Field Artillery Operations Specialist

Collect and evaluate information pertinent to location of enemy weapons.
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What do Field Artillery Operations Specialists do?

Collects, records, and evaluates information pertinent to location of enemy weapons for use by friendly artillery, using chronograph, gun direction computer, and other fire direction equipment: Observes enemy fire, using transit and records angle to firing position. Measures velocity of projectiles fired from enemy weapon, using chronograph. Determines direction of enemy weapons, using gun direction computer. Collects data and constructs firing chart to plot target location. Computes azimuth, elevation, and other firing data. Communicates firing data to artillery unit personnel, using radio and transmits artillery fire adjustment data to artillery unit.

Should I be a Field Artillery Operations Specialist?

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 (Fa) Firefinder Radar Operator, Field Artillery Radar Operator, Strike Planning Applications

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    Field Artillery Operations Specialist

    Field Artillery Operations Specialists 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 Operations Specialist-related education!
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