The job specialty of Army Field Artillery Fire Support is a varied and interesting one. You will work to encode and decode messages, as well as being a fire support coordinator. You will compile and coordinate different lists of documents that feature battle and enemy targets, and keep track of where the enemy is at all times. Working as an Artillery Army Indirect Fire Specialist you will have to be in good physical and mental condition. You will have to perform strenuous activities for a long time often without a break, and perform other heavy-duty physical activity. You must have normal color vision and hearing, especially normal vision as much of the work with ammunition and targeting is color-coded.
Indirect Infantry Fire support in the Army is a fast moving and high paced job. You have to be a practical expert in ammunition and infantry munitions, and you not only have to know how to do your job but how to do it swiftly and with precision every time. Your fellow infantry crewmembers will rely on your accuracy, ability and competence as the main safety factor in your service as an Indirect Army infantry fire specialist. You will work to fire missiles and other small, medium and large bore weapons on the battlefield to support other units of infantry, and to attack and defeat the enemy as directed. You will support both armor tank units on the battlefield as well as regular infantry soldiers. The Army Indirect Fire Infantry specialist is responsible for assisting, leading and even sometimes supervising aspects of weapons intelligence that deals with identification of the enemy, target processing, maneuvering brigade information and information for your division artillery unit.
Part of the duties you will be involved with can include using night observation equipment, and laser range finders. You will receive training to determine the location of targets using machine aided and manual fire calculations You will learn to help to operate and interact using communication devices with other command units and artillery units, and how to operate target designators. As you continue serving in the Army you will also learn about establishing and maintaining different artillery communications systems,
Your Army training starts with Basic Combat Training for 9 weeks. After basic training you will attend Advanced Infantry Direct Fire Specialist school, where you will work to learn different target and infantry skills to enable you to work as an Army Indirect Infantry Fire Specialist.