13M/AMMUNITION SECTION CHIEF
Assumes the role of the Ammunition Section Chief within a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Battery, providing support to XVIII Airborne Corps and other Joint and Special Operations forces for worldwide contingencies; actively assists in the accountability, maintenance, and repair of 4 RSV/RST systems and their associated equipment valued at over $2.5 million; skillfully supervises, trains, and maintains records for five 13M ammunition crew members; conducts ammunition reload operations for two Fires Platoons within the unit and ensures the setup and maintenance of the Ammunition Holding Area (AHA), including its security.
Supervises the training of over 300 13M Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Soldiers annually in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) operations; assumes responsibility for maintaining class rosters and grades for more than 12 classes each year; writes and updates lesson plans and examinations; contributes to Program of Instruction (POI) revisions; conducts Very Important Person (VIP) static displays and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) briefings on the MLRS weapons system; oversees Live Fire Exercises (LFX) to demonstrate fire capabilities for VIPs and FMS participants; supervises maintenance and troubleshooting of 59 vehicles valued at over $75,000,000.
BN Ammunition NCO
Designated as the Battalion Ammunition NCO within a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) unit assigned to 3-13th FA, providing rocket/missile fires in support of the 75th FAB; expertly manages ammunition movement from ammunition supply points to firing Batteries; maintains accountability and physical security of over $55,000,000 worth of operational ammunition; coordinates and manages over $12,000,000 worth of training ammunition; performs mission analysis to ensure ammunition handling capabilities align with operational requirements; effectively manages and supervises land and ammunition for 3 Batteries and 1 Company; maintains accountability of equipment valued at $7,200,000; assumes responsibility for the ammunition certification process of 32 ammunition crews.
Gunner, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Battalion
Serves as a Gunner within a FORSCOM assigned High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Battalion with a worldwide deployment mission as part of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, operating under I Corps; assists the section chief in supervising operations, maintenance, and training; performs start-up procedures for the Fire Control System (FCS) and operates the HIMARS FCS in all modes of operation; accurately inputs manual fire control data and verifies meteorological data; executes firing commands; conducts FCS diagnostic tests; prepares the launcher-loader module for reload and performs necessary maintenance operations; assumes responsibility for the health and welfare of one Soldier.
Section Chief, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Battalion
Designated as the Section Chief within a FORSCOM assigned High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Battalion with a worldwide mission as part of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade; leads crew members during fire mission processing and ammunition reload operations; supervises the performance of the operator and crew maintenance on section vehicle; plans movement routes to and from firing areas; selects launcher emplacement and reload sites; assumes responsibility for the maintenance and supply accountability of one launcher valued at over $2,800,000.
13M40/HIMARS Master Gunner
Assumes the role of the Brigade High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Master Gunner within an equipped Field Artillery Brigade in direct support of the 82nd Airborne Division, actively engaged in an enduring combat mission in support of the Global War on Terror; as the brigade’s subject matter expert, provides invaluable advice to the Commander regarding weapon system capabilities and limitations; assumes responsibility for the management and execution of battalion certification and weapons qualification programs; supervises the training and certification of 18 HIMARS and 9 ammunition crews; coordinates ammunition and land for all live fires, small arms ranges, and training exercises.
HIMARS Launcher Chief
Assumes the role of the Launcher Section Chief within a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS); takes charge of the supervision, training, morale, welfare, and daily operations of a two-Soldier team; skillfully selects firing points and hide areas; oversees the execution of fire missions and reload operations; assumes responsibility for the accountability, maintenance, and repair of an M142 HIMARS Launcher and associated equipment valued at over $2.2 million.