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Army MOS 13P Multiple Launch Rocket Systems MLRS Automated Tactical Data
Specialist       

A Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist is an important part
of the Army's combat team. MLRS teams are used to support infantry and tank units while supplementing
cannon artillery in combat, but they also have responsibilities during peacetime. The MLRS launches
various missiles and ammunitions in quick strikes during combat. The MLRS Automated Tactical Data
Systems Specialist records and transmits the firing data for the MLRS.

Some of your duties as a MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist may include:
Record and transmit firing data using fire direction system and voice radio
Operate communication systems in the MLRS
Gather operations and intelligence data
Plot firing points using maps
Record ammunition used, firing points and mission reports
Collect and transmit data

Training
Job training for a MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training,
where you learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job
instruction. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Some of the skills you will learn are:

Methods of calculating targets electronically and manually

Operating communication systems specific to the MLRS

Plotting points using different types of maps

Artillery tactics and battle strategy

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialists provides guidance, supervises and
trains other Soldier within the same discipline. As an advanced level MLRS Automated Tactical Data
Systems Specialists, you may be involved in:

Manage and direct the fire direction efforts of the MLRS

Plot firing points using maps

Convert fire orders to fire command

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you will learn as a MLRS Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist, such as teamwork,
discipline and leadership, will help you in any civilian career you choose. The experience you gain from
reading and plotting maps can also be used in jobs such as construction surveyor or prospector.

Related Army Positions
Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (13D)
Field Artillery Fire finder RADAR Operator (13R)
Fire Support Specialist (13F)
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