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Top 50 Fire Support Specialist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Fire Support Specialist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Fire Support Specialist resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.5% of Fire Support Specialist resumes contained Fire Support Plans as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Fire Support Specialist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Fire Support Specialist

1. Fire Support Plans
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Here's how Fire Support Plans is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Prepared fire support plans and executed accordingly.
  • Prepared and maintained daily staff journal and status charts for briefings, Planned and coordinated fire support plans for target sites.
  • Supported preparation/dissemination of fire support plans, coordinating documents and target lists, while liaising with extensive range of contacts.
  • Assisted in preparation and dissemination of fire support plans, coordinating documents, and target lists and provides liaison support.
  • Assist in the preparation of fire support plans with respect to maps, targets, and plotting coordinates.
  • Assisted Fire Support Officer with the planning, presentation, and coordination of fire support plans.
  • Prepared fire support situation maps, assisted in preparation and dissemination of fire support plans.
  • Prepared observer target lists and assisted in formulating offensive and defensive fire support plans.
  • Prepare and disseminate fire support plans, coordinate documents and enemy target lists.
  • Assisted in the preparation of 4 different company level fire support plans.
  • Assist in the preparation of fire support plans and other combat strategies.
  • Assist in the preparations of fire support plans, coordinates and targets.
  • Prepared fire support plans for offensive and defensive operations.
  • Assisted in the preparation of fire support plans, coordinates, and targets Responsible for training new and incoming soldiers.

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2. Artillery Fire
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Here's how Artillery Fire is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Implemented artillery fire support to overall company plans in order to provide proper security for maneuvering infantry.
  • Coordinated artillery fire for training missions.
  • Job requirements were to locate, map, and call for suppression artillery fire and close air support on forward targets.
  • Planned and directed artillery fire in a manner that increased efficiency of attacks while minimizing risk for troops on the ground.
  • Supervised and trained soldiers on how to initiate, target, and call for artillery fire on enemy positions.
  • Enforce military law on/off battle field * Acquire firing targets for artillery fire * Map reading and land navigation
  • Involved with artillery fire support team combat drills and assisted in training inexperienced team members.
  • Scouted enemy positions, called in artillery fire, supervised up to 8 soldiers
  • Provided quick and accurate mortar and artillery fire mission calls.
  • Call for and adjust artillery fire on enemy positions.
  • Called for artillery fire and controlled close air support.
  • Coordinated Air and Artillery fire with defined targets.

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3. Combat
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Here's how Combat is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Operated and maintained up-armored military combat vehicles on a daily basis.
  • Operate military vehicles in both combat and garrison environments.
  • Tasked with the employment of indirect fire support assets, close combat attack and close air support in a combat environment.
  • Assisted in the preparation of combat vehicles for missions with a movement plan longer than 5K.
  • Train and operate up-armored vehicles on the road both in the states and in combat.
  • Lead and trains the forward observer team and Combat Observation Lasing Tech in combat operations.
  • Led a squad of 5 members in combat operations, including providing tactical guidance.
  • Call in fire support from combat aircraft, ground mortar and artillery teams.
  • Maintain equipment and myself to be combat ready for training or live missions.
  • Maintained high level of physical fitness to ensure combat readiness.
  • Participated in urban combat training with Austin SWAT for deployment.
  • Developed and led training programs in preparation for combat.
  • Integrate Resources: Coordinate the integration of combat multipliers.
  • Earned my Combat Action Badge during my deployment.
  • Surveyed and analyzed terrain to determine optimum equipment placing and usage Provided timely and accurate fire support for combat operation.
  • Compiled and analyzed intellegence data for use in combat operation development and execution.
  • Trained 20 Afghani security forces in the principles of personnel and vehicle searches as well as hand to hand combat techniques.
  • Learn both ground combat skills as well as headquarters administrative positions.
  • Coordinated air and ground forces Trained and directed soldiers below me Prepared operations for combat
  • range finders experience in computers , hand to hand combat.

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4. Laser Range Finders
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Here's how Laser Range Finders is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Operated laser range finders, target destinations, and night observance devices.

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5. Air Support Units
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Here's how Air Support Units is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Coordinate operations with armor, artillery and air support units on a daily to weekly basis.
  • Coordinated operations with armor, artillery and air support units.
  • Completed with armor, artillery and air support units.
  • Coordinated operations with mortars, artillery and air support units to better secure individuals in over 50 assignments.

