Army MOS 13D

Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems Specialist

Primary Duties: Leads, supervises, or serves as a member of an activity operating FATDS in a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) battalion, battery, platoon in a field artillery cannon battalion or higher.

Skill Level 1 Establishes, maintains and operates communications systems. Assists in preparation of computer center for operation and shutdown. Prepares FATDS for operation to include cabling, installation, and removal procedures. Inputs initialization data and data base information to FATDS. Maintain fire capabilities maps and charts. Operates and performs operator maintenance on FATDS equipment, section vehicles, and generators associated with FATDS. Performs crew maintenance and participates in organizational maintenance of section equipment.

Skill Level 2 Assists FATDS NCO in supervision of all fire control operations in MLRS platoon fire direction center. Operates FATDS at MLRS battery and battalion, cannon battalion, and higher echelons. Performs computer operations including fire mission processing, fire plan schedules, and data base construction. Initiates computer center operations, including establishing control information, communications with digital subscribers, and data base initialization. Performs operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section equipment.

Skill Level 3 Assists FATDS NCO in supervision of all fire control operations in MLRS firing battery and battalion, cannon battalion, and higher echelons. Supervises fire direction operations including preparation for operations, communications setup, and maintenance. Supervises fire mission processing, fire support planning, fire support execution, movement control, field artillery mission support, field artillery fire direction operations, fire plan scheduling, and entry of commanders guidance. Maintains current situation data. Supervises the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

* Skill Level 4 MOSC 13D4O. Leads section personnel and supervises FATDS operations in MLRS and cannon battalions and higher echelons. Supervises and conducts fire support execution, movement control, field artillery mission support, field artillery fire direction operations. Directs troubleshooting of FATDS hardware, software, database and communications to ensure continuity of operations. Directs and performs systems administration and troubleshooting. Assist S3 with conduct of field artillery estimates and movement planning. Compiles information for and presents briefings on current operations, situation and after action reports. Enforces compliance with security procedures and regulations. Assists operations officer and NCO in planning, preparation and conduct of collective training for the unit. Supervises the performance of operator, crew and organizational maintenance on section vehicles and equipment.

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Qualifications

  • Closed to women
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 13D course under the auspices of U.S. Army Field Artillery School or CECOM NETT) mandatory.
  • Security clearance of SECRET
  • Be able to visually discriminate between red and green.