Marine Corps

0844:Field Artillery Fire Control Man (MOS 0844)

Use and maintain fire control equipment, which may include performing minor repairs. Fire control men coordinate and perform computations for field artillery batteries to ensure the most accurate and precise use of field artillery against enemy positions.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

reparation of fire control equipment for movement and operation. Operation of field communications equipment to support operations. Preventive maintenance on assigned fire control equipment. Routine testing and authorization of minor repairs to fire control equipment.

Military Duties Translated:

analyse user requirements write and test code, refining and rewriting it as necessary and communicate with any programmers involved in the project research, design and write new software programs (e.g. business applications or computer games) and computer operating systems evaluate the software and systems that make computers and hardware work develop existing programs by analysing and identifying areas for modification integrate existing software products and get incompatible platforms to work together create technical specifications write systems to control the scheduling of jobs or to control the access allowed to users or remote systems

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

Software Engineer