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6. Target Location
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Here's how Target Location is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Determine target location using computers or manual calculations using a Topographic Line Map.
  • Acquired target locations and descriptions using computer or manual calculations.
  • Determined target location using 2 computer systems and manual calculations.
  • Determine target locations using computers or manual calculations.
  • Programmed laser range finders used for target location with computers or manual calculations.
  • Determined target locations using a map.
  • Determine target location using computers or manual calculations.Organizing, maintaining and reviewing personnel records.
  • Determined target locations using computersand/or manual calculations.
  • Assist in the preparation of fire support plans coordinates and targets Determine target locations using computers and manual calculations
  • Operate laser range finders and target devices, determine target location using manual calculations.
  • Requested munitions, emplaced and used laser range finders to determine target locations.
  • Determine target location using computer or manual calculations Setup and operate communications systems Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew member

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7. Communications Systems
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Here's how Communications Systems is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Set up and operated secure communications systems in support of combat operations.
  • Used voice and digital communications systems and generated computer data.
  • Set up and operate communications systems, Assist in the preparation of fire support plans, coordinates and targets.
  • Set up and operated communications systems to the artillery team for brigade level operatives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Installed field antennas to establish, maintain and operate communications systems, encode and decode messages.
  • Established, maintained, and operated communications systems as well as encoded and decoded messages.
  • Set up and operate SINCGAR communications systems (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio).
  • Set up and maintained communications systems, supporting planning and information data.
  • Establish, maintain and operate communications systems.
  • Used voice and digital communications systems.
  • Set up and operate communications systems.
  • Establish, maintain and operate communications systems * Maintained and operated many vehicle like the Humvee and Caiman MRAP
  • Performed operator level maintenance on HUMMWV, FIST-V, command post vehicles and their communications systems.
  • FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST, US ARMY 08/2008 - 01/2012 Set up and monitor communications systems and provided intelligence activities.

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8. Intelligence Activities
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Here's how Intelligence Activities is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Lead and supervised intelligence activities including target processing in Field Artillery Battalions and Fire Support Elements.
  • Conducted intelligence activities including target processing in Field Artillery Units and higher headquarters.
  • Lead and Supervised in intelligence activities including target processing.
  • Conducted intelligence activities including target processing and acquisition.
  • Conducted intelligence activities including target acquisition surveillance.
  • Support military intelligence activities as needed.
  • Lead, supervise and serve in intelligence activities within the artillery team.
  • Lead, and supervised in intelligence activities.
  • supervised and served in intelligence activities such as target processing.
  • Fire Support Specialist (2011-Present) Responsible for leading, supervising or serving in intelligence activities such as target processing.
  • Played a vital role in leading, supervising, and / or serving in intelligence activities (e.g.
  • Led, supervised, and served in the intelligence activities including target processing in combat operations.

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9. Indirect Fire Support
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Here's how Indirect Fire Support is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Request munitions in a training environment in order to provide effective indirect fire support against hostile forces.
  • Provide battlefield superiority through indirect fire support to harass, suppress, and eliminate the enemy.
  • Called in direct and indirect fire support for the advancement of forward troops
  • Coordinated with infantry platoon leader to establish indirect fire support on mission objectives and continuing targets of opportunity.
  • Functioned as Senior Advisor for Artillery and Motor indirect fire support to a 700 member military organization.
  • Advised commanding officers on all aspects of direct and indirect fire support.

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11. Medal
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Here's how Medal is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Received two army commendation medals for outstanding for exceptionally meritorious service while deployed.
  • Received Army achievement medal for exemplary work during enlistment
  • Awarded the Army Achievement Medal twice for successful joint exercises and the Army Good Conduct Medal upon departure from FT. Bragg.
  • Received numerous medals and awards for honorable and excellent service including the Army Commendation Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal.
  • Performed two tours of duty to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and earned two Army Commendation Medals.
  • Awarded an Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service while serving as a Vehicle Gunner in Iraq.
  • Awarded the Army Achievement medal 3 times for contributions to mission success in multiple gulf deployments.
  • Awarded both the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal for the year 2014.
  • Received four good conduct medals, one for every three years of distinguished service.
  • Received multiple awards and commendations during OIF III including the Army Commendation Medal.
  • Awarded medals for three deployments to Iraq and one deployment to Afghanistan.
  • Awarded the Army achievement medal as a result.
  • Awarded Army Medal of Achievement.
  • Recognized by organizations leadership upon completion of deployment, awarded the Army Commendation medal for excellence.
  • Awarded an Army Achievement Medal for displaying leadership and providing motivation during unit's Annual Training in 2010.
  • Received 2 Afghanistan Campaign Medals Received 2 Army Commendation Medals for good conduct and combat action.

