Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations / Fire Direction Specialist (13P)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Entry Level
The fire direction specialist records the firing data when multiple launch rocket system vehicles launch various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat.
- Collect and transmit all data
- Operate communication systems
- Gather data and plot firing points using maps
- Record ammunition used, firing points and mission reports
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for fire direction specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Calculating target locations manually and electronically
- Plotting points using different types of maps
- Operating communication systems specifically
- Artillery tactics and battle strategy
- Interest in cannon and rocket operations
- Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
- Ability to multi-task
- Capable of working as a team member
Required ASVAB Score(s)Field Artillery (FA) : 96
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Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
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Future Civilian Careers
While there is no direct job equivalent in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline and leadership will help you in any civilian career you choose.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
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