Field Artillery Crewmember

Load and fire field artillery guns or howitzers.
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What do Field Artillery Crewmembers do?

Loads and fires field artillery gun or howitzer during combat or training situations: Selects firing site and positions cannon according to orders. Camouflages position if terrain and situation require camouflage. Loads ammunition into breech of cannon. Fires cannon upon order. Realigns cannon position to engage target and repeats cannon firing procedures to fulfill mission requirements on target. Inspects weapon and replaces worn or unserviceable parts, such as gears, springs, and ejectors. Cleans and lubricates hubs, wheels, and similar assemblies, using handtools, brushes, solvents, and rags.

Should I be a Field Artillery Crewmember?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist, Field Artillery Basic, Field Artillery Cannoneer See More

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    Field Artillery Crewmember

    Field Artillery Crewmembers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Field Artillery Crewmember-related education!
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