Flash Ranging Crewmember

Measure ranges and angles to enemy artillery flashes and projectile bursts.
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What do Flash Ranging Crewmembers do?

Measures range and horizontal and vertical angles to enemy artillery flashes and projectile bursts, using flash ranging equipment in observation post: Selects location site for observation post. Performs traverse survey to establish coordinate location of observation post. Orients and calibrates flash ranging instruments. Observes enemy weapon flashes during firing and projectile bursts, using flash ranging instrument, and records horizontal and vertical angles to flash or burst. Computes data to determine distance and direction of enemy emplacement. Confers with artillery personnel to report location of enemy forces and effectiveness of friendly fire weapons.

Should I be a Flash Ranging 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.

  • How to become a Flash Ranging Crewmember

    Flash Ranging 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 Flash Ranging Crewmember-related education!
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