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13F Fire Support Specialist
Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion 78th Field Artillery
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A fire support specialist serves with the Army's field artillery team. Artillery Soldiers use weapons that fire large rounds, rockets or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. The fire support specialist leads, supervises or serves in intelligence activities such as target processing for artillery units and maneuver brigades.
Duties performed by this MOS include:
- Lead and train the forward observer team and combat observation lasing technician in combat operations.
- Prepare observer target lists and assist in formulating offensive and defensive fire support plans.
- Initiate requests and adjust field artillery, mortar and naval gunfire using all methods of adjustment including continuous and coordinated illumination.
- Initiate suppressive and screening fire to support scheme of maneuver and perform crater analysis.
- Select and occupy observation post. Orient map and prepare terrain sketch and visibility diagram.
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Soldiers in AIT learn skills concerning their military occupational skill (MOS). An MOS defines a Soldier's primary skill in the Army.
During AIT, Soldiers continue the "soldierization" process, with an increasing emphasis on individual responsibilities. MOS instructors continue each Soldier's military education through training on, physical fitness, the Army Values, attention to detail, learning to cope with stress, and Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills.
Bravo Battery, 1-78 Field Artillery