Job Description: Fire Support Marines perform duties incident to the planning, observation, conduct, and control of artillery and naval gunfire. These duties include planning, calling for, integrating, coordinating, observing and adjusting artillery (cannon, rocket, missile) and NSFS, employment of LASER designators, range finders, and LASER guided munitions and coordination of lethal and non-lethal fire support assets to include mortars, artillery (cannon, rocket, missile), NSFS, Fixed and Rotary wing CAS. These duties also include operating communications equipment, establishing radio networks for voice and digital communications, as well as operating Marine Corps fire support systems.

  • Branch Branch: Marines
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 0861
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $41,718
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: GT: 100
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-29
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Field Artillery
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