MOS 13B Cannon Crewmember Duty Descriptions

Ammunition Team Chief

AMMUNITION TEAM CHIEF 13B20
Served as the Ammunition Team Chief in a M777A2 155MM section in FA BN; prepares M777A2 for direct and indirect fire in support of combat operations; prepares the M1084 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) for direct and indirect fire support of M777A2 operations; assists in the training, welfare, health and discipline of five Soldiers; supervises handling, transportation, accountability and distribution of ammunition; assists section chief in supervision of M777A2 and M1084 (FMTV) operations, maintenance and training; supervises the operation, loading and maintenance of M777A2 and M1084 (FMTV).


AMMUNITION TEAM CHIEF
Ammunition Team chief of a M99A2(FAASV) Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle in a self-propelled , M109A6 (Paladin) howitzer battery; assists section chief in training the section personnel in their MOS and basic Soldier skills; supervises handling , transporting, and distribution of ammunition; responsible for the health , welfare , and training of four Soldiers; responsible for the maintenance and accountability of one M992A2 FAASV and all associated equipment valued in excess of $630,000


Ammunition Team Chief 13B20
Served as the Ammunition Team Chief in M109A6 155MM FA BN; prepares M992A2 for direct and indirect support of Paladin operations; assists in the training, welfare, health and discipline of four Soldiers; supervises handling, transportation, accountability and distribution of ammunition; assists section chief in supervision of M109A6 and M992A2 operations, maintenance and training; supervises the operation, loading and maintenance of M992A2 (FAASV).


Ammunition Team Chief 13B20
Ammunition Team Chief in an M777A2 (Towed) 155MM Fires Battalion, Assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), forward deployed to the Central Command Area of Operation, Afghanistan; prepares howitzer for direct and indirect fire; assists in the training, welfare, health, and discipline of seven soldiers; supervises handling, transportation, accountability, and distribution of ammunition; assists section chief in supervision of howitzer operations, maintenance, and training; supervises the operation, loading, and maintenance of a Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV); assists in the maintenance of equipment


Ammunition Section Chief 13B30
Served as a Ammunition Section Chief in an M109A6 155MM Firing Battery assigned to 2/138th FA BN; prepares M1074A1 (PLS) for ammunition draw and dispersion; supervises the handling and care of ammunition, propellant and fuzes, supervises operator and crew maintenance on M1074A1; responsible for leading and training three personnel in their MOS and basic Soldier skills; ensures timely suspenses are targeted between Battery and Forward Support Company; trains personnel on METL tasks and non-traditional tasks focused on Battery s wartime mission and the Global War on Terror.



Howitzer Section Chief

Howitzer Section Chief/13B3P
Served as a Howitzer Section Chief in a M119A3, 105mm howitzer Battery in support of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division with the mission of World Wide Deployment within 18 hours; responsible for the welfare and training of seven junior enlisted personnel; responsibilities are the safe employment, training and firing of the weapon during live fire; supervises maintenance of the howitzer, prime mover, ammunition carrier and all section equipment worth $1.2 million dollars.


Section Chief of M777A2, 155mm (TOWED)
Section Chief of M777A2, 155mm (TOWED) in an Airborne Field Artillery Battery with the mission of worldwide contingency operations; prepares the howitzer for direct and indirect fires; supervises the handling and care of ammunition; supervises operator/crew maintenance on the howitzer, prime mover and section equipment worth $2,500,000; ensures digital and voice communication with the Fire Direction Center are established, maintained, and only safe data is fired; responsible for the health, welfare and morale of nine Paratroopers.


13B30 Howitzer Section Chief
Serves as a Howitzer Section Chief in an M777A2 (Towed) 155MM Fires Battalion; prepares howitzer for direct and indirect fire; supervises the handling and care of ammunition; supervises operator and crew maintenance of the howitzer, prime-mover; responsible for leading and training 8 personnel in their MOS and basic Soldier skills; ensures digital and voice communications with the FDC is established and maintained; trains personnel on METL tasks and non traditional tasks focused on unit's peacetime and wartime missions and the Global War on Terror.


HOWITZER SECTION CHIEF
Serves as a Howitzer Section Chief in a M119A3 Howitzer Section in the Army's first rapidly deployable Infantry Battalion Task Force that is part of the 3rd Infantry Division and a worldwide contingency mission for a Field Artillery Battery; prepares howitzer for direct and indirect fire; supervises the handling and care of ammunition; supervises operator and crew maintenance of the howitzer, prime mover and all section equipment valued in excess of $2,000,000; responsible for leading and training six personnel on their MOS and basic Soldier skills; trains personnel on METL tasks and non-traditional tasks focused on the unit's mission.


Howitzer Section Chief
Served as a Howitzer Section Chief in a 44 Soldier, M119A2 direct support Field Artillery Platoon with a world-wide contingency mission; responsible for the health and welfare, monthly counseling, development and supervision of a six man crew; responsible for $1,500,000 worth of equipment; maintains one howitzer and two M1097 HMMVs; responsible for verifying safe and accurate firing data; directs and supervises the section during emplacement, camouflage and defense of the section position; trains personnel in cannon gunnery procedures firing and displacement.


