In many cases, Excalibur capabilities are misunderstood by maneuver commanders and fire support teams
Although modularity may have had a contributing effect on the ability of the fire support team
to provide indirect fires due to unforeseen second order effects on the field artillery, the FCoE has and currently is addressing these issues across the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) domains.
It tells the story of Paul and his Fire Support Team
on their six-month tour of Afghanistan.
He was in Helmand on operations as a Fire Support Team
He is working as a fire support team
commander, responsible for finding enemy positions for attacks by aircraft, helicopters and artillery.
For live training, we scheduled the mortar range (including the firing and observation points) and coordinated with our artillery fire support team
for observers during the live fire.
Proper training of the three elements of the indirect fire support team
provides the commander with the confidence to use them to their full potential.
Michael Frew was second in command of a fire support team
, who were ordered to seize a bridge in Afghanistan.