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12. Wire Communications
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Here's how Wire Communications is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Maintain and operates radio and wire communications and speech security equipment including laser equipment and computer systems.
  • Established, maintained and operated radio/wire communications and speech security equipment including encoding/decoding of messages.
  • Established, maintained and operated radio and wire communications.
  • Maintained radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding/decoding of messages using CEOI or grid thrust line templates.
  • Established, maintained, and operated radio, wire communications and speech security equipment.

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13. Manual Calculations
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14. Status Charts
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Here's how Status Charts is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Maintain and update Fire Support status charts and situation maps.

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15. Communications Equipment
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Here's how Communications Equipment is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Trained, supervised, and mentored staff regarding operations of communications equipment.
  • Establish and maintain communications equipment with multiple companies.
  • Operated communications equipment and various support vehicles.
  • Maintained, inspected, and repaired a variety of equipment including vehicles, weapons, communications equipment, and personnel gear.
  • Supervised the maintenance and accountability of all fire support and communications equipment valued in excess of $1.2 million.
  • Inventoried supplies in an ongoing basis for logistics requirements and the full technical knowledge of communications equipment.
  • Assembled and operated over $250.000 in communications equipment resulting in zero loss in a 1-year period.
  • Maintained complete accountability during redeployment of all sensitive items and Communications equipment.
  • Operated and maintained complex communications equipment in highly sensitive conditions.
  • Operated highly sophisticated communications equipment and secret radar technology.
  • Operated and maintained communications equipment.
  • Utilized different communications equipment such as radio, signals, etc.

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16. Commander
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Here's how Commander is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Created operational reports and disseminated to Brigade Commanders to further assess maneuver and counter enemy actions.
  • Mitigated hazards, and assisted Convoy Commander in managing vehicles operations during difficult situations.
  • Functioned in a high intensity environment and coordinated closely with vehicle commander and gunner.
  • Coordinated movement of equipment and prepared imagery and target analysis for company commander.
  • Recommend: Submit recommendations to commander based on information available and analysis.
  • Received training on the M1A1 Stabilized Commanders Weapon Station installation and operation.
  • Prepared map overlays for company commander and Fire Support Non-Commissioned Officer.
  • Advised infantry commander during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on all aspects of public relations, available resources and enabling capabilities.
  • Advised unit commanders on capabilities and limitations of fire support elements, and assisted in mission planning.
  • Advised commander on fire support coordinating measures in effect and ensure the accuracy of indirect fires.
  • Compiled and reported all results, on a daily basis, to the Company Commander.
  • Familiarized soldiers with the commanders needs, expectations, and standards to support the mission
  • Trained as a KNIGHT team truck commander working in 3 man teams.
  • Advise Company Commander on fire support for combat missions.
  • Inventoried 105 Commanders Weapons Stations (CWS).
  • Plan missions in support of maneuver commander.
  • Established/maintained Equal Opportunity programs as the Equal Opportunity Advisor to multiple Commanders in Afghanistan.
  • Presented Joint Force's Air Component Commanders coin for outstanding performance during Ulchi Focus Lens 06 in South Korea.
  • Fulfilled added responsibilities in charge of the vehicle while the Assistant Convoy Commander was conducting logistical and operational tasks.
  • Address: Iraq Pay grade: E-4/SPC Last commander: CW2 Nichols, Alleen

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17. Speech Security Equipment
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18. Target Designation
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Here's how Target Designation is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Assist in the operation of laser range finders, target designation and night observation devices.

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19. Night Observation Devices
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20. Army Achievement
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Here's how Army Achievement is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Awarded an Army Achievement Certificate for selfless dedication and task completion.

