Job Description: The fire direction specialist records the firing data when multiple launch rocket system vehicles launch various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat. Job duties include: collect and transmit all data; operate communication systems; gather data and plot firing points using maps; record ammunition used, firing points and mission reports.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 13P
  • Average Required Test Average Salary:
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: FA: 96
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Intelligence & Combat Support
Average Age
26 Average Age
Average Age
711 Number Employed
Average Age
5.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Easy Promotions, Relatively Easy Training, Short Training Cycle

Cons: Skills not Applicable to Civilian Life, Limited Station Choices

Location: Camp Casey, South Korea


This MOS is very rarely seen. It’s currently only in 5 or 6 locations. Only 3 of which are overseas. Day-to-day operations normally consist of maintenance and simulated training. Depending on you station you could be assigned to a tracked vehicle or a HMMWV. The actual job of processing fire missions is fairly simple and is taught in about 6 weeks in AIT. Other duties may involve monitoring radios, setting up camo nets and antennas, as well as troubleshooting electronic equipment. It is almost guaranteed that you will be stationed in Korea at some point with this MOS, most consider this to be a terrible station as there are many restrictions placed on you while in country and it is some of the hardest training you will ever receive in this MOS. I would not recommend this MOS unless you have really done your research and know this is what you would like to do for sure. Almost everyone I know in this MOS wishes they ad chosen something else. However some people do enjoy very much.