Roles in the Corps: Field Artillery Officer

Overview of the role and responsibilities of the Field Artillery Officer as told by Marine Captain Spencer.

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Field Artillery Officers lead Marines in tactics, gunnery, gun-line drills, communications, maintenance, transportation and logistics. They provide close-fire support for infantry, armored reconnaissance and tank units. Their first assignment is to a firing battery within an artillery battalion, while future roles include fire support officer, fire direction officer, platoon leader and battery executive officer.


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