Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 0861 -- Fire Support Man

Atlantic Ocean, July 30, 2013 - The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) fires its MK 45 5-inch lightweight gun.
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Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGSgt toPvt

Job Description: Fire support men perform duties incident to the observation, conduct, and control of artillery and naval gunfire. These duties include calling for, observing and adjusting artillery and NSFS, employment of laser designators/ range finders, employment of radar beacons for NSFS support ships and coordination of fire support assets to include mortars, rockets, artillery, NSFS and CAS/CIFS.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 100 or higher.

(2) Complete the Marine Artillery Scout Observer Course, Ft Sill, OK.

(3) Must have normal color vision, and vision correctable to 20/20.

(4) Must have a secret security clearance.

(5) Complete the Fire Support Man Course, EWTGPAC, Coronado, CA.

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

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

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Artillery or Naval Gunfire observer 378.367-010.

(2) Field Artillery Senior Sergeant 378.132-010.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

(1) Field Artillery Radar Operator, 0842.

(2) Field Artillery Fire Control Man, 0844.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3