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21. Fire Missions
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Here's how Fire Missions is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Conduct indirect fire missions using various geographic-based skills and technologies.
  • Established and maintained communications with different teams during fire missions.
  • Managed a fire support team in planning and executing fire missions to support friendly elements in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Planned/executed fire missions in both defensive and offensive operations; utilizing air, artillery, and various mortar systems.
  • Conducted over 120 artillery live fire missions with zero safety violations while working as a Fire Support Specialist
  • Entrusted with the safety of soldiers when conducting indirect fire missions, and utilizing attack aircraft.
  • Completed over 460 calls for fire missions with 0 incidents or miss fires.
  • Job requires locating targets and calling in fire missions to Artillery Batteries..
  • Fire support specialists plan, brief, and carry out fire missions.
  • Performed several duties related to the Field Artillery and specific fire missions
  • Planned, briefed, and coordinated delivery of Fire Missions.
  • Planned and coordinated fire missions with higher and lower units.
  • Cross-trained with the Italian Army in executing call-for-fire missions.
  • Planned, briefed, and conducted fire missions.
  • Processed Fire Missions at the brigade level.
  • Coordinated strategic fire missions between air force, helicopters, and army artillery Worked with encrypted military communication systems.
  • Execute fire missions timely and accurately while integrating fires with the scheme of maneuver for a Strykerized Infantry Platoon.
  • Fire Support Specialist Utilized JANUS vs. 7.06DJ to simulate fire missions in support of Joint Readiness Training Missions.
  • Provided call for fire missions as a forward observer for Armor and Light Infantry Units.
  • Fire Support Specialist plans, breifs, and conducts fire missions.

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22. Capability Overlay
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Here's how Capability Overlay is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Prepare and maintains daily staff journal, fire support situation map, status charts, capability overlays, and target processing records

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23. Fire Support Procedures
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Here's how Fire Support Procedures is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted the Fire Support Sergeant in the training of subordinates in fire support procedures, techniques and tactics.
  • Trained subordinates in fire support procedures, techniques, and tactics.
  • Trained unit on fire support procedures and techniques.

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24. Organizational Maintenance
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Here's how Organizational Maintenance is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Managed operator maintenance on section vehicles/generators, and crew maintenance in organizational maintenance of section equipment.
  • Performed crew maintenance and participated in organizational maintenance of section equipment.
  • Supervised operation and organizational maintenance of weapons systems and specialized equipment.
  • Supervised the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles and equipment.
  • Secure and control weapons and ammunition in security areas Schedule and perform preventive and organizational maintenance on weapons Operate unit level computers

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25. Performs Operator Maintenance
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26. Liaison Support
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27. Army Commendation
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28. Target Devices
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29. Crew Maintenance
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Here's how Crew Maintenance is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Performed crew maintenance/organization of section equipment.

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30. Decode Messages
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Here's how Decode Messages is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Set up and operate communication systems and encode and decode messages.
  • Encode and decode messages from communication systems.
  • Trained to encode and decode messages.
  • Encode and decode messagesAssist in preparing and disseminating fire.

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31. Radio Communications
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Here's how Radio Communications is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Established, maintained, and operated radio communications and security equipment including encoding and decoding messages.
  • Maintained Radio communications, and was responsible for all Communications maintenance.
  • Maintained radio communications systems for vehicles during combat missions.
  • Maintained radio communications with headquarters.
  • Performed scouting operations for a platoon sized element, performing radio communications, acting as a forward observer.
  • Certified in CPR, Combat Life Saving, and Radio Communications
  • Skilled in radio communications, lingo, and etiquette.
  • Set up and operated the communications system that consisted of computer and radio communications.
  • Established radio communications for situational awareness between ground and air assets.
  • Radio communications Extensive knowledge of artillery, explosives and machinery.

