13B Cannon Crewmember - Weapons Systems Technician
Category: Armor and Field Artillery Posted: 08.02.2018 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 As a Cannon Crewmember in the Army National Guard, you join a team that ensures the US maintains its battlefield superiority. You will have the opportunity to learn and use high-tech cannon artillery weapons systems and artillery tactics and strategy - both of which translate into comparable civilian skills, such as familiarity with technology, strategic thinking, and decisiveness. Other duties include:Conducting wire and radio communicationsIdentifying target locationsSetting, loading, and firing artilleryUsing computers to generate fire direction dataOperating heavy and light wheeled trucks and tracked vehiclesTransporting and managing artillery ammunitionMaintaining operational readiness of vehicles and equipmentAnd as your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Crewmembers supervise other crewmembers in the distribution of ammunition, as well as manage cannon operations, training, and maintenance. Earn while you learn Get paid to learn! Join the Guard and you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.Job training for a Cannon Crewmember requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills. Then you will attend Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which consists of 14 weeks of additional training. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.Requires military enlistment. Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change. BenefitsPaid trainingA monthly paycheckMontgomery GI BillRetirement benefits for part-time serviceLow-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)401(k)-type savings planStudent Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)Healthcare Benefits AvailableRequirementsHigh School Diploma or GEDMust be between the ages of 17 and 35Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standardsMust meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend.Programs and benefits are subject to change. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.