MOS 13M—MLRS / High Mobility Artillery Rocket System EM (HIMARS) Crewmember

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 13M, Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) / High Mobility Artillery Rocket System EM (HIMARS) Crewmember:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: moderately heavy
Required ASVAB Score: OF: 95
Enlistment Bonus: Level 5
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 4 weeks, 1 day at Ft Sill, Oklahoma
Other Requirements

Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) / High Mobility Artillery Rocket System EM (HIMARS) Crewmember (MOS 13M) Description / Major Duties:

The MLRS/HIMARS crewmember supervises or serves as a member of a launcher crew or section.

Duties for MOS 13M at each skill level are:

MOSC 13M1O. Drive the M270, M270A1 or HIMARS Self-Propelled Loader Launcher (SPLL) and the ammunition resupply vehicle and trailer. Perform operator/crew maintenance on the SPLL and ammunition resupply vehicle and trailer. Perform operator/crew maintenance on the SPLL and ammunition resupply vehicle. Perform ammunition reload operations on the launcher and resupply vehicle. Tests, removes, and replaces fire control system components as needed on the M270, M270A1 or HIMARS launcher and the launch pod/container trainer. Mounts radio sets in vehicles, cables communication components in M270, M270A1 or HIMARS launcher, and operates and performs operator maintenance on communications equipment.

MOSC 13M2O. Assists section chief in supervision of operations, maintenance, and training. Leads and instructs the reconnaissance team in combat operations. Assist the ammunition section chief in supervision of the section during ammunition resupply operations, maintenance, and training. Performs start up of fire control system, and operates MLRS/HIMARS fire control system in all modes of operation. Makes manual fire control entries and enters meteorological data into the fire control system. Fires weapon on command. Perform fire control system diagnostic test using built in test equipment. Prepare launcher loader module for reload and performs maintenance operations. Conduct reconnaissance to determine routes and precise firing location sites.

MOSC 13M3O. Leads and trains firing section or ammunition section. Supervise crewmembers during fire mission processing and ammunition reload operations. Supervise the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles. Plan movement routes to and from firing areas and selects sites for launcher emplacement. Checks site to crest mask at firing positions. Coordinate requirements for organizational maintenance. Enforce OPSEC procedures and adherence to safety procedures involving launcher firing.

MOSC 13M40. Assists platoon leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training activities of the platoon. Conduct reconnaissance of platoon positions, reload points, and platoon area survey points. Supervise operator and organizational maintenance of equipment, vehicles, weapons, and communication and speech secure equipment. Lead in the operation of the PLDMD. Supervise the emplacement and march-order of platoon elements. Supervises and directs convoy movement of ammunition resupply vehicles. Responsible for the receipt, accountability, distribution, and storage of ammunition. Develops and maintains external and internal SOPs. Organizes platoon defense. Present briefings on current platoon operations and situation. Supervises platoon headquarters personnel including assignment of duties. Assume duties of platoon leader in his absence. Maintains and processes operations and intelligence information to include situation maps. Plans and selects reload points, launch areas, and ammunition cache sites. Monitors platoon fire missions, launcher status, and logistic requirements. Coordinates positioning of platoon elements with maneuver and support elements. Conducts reconnaissance and selects routes between the Ammunition Transfer Point and Ammunition Supply Point. Coordinate with ammunition officer for location of transfer points, amount, and mix of ammunition. Supervise the preparation and distribution of maps, operational information, and status reports.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 13M:

(1) Color discrimination of red / green.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 13M:

A1—M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
A7—Field Artillery Master Gunner (FAMG) (skill level 4 only).

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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