Posted on May 19, 2020
2LT Saul S.
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I'm about to enter my MS4 year in Army ROTC and soon we will select our branch preferences. I have some that I still have questions about and am seeking insight. If there are any Field Artillery Officers or experienced NCOs that wouldn't mind to answer some of the questions below it would be appreciated!

What is the day to day life of an Artillery Officer? What are some assignments/opportunities that an Artillery Officer may have from 2LT up? What are some attributes and competencies that make a Field Artillery Officer Successful?
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Well it depends on you're job. I was a BN assistant Fire support officer, a company fire support office, a paladin platoon leader, and now in a BN S3 in TRADOC. If you go heavy unfortunately our BN did not get many army school opportunities. You'll get UMO and Hazmat though (lol). Skills that helped me. Asking questions about anything you don't understand. Be humble, anyone can teach you something from the driver of a paladin, to the number one man, especially your gunny and smoke. At least skim through doctrine instead of trying to make up the solution. Garrison life is sometimes boring. Firing in the field always makes up for it
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CPT Bn Fso
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Your*
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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Try not to become the Unit Movement Officer!
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SGT Daniel Rocco Ames
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I took the UMO course as a SGT. It wasn't too bad while deployed.
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1LT David Spracher
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From 50 years ago: Listen to you NCO's. If you have a hard time with that talk to SGM. He talks to God. He will fix you.
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BOOM BOOM BOOM POW, Loss of hearing
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CPT Bn Fso
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Right ear holds the radio. Left ear gets the ear pro. Can confirm.
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1LT Platoon Leader
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Feel free to give me a call at [login to see] . Currently a PL, and have served as a FSO and FDO in airborne artillery in combat and garrison.
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2LT Saul S.
2LT Saul S.
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Thank you sir! I will reach out to you!
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