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.

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Effectively engaging the enemy with artillery and rocket fire is the job of the Army’s Fire Control Specialist.

In this Military Occupational Specialty, working as a member of a team, you will be responsible for integrating and processing enemy target information into a network of Army and JOINT automated battle command systems used for indirect fire support.

Your duties will also include coordinating and establishing fire direction operations, setup of mission command support systems, and communication equipment,
orchestrating fire mission processing, fire support planning, fire support execution, movement control, and performing maintenance on equipment and operating systems.

This career field requires individuals who are interested in cannon and rocket operations, who qualify for a secret clearance, possess an ability to multi-task, and to work as a member of a team. Have strong communication skills with attention to detail, and are physically and mentally fit with the ability to perform under pressure.

After successfully completing Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend 7 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where you will learn radio operations, manual gunnery, and computer based fire control systems.

After successfully completing your Advanced Individual Training, you will be eligible for worldwide assignments. As a Fire Control Specialist, you may have the opportunity to advance in your career through additional technical, tactical, and leadership training.

The skills and knowledge you acquire may help you transition from the military to the civilian work force, where you may find employment in the telecommunications industry or as a computer programmer.

Fire Control Specialist; a crucial member of the artillery battlefield team, King of Battle.