Army MOS 13F Fire Support Specialist

The 13F Fire Support Specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army’s field artillery team.

JOB DUTIES

  • 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

 

13F Fire Support Specialist

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 fire support specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. 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:

  • Computing target locations
  • Ammunition techniques
  • Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
  • Artillery tactics, techniques, and procedures

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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