles? The family does not want to even entertain the Army because they feel he will be on the front lines of Afghanistan regardless of what he is trained in. As we said in the Navy "needs of the Navy come first". If he goes engineer does that mean he is only going to work on the engines and HVAC or does he get to be involved in the operation out side of the engine room? He scored a 79 on the asvab 3 years ago, is that high enough? He could probably retake it since he took so long ago as a freshman and could possibly get a higher score.