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13E--Cannon Fire Direction Specialist

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Basic Job Description

The cannon fire direction specialist leads, supervises, or serves as a member of a fire direction element or operations section of a field artillery cannon unit.

Duties performed by this MOS include:

Establishes, maintains and operates radio and wire communications. Operates the backup computer system to include; preparation, entry of known data, and computation of firing data. Constructs and operates observed or surveyed firing charts. Records fire mission related information and maintains ammunition status. Compiles lists and prepares target overlays, and situation and fire capability overlays. Operates and performs operator maintenance on section vehicles and generators. Performs crew maintenance and participates in organizational maintenance of section equipment.

Assists chief fire direction computer in supervision of section operations, maintenance, and training. Operates the battery computer unit to include; preparation, entry of known data, computation of firing data, and receipt and processing of message. Transmits firing data to firing elements using batter compute unit. Verifies registration and computes and applies meteorological and muzzle velocity corrections. Operates the backup computer system to include; preparation, entry of known data, and computation of firing data.

Initial Training Information

7 weeks, 1 day, at Fort Sill, OK.

ASVAB Score Required: 95 in aptitude area FA.

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: very 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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