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FIELD ARTILLERY BRANCH JOBS

  • Soldier putting away ammo.

    Field Artillery Firefinder RADAR Operator (13R)

    The field artillery firefinder radar operator is responsible for detecting enemy forces and alerting the units in the Army. Using a “firefinder” — which are highly specialized radars — they can detect various objects and their locations.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Cannon Crewmember working on equipment.

    Cannon Crewmember (13B)

    Cannon crewmembers work the howitzer cannons that support infantry and tank units during combat, and play crucial roles in the Army’s success on the battlefield.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Soldier pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember (13T)

    The field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember is responsible for monitoring weather conditions so the field artillery team can fire and launch missiles accurately. Their role is crucial in the support of infantry and tank units during combat.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Soldier operating a laser range finder.

    Joint Fire Support Specialist (13F)

    The joint fire support specialist is primarily responsible for the intelligence activities of the Army’s field artillery team.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Fire Control Specialist (13J)

    The fire control specialist integrates and processes tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and JOINT automated battle command systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS/HIMARS) Crewmember (13M)

    A multiple launch rocket system crewmember is responsible for operating and maintaining the entire multiple launch rocket system. They support infantry and tank units by supplementing cannon artillery during combat.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Field Artillery Officer talking to Soldiers.

    Field Artillery Officer (13A)

    The field artillery officer leads the field artillery branch, who neutralizes the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire. The officer must be an expert in tactics, techniques and procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions:None

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