Field Artillery

Deliver the Guard’s thunder and lightning. Combine the artillery’s crushing, long-range firepower.

  • Canon Crewmember (13B) As part of the artillery team, Cannon Crewmembers operate howitzers—heavy artillery cannons with single-barrel firing capability used to support infantry and tank units in combat. Crewmembers identify target locations, maintain communications with scouts and other combat units, and operate weapons, ammunition and support vehicles.
  • Tactical Automated Fire Control Systems Specialist (13C) As part of the artillery team, the Tactical Automated Fire Control System (TAFCS) Specialist assists with weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. TAFCS Specialists primarily set up and load artillery weapons, prepare ammunition, fuses and powder for firing, assist in the preparation of a computer center for operation and shutdown, and are responsible for recording and transmitting firing data.
  • Field Artillery Tactical Data System Specialist (13D) As a member of the Guard's artillery team, the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist is primarily responsible for operating field artillery computers and tactical data systems on a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Team. MLRS teams launch various missiles and ammunitions in quick strikes during combat, and support infantry and tank units while supplementing cannon artillery.
  • Cannon Fire Direction Specialist (13E) As a member of the Guard's artillery team, the Cannon Fire Direction Specialist leads, supervises or serves as a member of a field artillery cannon unit, firing large ammunition or missiles in support of infantry and tank units in combat. The Cannon Fire Direction Specialist determines target locations using computers or manual calculations and prepares communications systems and field artillery tactical data systems for operation.
  • Fire Support Specialist (13F) Artillery are weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. The Fire Support Specialist is primarily responsible for intelligence activities such as target processing, using computers or manual calculations, laser range finders and night observation devices to determine target location.
  • Field Artillery Surveyor /Meteorological Crewmember (13T)As a member of the artillery team, the Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember works with weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmembers monitor weather conditions and patterns and provide firing position data, schematic sketches and astronomic observations so units can fire and launch missiles accurately. They also operate and perform maintenance on survey/meteorological equipment, vehicles and weapons.