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32. Laser
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Here's how Laser is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Destroyed Enemy Targets using Laser Locating Designation Range Finder to laser footprint patterns on enemy targets and obtain coordinate locations electronically.
  • Located, requested and adjusted fire support laser and digital communication equipment under simulated combat situations.
  • Maintained, and assisted in the operation of laser range finders, hand held radios, and global positioning devices.
  • Trained on cutting edge communications and laser targeting equipment in order to direct artillery fire with great precision and accuracy.
  • Tested 29 Eye Safe Laser Range Finders (ELRF) and reprogrammed and that would accept the software.
  • Operated laser rangefinders and target locating devices during 6 field exercises which resulted in successful.
  • Trained on multiple Laser Range Finder Systems as a Forward Observer (13F).
  • Use of lasers and range finders to account for land area and obstacles.
  • Maintain and utilize laser range finder and a suite of radio equipment.
  • Led and trained the observation team and laser tech in operations.
  • Operate laser range finders and target devices.
  • Assisted in the preparation for the fire support plans, coordination, and targets.Operated laser target range finders and targeting devices.
  • Operate laser range finders and target devices - Responsible for the well-being of a team of soldiers under my command.
  • Instructed classes on laser range finders, communication, safety, first aid, and main- tenance.
  • Operated, maintained and calibrated a Lightweight Laser Designator Range Finder (LLDR).
  • Operate laser range finders and arget acquisition devices.
  • Emplaced and maintained laser range finders.
  • Served as Team Leader in Bagdad, Iraq and Kosovo on a Combat Observation Laser Team (COLT).
  • Aquired targets by way of map,compass, and a laser range finder.
  • Encoded and decoded messages, requested ammunitions, emplaced and used laser range finders.

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33. Clearance
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Here's how Clearance is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Trusted to maintain confidentiality and handle classified information and equipment, obtaining a Secret Clearance.
  • Maintained a secret security clearance which this position required.
  • Maintained a Secret Security Clearance for entire military career.
  • Maintained and operated equipment requiring a secret clearance.
  • Maintained a Secret level government security clearance.
  • Received secret clearance for military intelligence
  • Qualify and maintain Secret Security Clearance and safely handle information and intelligence that was classified at that level.
  • Granted DOD Secret clearance (2002)* Participated in planning and conducting Combat Search and Rescue operations.
  • Mentored soldiers with maneuver principles, radio etiquette, misfire correction, aircraft control and clearance.
  • Maintained a top secret security clearance enabling access to secret and top secret information and technologies.
  • Maintained security of the local areas and performed route clearance for visiting high-ranking officials.
  • Maintained a Secret Security Clearance throughout all four years of service.
  • Obtained and Maintained a Department of Defense security clearance.
  • Maintained top secret clearance in the department of defense.
  • Obtained a United States Government Secret Security Clearance.
  • Maintain good standing to keep security clearance.
  • Top Secret clearance for 8 years.
  • Obtained a Secret Security clearance.
  • Applied for Secret Clearance in 2012
  • Support the infantry with fire * Have Secret Clearance

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34. Honorable Discharge
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Here's how Honorable Discharge is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Received Honorable discharge after completing 6 year contract in the Army.
  • Completed service with an Honorable Discharge.
  • Mentored, trained and managed 4 team members to excel in the field Honorable Discharge U.S. Army
  • completed air - assault school *honorable discharge

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35. NCO
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Here's how NCO is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Prepared safety reports regarding issues encountered such as accidents, facility evacuations and personnel problems.
  • Compiled unconventional training aids, improving the overall occupation education.
  • Encode and decode secure messages using army communication devices
  • Assisted in Fire Support planning - Prepared staff journals and target records - Encoded and decoded voice and digital messages.
  • Coordinated, planned, and executed sexual harassment prevention training, encouraging personnel to operate in a safe environment.
  • Prepared staff journals and encoded and decoded messages that were classified, top secret, and confidential.
  • Controlled incoming aircraft to aid them in the delivery and safe departure of supplies and packages.
  • Established a standard operating procedure for incoming new Fire Support Specialists to 1-8 Cavalry Division.
  • Registered at watch stations to record time of inspection trips of officers and NCO's.
  • Set up and operated digital and voice communications, including encoding and decoding messages.
  • Prepared staff journals, prepares target records, encoded and decoded messages.
  • Opened, sorted, and distributed incoming messages and correspondence.
  • Supervised eight junior enlisted to include one junior NCO.
  • Answer telephone calls to assist computer users encountering problems.
  • Excelled at radio operations - encoding and decoding messages.
  • Sorted and routed incoming correspondence and messages.
  • Encoded and decoded messages and operations orders.
  • Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO).
  • Assisted staff in methodology and consulting excellence and encouraged best practice in security operations and fire support operations.
  • Support the infnatry Train new incoming soldiers Help NCO Non Comissioned Officers with training schedules

