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Field Artillery duty description

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13B Cannon Crewmember

The cannon crewmember supervises or serves as a member of field artillery cannon section or ammunition section.

Supervise handling, transportation, accountability, and distribution of ammunition. Assists section chief in supervision of howitzer operations, maintenance, and training. Lays weapon for direction, conducts bore sighting and basic periodic tests. Supervise the operation, loading, and maintenance of the Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle.

A U.S. Army soldier (left) from Battery B, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, observes the firing of a D-30 122 mm howitzer by Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps, during certification exercises at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2013. Battery B, stationed in FOB Gamberi in Laghman province, goes throughout eastern Afghanistan advising and instructing artillery soldiers on the proper handling of D-30s, a Soviet-made heavy artillery weapon capable of engaging targets more than 15 kilometers away. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

 

2 Level

Supervise handling, transportation, accountability, and distribution of ammunition. Assists section chief in supervision of howitzer operations, maintenance, and training. Lays weapon for direction, conducts bore sighting and basic periodic tests. Supervise the operation, loading, and maintenance of the Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle.

Served as the Howitzer Gunner in M109A6 155MM FA BN; prepares M109A6 for accurate fire on Paladin; assists in the training, welfare, health and discipline of three soldiers; supervises Cannoneer and Driver in Paladin Operations; responsible for accurate ammo, fuze and propellants in M109A6 operations; responsible for accurate data in DA 4513; assumes role of Section chief in his absence.

Served as the Ammunition Team Chief in M109A6 155MM FA BN; prepares M992A2 for direct and indirect support of Paladin operations; assists in the training, welfare, health and discipline of ___ Soldiers; supervises handling, transportation, accountability and distribution of ammunition; assists section chief in supervision of M109A6 and M992A2 operations, maintenance and training; supervises the operation, loading and maintenance of M992A2 (FAASV).

3 Level

Directs and supervises movement emplacement of the howitzer section. Supervises and directs the construction, camouflage, and defense of the section position. Trains, instructs, and supervises section personnel in cannon gunnery procedures and firing. Responsible for the verification of safe firing data. Supervises the handling, storage, accountability, and distribution of ammunition. Supervises the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

Served as a Ammunition Section Chief in an M109A6 155MM Firing Battery assigned to 2/138th FA BN; prepares M1074A1 (PLS) for ammunition draw and dispersion; supervises the handling and care of ammunition, propellant and fuzes, supervises operator and crew maintenance on M1074A1; responsible for leading and training three personnel in their MOS and basic Soldier skills; ensures timely suspenses are targeted between Battery and Forward Support Company; trains personnel on METL tasks and non-traditional tasks focused on Battery s wartime mission and the Global War on Terror.

Serves as a Howitzer Section Chief in an M777A2 (Towed) 155MM Fires Squadron assigned to the ___ Stryker Cavalry Regiment; prepares howitzer for direct and indirect fire; supervises the handling and care of ammunition; supervises operator and crew maintenance of the howitzer, prime-mover; responsible for leading and training ___ personnel in their MOS and basic Soldier skills; ensures digital and voice communications with the FDC is established and maintained; trains personnel on METL tasks and non traditional tasks focused on unit's wartime mission and the Global War on Terror.

Howitzer Section Chief in an Airborne Field Artillery Battalion with the mission of worldwide; supervises emplacement, firing, and displacement of the howitzer; responsible for the training and welfare of ___ Soldiers; ensures the adherence of safety procedures involving live firing; supervises operator maintenance of over $______ worth of section equipment; prepares the Section for airborne and air assault operations.

Served as a Howitzer Section Chief in a __ Soldier, M119A2 direct support Field Artillery Platoon with a world-wide contingency mission; responsible for the health and welfare, monthly counseling, development and supervision of a ___ man crew; responsible for $______ worth of equipment; maintains ___ howitzer and ___ M1097 HMMVs; responsible for verifying safe and accurate firing data; directs and supervises the section during emplacement, camouflage and defense of the section position; trains personnel in cannon gunnery procedures firing and displacement.

