Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Further Thoughts on US Field Artillery

After my earlier article on the US artillery gap, I thought a bit more on this subject. The artillery gap is not uniform throughout the field artillery branch.

Field artillery has two sub-fields: howitzer cannons and rockets. In OIF and OEF, the cannoneers are often working as ad hoc dragoons, as I described earlier. However, the rocketeers are staying on their wartime mission of fire support. So the cannoneers are losing their skills, but the rocket artillery are still very proficient with their Table VIII tasks.

So in our next war, at least the rocketeers will be there to save our bacons.

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