What They Do
The function of
the Artillery Officer is to command and lead artillery troops, exploiting
their firepower, flexibility and shock action on the modern battlefield.
The Artillery Officer is responsible for the training, the morale,
the discipline, and the combat efficiency of his troop, and the operational
readiness of his equipment.
At all levels,
as an Artillery officer, you will be faced with decision-making and
responsibilities. As well, you will be exposed to numerous high technology
equipment such as missile and gun systems, laser range finders, fire
control computers, surveillance and acquisition radars, and communications
equipment of all types. You will be expected to make timely decisions
using this equipment, and will have to condition yourself to handling
new and greater responsibilities as your career progresses.
You will be expected
to meet Canadian Forces medical standards, and go through a selection
process which includes test and interviews.
As an officer
in the artillery profession, you can expect to work in many different
environments and in all types of weather. Some officers wil be given
the opportunity to orient their career toward Air Defence Artillery.
This requises additional training at the Air Defence Artillery involves
coordinating guns and missiles in the air defence of ground forces
or military airfields.