4 Level

Assists platoon leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training activities of the platoon. Conduct battery/platoon reconnaissance, selection, occupation, and defense of position areas. Supervise firing battery personnel engaged in firing battery operations, maintenance, and training. Lays the unit for direction of fire and verifies safe operations before and during firing. Supervises battalion ammunition trains operations. Reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical, personnel, and administrative reports covering firing battery element activities.

Platoon Sergeant of a M119A2 direct support Field Artillery Platoon; responsible for the welfare, training, and proficiency of ___ junior Soldiers; responsible for leadership training, mentoring, and evaluating ___ NCOs; mentors the Platoon Leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training in support of the Brigade's full spectrum operation; supervises platoon operations and maintenance of all assigned platoon equipment valued in excess of $_______; directly responsible for the morale, welfare, discipline, and accountability of __ personnel; trains platoon on METL and non-traditional tasks.

Served as a Gunnery Sergeant in a M109A6 155MM Firing Battery assigned to ____ Field Artillery Battalion; supervises handling, transportation, accountability and distribution of M109A6 Ammunition; assists section chiefs in supervision of M109A6 operations, maintenance and training; submits timely RSOP reports to platoon POC or responsible for laying M109A6 in degraded operations; periodically conducts bore sighting and basic periodic tests to ensure Paladin is operational; accountable for M109A6 155MM Platoon s radius and quadrants IAW FM 3.09-70.

Platoon Sergeant in a M777A2 (Towed) 155MM Fires Squadron assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team; forward deployed to the Central Area of Command, Afghanistan; mentors the Platoon Leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training in support of the Brigade s full spectrum operation; supervises platoon operations and maintenance of all assigned platoon equipment valued in excess of $________; directly responsible for the morale, welfare, discipline, and accountability of __ personnel; trains platoon on METL and non traditional tasks focused on the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

13C Tactical Automated Fire Control Systems Specialist

Leads, supervises, or serves as a member of an activity operating tactical fire direction TAFCS equipment in a field artillery cannon battalion or higher unit.

2 Level

Assists fire control NCO in supervision of section training, maintenance, and operations. Performs computer operations and trains and supervises junior personnel. Initiates computer center operations, including establishing control information to establish communications with subscribers. Recognizes partial or complete TAFCS failures and initiates procedures to correct them.

3 Level

Assists fire control NCO in supervision of section training, maintenance, and operations. Inputs and retrieves initial information and control and tactical data base information into TAFCS. Operates TAFCS computer, including processing technical and tactical data, artillery target intelligence, fire planning data/survey information, and meteorological data. Assists in the supervision and directs the construction, camouflage, and defense of the section position. Supervises the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

4 Level

Assists operations NCO and officer in planning, preparation, and execution of collective training activities of the section. Supervises TAFCS computer operations. Prepares the distribution of maps, operational information, and training materials. Compiles information for and presents briefings on current operations, situations, and after action reports. Enforces compliance with security procedures and regulations. Supervises the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

13D Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist

The field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist leads, supervises, or serves as a member of an activity operating FAATDS in a field artillery cannon battalion, battery, platoon or higher.

Assist in preparation of computer center for operation and shutdown. Prepare FAATDS for operation to include cabling, installation, and removal procedures. Inputs initialization data and data base information to FAATDS. Constructs and maintains observed or surveyed firing charts. Operates and performs operator maintenance on FAATDS equipment, section vehicles and generators associated with FAATDS. Performs crew maintenance and participates in organizational maintenance of section equipment.

 

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Served as a Fire Control Sergeant in the 1st Brigade Combat Team of 1CD with a worldwide deployment contingency mission; supervises fire direction operations, communications setup and maintenance; orchestrates fire mission processing, fire support planning, fire support execution, movement Control and entry of commander's guidance; performs Troubleshooting of AFATDS hardware, software, database and communications to ensure continuity between FDC and Paladins computer systems; oversees the performance, training and accountability of five soldiers and organizational maintenance on section equipment valued at $_____.

