A field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist is primarily responsible for operating the data systems for the Cannon and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. They play a critical role in the delivery of fire support for infantry and tank units during combat.
- Operate communications systems
- Assist in the preparation of computer centers
- Prepare field artillery tactical data systems
- Determine target location using computers or manual calculations
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 a field artillery automated tactical data system specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Computing target locations
- Operating gun, missile and rocket systems
- Artillery tactics
- 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) : 93