Artillery Officer

According to the United States military artillery officers (sometimes called field artillery officers or battery executive officers) are members of the United States Military whose chief responsibility is to suppress the enemy by cannon rock and missile fire thus securing the strategic position of the U.S. They lead the operations carried out by the Field Artillery Branch of the military and they are expert in tactical procedures for the employment of fire support systems.

In general the responsibilities of this position are organizing missions and coordinating field artillery soldiers at all levels of command both in the U.S. and in multinational operations and in some instances advising other units such as the army national guard and the army reserve. Some artillery officers instruct field artillery skills at service schools and combat training centers.

Training to become an artillery officer entails completion of BOLC I II of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course (FAOBC) which offers in-depth information on fire support fire direction and platoon leadership in the Field Artillery Branch. Individuals who aspire to this career should have leadership qualities as well as self-confidence and self-discipline. They must have respect for their subordinates and other military officers. They must be capable of taking initiative and making decisions quickly while remaining aware that they will be held morally responsible for those decisions.  Research careers as an Artillery officer.

According to DefenseJobs.gov the salary for artillery officers depends on rank and number of years of service in that rank. While undergoing Initial Officer Training non-degree qualified trainees receive $85.19 a day and degree qualified trainees receive $96.55 per day. Additional training higher levels of skill as well as increasing positions of leadership and responsibility command increments in pay.

Education Required: High School Diploma & Specialized Training
Avg Salary: $23626
High Salary: $25103
Low Salary: $22149
Tasks: Suppresses the enemy by cannon, rock, and missile fire.
Secures the strategic position of the U.S.
Leads the operations carried out by the Field Artillery Branch of the military.
Experts in tactical procedures for the employment of fire support systems.
Also Called: Field Artillery Officer
Battery Executive Officer
Operation Officer
Member of the Military
Additional Resources: http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/combat/field-artillery-officer.html
http://www.onveon.com/careers/artillery-missile-officers/career-profile.htm
http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/army/jobs/ArtilleryOfficer/PayAndAllowances/?availability=reserve