Assists Senior Fire Control Sergeant and Operations SGM in supervision of all fire control operations in the cannon battery and higher echelons; supervises fire direction operations including preparation of operations, communications setup and maintenance, fire mission processing; fire support planning, fire support execution, movement control, field artillery mission support, field artillery fire direction operations, fire plan scheduling and entry of commanders guidance; computes and verifies accuracy of firing safety data; supervises the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

 

2 Level

Assist FAATDS NCO in supervision of all maintenance, training, fire control and fire direction operations. Operate FAATDS at the cannon battery and higher echelons. Performs computer operations including fire mission processing, fire plan schedules and data base construction. Computes and applies meteorological and muzzle velocity corrections. Initiate computer center operations, including establishing control information, communications with digital subscribers and data base initialization. Perform operator, crew and organizational maintenance on section equipment.

Served as the Fire Control Sergeant in a ___ Soldier M119A2 105mm direct support Field Artillery Platoon with a world-wide contingency mission; responsible for the health and welfare, monthly counseling, development and supervision of ___ Soldiers; performs computer operations including fire mission processing, fire plan schedules and data base construction; responsible for the organizational maintenance and accountability of fire direction equipment valued at over $_________; assist the Chief Fire Control Sergeant and performs those duties in his absence.

3 Level

Assist FAATDS and operations NCO in supervision of all fire control operations in the cannon battery and higher echelons. Supervise fire direction operations including preparation for operations, communications setup and maintenance. Supervises fire mission processing, fire support planning, fire support execution, movement control, field artillery mission support, field artillery fire direction operations, fire plan scheduling and entry of commanders guidance. Computes and verifies accuracy of firing safety data and maintains current situation data. Supervise the performance of operator, crew and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

4 Level

Lead section personnel and supervises FAATDS operations in cannon battalions and higher echelons. Supervises and conducts fire support execution, movement control, field artillery mission support, field artillery fire direction operations. Direct troubleshooting of FAATDS hardware, software, database, and communications to ensure continuity of operations. Directs and performs systems administration and troubleshooting. Assist operation officer with conduct of field artillery estimates and movement planning. Compiles information for and presents briefings on current operations, situation and after action reports. Enforce compliance with security procedures and regulations.

Assist operations officer in planning, preparation and conduct of individual and collective training and certification for the unit. Supervise preparation and distribution of maps, operational information, and training materials. Complies information for and presents briefings on current operations, situations, and after action reports. Enforce compliance with security procedures and regulations. Supervise the performance of operator, crew and organizational maintenance on section vehicles and equipment.

13E Cannon Fire Direction Specialist

The cannon fire direction specialist leads, supervises, or serves as a member of a fire direction element or operations section of a field artillery cannon unit.

2 Level

Assists chief fire direction computer in supervision of section operations, maintenance, and training. Operates the battery computer unit to include; preparation, entry of known data, computation of firing data, and receipt and processing of messages. Transmits firing data to firing elements using battery computer system (BCS). Verifies registration and computes and applies meteorological and muzzle velocity corrections. Operates the backup computer system to include; preparation, entry of known data, and computation of firing data.

3 Level

Assists fire direction officer and platoon sergeant in the planning, preparation, and execution of individual and collective training activities of the section. Monitors processing of fire requests, supervises computation of firing data, and verifies accuracy of firing data. Supervises and directs the construction, camouflage, and defense of the section position. Supervises the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles and equipment.

13F Fire Support Specialist

Leads, supervises, or serves as in intelligence activities including target processing in FA cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and Corps headquarters and fire support elements (FSE).

Brigade Targeting NCO for a Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division with a worldwide contingency mission; responsible for all matters of fire support targeting to include the planning and coordination of Target Acquisition assets; assists in the supervising, and training the targeting element; ensures targets generated by the targeting element are passed to the fire control and operations elements for action; integrates information from shelling reports into the target development process; Assists in determining High Payoff Target List, Attack Guidance Matrix, and Target Sensing System; interfaces with higher and lower Fire Support Element's.

