Top 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, 15.5% 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.

The six most common skills found on Fire Support Specialist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

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.
  • 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 preparations of fire support plans, coordinates and targets.
  • Prepared fire support plans for offensive and defensive operations.
  • Assisted in the preparation for the fire support plans, coordination, and targets.Operated laser target range finders and targeting devices.
  • 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:
  • Coordinated artillery fire for training missions.
  • Planned and directed artillery fire in a manner that increased efficiency of attacks while minimizing risk for troops on the ground.
  • Job requirements were to locate, map, and call for suppression artillery fire and close air support on forward targets.
  • Trained on cutting edge communications and laser targeting equipment in order to direct artillery fire with great precision and accuracy.
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Analyzed 2-dimensional imagery intelligence and produced 3-dimensional terrain models that represented areas of operation for military combat missions.
  • Prepared and executed targeting information utilizing overlays as well as computer estimation in a forward- deployed combat zone.
  • Located, requested and adjusted fire support laser and digital communication equipment under simulated combat situations.
  • Provided electrical and mechanical maintenance for complicated military telecommunication systems and combat systems.
  • Operated and maintained up-armored military combat vehicles on a daily basis.
  • Established and maintained communication operations with multiple teams during combat missions.
  • Cleaned and repaired vehicles and equipment used during combat operations.
  • Operate military vehicles in both combat and garrison environments.
  • Executed combat drills and provided physical security.
  • Conducted helicopter and combat air assault operations.
  • Designed, implemented, and managed numerous training programs as well as conducted seminars and briefing sessions in preparation for combat.
  • Experience in day-to-day critical thinking while serving in combat scenarios on the battlefield with communication barriers with the local populace.
  • Follow instructions, operate military equipment & machinery, combat roles, lots & lots of clean up.
  • Granted DOD Secret clearance (2002)* Participated in planning and conducting Combat Search and Rescue operations.
  • Received 3 promotions within 2 years of service, including a combat zone promotion to Specialist.
  • Conduct functions checks on equipment, and maintain a combat ready status both physically and mentally.
  • Assisted in the preparation of combat vehicles for missions with a movement plan longer than 5K.
  • Experience in teaching combat tasks, controlling/coordinating heavy weapons along with several types of aircraft.
  • Maintain assigned vehicle at combat ready status as a member of a deployment ready battalion.
  • Lead and trains the forward observer team and Combat Observation Lasing Tech in combat operations.

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4. US Army

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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.
  • Conducted maintenance activities on all Tactical Special Weapons Assigned to the US Army in 1984.
  • Graduated US Army Advanced Airborne School and became Jumpmaster.
  • Conducted equipment testing and data collection to support procurement analysis for the US Army on various programs at Picatinny Arsenal.
  • Trained at Toftoy Hall - US Army electronic school/ 8 months course.

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5. Laser Range Finders

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Here's how Laser Range Finders is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Maintained, and assisted in the operation of laser range finders, hand held radios, and global positioning devices.
  • Tested 29 Eye Safe Laser Range Finders (ELRF) and reprogrammed and that would accept the software.
  • Operated laser range finders, target destinations, and night observance devices.
  • Operate laser range finders and target 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.
  • Operate laser range finders and arget acquisition devices.
  • Emplaced and maintained laser range finders.

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6. 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.
  • 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.
  • Coordinated training with armor, artillery and air support units.
  • Coordinated operations with armor, artillery and air support units.

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7. 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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8. 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.
  • Set up and operate SINCGAR communications systems (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio).
  • Established, maintained, and operated communications systems as well as encoded and decoded messages.
  • Set up and maintained communications systems, supporting planning and information data.
  • Establish, maintain 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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9. Indirect Fire

