Operation of a mobile Field Artillery Radar Set can be a very demanding and challenging job for the Marine Corps Field Artillery Specialist. Serving in the Marine Corps Field Artillery manning the radar operations console is a technically challenging but very rewarding career choice. You will serve in a position that has a lot of responsibility, it will be your job to give information assisting in enemy target acquisition and location, as well as helping to scan and maintain defenses against enemy artillery, missile or other enemy directed attack. Serving as a Marine Corps enlisted Radar Field Artillery operator will keep you in the thick of the action you will be on the front lines dealing with different types of radar detection and support for the Field Artillery.
An enlisted Marine serving as a Field Radar Operator is trained in how to perform all the different duties involved in orientation, installation, and operation of various radar and field Artillery equipment. A Marine Corps Radar Operator will help operate various radar console equipment, field telephones, install and lay communications cable and network cable lines, and assist in preparing different radar equipment for use. You will work to install and operate all of the different Field Artillery Radar equipment, and to camouflage and hide the equipment in the field. To Serve in the Marine Corps as a field Artillery Radar Operator you must meet the minimum requirements for the job. The Marine Corps Qualifications for Artillery Field Radar Operator include: Possess a GT portion ASVAB score of 105 or higher, the Successful completion of the Fire finder Field Artillery Radar Course, and be a U.S. Citizen. For the individual that is tasked as a Marine Artillery Field Radar Operator you will have to learn a number of different skill sets. The three major ones are:
– Field Artillery liaison/Observation.
-And Field Artillery Operations.
The Marine that completes basic training will progress to advanced Field Artillery Radar Operator School. You will be trained in Radar operations and field skills type training. You will learn how to be a successful Radar Operator and learn about different methods and procedures in training that is provided to Marines entering this job billet. Artillery is the supporting primary arm for infantry and Marine Armor units, and as such the majority of the billets are in ground FMF organizations.