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37. Terrain Sketch
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Here's how Terrain Sketch is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Oriented map and prepared terrain sketch and visibility diagram.maintaining equipment, insure accountability of all sensitive items,
  • Selected and occupied observation posts, oriented map, and prepared terrain sketch and visibility diagrams.
  • Aligned maps, prepared terrain sketches, and visibility diagrams manually and using GPS and rangefinders.
  • Set up Observation Points to observe with use of terrain sketches, maps, and binoculars.
  • Oriented map and prepared terrain sketch and visibility diagram.
  • Conducted intelligence activities including target processing Prepared terrain sketches and visibility diagram
  • Oriented map and prepared terrain sketch and visibilitydiagram.

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39. Tactical Operations
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Here's how Tactical Operations is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Developed and briefed mission fires plans to operational commanders and subordinates for real world tactical operations.
  • Supervised and trained fifteen-person section on the establishment and execution of Battalion Tactical Operations Center.
  • Operated and maintained sophisticated equipment designed for tactical operations.
  • Served as Battle NCO at the Tactical Operations Center and providing operational intelligence to the commander at daily battle update briefs.
  • Manned an artillery radar system to relay coordinates to TOC's (Tactical Operations Center) commanding officers.
  • Assisted in the preparation of computer center (TOC- Tactical Operations Center) for operations and shutdown.
  • Assigned to a tactical operations center during Operation Iraqi Freedom III.
  • Work with team of 4 to support tactical operations for Company.
  • Drafted fire support plans for tactical operations orders and plans.
  • Managed a Tactical Operations Center while deployed to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Officer, SSG Executed daily tactical and non-tactical operations.

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40. Physical Fitness
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Here's how Physical Fitness is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Maintained excellent overall physical fitness.
  • Conducted hands-on training on marksmanship, physical fitness, and communications procedures training over 8 personnel.
  • Updated Headquarters and Headquarters Company Army Physical Fitness Test SOP.
  • Commended for maintaining high scores in physical fitness training.
  • Recognized for choice passion in physical fitness training.
  • Encourage and develop junior soldiers through physical fitness, mentorship, counseling, and appropriate leadership techniques.

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41. Ribbon
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Here's how Ribbon is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted in a town rescue mission and was awarded the Arkansas Service Ribbon.
  • Awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon in 2010 Trained and supervised six soldiers as Fire Support Specialists.

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42. Computer Hardware
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Here's how Computer Hardware is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Trained and supervised personnel to use different types of computer hardware and software.

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Here's how US Army is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Assigned to the US Army Field Artillery Unit in the capacity as a forward observed.
  • Enlisted into US Army National Guard, Shreveport, LA, 2000.

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44. Basic Training
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Here's how Basic Training is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Honor Graduate from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, Ft Sill, O.K.
  • Attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training for Forward Observer.
  • Call fire missions for infantry units, only basic training completed
  • Completed Basic training and Advanced Individual Training.
  • Graduate of Army Basic Training Boot Camp, Fort Benning Georgia on September 6, 2012.
  • Rank E-1/Private Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, Tanker.
  • Fort Leonardwood, Missouri - September 2000 Basic Training

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Here's how Military Equipment is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Maintained accountability and serviceability of thousands of dollars of military equipment.
  • Operated and performed maintenance on advanced military equipment and vehicles.
  • Organized and held accountable for sensitive military equipment.
  • Performed basic maintenance on military equipment and vehicles.
  • Maintain accountability of military equipment valued at over $200,000 resulting in zero loss in a 5 year period.
  • Maintained and operated various advanced military equipment, vehicles, and weapon systems in excess of $3 million.
  • Staff Sergeant/E-6: Responsible for control, and accountability of military equipment worth over $100 million dollars.
  • Follow instructions, operate military equipment & machinery, combat roles, lots & lots of clean up.
  • Signed for and kept accountability of sensitive military equipment valued at over 9.5 million dollars.
  • Accounted for and maintained $100k worth of military equipment.
  • Used and maintained military equipment and vehicles.