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Here's how Indirect Fire is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Mitigated the employment of indirect fires to minimize collateral damage to the civilian population.
  • Maintained proficiency at requesting and adjusting indirect fire and combat aircraft.
  • Conduct indirect fire missions using various geographic-based skills and technologies.
  • Coordinated indirect fire assets in support of different maneuver units.
  • Tasked with the employment of indirect fire support assets, close combat attack and close air support in a combat environment.
  • Plotted, target directed, called, and adjusted indirect fires, close combat attack, and close air support.
  • Destroy enemy targets by coordinating direct and indirect fire from Army artillery, military attack planes and naval warships.
  • Trained the company to call for and react to indirect fire in support of an upcoming deployment to Iraq.
  • Supervised the planning, training, and execution of all aspects of indirect fire operations within the organization.
  • Trained to call for indirect fire on enemy combatants, or use smoke to mask friendly movement.
  • 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.
  • Entrusted with the safety of soldiers when conducting indirect fire missions, and utilizing attack aircraft.
  • Control, plan, implement use of indirect fire assets in support of maneuver elements.
  • Determined and transmitted grid location of targets for indirect fire of howitzers and mortars.
  • Brief higher command on current operations and available indirect fire assets and personnel.
  • Qualified expert with all US military small arms and indirect fire platform capabilities.
  • Coordinated air strikes with precision guided munitions, and indirect fire systems.
  • Called in direct and indirect fire support for the advancement of forward troops
  • Pattern Analysis of indirect fire patterns, times, and locations.

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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 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.

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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.
  • Establish and maintained radio and wire communications.

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13. 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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14. 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.
  • Developed and briefed mission fires plans to operational commanders and subordinates for real world tactical operations.
  • Functioned in a high intensity environment and coordinated closely with vehicle commander and gunner.
  • Mitigated hazards, and assisted Convoy Commander in managing vehicles operations during difficult situations.
  • Coordinated movement of equipment and prepared imagery and target analysis for company commander.
  • Received training on the M1A1 Stabilized Commanders Weapon Station installation and operation.
  • Recommend: Submit recommendations to commander based on information available and analysis.
  • Prepared map overlays for company commander and Fire Support Non-Commissioned Officer.
  • Briefed unit commanders on tactical procedures.
  • Served as Battle NCO at the Tactical Operations Center and providing operational intelligence to the commander at daily battle update briefs.
  • Tasked and ensured five subordinate companies executed the Battalion's mission within the Battalion Commanders intent and on time.
  • 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.
  • Operated and communicated with military radios, worked with top-secret commanders to help organize raids.
  • Compiled and reported all results, on a daily basis, to the Company Commander.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Utilized different communications equipment such as radio, signals, etc.

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16. 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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17. Reconnaissance Missions

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Here's how Reconnaissance Missions is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Train to assist in reconnaissance missions along with humanitarian missions when deployed.

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18. 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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19. 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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20. 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 the performance of operator, crew, and organizational maintenance on section vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform crew maintenance and participates in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment.
  • Supervised operation and organizational maintenance of weapons systems and specialized equipment.
  • Supervised operation and organizational maintenance of weapons systems and specialized equipment.

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21. 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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22. Radio Communications

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Here's how Radio Communications is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • 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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23. Laser Tech

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Here's how Laser Tech is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Led and trained the observation team and laser tech in operations.

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24. Security Clearance

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Here's how Security Clearance is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Maintained a secret security clearance which this position required.
  • Maintained a Secret Security Clearance for entire military career.
  • Maintained a Secret level government security clearance.
  • Qualify and maintain Secret Security Clearance and safely handle information and intelligence that was classified at that level.
  • Trained and served as an Army Ranger and Military Sniper with Top Secret Security Clearance (SBI).
  • Maintained a top secret security clearance enabling access to secret and top secret information and technologies.
  • Maintained a Secret Security Clearance throughout all four years of service.
  • Obtained and Maintained a Department of Defense security clearance.
  • Obtained a United States Government Secret Security Clearance.
  • Maintain good standing to keep security clearance.
  • Obtained a Secret Security clearance.
  • Worked in communications with a security clearance to call in air strikes and artillary strikes
  • Supervised junior soldiers Responsible for pertinent equipment Secret security clearance

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25. 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
  • Received an honorable discharge, an Army Good Conduct medal, and declined reenlistment.
  • Rank SP4 Honorable Discharge, Certificate of Achievement, Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal

