13F FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST
The fire support specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army’s field artillery team.
- Set up and operate communications systems
- Encode and decode messages
- Assist in the preparation of fire support plans, coordinates and targets
- Operate laser range finders and target devices
- Determine target location using computers or manual calculations
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 1 day at Fort Sill, OK
Some of the skills you’ll learn:
- Computing target locations
- Ammunition techniques
- Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
- Artillery tactics, techniques and procedures
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Field Artillery (FA): 96
- Interest in cannon and rocket operations
- Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
- Ability to multitask
- Capability to work as a team member
WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in computer consulting, technology support, data processing and other related fields.