19d Cavalry Scout vs. 13b Cannon Crewmember?
Im at a crossroad between cav scout and cannon crewmember. I hear that if i join the army as a cannon crewmember, when i get shipped to afghanistan ill be doing more infantry type jobs(not an infantryman i know that). So I thought to myself if thats what im going to be doing why not just do infantry. Well i researched and realized that a cavalry scout would be better than an infantryman(not hating on any infantryman its just my own opinion). What do you think would be better cav scout or a cannon man? what is cavalry like in afghanistan now, or iraq? Same question goes for cannon crewmember. I would like to hear from people in these mos. Please send information im supposed to choose my job in 2 weeks and need help. also i cant get a secuirty clearance..does that mean i cant be a cav scout
Asked By: Big T - 3/19/2009
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From my experience, being a 19D is one of the most interesting and exciting MOSs in the US Army. There's not many other jobs in the Army where you can do the wide variety of jobs that you do in Army Recon. I choose to be a 19D after spending 4 years as a 21B Combat Engineer in a NG unit. We used to teach demo to our... More
Answered By: Heart of Darkness - 3/19/2009
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While it is true that many artillery batteries have been deploying as provisional rifle platoons, that's not necessarily the case. I spent my tour in Iraq as a cannoneer, and we manned and fired out cannons most of the time. I couldn't tell you what it's like in Afghanistan, though.
Answered By: email@example.com - 3/19/2009
Check out 13F Forward Observer. Basically a scout for the gun bunnies. You still do scout stuff but you are assigned to line combat units and you call for fire if it is needed. Kind of a cross between 13b and 19d Cav scouts dont require a clearance.
Answered By: wraeth - PHA - 3/19/2009
I've deployed with a Field Artillery Battalion and a Cavalry Squadron. As a 13F, we get assigned to a wide variety of units. There is not much of a traditional Cavalry Recon mission and there is not much of a traditional Artillery gun mission in Iraq. Expect in either MOS to be cross trained on a lot of 11B and 31B... More
Answered By: Ray - 3/19/2009
19 D is closer to real infantry while artillery is combat in name only-with the exception of some 13F. Infantry is the real deal, but it's tougher.
Answered By: NewBeginning - 3/19/2009
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