Field Artillery Officer

Branch: 
Field Artillery
CMF: 
13O
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

A Field Artillery Officer is to be a leader in operations specific to the Field Artillery Branch and to be an expert in the tactics, techniques and procedures for suppressing the enemy by cannon, rocket and missile fire and to help integrate all fire support assets into combined arms operations.

As a Field Artillery Lieutenant, your responsibilities may include:

  • Leading and controlling Field Artillery troops and combined armed forces during land combat.
  • Coordinate employment of Field Artillery Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Additional Duty Positions:
    • Fire Support Officer
    • Fire Direction Officer
    • Platoon Leader
    • Battery Executive Officer

As a Field Artillery Captain additional responsibilities include:

  • Commanding and controlling Field Artillery units and combined armed companies and company-sized units (200-300 Soldiers).
  • Coordinate employment of Field Artillery Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique Field Artillery missions.
  • Instruct Field Artillery skills at service schools and combat training centers.
  • Serve as a Field Artillery advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.
Qualifications and Prerequisites
Other Qualifications: 
  • MUST be an officer
  • Must successfully complete Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) I & II.
  • Must successfully complete Field Artillery Officer Basic Course (FAOBC)

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