05-29-10, 07:14 AM
As being a 13F20 which is a Fire Support Specialist with my position being a Forward Observer in the Army I was looking at what the 0861 Fire Support Man. It seems that there is a higher probability of calling in CAS then compared to the Army even with the JFO school. This seems to interest me more than just being a 03xx. Would my Fire Support School(which was at Ft Sill) count as MASOC or would it not, ? I would just like to be able to call in CAS without handing it off to a JTAC since the Army has no fix wing we have to always relay it to a JTAC or ALO to "double check" our work. CFF with Arty and Mortars is fun but I always had a blast with the JTACs when we did cross training and there is nothing like CAS. This seems more of an MOS that I would be inclined to and wiling to take 3 ranks down for transfer because I know Fire Support. If any 0861 guys can chime in and let me know that would be great.