Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (13D) in the Army – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)


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.

Job Duties

  • 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

Helpful Skills

  • 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