(Closed to Women)
Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist
Major Duties - The field artillery tactical data systems (FATDS) specialist leads, supervises, or serves as a member of an activity operating field artillery tactical data systems in a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) battalion, battery, platoon in a field artillery cannon battalion or higher.
Entry Level - Establishes, maintains and operates communications systems. Assists in preparation of computer center for operation and shutdown. Prepares field artillery tactical data systems for operation to include cabling, installation, and removal procedures. Inputs initialization data and data base information to field artillery tactical data systems. Maintain fire capabilities maps and charts. Operates and performs operator maintenance on field artillery tactical data systems equipment, section vehicles and generators associated with field artillery tactical data systems. Performs crew maintenance and participates in organizational maintenance of section equipment.
Skill Level 2 - Assists field artillery tactical data systems noncommissioned officer in supervision of all fire control operations in multiple launch rocket system platoon fire direction center. Operates field artillery tactical data systems at multiple launch rocket system battery and battalion, cannon battalion and higher echelons. Performs computer operations including fire mission processing, fire plan schedules and data base construction. Initiates computer center operations, including establishing control information, communications with digital subscribers and data base initialization. Performs operator, crew and organizational maintenance on section equipment.