Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 0844 -- Field Artillery Fire Control Man

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: Sgt to Pvt

Job Description: Field artillery fire control men perform duties essential to the delivery of accurate artillery fire to include position survey and fire direction computation. Typical duties include preparation of fire control equipment for movement and operation, performance of detailed survey operations, performance of preventive maintenance, routine testing, authorized minor repairs to survey and fire control equipment, and operation of field communications equipment.

Fire control computation includes the use of computer equipment systems, plotting survey data on firing charts, determination of target coordinates, and the conversion to target coordinates and observer's reports into firing data and commands. MOS 0844 is assigned upon completion of formal school. Upon promotion to staff sergeant and the appropriate formal school, the 0844 will be designated MOS 0848.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 105 or higher.

(2) Complete the Field Artillery Fire Control Man Course.

(3) Must have a secret security clearance.

(4) Must be a U.S. citizen.

(5) This MOS will be retained as an additional MOS upon promotion to staff sergeant in MOS 0848.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 3501.26A, Artillery Unit Training andReadiness (T and R) Manual.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

Field Artillery Operations Specialist 378.367-014.

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Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3