Target Processing Section Targeting NCO: Leads, supervises, and trains the targeting element. Ensures AFATDS is properly initialized and used in conjunction with targeting information from the target production map and other sources to produce targets. Assists in recommending employment of fire support means to include Naval gunfire and CAS. Ensures targets generated from the targeting element are passed to the fire control and operations elements for action. Responsible for ___ soldiers at a time.

Squadron Effects Sergeant for an Airborne Cavalry Squadron with the mission of no-notice worldwide deployment; plans and coordinates fire support for a Cavalry Squadron; requests and controls artillery, mortars and close air support; responsible for the well being, discipline, counseling, techincal, tactical and physical training of three Fire Support Teams consisting of ___ Soldiers; responsible for accountability and maintenance of all fire support equipment.

2 Level

Assists fire support sergeant in training of subordinates in fire support procedures, techniques, and tactics, and supervision of section operations, maintenance, and training. Leads and trains the forward observer team and Combat Observation Lasing Tech (Colt) in combat operations. Prepares observer target lists and assists in formulating offensive and defensive fire support plans. Initiates requests and adjusts field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire using all methods of adjustment including continuous and coordinated illumination. Initiates suppressive and screening fire to support scheme of maneuver and performs crater analysis. Selects and occupies observation post (OP). Orients map and prepares terrain sketch and visibility diagram.

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Assists fire support sergeant in training of subordinates in fire support procedures, techniques, and tactics, and supervision of section operations, maintenance, and training. Leads and trains the forward observer team and Combat Observation Lasing Tech (Colt) in combat operations. Prepares observer target lists and assists in formulating offensive and defensive fire support plans. Initiates requests and adjusts field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire using all methods of adjustment including continuous and coordinated illumination. Initiates suppressive and screening fire to support scheme of maneuver and performs crater analysis. Selects and occupies observation post (OP). Orients map and prepares terrain sketch and visibility diagram.

Performs reconnaissance, both map and physical; selects observation post, develops visibility and capability diagrams, orients maps using optical devices, and compass, establishes communications to support units; identifies, locates, computes data, and initiate fire on targets; adjusts artillery, mortar, naval, or aerial fire on targets; prepares fire support plan for offensive and defensive operations; capable of conducting night operations through use of night observations devices or by coordinated illumination techniques.

Serves as a Forward Observer for a light infantry platoon capable of deployment in support of full spectrum combat operations; assists in the planning, synchronization, and execution of lethal and non-lethal fires into company operations to include indirect fires, attack aviation assets, close air support, civil affairs, information operations, psychological operations, and electronic warfare; ensures effects training is integrated and synchronized; responsible for one Soldier and MTOE equipment worth over $______.

Forward Observer in a Infantry Rifle Battalion of a Stryker Brigade Combat Team; capable of deploying worldwide within 96 hours of notification in support of U.S. Policies and Objectives; responsible for plotting, target direction, calling for, and adjusting indirect fires, close combat attack, and close air support; responsible for the accountability and maintenance of all assigned equipment in excess of $________.

Forward Observer: Forward Observer for a SBCT Infantry Platoon preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; advises the Infantry Platoon Leader on use and placement of indirect fires; initiates and adjusts field artillery, mortars, naval gunfire, and aerial munitions; maintains digital and voice communications with the Company Fire Support Team, responsible for Forward Observer equipment worth over $__________.

3 Level

Instructs advises and evaluates forward observers and fire support personnel in tactics, techniques, and procedures. Supervise the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles and equipment. Leads and trains the fire support team (FIST) operations at company level. Supervises and directs the construction, camouflage, and defense of the section position. Assist senior targeting NCO in targeting cells.

