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Artillery and Missile Crew Member

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Life As an Artillery and Missile Crew Member

Artillery & Missile Crew Member Example Target, fire, and maintain weapons used to destroy enemy positions, aircraft, and vessels. Field artillery crew members predominantly use guns, cannons, and howitzers in ground combat operations, while air defense artillery crew members predominantly use missiles and rockets. Naval artillery crew members predominantly use torpedoes and missiles launched from a ship or submarine. Duties include testing, inspecting, and storing ammunition, missiles, and torpedoes; conducting preventive and routine maintenance on weapons and related equipment; establishing and maintaining radio and wire communications; and operating weapons targeting, firing, and launch computer systems.

Types of Artillery and Missile Crew Member

  • LANCE Crewmember/MLRS Sergeant
  • Cannon Crewmember
  • Fire Control Technician B (Ballistic Missile Fire Control)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember

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