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46. GPS
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Here's how GPS is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Provided data using maps, GPS, and other locating devices to calculate data and provide artillery/mortars and close air support.
  • Assisted in planning operations, prepared records, determined location using a map and GPS navigation system.
  • Directed fire power to be delivered providing GPS coordinates as ordered by commanding officer.
  • Survey operating Systems, PADS system, GPS Surveying, Topographical map expert.
  • Operated radios, computers, and GPS on a regular basis.
  • Land Navigation using GPS and traditional map & compass techniques.
  • Operate GPS and weapons in a safe and productive manner.

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47. Afatds
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Here's how Afatds is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Provided on-the-spot troubleshooting of AFATDS equipment/connections.
  • Participated in numerous exercises using the AFATDS to integrate joint operations in the Deep Operation Coordination Cell (DOCC).
  • Operated counter-mortar radars and AFATDS (Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System).
  • Operated and managed the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS).
  • Installed AFATDS on unit systems and worked with civilian counterparts to learn/perfect skills.
  • Updated AFATDS computer with new software when needed.
  • Generated and presented power-point slideshows and performed hands-on computer instruction to personnel navigating AFATDS, its components and software.
  • Standardized AFATDS SOP for the Brigade; supported subordinate units during the creation of their own SOPs.
  • Trained new soldiers on AFATDS and provided guidance in field training exercises.

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48. Terrorism
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Here's how Terrorism is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Studied activities relating to narcotics, terrorism, or other national security threats.
  • Deployed twice in support of War on Terrorism - Iraq and Afghanistan.

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49. Army Service
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Here's how Army Service is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Recruit highly qualified individuals for Army service.

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50. Fire Support Assets
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Here's how Fire Support Assets is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted the battalion fire support officer in planning and coordinating all fire support assets available to the maneuver battalion.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Fire Support Specialist

Fire Support Plans

19.1%

Artillery Fire

16.5%

Combat

10.5%

Laser Range Finders

5.0%

Air Support Units

4.3%

Target Location

4.2%

Communications Systems

4.1%

Intelligence Activities

3.8%

Indirect Fire Support

3.8%

Naval Gunfire

3.5%

Medal

3.3%

Wire Communications

2.9%

Manual Calculations

2.8%

Status Charts

2.7%

Communications Equipment

2.5%

Commander

2.5%

Speech Security Equipment

2.4%

Target Designation

2.2%

Night Observation Devices

2.2%

Army Achievement

2.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Fire Support Specialist

Rank Skill
1 Fire Support Plans 13.5%
2 Artillery Fire 11.7%
3 Combat 7.5%
4 Laser Range Finders 3.5%
5 Air Support Units 3.0%
6 Target Location 3.0%
7 Communications Systems 2.9%
8 Intelligence Activities 2.7%
9 Indirect Fire Support 2.7%
10 Naval Gunfire 2.4%
11 Medal 2.3%
12 Wire Communications 2.0%
13 Manual Calculations 2.0%
14 Status Charts 1.9%
15 Communications Equipment 1.8%
16 Commander 1.8%
17 Speech Security Equipment 1.7%
18 Target Designation 1.5%
19 Night Observation Devices 1.5%
20 Army Achievement 1.5%
21 Fire Missions 1.4%
22 Capability Overlay 1.4%
23 Fire Support Procedures 1.4%
24 Organizational Maintenance 1.3%
25 Performs Operator Maintenance 1.3%
26 Liaison Support 1.2%
27 Army Commendation 1.2%
28 Target Devices 1.2%
29 Crew Maintenance 1.2%
30 Decode Messages 1.1%
31 Radio Communications 1.1%
32 Laser 1.1%
33 Clearance 1.1%
34 Honorable Discharge 1.0%
35 NCO 1.0%
36 Ceoi 1.0%
37 Terrain Sketch 1.0%
38 Visibility Diagram 0.9%
39 Tactical Operations 0.9%
40 Physical Fitness 0.8%
41 Ribbon 0.8%
42 Computer Hardware 0.8%
43 US Army 0.7%
44 Basic Training 0.7%
45 Military Equipment 0.7%
46 GPS 0.7%
47 Afatds 0.6%
48 Terrorism 0.6%
49 Army Service 0.6%
50 Fire Support Assets 0.6%
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