Serves as the Company Fire Support NCO for a light infantry company; advises the Company Fire Support Officer; ensures the Company Fire Support element of 10 Soldiers is adequately manned, equipped and trained; conducts battle tracking of platoon forward observers; trains and evaluates the enlisted personnel in the Company Fire Support element and the maneuver forward observers; plans and coordinates all administrative and logistical support; ensures Company Fire Support personnel are fully deployable and self-reliant; accountable for Fire Support equipment valued in excess of $___________.

Company Fire Support NCO: Fire Support NCO for a SBCT Infantry Rifle Company preparing to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; responsible for the health, welfare, morale, discipline, and training of five fire support personnel; responsible for the execution of all Company fires and effects; advises the Company Commander and Fire Support Officer on the tactical employment of fire support personnel; responsible for the resourcing and execution of individual MOS specific and common task training for the Company fire support personnel to include their proficiency in those tasks; supervises the maintenance and accountability of equipment valued at over $__________.

4 Level

Leads and trains the targeting elements of the Divarty Tactical Operations Center (TOC), or FA Brigade TOC or the FSE at battalion or higher levels during combat operations. Advises and assists fire support sergeants of subordinate elements in fire planning and coordination techniques. Drafts fire support plans for tactical operations orders and plans. Coordinates plans for company, battalion, and brigade fire support and integrates them with the overall scheme of maneuver. Recommends the employment of fire support means to include naval gunfire and close air support. Recommend employment of target acquisition assets and target selection standards to include Colt employment. Assist in the target analysis and fire planning at the brigade, division and Corps FSE. Supervise the performance of operator, crew and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

Controls all matters of fire support for a Light Infantry Battalion capable of deploying worldwide in 72 hours; provides the insight in the analysis and recommendation of high payoff targets, attack guidance matrices, target selection standards, and interdiction of targets for attack; plans the integration of various fire support assets including field artillery (FA), close air support (CAS) and attack aviation; responsible for the training and welfare of a ___ man fire support platoon; maintains over $_______ worth of vehicle, communications and fire support equipment.

FS OC/T: FS OC/T for a 12 man Light infantry Observer coach/Trainer (OC/T) Team that advises and assists National Guard and Reserve Component Infantry Platoon Sergeants and Staff NCO's during Rotational Force Pool-Non Deploying (RFP-ND). Rotational Force Pool-Deployment (RFP-D), Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) and Army Contingency Force (ACF) training; additionally responsible for conducting collective training and live fire ranges on JBMDL and for mobilizing forces preparing to deploy OCONUS.

13M MLRS / High Mobility Artillery Rocket System EM (HIMARS) Crewmember

The MLRS/HIMARS crewmember supervises or serves as a member of a launcher crew or section.

Launcher Section Chief of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS); responsible for the supervision, training, morale, welfare, and daily operations of two Soldiers; makes final selection of firing points and hide areas; supervises fire mission execution and reload operations; responsible for the accountability, maintenance, and repair of a M142 HIMARS Launcher and associated equipment valued in an excess of $________.

 

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2 Level

Assists section chief in supervision of operations, maintenance, and training. Leads and instructs the reconnaissance team in combat operations. Assist the ammunition section chief in supervision of the section during ammunition resupply operations, maintenance, and training. Performs start up of fire control system, and operates MLRS/HIMARS fire control system in all modes of operation. Makes manual fire control entries and enters meteorological data into the fire control system. Fires weapon on command. Perform fire control system diagnostic test using built in test equipment. Prepare launcher loader module for reload and performs maintenance operations. Conduct reconnaissance to determine routes and precise firing location sites.

3 Level

Leads and trains firing section or ammunition section. Supervise crewmembers during fire mission processing and ammunition reload operations. Supervise the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles. Plan movement routes to and from firing areas and selects sites for launcher emplacement. Checks site to crest mask at firing positions. Coordinate requirements for organizational maintenance. Enforce OPSEC procedures and adherence to safety procedures involving launcher firing.

4 Level

Assists platoon leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training activities of the platoon. Conduct reconnaissance of platoon positions, reload points, and platoon area survey points. Supervise operator and organizational maintenance of equipment, vehicles, weapons, and communication and speech secure equipment. Lead in the operation of the PLDMD. Supervise the emplacement and march-order of platoon elements. Supervises and directs convoy movement of ammunition resupply vehicles.

