Posted on Feb 14, 2016
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SGT Fire Support Specialist
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Why do you want to be a 13f? IMO it is the best regular army enlisted job. You will be in an artillery BN/divarty but you will be nothing like them. You get attached out to the infantry and will carry a heavy load on your back with some expensive and cool equipment. It is hard to make it to 7 and very hard to make 8 and 9. Mostly because at that point you will be in charge of artillerymen when you are not really artillery. If you have any specific questions feel free.
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SGM Raymond Bozek
SGM Raymond Bozek
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You are responsible to make sure all of your FO's and Team are Qualified as FO's each year in preparations to be able to deploy anytime and be able to do your job and kick ass overseas along with while in a training environment... Best Of Luck Future FISTER
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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SGM Raymond Bozek - What you can do for them! King of Battle!
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SSgt Michael Bowen
SSgt Michael Bowen
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SSG (Join to see) - As an E-6 You run a fist team . you have FO's under you and report to the TOC .
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SSgt Michael Bowen
SSgt Michael Bowen
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BTW you will spend a lot of time in the field . But it is the best times . but it is also one of most independent jobs in the Army .
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Best job in the Army. I miss it every day. Hard to explain all the reasons but you'll understand once you're in it. You'll call for fire using mortars and artillery, perform CAS with or without a JTAC, and you'll be primary to control CCA in your platoon. You're the fires expert for your platoon. It really is the best job in the Army and an awesome community.
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SSG Infrastructure Support
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You can make it to SFC fast but will stay there forever!!! Not all but most.
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SGM Raymond Bozek
SGM Raymond Bozek
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If you aren't self motivated or a go getter you will stay in the lower ranks, but I went from E3-E9 as a Fister in 15 years... HOOAH!!! Retired for almost 2 years now and miss it every day...

Also, I was our BN FSO & S3 AIR as an E7/SFC for our entire OIF deployment and shot Arty & Mortars every day & Night we were out of Camp Taji, Iraq back in 2009, HHC 1-111th IN Associators, 56 SBCT... OIF 09-11
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