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Cannon Crewmember Details


OVERVIEW
Cannon crewmembers work the howitzer cannons that support infantry and tank units during combat, and play crucial roles in the Army's success on the battlefield.


JOB DUTIES

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


TRAINING

Ten 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.

Advanced Individual Training: 5 weeks, 4 days at Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Calculating targets manually and electronically
  • Handling ammunition
  • Operating gun systems
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

Field Artillery (FA): 93


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in cannon operations
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of working as a team member


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

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