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Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations / Fire Direction Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
The fire direction specialist records the firing data when multiple launch rocket system vehicles launch various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat.


JOB DUTIES

  • Collect and transmit all data
  • Operate communication systems
  • Gather data and plot firing points using maps
  • Record ammunition used, firing points and mission reports


TRAINING

Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven 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: 7 weeks at Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Calculating target locations manually and electronically
  • Plotting points using different types of maps
  • Operating communication systems specifically
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Field Artillery (FA): 96


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


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.