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Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember Details


OVERVIEW
A multiple launch rocket system crewmember is responsible for operating and maintaining the entire multiple launch rocket system. They support infantry and tank units by supplementing cannon artillery during combat.


JOB DUTIES

  • Drive and maintain self-propelled launch vehicles
  • Reload ammunition and resupply vehicles
  • Test and maintain fire control systems
  • Mount radio sets and communication systems in all vehicles


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and four weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks at Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you'll learn:
  • Calculating target locations manually and electronically
  • Handling ammunition
  • Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in cannon and rocket operations
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Capability to work as a team member


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Field Artillery (FA): 96

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

While there is no direct job equivalent in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline and leadership will help you in any civilian career you choose.