Responsible for the receipt, accountability, distribution, and storage of ammunition. Develops and maintains external and internal SOPs. Organizes platoon defense. Present briefings on current platoon operations and situation. Supervises platoon headquarters personnel including assignment of duties. Assume duties of platoon leader in his absence. Maintains and processes operations and intelligence information to include situation maps. Plans and selects reload points, launch areas, and ammunition cache sites.

Monitors platoon fire missions, launcher status, and logistic requirements. Coordinates positioning of platoon elements with maneuver and support elements. Conducts reconnaissance and selects routes between the Ammunition Transfer Point and Ammunition Supply Point. Coordinate with ammunition officer for location of transfer points, amount, and mix of ammunition. Supervise the preparation and distribution of maps, operational information, and status reports.

Serves as the Brigade High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Master Gunner in a equipped Field Artillery Brigade in direct support of the ____ Division with an enduring combat mission in support of the Global War on Terror; as the brigade's subject matter expert he advises the Commander on weapon system capabilities and limitations; responsible for the management and execution of battalion certification and weapons qualification program; supervises the training and certification of __ HIMARS and ___ ammunition crews; coordinates ammunition and land for all live fires, small arms ranges and training exercises.

13P Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Operational Fire Direction Specialist

The multiple launch rocket system operations/fire direction specialist leads, supervises, or serves as a member of a MLRS fire direction center or firing platoon headquarters.

2 Level

Assist in leading and directing fire direction personnel. Lead 13P personnel in MLRS Platoon FDC. Plot information using firing capabilities charts, friendly and enemy situation maps. Operate FDS, AFATDS, and MLRS communications equipment. Converts fire orders to fire commands.

3 Level

Leads and instruct personnel in techniques and procedures in computation of firing data. Leads and instructs the operation of the FDS, AFATDS, and MLRS communications equipment. Lead personnel in MLRS Battery FDC. Maintain fire capability charts, and friendly and enemy situation maps. Maintain ammunition accountability, equipment serviceability, situation, firing point, target, and mission reports. Supervise operator/crew maintenance on section vehicles, generators, and equipment.

 

4 Level

Supervise operations of FDC to ensure proper computations, plotting of targets and issuance of fire commands. Plans and organizes work schedules and assigns duties to fire direction personnel. Instructs and supervises personnel in techniques and procedures in computation of firing data. Reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical, personnel, and administrative reports covering fire direction activities. Supervise the operation and maintenance of equipment in a MLRS Battalion FDC/Operations section. Leads and instructs in techniques and procedures in computation of firing data. Leads and instructs FDC personnel in tactical fire control of a MLRS Battalion.

13R Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator

The FA firefinder radar operator operates or provides leadership in the operation of FA radar systems.

2 Level

Leads and supervises the preparation for operations and operates and maintains firefinder radar’s. Assists section chief in controlling Soldiers and equipment also provides technical guidance to lower grade Soldiers. Takes part in the reconnaissance and selection of site for emplacement of radar. Supervises and schedules operational maintenance on radar and associated equipment. In the absence of the section chief, assumes the duties of the section chief.

Senior Radar Operator of an AN/TPQ-37 radar section; leads and supervises the preparation of operations; operates and maintains firefinder radars; assists section chief in controlling Soldiers and equipment; provides technical guidance to four Soldiers; takes part in reconnaissance and site selection for emplacement of radar; supervises and schedules operational maintenance of radar and assocaited equipment valued in excess of $_______; assumes duties as section chief in his absence. 

