Army

13F:FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST

The Fire Support Specialist, which is military occupational specialty (MOS) 13F, is primarily responsible for leading, supervising or serving in intelligence activities such as target processing for artillery units and brigade maneuvers.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Soldiers in this job are critical to on-the-field combat operations. They're responsible for operating radio wire communications and speech security equipment. This might include encoding and decoding messages, as well as establishing and maintaining equipment. They'll help train subordinates in support procedures and tactics, and lead and train the forward observer team in combat operations. There's a fair amount of what might seem like clerical work involved too, including preparing fire support situation plans and maps, status charts, capability overlays, target lists and other coordinating documents. These are all important parts of the job, even if they're not as exciting or urgent as the on-the-field duties.

Military Duties Translated:

Plan, organize, direct, and manage program areas of the CRR Division. Recommend the allocation of departmental resources and program modifications to enable the department to meet public safety needs. Develop and participate in a variety of studies and reports relating to current and long-range needs for public safety. Maintain and manage CRR Division records, and fire prevention billing. Participate on the county, regional, or state-wide committees for the advancement of fire prevention standards and/or code adoption. Analyze and recommend improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed. Maintain departmental equipment, supplies, and facilities

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Fire Marshal