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13C--Tactical Automated Fire Control Systems

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Basic Job Description

A Tactical Automated Fire Control System Specialist is an important member of the Army's field artillery team. Artillery are weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. Tactical Automated Fire Control System Specialists primarily serve as members of teams that operate Tactical Fire Direction Systems (TAFCS) equipment and are responsible for recording and transmitting firing data.

Duties performed by this MOS include:

Establishes, maintains, and operates radio and wire communications. Assists in preparation of computer center for operation and shutdown. Prepares TAFCS equipment for operation to include cabling, installation, and removal procedures. Operates and performs operator maintenance on section vehicles and generators associated with the TAFCS computer. Performs crew maintenance and participates in organized maintenance of section equipment.

Assists fire control NCO in supervision of section training, maintenance, and operations. Performs computer operations and trains and supervises junior personnel. Initiates computer center operations, including establishing control information to establish communications with subscribers. Recognizes partial or complete TAFCS failures and initiates procedures to correct them.

Initial Training Information

3 weeks, 2 days, at Fort Sill, OK.

ASVAB Score Required: 95 in aptitude area FA.

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

  • Color discrimination of red/green.
  • This job is closed to women.
  • Must be a US Citizen

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