The National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE), in partnership with the United States Army Ordnance School, has made available five additional competency tests. ASE will continue to offer the MIL2 Diesel Engines and MIL6 Electrical/Electronic Systems tests, which were introduced in January, in addition to the five new test options.
The five new intermediate level tests for military tactical wheeled vehicles are for individuals with a minimum of two years of experience servicing cars, trucks, or military vehicles.
- MIL3 - Drivetrains
- MIL4 - Chassis
- MIL5 - Suspension, Steering and Hydraulics
- MIL7 - Heating, Ventilation and A/C
- MIL8 - Periodic Maintenance Checks and Services
The new ASE military tests were specifically designed to align ASE tests to U.S. Army equipment, task lists, and processes. They provide an assessment tool that measures an Army maintainer’s level of technical job competence. Successful completion of the tests by qualified Army personnel, plus an experience requirement, will result in ASE military technician credentials. Those who become certified in tests MIL2-MIL8 will be recognized as ASE-certified master military tactical wheeled vehicle technicians.
ASE will eventually offer three advanced level tests with a focus on diagnosis and repair of more complex problems found on military tactical wheeled vehicles. The tests are designed to follow the career advancement of the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 91 series enlisted Soldiers, Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), and the 915A and 919A Warrant Officers. Successful completion of the tests, plus an experience requirement, will result in ASE military technician credentials for qualified candidates.
The intermediate tests are administered at Prometric test centers. Soldiers will earn promotion points for successful completion of tests and will be able to utilize the Credentialing Assistance (CA) program to pay for the ASE registration and test fees.
“Our Military ASE test program has gotten off to a great start,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “We have already had several hundred personnel take the MIL2 and MIL6 tests, and we are anticipating many more active military members taking the other intermediate tests now that they are available. We want to thank the U.S. Army for all of its help in making this program a success.”