CANNON CREWMEMBER

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IA-Des Moines
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Full-Time
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Job Description

Cannon crewmembers work the howitzer cannons that support infantry and tank units during combat, and play crucial roles in the Army’s success on the battlefield.


JOB DUTIES
  • Wire and radio communications
  • Identify target locations
  • Operate self-propelled howitzers, ammunition trucks and other vehicles
  • Participate in reconnaissance operations
  • Job Requirements

    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


    TRAINING

    Job training for a canon crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Calculating targets manually and electronically
    • Handling ammunition
    • Operating gun systems
    • Artillery tactics and battle strategy

    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in cannon operations
    • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Capable of working as a team member