3 Level

Leads and supervises the combat operation of firefinder mortar locating radar’s. Leads, trains, and supervises Soldiers in operation and maintenance of radar and associated equipment. Provide leadership and training for integrated target acquisition operations. Instruct Soldiers in radar operation, techniques, and procedures. Leads and supervises unit maintenance on firefinder radar and ancillary equipment, and operator maintenance on organic communications equipment and vehicles. Evaluates, processes, and reports target information to Battalion/Divarty. Recommends positioning of direct support target acquisition radar assets, sectors of search, and radar zone positioning. Recommend cueing guidance to Battalion/Divarty counterfire officer for weapon locating radar’s.

Performs duties as section chief of an AN/TPQ-36 Fire Finder radar system; responsible for leading, training, and supervising five Soldiers in technical operations and maintenance of the radar system along with all ancillary equipment; assists radar technician in tactical operations and assumes command in his absence; responsible for accountability of equipment in excess of $________.

4 Level

Leads and supervises the combat operations of radar platoons. Lead Soldiers performing duties of FA firefinder radar operator. Conducts map and ground reconnaissance of general position areas for relocation of weapons locating radar. Coordinates survey data. Ensures radar visibility diagrams are constructed correctly for posting on battery capabilities chart. Conducts, coordinates, and evaluates platoon training.

Leads, supervises, and trains the targeting element in a Tactical Operations Center in conjunction with the Fire Support Element (FSE). Collects and disseminates intelligence information and applies these products to the tactical employment of TA assets and counterfire operations. Assist in monitoring target acquisition assets operations, status, and current and proposed locations. Recommends TA coverage to include command and control relationships of organic and attached TA assets. Provides input to Divarty S-2 for consolidation into the Target Acquisition Tab.

Recommends the positioning of General Support TA assets, sector of search, and radar zone positioning. Prepare Radar Deployment Orders (RDO) as required. Assist in maintaining the artillery OB Data Base and target file. Recommend cueing guidance to the S-2 for all Division TA assets. Assist in preparing the Target Acquisition Tab of the FA Support Plan. Coordinates logistics requirements and prepares reports summarizing data obtained from radar sections on troop strengths, logistics, surveillance techniques, and tactical operations.

Performs duties as the Target Acquisition Platoon Sergeant in an M777A2, 155MM, towed howitzer battalion in the ____ Infantry Division; responsible for the training and conduct of __ Soldiers with ____ different occupational specialties, assists the Brigade Counterfire Officer and the Battalion Operations Officer with the tactical and technical considerations affecting the employment of the AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 radar systems valued at $______; liaison Noncommissioned Officer between the brigade and battalion tactical operation centers for all target acquisition assets.

13T Field Artillery Surveyor / Meteorological Crewmember

The field artillery surveyor leads, supervises, or serves as a member in field artillery survey operations. FA meteorological crewmembers lead, supervise or participate in the operation of a field artillery meteorological observation station.

2 Level

Surveyor: Supervises and coordinates PADS vehicle operations. Computes survey data, plots geographic/UTM grid coordinates and performs azimuth transfer with PADS. Operates PADS system, performs calibrations, zero velocity updates, and PMCS on PADS system. Assist collection, evaluation, and dissemination of survey information. Provide leadership and technical guidance to lower grade personnel

Meteorological Crewmember: Supervises and perform unit level maintenance on electronic and manual meteorology equipment. Supervise the operations of the second shift during 24-hour operations. Verify data or met messages before dissemination. Analyze and repair computer and peripheral equipment malfunctions. Provide technical liaison to Direct Support and Depot equipment repair units. Verify calibration of electronic and manual meteorology equipment. Supervise inflation system emplacement and initialization. Select appropriate wind-finding mode and determine status and strength. Analyze operator fault diagnostics. Establish digital and voice communications, performs duties shown in preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel and maintenance personnel.

3 Level

Surveyor: Selects and determines survey starting data and reviews data for errors. Supervises the proper maintenance on all assigned section equipment, prepares technical, personnel, and administrative reports covering training objectives and survey operations. Orients, instructs, and leads surveyors in survey procedures and techniques to include PADS operations. Provide leadership and technical guidance to lower grade personnel.

