U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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55-3014 Artillery and Missile Crew Members
Target, fire, and maintain weapons used to destroy enemy positions, aircraft, and vessels. Field artillery crew members predominantly use guns, cannons, and howitzers in ground combat operations, while air defense artillery crew members predominantly use missiles and rockets. Naval artillery crew members predominantly use torpedoes and missiles launched from a ship or submarine. Duties include testing, inspecting, and storing ammunition, missiles, and torpedoes; conducting preventive and routine maintenance on weapons and related equipment; establishing and maintaining radio and wire communications; and operating weapons targeting, firing, and launch computer systems.
Illustrative examples: Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember,
Field Artillery Fire Control Man,
Broad Occupation: 55-3010 Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members
Minor Group: 55-3000 Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members
Major Group: 55-0000 Military Specific Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010