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Field Artillery is known as the "King of Battle." Usually the biggest guns on the battle field Field Artillery Supports Infantry, Armor and Scouts in repelling and destroying the enemy on the battlefield. Vermont is home to the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the only Mountain formation in the United States Army. Challenge yourself at the Army Mountain Warfare School and separate yourself as one of the few Mountain Soldiers.

Training:

Job training for Field Artillery soldiers consists of ten weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT) plus 4-8 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, depending on your specialty. For some jobs, these will be combined into One Station Unit Training (OSUT). You will learn essential Soldiering and warrior skills, spending time in the field and classroom.


As part of the artillery team, Cannon Crewmembers operate howitzers - heavy artillery cannons with single-barrel firing capability used to support infantry and tank units in combat. Crewmembers identify target locations, maintain communications with scouts and other combat units, and operate weapons, ammunition and support vehicles.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

B Battery 1BN 101st Field Artillery (MTN): Waterbury

DET 1 B Battery 1BN 101st Field Artillery (MTN): Vergennes

As a member of the Guard's artillery team, the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist is primarily responsible for operating field artillery computers and tactical data systems on a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Team. MLRS teams launch various missiles and ammunitions in quick strikes during combat, and support infantry and tank units while supplementing cannon artillery.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

B Battery 1BN 101st Field Artillery (MTN): Waterbury

DET 1 B Battery 1BN 101st Field Artillery (MTN): Vergennes

Artillery are weapons that fire large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat. The Fire Support Specialist is primarily responsible for intelligence activities such as target processing, using computers or manual calculations, laser range finders and night observation devices to determine target location.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

HHC 3-172nd Infantry (MTN): Jericho