Meteorological Crewmember: Serve as Team Chief. Perform detailed analysis of raw weather data to determine validity of computer output. Analyze non-standard atmospheric conditions and initiate appropriate actions. Verify emplacement orientation data prior to first flight of the day. Supervises, inspect and test electrical grounding of all equipment prior to first flight of the day. Prepare technical and administrative reports covering met station activities. Analyzes and approves appropriate Wind-finding chains or satellites. Examine samples of data for quality control. Supervise handling of chemical and explosive materials. Perform duties shown in preceding level of skill.

 

4 Level

Surveyor: Determines methods of survey in order to obtain required accuracy, participates, prepares, organizes, and schedules the survey parties. Serves as the principal assistant to the survey officer and performs his duties in his absence. Provides leadership, expertise, and inspects section equipment and vehicles to ensure the proper application of PMCS. Develop training plan to accomplish training objective. Direct collection, evaluation, and dissemination of field artillery survey information. Coordinates survey operations with other units and maintains survey maps/overlays.

Meteorological Crewmember: Supervises met operations. Develops meteorology plans to support local and Staff Weather Office requirements. Analyze weather data for significant changes affecting meteorology observations and soundings. Coordinate meteorology support when multiple Met sections are operating. Gather location information for input into weather forecast models. Analyzes technical and tactical competency demonstrated by Shift Supervisors. Develops schedules for obtaining and disseminating met data. Advise S3 on the employment and operation of the met assets. Coordinates expendable and repair logistical support activities. Coordinates with the signal staff to set prioritize means of communication and data dissemination. Perform site reconnaissance. Direct the security, operation, emplacement, and displacement of the met section. Maintain quality control of met data and flight log. Reviews and consolidates technical, personnel, and administrative reports covering met section and station activities. Organizes and supervises the met section training program. Review operator maintenance of meteorology, communications, and vehicular equipment. Supervise preparation and distribution of all met messages. Ensure adherence to all safety procedures. Manages met section logistics for repair parts and expendable items. Assess individual and collective tactical meteorology competence.

13Z Field Artillery Senior Sergeant

Field artillery senior sergeant leads in the fire support, operations/intelligence, and target acquisition activities in a field artillery battalion, brigade, division artillery, or corps artillery. Other major duties are leading soldiers performing duties in field artillery MOS performs principal duties for SQI “M” .

Leads and supervises the preparation and distribution of maps, operational information, operational reports, training materials. Supervises the maintenance of staff journals, files, records, and training materials. Serves as the principal NCO of FA battalion, brigade, division artillery, or Corps artillery operations activity and supervises the processing operations and intelligence information. Prepares operational SOP.  Supervises and maintains classified files, records, processing of individual security clearances. Leads, supervises, and participates in identifying and indicating location, strength, tactical deployment, and emplacement of enemy units.

Leads soldiers performing duties in field artillery MOS. Leads and supervises the operation of the unit command post in accordance with directives. Leads, supervises, and participates in coordination and implementation of cannon, missile, rocket, or target acquisition operations, training programs, administrative matters, and communication activities, providing tactical and technical guidance to subordinates, and professional support to lower and higher grade soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Monitors, inspects, and evaluates FA training programs.

Additional Duties

Gunnery Sergeant: Supervises handling, transportation, accountability, and distribution of ammunition. Assists section chief in supervision of howitzer operations, maintenance, and training . Lays weapon for direction, conducts bore sighting and basic periodic tests. Supervises the operation, loading, and maintenance of the Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle.

Land and Ammunition NCO S-3:  Land, Resource and Ammunition CO for a Field Artillery Battalion supporting two firing Batteries, a Headquarters Battery, and a Logistics Company. Coordinates training area access, training asset requirements, logistical fulfillment of materials, and tracks movements and distribution of ammunition from 5.56mm through 105 and 155 indirect munitions systems; attends multiple weekly meetings at Division level and below to facilitate all logistical support requirements; establishes and maintains inventory documents and processes requests and turn-in documents utilizing the Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS) and the Total Ammunition Management System (TAMS).