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MOS 13F Fire Support Specialist Duty Description


13F4O, Effects NCO or BN FSNCO, this was our standard 3BDE 2ID
Controls all matters of fire support for a Light Infantry Battalion capable of deploying worldwide in 72 hours; provides the insight in the analysis and recommendation of high payoff targets, attack guidance matrices, target selection standards, and interdiction of targets for attack; plans the integration of various fire support assets including field artillery (FA), close air support (CAS) and attack aviation; responsible for the training and welfare of a 36 man fire support platoon; maintains over $8,000,000 worth of vehicle, communications and fire support equipment.


13F20 Fires NCO/Security Forces Advisory and Assessment Team (SFAAT)
Fires NCO in a SFAAT Team deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; responsible for the welfare, fitness, morale and discipline of three Soldiers; responsible for plotting, target direction, calling for, and adjusting indirect fires, close combat attack, and close air support; responsible for developing and conducting individual training based on mission requirements; responsible for the accountability and maintenance of all assigned equipment.


13F40 Operations Sergeant/ Security Forces Advisory and Assessment Team (SFAAT)
Operations Sergeant of a 24 member Battalion level SFAAT team deployed to Afghanistan in support of ISAF mission; assists in the training, combat efficiency, discipline, administration and welfare of the team enlisted members; assists team NCOIC in the development of training plans for the team to include a training schedule; manages the execution of the teamís training; manages the execution of the teamís training plan based on guidance and future missions; ensures that all team members are capable of training, advising, assisting and directing foreign counterparts in required TTP's; conducts tactical training and employment of forces.


Task Force Fire Support Sergeant
Task Force Fire Support Sergeant for a forward deployed Combat Aviation Task Force in the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) in Afghanistan in support of OEF 09-11; plans employment attack aviation assets and the integration of fire support for all OPORDS and OPLANS; recommends employment of artillery, mortars, rockets, close air support, electronic warfare, and UAS assets to support the Commander s scheme of maneuver during tactical missions; briefs, monitors, updates pilots on current airspace picture in relation to dynamic ACM s and ROZ s; responsible for the operation, maintenance, and accountability of equipment valued in excess of 1 million dollars; responsible for the training, morale, health, and welfare of 2 soldiers.


Brigade Fire Support NCO for a Combat Aviation Brigade
Brigade Fire Support NCO for a Combat Aviation Brigade in the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in support of OEF 11-12; plans employment of target acquisition assets and the integration of fire support into attack aviation for all brigade operations; recommends employment of artillery, mortars, rockets, close air support, and UAS assets to support the scheme of maneuver; advises and assists the fire support sergeants of three subordinate elements; responsible for the operation, maintenance, and accountability of equipment valued in excess of 1.5 million dollars; responsible for the training, morale, and welfare of 15 soldiers.


Brigade FECC Operations NCO for a Combat Aviation Brigade
Brigade FECC Operations NCO for a Combat Aviation Brigade in the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) deployed to Regional Command (South), Afghanistan in support of OEF 11-12; plans employment of target acquisition assets and the integration of fire support into attack aviation for all brigade operations; recommends employment of artillery, mortars, rockets, and close air support to support the scheme of maneuver; advises and assists the fire support sergeants of three subordinate elements; responsible for the operation, maintenance, and accountability of equipment valued in excess of 1.5 million dollars; responsible for the training, morale, and welfare of 18 soldiers.


Fire Support Sergeant(13F30) (Light Infantry Company)
Serves as the Company Fire Support NCO for a light infantry company; advises the Company Fire Support Officer; ensures the Company Fire Support element of 10 Soldiers is adequately manned, equipped and trained; conducts battle tracking of platoon forward observers; trains and evaluates the enlisted personnel in the Company Fire Support element and the maneuver forward observers; plans and coordinates all administrative and logistical support; ensures Company Fire Support personnel are fully deployable and self-reliant; accountable for Fire Support equipment valued in excess of $200,000.


