Pigeoneer (560) Enlisted Personnel

Breeds, trains and cares for a loft of homing pigeons which are to be used as message carriers within or between Army units.
Based on physical and nervous characteristics, selects birds suitable for message carrying. Chooses appropriate pairs and mates them during breeding period. Treats birds for minor ailments and injuries, administering medicines, remedies, or diets in accordance with diagnosis. Closely supervises the reparation of their food, and cleans lofts. Keeps or supervises keeping of pertinent data concerning piegeons.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Pigeon Trainer