Army MOS 13B Cannon Crewmember

The 13B Cannon Crewmember is artillery in it’s simplest form. The 13B provides accurate and timely artillery fires, to support Infantry and Armor units during combat operations.

13B Cannon Crewmember

  • Wire and radio communications
  • Identify target locations
  • Operate self-propelled howitzers, ammunition trucks and other vehicles
  • Participate in reconnaissance operations

REQUIREMENTS

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

TRAINING

Job training for a canon crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Calculating targets manually and electronically
  • Handling ammunition
  • Operating gun systems
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy

 

About the Author MSG Washington

MSG Washington has served within the ranks of the United States Army since June of 2001. With ten years of recruiting experience, he is an expert on Recruiting Operations, who willingly assists applicants across the Country with their enlistment process.

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