13F20 (Forward Observer) Light Infantry Platoon
Serves as a Forward Observer for a light infantry platoon capable of deployment in support of full spectrum combat operations; assists in the planning, synchronization, and execution of lethal and non-lethal fires into company operations to include indirect fires, attack aviation assets, close air support, civil affairs, information operations, psychological operations, and electronic warfare; ensures effects training is integrated and synchronized; responsible for one Soldier and MTOE equipment worth over $75,000.



Forward Observer 13F2-
Forward Observer in a Infantry Rifle Battalion of a Stryker Brigade Combat Team; capable of deploying worldwide within 96 hours of notification in support of U.S. Policies and Objectives; responsible for plotting, target direction, calling for, and adjusting indirect fires, close combat attack, and close air support; responsible for the accountability and maintenance of all assigned equipment in excess of $200,000.


Battalion Effects NCO for a Combined Arms Battalion
Battalion Effects Non-Commissioned Officer for a Combined Arms Battalion forward deployed in the Republic of Korea; serves as the primary adviser to the Battalion Fire Support Officer (FSO) on all matters concerning lethal, non-lethal, and Airspace coordination; requests and controls artillery, mortars and close air support; responsible for the well being, discipline, counseling, technical, tactical, and physical training of four Fire Support Teams consisting of 32 Soldiers; responsible for accountability and maintenance $30,000,000 of equipment.


13F Brigade Fire Support Sergeant
Leads and trains the targeting elements of the brigade tactical operations center (TOC) during combat operations; advises and assists the fire support sergeants of subordinate elements in fire planning and coordination techniques; drafts fire support plans for tactical operations orders and plans; coordinates plans for company, battalion, and brigade fire support and integrates them with the overall scheme of maneuver; recommends employment of target acquisition assets and target selection standards to include COLT employment; responsible for health, welfare and morale of 15 Soldiers; responsible for approximately 1.5 million dollars worth of equipment.


13F Squadron Effects Sergeant
Squadron Effects Sergeant for an Airborne Cavalry Squadron with the mission of no-notice worldwide deployment; plans and coordinates fire support for a Cavalry Squadron; requests and controls artillery, mortars and close air support; responsible for the well being, discipline, counseling, techincal, tactical and physical training of three Fire Support Teams consisting of 32 Soldiers; responsible for accountability and maintenance of all fire support equipment


13F Combat Observation Lasing Team (COLT) Chief
Combat Observation Lasing Team (COLT) Chief in a Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division with worldwide contingency mission; responsible for preparing observed target list, responsible for all matters of fire support to include Mortar, Artillery, Naval Surface Fire, Close Combat Attack, and Close Air Support; initiates suppressive and screening fire to support the scheme of maneuver; performs crater analysis; selects and occupies observation post; responsible for the health, welfare, training, and accountability of two Soldiers and maintenance of Fire Support equipment, valued in exceeds of $750,000 dollars


13F Fire Support Cell Operations NCO
Fire Support Cell Operations NCO for a Combined Arms Heavy Brigade Combat Team of 3rd Infantry Division; supervised and led the operation, coordination, planning and execution of all fire support requirements; developing and enforcing Standard Operating Procedures, providing tactical and technical guidance to subordinates, and professional support to Fire Support Cell and subordinate Fire Support Elements in the accomplishment of their duties; supervised the health, welfare and professional development of over 100 enlisted Soldiers and the combat readiness of tactical and automated equipment in excess of $45 million.


13F Brigade Targeting NCO
Brigade Targeting NCO for a Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division with a worldwide contingency mission; responsible for all matters of fire support targeting to include the planning and coordination of Target Acquisition assets; assists in the supervising, and training the targeting element; ensures targets generated by the targeting element are passed to the fire control and operations elements for action; integrates information from shelling reports into the target development process; Assists in determining High Payoff Target List, Attack Guidance Matrix, and Target Sensing System; interfaces with higher and lower Fire Support Element's


13F TPS (Target Processing Section) Targeting NCO
Leads, supervises, and trains the targeting element. Ensures AFATDS is properly initialized and used in conjunction with targeting information from the target production map and other sources to produce targets. Assists in recommending employment of fire support means to include Naval gunfire and CAS. Ensures targets generated from the targeting element are passed to the fire control and operations elements for action. Responsible for six soldiers at a time.


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