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  • Quick question about MOS

    Hello All!

    Any information about these 3 MOS, your experience and does these jobs get deployed a lot? How demanding does these jobs in the civilian world? I'd much prefer the 15P though I hope I get it I like to work in aviation stuff, but my recruiter told me to pick 3 so here are my selection. I did research these jobs at army.com, but I want to know more like soldier's experience. Thank you!

    15P- Aviation Operations Specialist
    13D- FA Data Systems Specialist
    91J- Quatermaster and chemical equipment repairer

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    Re: Quick question about MOS

    13D/E. This was my original MOS before I reclassed to 12B. I didn't enjoy that job all that much. It did teach me some pretty usefull skills when it comes to the Artillery world but beyond that it kind of ******. Fire direction specialists are considered to be the brains of the Artillery in that they are communicating with the forward observer who is calling the rounds, determining the time of flight, time to target, the deflection and angle for the guns, the charge needed, elevation etc. It can get pretty complicated when you are trying to hit a 10m wide target from 10 miles away. Alot will affect the way the round travels through the air. Were talking wind, air density, temperature, even the rotation of the earth has an affect on the round.

    So as a member of FDC(fire direction control) you will determine all of that in a rapid amount of time. I can't remember the standard as its been several years since I was a 13E but I believe its 60 seconds from the time you recieve the mission to sending the guns the data required to send rounds down range. Today everything is done on computers. I was taught how to do everything by hand on paper!

    There are no direct or indirect jobs in the civilian sector that relate to any of the 13 series MOS's save for maybe a 131A(warrant officer). When I deployed as a 13E I conducted secfor missions for a year. Convoy security FTL. If you do get lucky enough(or unlucky enough IMO) to actually conduct FA missions in country it will be boring and shitty. For starters we are not fighting a conventional war in either theater so the usefullness of artillery is diminished significantly. Especially since close air support is more accurate and produces less collateral damage. The only 13 series guys I've ever talked to that have actually done FA missions in theater all tell me that they were stuck doing FOB security. Basically sitting by the guns the entire time waiting for a rare fire mission to come over the radio. Usually to retaliate against mortar attacks.

    My advice is pick something else besides artillery. I know there are a few hard charging 13B's that will disagree with me but artillery is a dying MOS. More and more states are deactivating thier artillery units. The only 13 series I would chose would be 13F, a forward observer. They call in the rounds on the enemy using artillery, close air support and naval gunfire. That job is pretty cool.

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      Re: Quick question about MOS

      Originally posted by SGT Juggernaut View Post
      13D/E. This was my original MOS before I reclassed to 12B. I didn't enjoy that job all that much. It did teach me some pretty usefull skills when it comes to the Artillery world but beyond that it kind of ******. Fire direction specialists are considered to be the brains of the Artillery in that they are communicating with the forward observer who is calling the rounds, determining the time of flight, time to target, the deflection and angle for the guns, the charge needed, elevation etc. It can get pretty complicated when you are trying to hit a 10m wide target from 10 miles away. Alot will affect the way the round travels through the air. Were talking wind, air density, temperature, even the rotation of the earth has an affect on the round.

      So as a member of FDC(fire direction control) you will determine all of that in a rapid amount of time. I can't remember the standard as its been several years since I was a 13E but I believe its 60 seconds from the time you recieve the mission to sending the guns the data required to send rounds down range. Today everything is done on computers. I was taught how to do everything by hand on paper!

      There are no direct or indirect jobs in the civilian sector that relate to any of the 13 series MOS's save for maybe a 131A(warrant officer). When I deployed as a 13E I conducted secfor missions for a year. Convoy security FTL. If you do get lucky enough(or unlucky enough IMO) to actually conduct FA missions in country it will be boring and shitty. For starters we are not fighting a conventional war in either theater so the usefullness of artillery is diminished significantly. Especially since close air support is more accurate and produces less collateral damage. The only 13 series guys I've ever talked to that have actually done FA missions in theater all tell me that they were stuck doing FOB security. Basically sitting by the guns the entire time waiting for a rare fire mission to come over the radio. Usually to retaliate against mortar attacks.

      My advice is pick something else besides artillery. I know there are a few hard charging 13B's that will disagree with me but artillery is a dying MOS. More and more states are deactivating thier artillery units. The only 13 series I would chose would be 13F, a forward observer. They call in the rounds on the enemy using artillery, close air support and naval gunfire. That job is pretty cool.
      SGT Juggernaut, I really appreciate your entail on this MOS 13D It helps a lot coming from experience. Thanks again!

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        Re: Quick question about MOS

        SGT Juggernaut, I really appreciate your entail on this 13D mos. Thanks again.. Anyone out there have any info on 15P or 91J?? I need much information as I can get. I appreciate your help all! Here are the list of what I'm qualified for.

        92F- Petroleum Supply Specialist
        92Y-Unit Supply
        13F Fire Suppor Specialist
        91J- Quatermaster and chemical equipment repairer
        92W- Water Purification Specialist
        13T- FA Surveyor
        13D- FA Data Systems Specialist
        88M- Motor Transport Specialist
        31B- Military Police
        11B- Infantry
        11C Infantry Mortor
        15P- Aviation Operations Specialist

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