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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

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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