Howitzer Section Chief
Howitzer Section Chief in an Airborne Field Artillery Battalion with the mission of worldwide, no-notice deployment in the support of EUCOM contingency missions and combat operations; supervises emplacement, firing, and displacement of the howitzer; responsible for the training and welfare of seven Soldiers; ensures the adherence of safety procedures involving live firing; supervises operator maintenance of over $1,200,000 worth of Section equipment; prepares the Section for airborne and air assault operations.


13B30 Howitzer Section Chief
Serves as a Howitzer Section Chief in an M777A2 (Towed) 155MM Fires Squadron assigned to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment forward deployed to the Central Command Area of Operation, Afghanistan; prepares howitzer for direct and indirect fire; supervises the handling and care of ammunition; supervises operator and crew maintenance of the howitzer, prime-mover; responsible for leading and training ten personnel in their MOS and basic Soldier skills; ensures digital and voice communications with the FDC is established and maintained; trains personnel on METL tasks and non traditional tasks focused on unit's wartime mission and the Global War on Terror.




Howitzer Gunner

HOWITZER GUNNER
Serves as a Howitzer Gunner in the Army's first rapidly deployable Infantry Battalion Task Force that is part of the 3rd Infantry Division, capable of executing multiple world-wide contingency missions; assists in the preparation and accountability of the M119A3 105mm howitzer for direct and indirect fire; responsible for the maintenance of the M119A3 105mm Howitzer and associated equipment valued at over $2,000,000; assists the Chief of Section in training, health, welfare, and discipline of four Soldiers.


#1 cannoneer
Responsible for the actual safe firing of the howitzer; loads the projectile and receives the powder charge; ensures the correct fuse and the correct amout of propellent charge in each fire mission; responsible for keeping Howitzer combat loaded with rounds at all times; also responsible for keeping the breech and bore of the Howitzer clean after firing; understands all fire commands.


Gunner 13B20
Served as the Howitzer Gunner in M109A6 155MM FA BN; prepares M109A6 for accurate fire on Paladin; assists in the training, welfare, health and discipline of three soldiers; supervises Cannoneer and Driver in Paladin Operations; responsible for accurate ammo, fuze and propellants in M109A6 operations; responsible for accurate data in DA 4513; assumes role of Section chief in his absence.



Gunnery Sergeant

Gunnery Sergeant 13B40
Served as a Gunnery Sergeant in a M109A6 155MM Firing Battery assigned to 2/138th Field Artillery Battalion; supervises handling, transportation, accountability and distribution of M109A6 Ammunition; assists section chiefs in supervision of M109A6 operations, maintenance and training; submits timely RSOP reports to platoon POC or responsible for laying M109A6 in degraded operations; periodically conducts bore sighting and basic periodic tests to ensure Paladin is operational; accountable for M109A6 155MM Platoon s radius and quadrants IAW FM 3.09-70.


Gunnery Sergeant
Supervises handling, transportation, accountability, and distribution of ammunition. Assists section chief in supervision of howitzer operations, maintenance, and training . Lays weapon for direction, conducts bore sighting and basic periodic tests. Supervises the operation, loading, and maintenance of the Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle.



PLATOON SERGEANT 134O
Platoon Sergeant of a M119A2 direct support Field Artillery Platoon; responsible for the welfare, training, and proficiency of 24 junior Soldiers; responsible for leadership training, mentoring, and evaluating 17 NCOs; mentors the Platoon Leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training in support of the Brigade's full spectrum operation; supervises platoon operations and maintenance of all assigned platoon equipment valued in excess of $7,000,000; directly responsible for the morale, welfare, discipline, and accountability of 44 personnel; trains platoon on METL and non-traditional tasks.



Land and Ammunition NCO S-3 (13B3O)
Land, Resource and Ammunition Non-Commissioned Officer for a Light Field Artillery Battalion supporting two firing Batteries, a Headquarters Battery, and a Logistics Company. Coordinates training area access, training asset requirements, logistical fulfillment of materials, and tracks movements and distribution of ammunition from 5.56mm through 105 and 155 indirect munitions systems; attends multiple weekly meetings at Division level and below to facilitate all logistical support requirements; establishes and maintains inventory documents and processes requests and turn-in documents utilizing the Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS) and the Total Ammunition Management System (TAMS).



PLATOON SERGEANT 13B40
Platoon Sergeant in a M777A2 (Towed) 155MM Fires Squadron assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team; forward deployed to the Central Area of Command, Afghanistan; mentors the Platoon Leader in the planning, preparation, and execution of collective training in support of the Brigade s full spectrum operation; supervises platoon operations and maintenance of all assigned platoon equipment valued in excess of $14,000,000; directly responsible for the morale, welfare, discipline, and accountability of 40 personnel; trains platoon on METL and non traditional tasks focused on the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).




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