Vinnell Arabia

Chief Trainer, Fires

Unit Training


Plans, coordinates, and executes training plans for Ministry of National Guard Field Artillery units. Provides advice and assistance to Battalion/Brigade Fire Support Officers, CSC commanders, and Artillery Battalion leaders. Trains, advises, assists, and evaluates units in Fire Support training, doctrine, and operations.

A. Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, prepares, executes, and assesses individual and collective Indirect Fire Systems training.
  2. Identifies training aid requirements and submits requests for fabrication and or support.
  3. Prepares and reviews Lesson Outlines, Lesson Plans, Student Handouts, and Practical Exercises.
  4. Coaches, trains, and assists platoon and higher in planning, coordinating, and delivering lethal and non-lethal fires in support of maneuver operations.
  5. Conducts Fire Support training for officers and NCOs
  6. Conducts Military Decision Making Process training as it applies to Fire Support
  7. Trains leaders and units on Indirect Fire Systems employment.
  8. Guides, coaches, and assists units in train-up and preparations for unit LFX, FTX, STX, or CPX
  9. Prepares and executes oral and written After Action Reviews.
  10. Performs other duty related mission tasks as required.

B. Supervisory Responsibilities: Three U.S. Trainers, one Linguistic Specialist, and three Interpreter Translators.



A. Education Level: Bachelor Degree required. 13F Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course/Senior Leaders Course graduate required. Army Basic Instructor Course graduate preferred. Battle Staff Graduate. An equivalent combination of college courses and military training may be substituted.


B. Experience: Ten years’ experience in battery, battalion, and brigade Fire Support operations. Eight years’ experience in training and leader development in Field Artillery units. Former 13F Senior Non-Commissioned Officer with Fire Support experience at Brigade level or higher. Previous CTC or operational deployment experience preferred. Combination of military and jobsite experience may be substituted.


C. Specific knowledge, skill, ability, requirements: Small Group Instructor Training Course qualified preferred; Joint Fires Observer or Joint Firepower Course preferred; Subject Matter Expert on current fire support tactics, training, and doctrine; Must have exceptional organizational skills and possess excellent communicative skills, both verbally and writing, exceptional understanding of MS Office programs; analytical skills; good interpersonal skills; must have knowledge and experience with the Systems Approach to Training and basic U.S. Army training methodologies. Demonstrated capability to work in a challenging, multi-cultural environment, and be able to interact with U.S. Army and MNG soldiers. Must possess a valid driver’s license.   



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