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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 0811 -- Field Artillery Cannoneer


Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGSt to Pvt

Job Description: As a member of a field artillery howitzer battery, cannoneers prepare artillery pieces and equipment for movement, combat, and firing. They inspect and prepare ammunition for firing, and perform the various jobs incident to firing such as, laying for elevation and deflection, loading the piece, and handling ammunition. Field artillery cannoneers perform preventive maintenance and clean artillery pieces and equipment. They make routine tests and authorize repairs to equipment. Camouflage position, protect equipment from chemical warfare agents, and construct field fortifications.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 90 or higher.

(2) Complete the USMC Cannon Crewman Course and demonstrate qualification through performance for MOS 0811; or completion of the appropriate MCI courses and demonstrate qualification through MOJT.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 3501.26A, Artillery Unit Training and Readiness (T and R) Manual.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Field Artillery Crewmember 378.684-018.

(2) Field Artillery Senior Sergeant 378.132-010.

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Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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