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26. NCO

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Here's how NCO is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Deployment-experienced NCO with ability to function in leadership capacity under extreme duress.
  • Compiled unconventional training aids, improving the overall occupation education.
  • Encode and decode secure messages using army communication devices
  • Supervised unit training room which entailed maintaining the records of all incoming/outgoing personnel, and training programs for 275 individuals.
  • 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.
  • Registered at watch stations to record time of inspection trips of officers and NCO's.
  • Established a standard operating procedure for incoming new Fire Support Specialists to 1-8 Cavalry Division.
  • Set up and operated digital and voice communications, including encoding and decoding messages.
  • Assisted fire control NCO in supervision of section training, maintenance, and operations.
  • Supervised, trained and evaluated 12 NCO's and 17 enlisted soldiers.
  • Serve as an assistant to the FSO and FSNCO in coordinating FS.
  • Prepared staff journals, prepares target records, encoded and decoded messages.
  • Set up and operate communication systems and encode and decode messages.
  • Excelled at radio operations - encoding and decoding messages.
  • Supervised eight junior enlisted to include one junior NCO.
  • Encoded and decoded messages and operations orders.
  • Encode and decode messages from communication systems.

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27. 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,
  • Aligned maps, prepared terrain sketches, and visibility diagrams manually and using GPS and rangefinders.
  • Selected and occupied observation posts, oriented map, and prepared terrain sketch and visibility diagrams.
  • 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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28. Tactical Operations

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Here's how Tactical Operations is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Supervised and trained fifteen-person section on the establishment and execution of Battalion Tactical Operations Center.
  • 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.
  • 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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29. 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.
  • Developed and implemented a physical fitness program which improved overall fitness of team.

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30. 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.
  • Achieved and earned multiples ribbons and awards from past deployments, certification classes, and field training.
  • Awarded the Air Force Training Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, Missile Badge, and Outstanding Unit Award during my enlistment.

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31. Computer System

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Here's how Computer System is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Operated multiple computer systems while under stressful situations.
  • Documented all acquired information into classified computer systems.
  • Plot locations of Coalition Forces on Geographical maps and computer systems to ensure proper and safe delivery of assets.
  • Trained military personnel on the use of sensitive computer systems and safety techniques.
  • Operate weapons targeting, firing, and launching computer systems.
  • Used a variety of computer systems to perform job duties.
  • Wipe computer systems when mission parameters required such task.
  • Calculate and input that information into the computer system.
  • Assist in the set up and operation of advanced computer systems used to plan and execute firemissions.
  • Established secure LANs/WANs for remote fire support computer systems in field operations.

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32. 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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33. 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.
  • Completed Basic training and Advanced Individual Training.
  • Rank E-1/Private Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, Tanker.
  • Advanced from basic training to gunner on a nuclear delivery capable M110a2 field artillery piece.
  • Completed Basic Training and Advanced Electronics Training.

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34. Military Equipment

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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.
  • Performed basic maintenance on military equipment and vehicles.
  • Organized and held accountable for sensitive military equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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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35. 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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36. 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.
  • Worked as shift superviser for post security and anti terrorism team.

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37. 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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38. FA

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Here's how FA is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Progressed from Team Member to First Line Supervisor responsible for developing precision indirect artillery missions to support infantry units.
  • Established communications with subscribers and recognized partial or complete systems failures and initiated procedures to correct them.
  • Implemented artillery fire support to overall company plans in order to provide proper security for maneuvering infantry.
  • Facilitated Brigade targeting priorities through the development and oversight of guidance to lower echelon units.
  • Prepared safety reports regarding issues encountered such as accidents, facility evacuations and personnel problems.
  • Assessed area in specific location using grid coordinates to support infantry operations with artillery rounds.
  • Conduct quality assurance of maintenance work performed on vehicle to ensure satisfactory mission performance.
  • Trained in procedures for escorting military inmates from military police facilities.
  • Assist in development of information packets to facilitate Army operations.
  • Assigned as the Fire Support Non-Commissioned Officer of a 10 man team in support of the local infantry unit and mission.
  • Served as a member of an infantry activity that employs o individual small arms weapons or heavy anti-armor crew served weapons.
  • Assisted in developing a new contact system for Family Readiness Group to assist spouses and children while unit was deployed overseas.
  • Embedded on the ground with infantry to conduct combat raids on insurgents, weapons depots, and high traffic enemy strongholds.
  • Supervised and acted as a member of a two man, forward observer team in support of a mechanized infantry platoon.
  • Advised infantry commander during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on all aspects of public relations, available resources and enabling capabilities.
  • Maintained subject matter expertise in the battle command C2 systems: AFATADS, Effects Management Tool, and the JADOCS.
  • Ensured health, welfare, and financial responsibilities of all personnel were maintained through inspections, physical and resiliency training.
  • Leveraged my fire support subject matter expertise as a lead instructor for 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne's Expert Infantry Competition.
  • Performed time sensitive, direct-action operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of an elite, light infantry unit.
  • Assist an infantry team of 8 to 10 members in combat operations, including providing tactical guidance.

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39. MOS

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Here's how MOS is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Recognized by the Brigade Fire Support Coordinator for having the most prepared and knowledgeable team in the Battalion during NIE.
  • Rank: Specialist* Providing care and maintenance to personnel, vehicles, and equipment in garrison atmosphere.
  • Directed the implementation of the first coalition ID card program in the Northern Mosul region.
  • Specialized training as a forward observer (MOS code 13F).
  • Maintain utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive topics.
  • Conducted and reported observations of surface atmospheric conditions.

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40. Sensitive Equipment

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Here's how Sensitive Equipment is used in Fire Support Specialist jobs:
  • Supervised security for millions of highly sensitive equipment resulting in zero loss in a 9 -month period.
  • Maintained $10 Million inventory of weapons and sensitive equipment in Battalion Armory.
  • Signed and maintained sensitive equipment resulting in zero loss over three year period.
  • Assisted fellow soldiers with setup and tear down of sensitive equipment.
  • Supervised security for over $10 million of highly sensitive equipment resulting in zero loss over a 2 year period.
  • Conducted monthly job performance, goals settings, and career development courses.Accounted for 100k worth of sensitive equipment.
  • Accounted for $500,000 of sensitive equipment, resulting in zero loss over a three year period.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Fire Support Specialist

Fire Support Plans19%
Artillery Fire16.4%
Combat10.5%
US Army5.7%
Laser Range Finders5%
Air Support Units4.2%
Target Location4.2%
Communications Systems4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Fire Support Specialist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Fire Support Plans
Fire Support Plans
15.5%
15.5%
2
2
Artillery Fire
Artillery Fire
13.4%
13.4%
3
3
Combat
Combat
8.6%
8.6%
4
4
US Army
US Army
4.7%
4.7%
5
5
Laser Range Finders
Laser Range Finders
4%
4%
6
6
Air Support Units
Air Support Units
3.5%
3.5%
7
7
Target Location
Target Location
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
Communications Systems
Communications Systems
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Indirect Fire
Indirect Fire
3.1%
3.1%
10
10
Naval Gunfire
Naval Gunfire
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Medal
Medal
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Wire Communications
Wire Communications
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
Status Charts
Status Charts
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Commander
Commander
2%
2%
15
15
Communications Equipment
Communications Equipment
2%
2%
16
16
Target Designation
Target Designation
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Reconnaissance Missions
Reconnaissance Missions
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Capability Overlay
Capability Overlay
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Fire Support Procedures
Fire Support Procedures
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Organizational Maintenance
Organizational Maintenance
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
Crew Maintenance
Crew Maintenance
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Radio Communications
Radio Communications
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Laser Tech
Laser Tech
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Security Clearance
Security Clearance
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Honorable Discharge
Honorable Discharge
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
NCO
NCO
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Terrain Sketch
Terrain Sketch
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Tactical Operations
Tactical Operations
1%
1%
29
29
Physical Fitness
Physical Fitness
1%
1%
30
30
Ribbon
Ribbon
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Computer System
Computer System
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
GPS
GPS
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Basic Training
Basic Training
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Military Equipment
Military Equipment
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Afatds
Afatds
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Terrorism
Terrorism
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Fire Support Assets
Fire Support Assets
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
FA
FA
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
MOS
MOS
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Sensitive Equipment
Sensitive Equipment
0.6%
0.6%

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