Army MOS 13F Fire Support Specialist
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  • Establish, maintain and operate communications systems
  • Encode and decode messages
  • Assist in preparing and disseminating fire support plans, coordinate documents and target lists
  • Assist in the operation of laser range finders, target designation and night observation devices
  • Determine target location using computers or manual calculations
  • Assist in the set up and operation of advanced computer systems used to plan and execute fire

Fire Support Specialists must have the physical stamina to perform strenuous activities for long periods
without rest. They're also required to have normal color vision.

Job training for a Fire Support Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic
Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. Part of this
time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat. Some of the skills you'll learn

  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Ammunition techniques
  • Gun, missile and rocket system operations
  • Artillery tactics, techniques and procedures

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Fire Support Specialists provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within
the same discipline. As an advanced Fire Support Specialist, you may be involved in:

  • Assist the Fire Support Sergeant in the training of subordinates in fire support tactics, techniques,
    and procedures
  • Prepare observer target lists
  • Initiate suppressive and screening fire
  • Select and occupy observation posts

Related Civilian Jobs
There's not a civilian organization in existence today that doesn't rely on computer and information
technology to conduct business and operate more efficiently. As a Fire Support Specialist, you'll learn
skills that will help you pursue a career in computer consulting, information technology support or data
processing, to name a few.

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Army MOS 13F Fire Support Specialist        
A Fire Support Specialist is a member of the Army's field
artillery team. Artillery are weapons that fire large
ammunition, rockets or missiles to support infantry and tank
units in combat.

The Fire Support Specialist is primarily responsible for
leading, supervising or serving in intelligence activities such
as target processing for artillery units and maneuver

Some of your duties as a Fire Support Specialist may include: