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Working As A Fire Support Specialist

  • $77,800

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Fire Support Specialist does

  • Received numerous medals and awards for honorable and excellent service including the Army Commendation Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal.
  • Ensured that accurate accountability of all assigned soldiers and equipment was maintained on a daily basis.
  • Lead, and supervised in intelligence activities.
  • Operated laser range finders, target designation, and night observation devices.
  • Coordinated air and ground forces Trained and directed soldiers below me Prepared operations for combat
  • Recommended the employment of fire support means to include naval gunfire and close air support.
  • Assist in the preparation of fire support plans, coordinates and targets.
  • Establish, maintain and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment.
  • Operated and maintained communications equipment.
  • Assist in the preparation of fire support plans coordinates and targets Determine target locations using computers and manual calculations
  • Exhibited expertise in directing close air support and naval gunfire to support operations.
  • Established, maintained and operated communications and speech security equipment including encoding and decoding of messages.
  • Determined target locations using a map.
  • Operate laser range finders and target devices.
  • Maintained and updated FS status charts and situation maps.
  • Supervised multiple Enlisted military and Officer's of diverse backgrounds in indirect fire support.
  • Supervised the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles.
  • Plan missions in support of maneuver commander.
  • Used voice and digital communications systems.
  • Trained unit on fire support procedures and techniques.

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Fire Support Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

96.8%

Female

2.2%

Unknown

1.0%
Ethnicity

White

81.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.1%

Asian

4.8%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.4%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.5%

Arabic

10.3%

German

6.9%

Japanese

3.4%

French

3.4%

Dari

3.4%

Hmong

3.4%

Korean

3.4%
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Fire Support Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.7%

Central Texas College

13.0%

Excelsior College

7.8%

Liberty University

6.1%

Colorado Technical University

6.1%

American University

4.3%

University of Alabama

3.5%

University of South Florida

3.5%

Universal Technical Institute

3.5%

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

3.5%

Ashford University

3.5%

The Academy

3.5%

Troy University

3.5%

Texas A&M University

3.5%

Grantham University

3.5%

Oklahoma State University

3.5%

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

3.5%

Fayetteville Technical Community College

3.5%

Clark College

2.6%

Austin Peay State University

2.6%
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Majors

Business

20.2%

Criminal Justice

15.9%

General Studies

9.4%

Computer Science

6.7%

Information Technology

5.1%

Electrical Engineering

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.8%

Management

3.8%

Fire Science And Protection

3.5%

Education

3.2%

Psychology

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

3.0%

Automotive Technology

2.7%

Kinesiology

2.4%

Nursing

2.4%

Political Science

2.4%

Industrial Technology

2.2%

Communication

2.2%

History

2.2%

Finance

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

35.8%

Bachelors

31.5%

Associate

18.1%

Masters

7.2%

Certificate

5.0%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Fire Support Specialist

FireSupportPlansArtilleryFireCombatFireSupportProceduresAirSupportLaserRangeFindersAccountabilityIndirectFireSupportNavalGunfireTargetLocationCommunicationsSystemsCommanderIntelligenceActivitiesConductMedalWireCommunicationsStatusChartsSpeechSecurityEquipmentCommunicationsEquipmentTargetDesignationManualCalculations

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Top Fire Support Specialist Skills

  1. Fire Support Plans
  2. Artillery Fire
  3. Combat
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared fire support plans and executed accordingly.
  • Conduct area reconnaissance to determine precise locations for targeting artillery fires.
  • Surveyed and analyzed terrain to determine optimum equipment placing and usage Provided timely and accurate fire support for combat operation.
  • Trained subordinates in fire support procedures, techniques, and tactics.
  • Tasked with the employment of indirect fire support assets, close combat attack and close air support in a combat environment.

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