Army MOS 13P MLRS Tactical Data Specialist
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  • Record and transmit firing data using fire direction system and voice radio
  • Operate communication systems in the MLRS
  • Gather operations and intelligence data
  • Plot firing points using maps
  • Record ammunition used, firing points and mission reports
  • Collect and transmit data

Job training for a MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you
learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven 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 conditions. Some of the skills you will learn are:

  • Methods of calculating targets electronically and manually
  • Operating communication systems specific to the MLRS
  • Plotting points using different types of maps
  • Artillery tactics and battle strategy

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialists provides guidance, supervises and trains other
Soldier within the same discipline. As an advanced level MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialists, you may be
involved in:

  • Manage and direct the fire direction efforts of the MLRS
  • Plot firing points using maps
  • Convert fire orders to fire command

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you will learn as a MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist, such as teamwork, discipline and
leadership, will help you in any civilian career you choose. The experience you gain from reading and plotting maps can
also be used in jobs such as construction surveyor or prospector.

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Army MOS 13P Multiple Launch Rocket Systems MLRS
Automated Tactical Data Specialist       
A Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Automated Tactical Data
Systems Specialist is an important part of the Army's combat team.
MLRS teams are used to support infantry and tank units while
supplementing cannon artillery in combat, but they also have
responsibilities during peacetime.

The MLRS launches various missiles and ammunitions in quick strikes
during combat. The MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist
records and transmits the firing data for the MLRS.

Some of your duties as a MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems
Specialist may include: