Cannon Crewmember Weapons Systems Technician

Company: Army National Guard
Job type: Full-time

As a Cannon Crewmember in the Army National Guard, you join a team that ensures
the U.S. maintains its battlefield superiority. You ll deliver decisive blo
to the enemy using howitzers and learn how to use high-tech cannon artillery
weapons systems, plus artillery tactics and strategy.
And 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.
Conducting wire and radio communications
Identifying target locations
Setting, loading, and firing artillery
Using computers to generate fire direction data
Operating heavy and light wheeled trucks and tracked vehicles
Transporting and managing artillery ammunition
Maintaining operational readiness of vehicles and equipment
Participate in reconnaissance operations
Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
Ability to make quick decisions
Capable of working as a team member
You ll become familiar with technology while you build strategic thinking a
leadership skills that are in high-demand in the civilian workforce.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army
National Guard, you will learn these 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 seven weeks of additional training. Part of
this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat
* Paid training
* A monthly paycheck
* Montgomery GI Bill
* Federal and State tuition assistance
* Retirement benefits for part-time service
* Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
* 401(k)-type savings plan
* Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
* Health care benefits available
* VA home loans
* Bonuses, if applicable
* Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per
drill weekend, subject to change
* Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
* Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma
or a GED certificate
* Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
* Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
* Must meet citizenship requirements (see for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to
change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date
information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
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