When you enlist in the Marine Corps as an Infantry Radar Artillery Operator, it is one of the more technical based jobs in the Infantry. It is one that deals with targeting of weapons directed at the enemy. An Artillery Radar Marine technician is responsible for both the operation and repair of the Marine Artillery Radar console. You will work to install, orient, and operate the various types of field artillery spotting and radar equipment used by the Marine Corps. You will work to operate and repair network cable, field telephones, communications electronics and radar systems, and other different Marine Artillery radar equipment.
Upon completion of your training you will work to maintain and perform regularly scheduled service on Marine Artillery equipment and help to provide and install camouflage to make sure that equipment in the field is not detected. To qualify for the post of Marine Artillery Radar Field Technician you have to score at least a 105 on the GT ASVAB portion of the test, you have to be a HS graduate and a United States Citizen. Working and performing in the Marine Corps Artillery Radar operator specialty requires a person to access a number of different detailed technician skill sets. There are three major skills needed: Field Artillery Observation and Liaison, Firing Battery, and Field Artillery Operations. Those are the main areas that a person has to be functional in and a candidate for Marine Artillery Radar operator has to be able to master.
Various other types of skills are necessary for the Marine Artillery Radar Operator to perform.
Math skills, ability to computer and calculate and execute fire commands, basic technical tool and installation skills, and administrative and technical skills. These are some of the skills necessary for a Radar Marine Operator. After completion of Marine basic training you will proceed to advance training for Marine Artillery Radar Operator, where you will work with basic and advanced methods of Radar operation, and systems repair.
You will learn about ground FMF equipment, radar gear, and various radar assisted weapons systems. As you progress you will eventually be assigned to a Marine Radar Operator unit, and you will eventually risk in rank and rate. You will be responsible for supervising other Marines as you become more senior, and assist in training of junior enlisted personnel.