MOS 13B—Cannon Crewmember

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 13B, Cannon Crewmember:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: FA: 93
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 5 weeks, 4 days at Ft Sill, Oklahoma
Other Requirements

Cannon Crewmember (MOS 13B) Description / Major Duties:

The cannon crewmember supervises or serves as a member of field artillery cannon section or ammunition section.

Duties for MOS 13B at each skill level are:

MOSC 13B1O. Integral member of a crew that operates high technology cannon artillery weapon systems. Load and fire howitzers. Sets fuse and charge on a variety of munitions, including high explosive artillery rounds, laser guided projectiles, scatterable mines, and rocket assisted projectiles. Uses computer generated fire direction data to set elevation of cannon tube for loading and firing. Employ rifles, machine guns, and grenade and rocket launchers in offensive and defensive operations. Drives and operates heavy and light wheeled trucks and tracked vehicles. Transports and manages artillery ammunition. Participate in reconnaissance operations to include security operations and position preparation. Operate in reduced visibility environments with infrared and starlight enhancing night vision devices and other equipment. Coordinate movement into position. Camouflages position area. Communicate using voice and digital wire and radio equipment. Use critical combat survival skills to operate in a hostile environment. Maintain operational readiness of vehicles and equipment.

MOSC 13B2O. Supervise handling, transportation, accountability, and distribution of ammunition. Assists section chief in supervision of howitzer operations, maintenance, and training. Lays weapon for direction, conducts bore sighting and basic periodic tests. Supervise the operation, loading, and maintenance of the Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle.

MOSC 13B3O. Directs and supervises movement emplacement of the howitzer section. Supervises and directs the construction, camouflage, and defense of the section position. Trains, instructs, and supervises section personnel in cannon gunnery procedures and firing. Responsible for the verification of safe firing data. Supervises the handling, storage, accountability, and distribution of ammunition. Supervises the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.

MOSC 13B40. Assists platoon leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training activities of the platoon. Conduct battery/platoon reconnaissance, selection, occupation, and defense of position areas. Supervise firing battery personnel engaged in firing battery operations, maintenance, and training. Lays the unit for direction of fire and verifies safe operations before and during firing. Supervises battalion ammunition trains operations. Reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical, personnel, and administrative reports covering firing battery element activities.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 13B:

(1) Color discrimination of red / green

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 13B:

A7—Field Artillery Master Gunner (FAMG) (skill level 4 only).
U6—Field Artillery Weapons Maintenance.

Article Last Modified: February 24, 2011

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